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Dublin Climbing Centre: scaling high and setting the bar in the launch of accessibility week.

Rock-climbing and mountain scaling are hobbies most people find themselves intimidated by, even as an indoor sport. So few of us actively take an interest in pursuing such an activity that it’s all the more encouraging to see children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities take full participation in these ostensibly daunting pursuits. This

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Fingal County Council raise over €3,000 in dog licence fines in two months

An FOI request sent into Fingal County Council revealed that €3,100 was claimed by Fingal County Council from the months of August and September in fines issued as a result of people not having dog licences. Under Section 2 of the Control of Dogs Act, 1986, dog owners in Ireland must own a licence for

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Learner drivers least likely to pass their test in Dublin

Ennis is the driving test centre with the best pass rate in Ireland in 2016 according to a new report published by the Road Safety Authority. Overall, 73.25 percent of people who took their driving test in Ennis passed. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) have published a list of the pass rates for all its

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Irish Navy spent €1.25 million on Mediterranean mission in 2016

The Irish Navy has been operating military missions in the Mediterranean because thousands of refugees have drowned trying to cross to Europe. The well-documented crisis led to the Irish Navy being deployed on a humanitarian mission but that stance has also changed. Ireland is now a part of Operation Sophia, meaning the Navy will now

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Pyrite remediation works finally begin

After years of delays and hardship, progress is being made repairing and refurbishing homes in the Carleton House and Belmayne area of Dublin which were found to contain pyrite damage upon completion. Buildings in these areas form part of what was a widespread scandal involving the substandard construction of a large number of social housing

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