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Saturday 21 September, 2019

'Caught all the soldiers unaware in the tea room': the troubled history of the Phoenix Park's Magazine Fort OPW

'Caught all the soldiers unaware in the tea room': the troubled history of the Phoenix Park's Magazine Fort

We toured what was once a British ammunitions store, and which since the 1980s has fallen into disrepair.

Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Out-of-order lifts and communication breakdowns: Why taking the DART can be a hugely frustrating experience for wheelchair users Off The Rails This post contains videos

Out-of-order lifts and communication breakdowns: Why taking the DART can be a hugely frustrating experience for wheelchair users

Recent issues with lifts not working have left many wheelchair users unable to access certain stations.

Thursday 12 September, 2019

'I really hope this becomes an annual thing': Aislings queue up at Eason to mark Aisling Day Omgwaca This post contains videos

'I really hope this becomes an annual thing': Aislings queue up at Eason to mark Aisling Day

Book three in the Oh My God What A Complete Aisling series came out today.

Monday 9 September, 2019

'We've learnt a lot and lived so much': We talked to the crew of Mexican Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc Sail Away This post contains videos

'We've learnt a lot and lived so much': We talked to the crew of Mexican Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc

One of the world’s tallest ships is currently 5 months into its voyage with Dublin the second last stop.

Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Four new staff to be employed by Dublin council to enforce new sandwich board rules

If a premises is found to be using a sandwich board without a licence then the board can be removed by the council.

Tuesday 27 August, 2019

'It makes you feel proud': More than 1,500 frontline workers to march in National Services Day parade

National Services Day, which honours emergency workers, will take place on 7 Sept.

Being optimistic can help you live longer, a new study finds

The research suggests that having a positive attitude could keep you living to 85 and beyond.

Friday 23 August, 2019

'Ní fheicimid a leithéid arís ann': After 127 years of (very) early starts Dublin's Fruit & Vegetable Market closed its doors today Major Revamp This post contains videos

'Ní fheicimid a leithéid arís ann': After 127 years of (very) early starts Dublin's Fruit & Vegetable Market closed its doors today

The market off Capel Street is set to be redeveloped as a commercial and retail space.

Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'It benefits ourselves and the environment': Seabin that collects plastic waste is launched in Howth Harbour Howth This post contains videos

'It benefits ourselves and the environment': Seabin that collects plastic waste is launched in Howth Harbour

The initiative was started by local Rowan Byrne and saw a crowdfunding effort to make it happen.

Sunday 18 August, 2019

Sitdown Sunday: One photographer's reflection on Woodstock '69

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Saturday 17 August, 2019

Dublin's sandwich board wars: A council 'money grab' or a step in the right direction? Two Sides To A Story This post contains videos

Dublin's sandwich board wars: A council 'money grab' or a step in the right direction?

The council will begin enforcement from the start of next month. Business owners aren’t happy.

Thursday 15 August, 2019

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Saturday 27 July, 2019

'It's always been a constant battle for us': How a beach wheelchair scheme is creating joy for this 12-year-old Dollymount Strand This post contains videos

'It's always been a constant battle for us': How a beach wheelchair scheme is creating joy for this 12-year-old

Grace has a rare genetic disorder but thanks to the scheme can spend more time by the seaside.

Saturday 20 July, 2019

'If we've done our job well you shouldn't know we've done anything at all': Preserving books that are thousands of years old Chester Beatty This post contains videos

'If we've done our job well you shouldn't know we've done anything at all': Preserving books that are thousands of years old

We visited the labs of the Chester Beatty Library where they work on preparing items for display.

Thursday 18 July, 2019

How the beloved Metro Burger Sign was saved from the rubbish tip and found a new home Hawkins Street This post contains videos

How the beloved Metro Burger Sign was saved from the rubbish tip and found a new home

We spoke to Emma Clarke from Dublin Ghost Signs who collaborated on saving the decades-old sign.

Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'

Should it be compulsory for young people to volunteer for a year? There are pros and cons.

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

'Crusader' head restored as St Michan's Church reopens its crypt to the public Final Resting Place This post contains videos

'Crusader' head restored as St Michan's Church reopens its crypt to the public

The head was stolen in February but later recovered by gardaí after an investigation.

Thursday 20 June, 2019

'You're letting a robot tell you how attractive you are': This exhibition questions the meaning of perfection Science Gallery This post contains videos

'You're letting a robot tell you how attractive you are': This exhibition questions the meaning of perfection

The new exhibition looks at the future of personal perfection through science and technology.

Sunday 16 June, 2019

For every hundred salmon that go out to sea, 95 don't come back - the state of wild salmon in Ireland International Year Of The Salmon This post contains videos

For every hundred salmon that go out to sea, 95 don't come back - the state of wild salmon in Ireland

We spoke to Dr Ciaran Byrne from Inland Fisheries Ireland about the worrying decline in wild salmon numbers.

Saturday 15 June, 2019

A search is under way for a century-old 'solidarity' book sent from Poland's children to Ireland

The book was a thank you gift after Ireland sent its own version in response to the Września children’s strike of 1901.

What the future of community living could look like in Limerick City's Georgian neighbourhood Future Of Housing This post contains videos

What the future of community living could look like in Limerick City's Georgian neighbourhood

We spoke to Architect Rosie Webb at the CoHousing Here event in Dublin about alternative housing models.

Thursday 13 June, 2019

'It's taken 103 years': Children killed in the 1916 Rising remembered with commemorative garden St Audeon's Park This post contains videos

'It's taken 103 years': Children killed in the 1916 Rising remembered with commemorative garden

The garden was open today in St Audeon’s Park in Dublin to honour the 40 children killed during the Rising.

Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'The trove of documents belong to the Irish people': Maps, cartoons and periodicals from the past 300 years now available online Treasures Of The Oireachtas This post contains videos

'The trove of documents belong to the Irish people': Maps, cartoons and periodicals from the past 300 years now available online

Members of the public will be able to explore the over 10,000 historical documents online.

Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Extinction Rebellion stage 'bloody' (but green-friendly) protest outside the Dáil Climate Emergency This post contains videos

Extinction Rebellion stage 'bloody' (but green-friendly) protest outside the Dáil

The protest was timed to support the Climate Emergency Measures Bill.

Sunday 9 June, 2019

The writer behind Cold War spy series Deutschland '83 on why it's important never to forget your history

Anna Winger spoke to TheJournal.ie ahead of her appearance at the Dalkey Book Festival.

Saturday 8 June, 2019

'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat Cramped This post contains videos

'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat

Students from NCAD are using their creative skills to tackle social issues at a summer showcase.

Thursday 30 May, 2019

From an electricity-generating toilet to a whiskey barrel hot tub: Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom

Bloom Festival has 22 show gardens on display and will run until the end of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Wednesday 29 May, 2019

'This will shock people': The underwater garden with a warning about plastics in our oceans Bloom Festival This post contains videos

'This will shock people': The underwater garden with a warning about plastics in our oceans

The garden is on show at Bloom Festival, which runs from 30 May to 3 June.

Tuesday 28 May, 2019

James Corden announces one-off Gavin and Stacey Christmas special BBC

James Corden announces one-off Gavin and Stacey Christmas special

The BBC sitcom centres on the long distance relationship between a Englishman and a Welsh woman and last aired in 2010.

Sunday 26 May, 2019

Our night at Bounce - the club night for people with intellectual disabilities Button Factory This post contains videos

Our night at Bounce - the club night for people with intellectual disabilities

Originally from Galway, the club night was in Dublin as part of the Dublin Dance Festival.

Wednesday 22 May, 2019

'We're asking for state agencies and bodies to engage with us now': Concerns about commitments to the Irish Sign Language Act ISL This post contains videos

'We're asking for state agencies and bodies to engage with us now': Concerns about commitments to the Irish Sign Language Act

We spoke to Deaf Communtiy representatives at an event at Leinster House about their concerns for the 2020 deadline.

Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Why are fewer Polish nationals running in this year's local elections than in 2014 and 2009?

Forum Polonia – a Polish-led group that brings together community organisations in Ireland – is hoping to change this.

Sunday 19 May, 2019

There are around 50 'new Irish' running for council seats. We hit the trail with three of them in Dublin On The Doorsteps This post contains videos

There are around 50 'new Irish' running for council seats. We hit the trail with three of them in Dublin

Candidates with backgrounds in countries as far afield as Mauritius and India are running.

Saturday 18 May, 2019

South Dublin locals have been tying ribbons to trees in protest at the BusConnects plan Sunday Protest This post contains videos

South Dublin locals have been tying ribbons to trees in protest at the BusConnects plan

Locals say some of the trees are over 120 years old. A protest walk is planned for tomorrow.

Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Meet Stevie II - Ireland's first AI robot designed to help care for older people AI This post contains videos

Meet Stevie II - Ireland's first AI robot designed to help care for older people

The technology behind the new robot has been tested with Irish seniors, and was unveiled to the media today.

Sunday 12 May, 2019

'We should not let them go extinct': A conservation officer at the Botanic Gardens on how we can help save the planet Biodiversity This post contains videos

'We should not let them go extinct': A conservation officer at the Botanic Gardens on how we can help save the planet

Following a UN report and Ireland’s declaration of a climate emergency, why is biodiversity crucial to the survival of our planet?

Saturday 11 May, 2019

People have been tearing their hair out over spoilers in recent weeks... but why? Spoiler Alert This post contains a poll This post contains videos

People have been tearing their hair out over spoilers in recent weeks... but why?

How has the fear of spoilers changed the way productions are made and how we view them?

Dublin landmark Saint Patrick's Cathedral is embarking on its biggest building project in 150 years Sponsor A Slate This post contains videos

Dublin landmark Saint Patrick's Cathedral is embarking on its biggest building project in 150 years

The iconic building – which is over 700 years old – needs its entire roof replaced.

Thursday 9 May, 2019

Dublin carriage drivers say they're 'in limbo' and want Shane Ross's help with licence debacle Dublin City Council This post contains videos

Dublin carriage drivers say they're 'in limbo' and want Shane Ross's help with licence debacle

Since 2018 Dublin City Council no longer issue carriage drivers licences, which drivers say could lead to unlicensed operators and concerns for animal welfare.

Monday 6 May, 2019

Artists say they're losing their studios and spaces as commercial development surges in Dublin Under Threat This post contains videos

Artists say they're losing their studios and spaces as commercial development surges in Dublin

They worry that rising rental prices will force cultural creative spaces to close.

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