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Fancy yourself as a street artist? The Temple Bar Company want to hear from you
# Blank Canvas
# Blank Canvas

Fancy yourself as a street artist? The Temple Bar Company want to hear from you

Apr 4th 2014, 3:39 PM 10,949 Views 40 Comments

Four lanes in Dublin’s Temple Bar are set for an artistic makeover.

Column: Is anybody interested in the silent destruction of our communities?
# Community Spirit
# Community Spirit

Column: Is anybody interested in the silent destruction of our communities?

Mar 12th 2014, 7:30 PM 134 Views 26 Comments

Community projects decimated by funding reductions in recent budgets now face the prospect of commercial companies taking over their role, writes Rory Hearne.

Column: Why Exchange Dublin desperately needs your support
# Watch This Space
# Watch This Space

Column: Why Exchange Dublin desperately needs your support

Feb 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 159 Views 41 Comments

The eviction of Exchange is not just a problem for the people who participate in it, it is a problem for anyone who believes that the people who live in a city should have a say over how it is used, valued and managed, writes Patrick Bresnihan.

Column: Atheist gatherings take the positive aspects of church like the sense of community and self-reflection
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Atheist gatherings take the positive aspects of church like the sense of community and self-reflection

Dec 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 251 Views 352 Comments

The Sunday Assembly, which takes place this Sunday is a gathering of a godless congregation of over 100 people, with ages ranging from 7 to 70.

US students come together to transform Dublin youth centre
# Community
# Community

US students come together to transform Dublin youth centre

Nov 11th 2013, 3:30 PM 10,708 Views 37 Comments

Notre Dame students gave a facelift to a youth centre on Dublin’s Cork Street.

Dublin Community TV to shut down
# Community
# Community

Dublin Community TV to shut down

Nov 4th 2013, 2:29 PM 7,911 Views 26 Comments

Five jobs will be lost at the station, which says that funding shortfalls are to blame for the closure.

Greystones Harbour ‘building site’ remains in limbo as developer dismisses community plan
# Community Fights Back
# Community Fights Back

Greystones Harbour ‘building site’ remains in limbo as developer dismisses community plan

Oct 29th 2013, 5:30 PM 19,484 Views 36 Comments

A pivotal town council meeting is taking place this evening, where town council members will decide whether to accept the Sisk or community plan.

Ballymun photo exhibit honours proud community of 'Ballymunners'
# Regeneration
# Regeneration

Ballymun photo exhibit honours proud community of 'Ballymunners'

Oct 15th 2013, 4:31 PM 7,740 Views 29 Comments

A photography exhibit marks the end of the Ballymun Regeneration Project, with the last remaining residents moving into their new homes soon.

New bishop asks Athlone community to pray for sex attack victims
# Prayers
# Prayers

New bishop asks Athlone community to pray for sex attack victims

Oct 7th 2013, 8:04 AM 6,435 Views 90 Comments

Bishop Francis Duffy said a prayer at his ordination for the two young girls who were allegedly attacked in Athlone.

Column: RTÉ's future plans are missing one vital ingredient: you.
# Column
# Column

Column: RTÉ's future plans are missing one vital ingredient: you.

Sep 29th 2013, 8:30 AM 112 Views 51 Comments

The public service broadcaster’s just-published five-year strategy is not short on ambition, but it may point towards an organisation more ready to forge commercial partnerships than embrace its public, writes Mark Cullinane.

Pop-up community festival brings organic food to Dublin city today
# Community
# Community

Pop-up community festival brings organic food to Dublin city today

Sep 14th 2013, 8:45 AM 5,848 Views 5 Comments

The Dublin Community Growers are holding their Harvest Festival today.

Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability
# Sustainbility
# Sustainbility

Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability

Aug 11th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,415 Views 11 Comments

The Leaf project has been working for the last three years to get communities in the county working together on all aspects of sustainable development.

A comprehensive rundown of the most annoying neighbours in existence
# Keep On Movin'
From The Daily Edge
# Keep On Movin'

A comprehensive rundown of the most annoying neighbours in existence

Jul 26th 2013, 9:00 PM 19,194 Views 73 Comments

Are you on there?

Column: The recession has brought my community together – and guess what we created?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The recession has brought my community together – and guess what we created?

Jun 25th 2013, 1:00 PM 328 Views 18 Comments

Necessity is the mother of invention, a fact the small community of Kilfinane in Co Limerick knows well. With young people leaving in search of work, townspeople have come together to create a special event in the shadow of the Ballyhoura mountains.

New road maintenance scheme asks local communities to contribute funding
# Roads
# Roads

New road maintenance scheme asks local communities to contribute funding

May 20th 2013, 10:39 AM 12,153 Views 163 Comments

The government is investing €10.6 million in the scheme but communities will have to come up with the rest of the €14 million to repair the roads.

Local authorities to be quizzed on Traveller housing allocations
# Community
# Community

Local authorities to be quizzed on Traveller housing allocations

May 16th 2013, 7:22 PM 8,449 Views 27 Comments

In 2010, less than half the money allocated for Traveller housing was drawn down by councils.

Column: The Ohio kidnappings bring the issue of ‘missing persons’ into sharp focus
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Ohio kidnappings bring the issue of ‘missing persons’ into sharp focus

May 10th 2013, 7:00 AM 210 Views 2 Comments

About 4,000 people go missing for a time in Ireland each year – and the emotional impact on their loved ones, who live with ongoing uncertainty and questions, is immense. They must be given proper support, writes, Dermot Browne.

Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers
# Travellers
# Travellers

Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers

Apr 19th 2013, 4:11 PM 7,646 Views 79 Comments

The Council of Europe report expresses concern about discrimination against Travellers in accessing the labour market.

New information booklet launched to help those bereaved through suicide
# Cork
# Cork

New information booklet launched to help those bereaved through suicide

Apr 16th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,851 Views 1 Comment

The booklet, ‘Lighting the way’, contains a listing of national supports such as websites, helpline contact details along with other supports offered locally.

Column: Should there be alcohol advertising in sport?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Should there be alcohol advertising in sport?

Apr 13th 2013, 7:00 PM 91 Views 44 Comments

As a recovering alcoholic I should say that alcohol advertising and sponsorship has no place in sport, but I can’t: I know there are few options for sports clubs and I need my GAA club to stay open, writes an anonymous contributor.

Column: It's time to tackle decline in rural Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It's time to tackle decline in rural Ireland

Mar 28th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,265 Views 86 Comments

Rural Ireland is experiencing a demise, with empty shop buildings, damaged roads and a lack of essential services. Action needs to be taken now or we could see whole parts of the country uninhabited, writes John Verling.

Community pulls together to get local woman back in her home after fire
# Dalkey
# Dalkey

Community pulls together to get local woman back in her home after fire

Mar 21st 2013, 7:40 AM 13,574 Views 13 Comments

Grainne Nelligan’s home and business were both destroyed in the fire two months ago.

Charity launches Ireland's first Alcohol Awareness Week
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Charity launches Ireland's first Alcohol Awareness Week

Feb 27th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,033 Views 20 Comments

The Alcohol Forum said there is evidence that communities have a major role to play in starting a process of mindset and culture change.

Callinan: Gardaí will not lose contact with community due to cutbacks
# Garda
# Garda

Callinan: Gardaí will not lose contact with community due to cutbacks

Jan 25th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,541 Views 32 Comments

Commissioner Callinan said that he is committed to “policing through people and not through buildings or bricks and mortar”.

Dutch priest to display photos of Church quitters
# Religion
# Religion

Dutch priest to display photos of Church quitters

Jan 9th 2013, 3:42 PM 12,452 Views 60 Comments

Many Catholics in the country were shocked by the Pope’s recent call to “fight” gay marriage.

Over 1.1 million have now paid the Household Charge - Hogan
# Community
# Community

Over 1.1 million have now paid the Household Charge - Hogan

Dec 27th 2012, 10:35 AM 8,255 Views 107 Comments

Hogan thanked all those who had registered their properties and paid the charge, saying €113.35 million has been collected and reallocated to local authorities.

Column: Why I joined Dublin’s first Irish-speaking GAA club
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why I joined Dublin’s first Irish-speaking GAA club

Dec 8th 2012, 7:00 PM 926 Views 47 Comments

There were no social situations where Irish speakers could use the language. Na Gaeil Óga – an all-Irish GAA club – could change that, writes Ciarán Mac Fhearghusa.

Calls made for end to cuts at Navan Hospital
# Navan
# Navan

Calls made for end to cuts at Navan Hospital

Nov 19th 2012, 5:02 PM 3,129 Views 15 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Toibín told TheJournal.ie that they are calling for services to be retained and cuts to be stopped

Column: Most would jump at the chance to work at home, but it has its downsides
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Most would jump at the chance to work at home, but it has its downsides

Nov 6th 2012, 7:00 AM 167 Views 17 Comments

Working at home is not as relaxing as one might think, writes Ann-Marie Scully who says she even misses the morning commute.

Wisconsin man opens fire at salon, killing three
# Shooting
# Shooting

Wisconsin man opens fire at salon, killing three

Oct 22nd 2012, 8:45 AM 4,832 Views 7 Comments

Radcliffe Franklin Haughton’s wife worked at the salon. Four people were injured during the rampage.

€5 million funding planned for local The Gathering events - and more to come
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

€5 million funding planned for local The Gathering events - and more to come

Oct 18th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,316 Views 18 Comments

Fine Gael Mayo Deputy Michelle Mulherin said the funding is great news which will help people in planning community activities during the event.

Column: Young people do care about more than drinking, smoking & fighting
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Young people do care about more than drinking, smoking & fighting

Sep 20th 2012, 7:00 AM 637 Views 25 Comments

Today’s youth want to be involved in building Ireland’s future, writes Daithí de Buitléir.

How Neighbourhood Watch schemes have boomed since the recession
# Crime
# Crime

How Neighbourhood Watch schemes have boomed since the recession

Sep 16th 2012, 8:00 AM 7,583 Views 25 Comments

There has been a 30 per cent increase in Neighbourhood Watch schemes around the country in recent years.

Column: We don’t know our neighbours anymore. Let’s change that.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We don’t know our neighbours anymore. Let’s change that.

Jul 5th 2012, 7:30 PM 461 Views 30 Comments

Changes in Irish society have meant people lost touch with the communities around them, writes Alan Jagoe.

Have you checked on your elderly neighbour lately?
# Community
# Community

Have you checked on your elderly neighbour lately?

Jul 1st 2012, 1:06 PM 2,797 Views 10 Comments

Friends of the Elderly is asking people to keep an eye on any elderly neighbours during the summer months.

How to get to Know Your Neighbour
# Come Together
From The Daily Edge
# Come Together

How to get to Know Your Neighbour

Jun 18th 2012, 2:00 PM 6,431 Views 23 Comments

Community get-together weekend is coming up in July – here are some inventive ideas to get your event started…

Column: How helping others makes you happier AND healthier
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How helping others makes you happier AND healthier

May 17th 2012, 7:00 AM 49 Views 2 Comments

Volunteering has increased dramatically in the recession. Anna Lee describes how anybody can be a volunteer – and it might even do you good.

7 sexy graphs and maps from Census 2011
# Census 2011
# Census 2011

7 sexy graphs and maps from Census 2011

Mar 30th 2012, 7:00 AM 12,366 Views 20 Comments

Yes, we said sexy. And we said it about statistics.