Council gives leg-up to new sports businesses

Dublin City Council’s, Startup Ballymun initiative is hosting a free event for anyone interested in starting or growing their own sports and fitness business.  The event will be held on Wednesday 26th of April at 4.30pm in Ballymun Civic Offices and will include top speakers describing how they started, the challenges they overcome, their success…

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Grants for community organisations

As a member of the Dublin City LCDC, I am pleased to inform community groups of the following grant scheme.   On 10th March 2017 the Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strate announced a new €2m Capital grants scheme for disadvantaged urban and rural areas. The scheme will run initially from…

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Violent assault at Ballygall Shop

Tonight the entire Ballygall community send their best wishes to the staff of Tansey’s newsagent. Unfortunately in recent months we have seen similar crimes in Finglas West and last year at the shops in the Willows. However the blatant and violent nature of this attack on a man doing his work is truly shocking. There…

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Dublin City Brexit Summit, Outcome Report

On June 23rd 2016, the electorate of the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. The outcome was a surprise to commentators and experts in the UK and Ireland. Three weeks later, on the morning of July 13th 2016, on the day Theresa May became the British Prime Minister, Dublin City…

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Dublin will struggle to adjust to Brexit

McAuliffe, who chairs the City Council’s Enterprise and Economic Development Committee, said that in all too many respects, Dublin City is neither ready to weather the economic storm that could potential ensure nor gain from the opportunities that may arise. The report warns that pre-existing capacity and infrastructure deficits will act as a limiting factor…

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Time for Dublin City Council to make space for Ballymun Kickhams

Local Councillor Paul McAuliffe has today called on all local councillors and City Council officials to accommodate Ballymun Kickhams and increased Gaelic playing facilities in the new Ballymun Masterplan A new masterplan for Ballymun is due to be presented to Councillors on the 21st of March. The plan includes 31 site specific plans which should…

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Culture Connects in Finglas

A really amazing performance today by Ali Dempsey in St Canices Graveyard. In a wonderful piece written by Finglas’ own Dermot Bolger, locals were treated to a tale about a girl coming of age, about her hidden talent, about her relationship with a father taken too soon. Tears and laughter rang out across the gravestones…

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