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Column: Dependence on out-of-town shopping complexes destroys community life
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
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.
Fancy yourself as a street artist? The Temple Bar Company want to hear from you
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 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
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
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
Notre Dame students gave a facelift to a youth centre on Dublin’s Cork Street.
Dublin Community TV to shut down
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
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'
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
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.
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
The Dublin Community Growers are holding their Harvest Festival today.
Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability
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
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Column: The recession has brought my community together – and guess what we created?
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Grainne Nelligan’s home and business were both destroyed in the fire two months ago.
Charity launches Ireland's first Alcohol Awareness Week
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
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
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
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
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
Sinn Féin’s Peadar Toibín told 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
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
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
Volunteering has increased dramatically in the recession. Anna Lee describes how anybody can be a volunteer – and it might even do you good.