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Construction gets underway on Ireland's first village for people with dementia
# Bruff
# Bruff

Construction gets underway on Ireland's first village for people with dementia

Aug 13th 2016, 7:30 AM 23,068 Views 16 Comments

The company behind the development said it will “change the face of dementia care in Ireland”.

Wave of hate crime and racist incidents following Brexit result
# On Alert
# On Alert

Wave of hate crime and racist incidents following Brexit result

Jun 27th 2016, 5:17 PM 27,352 Views 133 Comments

Signs stating “Leave the EU, no more Polish vermin” have been posted through letter boxes.

These are the 'best kept' towns in Ireland
# Team Effort
# Team Effort

These are the 'best kept' towns in Ireland

Jun 21st 2016, 3:37 PM 49,929 Views 24 Comments

The winners of the all-Ireland competition were announced today.

Fancy having a 1916-themed 'Street Feast'? Thousands will be this weekend...
# Marking The Centenary
# Marking The Centenary

Fancy having a 1916-themed 'Street Feast'? Thousands will be this weekend...

Jun 11th 2016, 11:00 AM 12,730 Views 9 Comments

The 7th annual ‘Street Feast’ takes place tomorrow.

People coming out of drug treatment programmes are relapsing because of the lack of housing
# Coolmine Therapeutic Community
# Coolmine Therapeutic Community

People coming out of drug treatment programmes are relapsing because of the lack of housing

Jun 9th 2016, 8:35 AM 11,719 Views 38 Comments

The chairman of a drug treatment programme said that the government needed to give more urgency to the housing crisis.

This is how eating out at Christmas can help the homeless
# Streetsmart
# Streetsmart

This is how eating out at Christmas can help the homeless

Dec 19th 2015, 10:00 AM 13,753 Views 11 Comments

StreetSmart is working with restaurants to allow diners to add €2 onto the cost of their meal.

'Some people wanted to stay in the Ballymun flats and would go back now if they could'
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

'Some people wanted to stay in the Ballymun flats and would go back now if they could'

Sep 22nd 2015, 10:50 PM 36,211 Views 35 Comments

Joseph Plunkett Tower is the last of the seven Ballymun flats standing and today work began on its demolition.

'I used to feel like crying but to get a window you can see out properly, it's like winning the Lotto'
# Community
# Community

'I used to feel like crying but to get a window you can see out properly, it's like winning the Lotto'

Sep 20th 2015, 8:30 PM 24,909 Views 4 Comments

Age Action is looking for volunteers to help with its Care and Repair programme.

13 of the best TV gags from the past 20 years
# Rural Juror
From The Daily Edge
# Rural Juror

13 of the best TV gags from the past 20 years

Sep 12th 2015, 5:06 PM 14,169 Views 12 Comments

“IT TASTES LIKE FEET!”

Woman in her 90s brutally assaulted during burglary at her Bray home
# Attack
# Attack

Woman in her 90s brutally assaulted during burglary at her Bray home

Sep 11th 2015, 1:36 PM 24,172 Views 49 Comments

Locals are collecting donations for the elderly woman.

How many sex offenders are under special supervision in your region?
# Monitored
# Monitored

How many sex offenders are under special supervision in your region?

Jul 27th 2015, 6:02 AM 35,703 Views 19 Comments

Offenders are monitored by the probation officers but are also required to tell local gardaí they are living in the area.

'Any small community's nightmare': Shock over deaths in Laois car crash
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

'Any small community's nightmare': Shock over deaths in Laois car crash

Jul 13th 2015, 2:45 PM 9,720 Views 4 Comments

Angela Kelly, Orla Curry and Martin Brophy were killed in the crash early yesterday morning.

Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events?

Jun 27th 2015, 9:53 AM 18,082 Views 61 Comments

Sports matches and concerts are one thing, but the have been criticisms of payments requested from community groups.

The Grangegorman squatters have no intention of moving...
# Shall Not Be Moved
# Shall Not Be Moved

The Grangegorman squatters have no intention of moving...

May 21st 2015, 11:30 AM 9,505 Views 62 Comments

A High Court order has been passed for the arrest of those who remain, but they intend to appeal.

Squatters have another week in the derelict Grangegorman complex
# Community
# Community

Squatters have another week in the derelict Grangegorman complex

May 5th 2015, 6:29 PM 15,619 Views 24 Comments

The group occupying the site say they have come to a loose agreement with receivers to let them stay another week while they try to come up with a solution.

'Squatting makes sense': Take a look inside the Grangegorman complex
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'Squatting makes sense': Take a look inside the Grangegorman complex

Mar 25th 2015, 8:36 AM 37,917 Views 81 Comments

Squatters have defended their occupation of the site, saying it provides a home for many young people and services for the community.

An entire town learned sign language to give their deaf neighbour a heartwarming surprise
# Community
From The Daily Edge
# Community

An entire town learned sign language to give their deaf neighbour a heartwarming surprise

Mar 10th 2015, 11:20 AM 5,835 Views 7 Comments

And it feeeeeeeeels like all the feels.

After "months of anguish for his bereft family", Thomas Kennedy will be laid to rest
# Finglas
# Finglas

After "months of anguish for his bereft family", Thomas Kennedy will be laid to rest

Feb 17th 2015, 3:14 PM 14,918 Views 5 Comments

The 81-year-old went missing last summer but his remains were not identified until last week.

Some politicians are trying to destroy relations between the Gardai and the community
# Protest
# Protest

Some politicians are trying to destroy relations between the Gardai and the community

Feb 14th 2015, 7:30 PM 103 Views 267 Comments

I was one of the councillors prevented from leaving a meeting in Fingal by protesters; the politicians involved in organising it have exposed their anti-Garda agenda.

"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"

Feb 4th 2015, 7:15 AM 19,336 Views 10 Comments

An Irish play tackles drug use head on.

Cork city could grow by 79,000 with border review set to go ahead
# Uncorked
# Uncorked

Cork city could grow by 79,000 with border review set to go ahead

Jan 15th 2015, 6:41 PM 27,090 Views 55 Comments

Minister Alan Kelly has announced that at statutory committee has been set up to look into this.

France sees more than 50 anti-Muslim incidents after Charlie Hebdo shootings
# High Alert
# High Alert

France sees more than 50 anti-Muslim incidents after Charlie Hebdo shootings

Jan 12th 2015, 4:38 PM 13,678 Views 105 Comments

Meanwhile, Germany’s anti-Islamic was set to march today.

Eirgrid promises to be more 'community-focused'
# Pylons
# Pylons

Eirgrid promises to be more 'community-focused'

Dec 6th 2014, 12:17 PM 5,439 Views 40 Comments

The semi-state body wants to develop stronger relationships with stakeholders.

It's been Ireland's City of Culture, now Limerick is bidding to be Europe's
# Tourism
# Tourism

It's been Ireland's City of Culture, now Limerick is bidding to be Europe's

Nov 5th 2014, 5:24 PM 9,172 Views 25 Comments

They are not the only Irish city interested though…

Eleven people killed by lightning in freak accident
# Colombia
# Colombia

Eleven people killed by lightning in freak accident

Oct 7th 2014, 9:28 AM 12,424 Views 6 Comments

Fifteen others were injured at the remote mountainous area.

"Our Sean" could take final journey next week to be buried next to his mum
# Sean Parker
# Sean Parker

"Our Sean" could take final journey next week to be buried next to his mum

Oct 1st 2014, 8:13 PM 19,569 Views 21 Comments

Sean died alone in England in July.

No lonely funeral for Sean - plans underway to bury him next to his mum
# Coming Home
# Coming Home

No lonely funeral for Sean - plans underway to bury him next to his mum

Sep 20th 2014, 8:45 AM 32,258 Views 19 Comments

Sean Parker died in England and a call was put out for people to attend his funeral. But the people of Glisnk went one better.

Hundreds march to garda station in Roscrea over drugs fears
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Hundreds march to garda station in Roscrea over drugs fears

Jul 22nd 2014, 12:06 PM 29,982 Views 54 Comments

The residents were attending a meeting about the issue of drug use in the town.

Deaths of two brothers 'the worst tragedy to ever hit' Sligo community
# Shock
# Shock

Deaths of two brothers 'the worst tragedy to ever hit' Sligo community

Jul 22nd 2014, 10:02 AM 22,281 Views 30 Comments

It is believed that 20-year-old Shane Skeffington stabbed his younger brother and then took his own life.

This could be Ireland's library of the future - but why the controversy?
# By The Book
# By The Book

This could be Ireland's library of the future - but why the controversy?

Jul 19th 2014, 8:30 PM 44,844 Views 76 Comments

The Lexicon is costing €36.6m to build.

The Irish music app trying to go from one million to 10 million users
# Soundwave
# Soundwave

The Irish music app trying to go from one million to 10 million users

Jul 17th 2014, 8:45 PM 18,059 Views 6 Comments

Shortly after celebrating its first birthday, Soundwave has redesigned its app and placing a greater focus on social discovery through groups and private messaging.

Opinion: The GAA and Samaritans both have an ethos of giving rather than taking
# Community
# Community

Opinion: The GAA and Samaritans both have an ethos of giving rather than taking

Jul 15th 2014, 8:00 AM 154 Views 32 Comments

A Samaritans volunteer and GAA member writes about the people-centred spirit at the heart of both organisations.

Opinion: Once the bricks and mortar are in place, let's encourage communities to develop
# Community
# Community

Opinion: Once the bricks and mortar are in place, let's encourage communities to develop

Jul 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 68 Views 19 Comments

‘Building sustainable communities’ may not sound very exciting, but the truth is that strong communities create the foundation for generations to come.

Irish Deaf Society produces video showing why advocacy service shouldn't be scrapped
# Funding Cuts
# Funding Cuts

Irish Deaf Society produces video showing why advocacy service shouldn't be scrapped

Jul 4th 2014, 9:58 PM 7,575 Views 19 Comments

Funding cuts announced this week resulted in the immediate closure of the The Irish Deaf Society’s National Advocacy Service for Deaf people.

Advocacy service for deaf people closes after funding cut, leaves '5,000 at risk'
# Irish Deaf Society
# Irish Deaf Society

Advocacy service for deaf people closes after funding cut, leaves '5,000 at risk'

Jul 1st 2014, 7:48 PM 8,522 Views 31 Comments

The Irish Deaf Society said its members now face “further social exclusion”.

PSNI clarifies whether it's clamping down on flags in Belfast
# Community
# Community

PSNI clarifies whether it's clamping down on flags in Belfast

Jun 13th 2014, 9:58 PM 8,249 Views 89 Comments

The police moved to clarify their position on the flying of flags after reports that it would clamp down on flags in Ballynafeigh.

Richard Cahill: 'Volunteer and community groups held this country together during austerity'
# Ireland South
# Ireland South

Richard Cahill: 'Volunteer and community groups held this country together during austerity'

May 11th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,223 Views 14 Comments

This Ireland South candidate in the European elections is hoping to reinforce at EU level the importance of volunteer work.

TV show Community cancelled... 6 reasons why you're a fool for not watching it
# Pop Pop
From The Daily Edge
# Pop Pop

TV show Community cancelled... 6 reasons why you're a fool for not watching it

May 9th 2014, 9:04 PM 6,133 Views 16 Comments

Five seasons and no movie :(

Column: Dependence on out-of-town shopping complexes destroys community life
# Retail
# Retail

Column: Dependence on out-of-town shopping complexes destroys community life

Apr 25th 2014, 5:30 PM 266 Views 22 Comments

The ‘solution’ of building more housing and expecting people to commute to out-of-town shopping complexes is detrimental to local community life.

Poster encourages community to 'clobber' burglars with hurls and golf clubs
# Vigilantes
# Vigilantes

Poster encourages community to 'clobber' burglars with hurls and golf clubs

Apr 24th 2014, 11:55 AM 19,003 Views 109 Comments

A local councillor said he does not condone the violence encouraged by the notice posted in a Dublin housing estate but said there has been a lot of petty crime in the area – particularly targeting the elderly.