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Celebrations Cancelled by Covid

Celebrations Cancelled by Covid

As the country moves into Level 5 restrictions, attention is turning towards the Christmas period, and what form celebrations will take in the shadow of COVID-19.   Many events that have become staples of the holiday period…

St Patrick’s Cathedral nominated for IPB Pride of Place 2020

St Patrick’s Cathedral nominated for IPB Pride of Place 2020

The Community Team at St Patrick’s Cathedral were nominated for this year’s IPB Pride of Place Awards – an all-island competition that acknowledges the work of communities all over the country.    The competition is focused…

DCC service cuts loom following Covid deficit

DCC service cuts loom following Covid deficit

The CEO of Dublin City Council (DCC), Owen Keegan has said that revenue lost to Covid-19 could mean some services may have to be cut.  Speaking on RTÉ Radio’s Today with Claire…

Delayed response to rave at Oliver Bond Complex

Delayed response to rave at Oliver Bond Complex

An Garda Síochána were in recent weeks called to an ‘illegal rave’ at the Oliver Bond Flat Complex in Dublin 8.   Gardaí responded to numerous reports of antisocial behaviour taking place at…

Brightspace not looking so bright for students 

Brightspace not looking so bright for students 

It is 2019, students freely walk the narrow corridors towards their module classes, before zoning out three-hour lectures to fantasise about the glorious pints and bants they had at the society social the night prior.  You know what they say,…

Liberties Covid-19 figures on the rise

Liberties Covid-19 figures on the rise

The 14 day incidence rate for cases of Covid-19 in Dublin’s south inner-city electoral areas are both significantly higher than the national average.   The 14-day incidence rate for the South East Inner City ward is 170 per 100,000 people with…

€12m for inner-city “COVID Mobility” makeover 

€12m for inner-city “COVID Mobility” makeover 

Dublin City Council has been working on what it calls “Covid mobility measures”, transforming streets throughout the city to better adapt to living during a pandemic.   It is funded as part of the government’s stimulus package, which…

Community project helps to keep food on Liberties tables

Community project helps to keep food on Liberties tables

WHETHER it’s a meal delivery, medical guidance, or just a chat, the Robert Emmet Community Development Project (RECDP) is on Dublin 8’s frontline in aiding those affected by the COVID-19…

University’s planned Grangegorman move leaves students unsettled in crisis

University’s planned Grangegorman move leaves students unsettled in crisis

TU Dublin has plans to have more than 10,000 students on its Grangegorman campus on Dublin’s Northside next September – but many of them are scheduled to be in buildings…

Classrooms are closed, but many students remain in crowded housing

Classrooms are closed, but many students remain in crowded housing

By Fantine Carron STUDENTS who remain in tight accommodation around Dublin city are fearful for their safety in the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. Thousands of students live in the area. Griffith…

A pizza good news for hospital workers, with local help

A pizza good news for hospital workers, with local help

THE pizzas just keep coming to feed workers in St James’s Hospital and the Mater Hospital in Dublin. The Feed the Frontline initiative by two Dublin-8 businesses – the Circular…

Local shop helps keep frontline workers on their bikes

PAUL McQuaid of River Cycles on the Liffey quays at Usher Island is offering free repairs on bicycles for those who are working on the frontline in the current crisis.…