Monday, December 23, 2013

Dublin Quiz Question & Answers 23.12.13

"On Raglan Rd", the well know Patrick Kavanagh poem, was set in which month? November. From the first line we know its Autumn, the second verse starts: On Grafton Street in November, We tripped lightly along the ledge"

Google bought Dublin’s tallest commercial office block in 2011 for €100m. Name the building? Montevetro

Which word or name links a horse racetrack in Baltimore,home to the Preakness Stakes,the only station on London Underground's Victoria Line to have no form of interchange and an area in dublin?
Pimlico

What county Dublin pub is also the name of a 60's oscar nominated movie? The graduate

On which street in Dublin would you find a lady climbing a building? Grand canal st. The lady in question is a statue called aspiration climbing the Treasury building which is where Bolands Mill once stood. It represents  the struggle for freedom that took place on this site in 1916.

In Dublin what does RCSI stand for? Royal college of surgeons Ireland

Put the following venues in order of capacity starting with the smallest: (a) Academy, (b) Olympia, (c) Whelans, (d) Workmans club, (e)Vicar St.
Workmans Club (260), Whelans (400), Academy (800), Vicar St (1,500), Olympia (2000) d,c,a,e,b

St. Stephen’s church is better known as what? The Pepper Canister Church 

Name 3 areas of Dublin that end in the letter R? (one word place names only) Ongar, Rathgar, Ballinteer, Killester, Stoneybatter

Name the oldest theatre in Dublin, dating back to 1662 when it became the first Theatre Royal? Smock Alley

Who established the Irish Socialist Republican Party, becoming a major player in the Dublin lock-out? James Connolly

What restaurant in Dublin is the french translation for jug? Pichet

A popular European boys name, a French poet, a Dublin restaurant, and an Oscar winning movie? Hugo

Rosie Hackett Bridge recently became only the 3rd Dublin bridge to be named after a woman. Name either of the other 2? Anna Livia (character in James Joyces Finnegans Wake) and Anne Devlin (Red Luas Bridge over the Grand Canal).

Which famous work by Brendan Behan is set in a Dublin prison? The Quare Fellow

Name a Dublin pub which is also its address? 4 dame lane & 37 Dawson St

What did Dublin pharmacist Thomas smith invent in 1931? Sudocream

Name 4 dublin areas that end in the letter K? (you get everything if you can name all 7, one word answers only) Blackrock, Castleknock, Coolock, Donnybrook, Foxrock, Portmarnock, Lusk, kilbarrack, ticknock

Name 4 Dublin areas that end with the letter Y? Balally, Cabineely, Santry, Donycarney, Dartry, Raheny,

What Dublin city pub shares its name with a European capital city? Bruxelles (Brussels is the capital of Belgium

What Dublin st is named after a city in Northern France? Amien

Until 1916, Ireland used DMT or Dublin Mean Time. Dublin Mean Time was GMT minus how many minutes? GMT-25 minutes.

What word links a Dublin cinema, an ancient building and a Dublin bar? Odeon

Found in most homes, it is also the name of a rugby club, a bar and an avenue in Dublin? Bath

How many bridges which cross the River Liffey are named after playwrights? 3. Sean O'Casey Bridge, Samuel Beckett Bridge, James Joyce Bridge

Beginning with the letter N, which capital city shares its name with a street in Dublin city centre? Nassau (capital of the Bahamas)

Which Dublin-born writer wrote the novels 'All Summer' (2003), 'Tenderwire' (2006), 'All Names Have Been Changed' (2009) and 'The Devil I Know' (2012)?
Claire Kilroy

What Dublin pub shares its name with the economic doctrine that government control of foreign trade is of paramount importance for ensuring the military security of the country? Mercantile

Name the only basin on the coast of Dublin City? Alexander Basin

On which st is the Freemasons Hall? Molesworth St

Which road in Dublin is named after the one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads? Appian Way

In what year did the Dublin Bikes scheme start? 2009

Where in Dublin would you find a statue of Prince Albert? Leinster House. There was  controversy surrounding Dublin Corporation’s original decision to place a statue of Prince Albert, and not Henry Grattan, at College Green in the 1860s. (Come here to me.com for more Dublin history)

Who in Dublin is known as the "Crank on the bank"? Patrick Kavanaghs statue on Grand Canal

What Dublin bridge takes its name from its similarity to a famous Venice bridge? Rialto

Lovat, Tapered Apple, Dublin, Full Bent Billiard, Canadian, Zulu, Liverpool and Bent Pot are examples of shapes for what? Smoking pipes

What word links a Dublin restaurant, money and pepper? Mint

Its divided into 24 parts, and it was painted by Jack Butler Yeats 1916. What is it? Dublin quays

What is the oldest hotel in Dublin in continuous existence? The Castle Hotel on Great Denmark Street was established in 1809, Gresham Hotel (1817), Shelbourne Hotel (1824).

A lot of the roads in Drimnagh are named after mountains. Can you tell me what area of dublin has many roads named after poets? Walkinstown

A lot of the roads in Drimnagh are named after mountains. Can you tell me what area of dublin has many roads named after Monestries? Crumlin

Name the church in Dublin city which claims to hold the remains of ST. Valentine? Carmelite Church in Whitefriar Street

How much did a hamburger cost in McDonalds when it first opened in Dublin in 1977? 28p

Mercer st in Dublin takes its name from which industry? Clothes & textiles

Name 4 Dublin areas that end in the letter Y? Cabinteely, Dartry, Raheny, Balally, Donnycarney, Dalkey, Santry, Kiliney

What is the highest seated capacity stadium outside Dublin? McCale Park, Castlepark

Where in Dublin would you find a measurement at the centre of the world? Inchicore

Which former Irish politician has played inter county football and international rugby? Dick Spring

Opened in 1950, Name Dublins oldest restaurant that is still open today? Beaufield Mews, Stillorgan. Comeheretome.com

Playlist for Monday 23.12.13

4-5
Low -  Just like christmas
Beatles - Diamonds on the
Blur - Charmless Man
London Grammar - Hey Now
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Animal Beats - Water to Sand
Paul Weller - Thinking of you
Nat King Cole - That christmas Song
HAIM - Forever

5-6
Ellie Goulding - Tesselate
Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
Oasis - She's Electric
Band Aid - Do they know its christmas
Asgeir - Torrent
Frank Sinatra - Come fly with me
Banks - Warm Water
James Brown - Santa Claus go straight to the Ghetto
My Morning Jacket - One Big holiday

6-7
Cat Stevens - i love my dog
Vampire Weekend - Holiday
The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight Tonight
James Blake - Retrograde
Neil Young - Heart of Gold
Luara Mvula - Green Garden
The Barley Mob - Everybodys Music
The Boxer Rebellion - Diamonds
Shad - Fam Jam
Caravan Palace - Jolie Coquine
C2C - Happy

Friday, December 20, 2013

Playlist for Friday 20.12.13

4-5
Perry Como - Magic moments
The 4 of Us - Mary
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
Ash - Oh Yeah
Muse - Time is running out
Wilson Pickett - Land of a 1000 Dances
Them - Gloria
Modest Mouse - Float On
AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie

5-6
Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street
The Pogues - Fairytale of New York
REM - Shiny Happy People
James Brown - Santa Claus go straight to the ghetto
Shad - Fam Jam
Beatles - Penny Lane
Go Wolf - Voices
Tom Petty - American Girl
This Club - I won't worry

6-7
The Divine Comedy - Songs of Love
Curtis Mayfield - Move on up
Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers
Louis Armstrong - We have all the time in the world
London Grammar - Strong
Shearwater - You as you were
Chris Rea - Driving home for christmas
Tina Turner - Proud Mary
Andy Williams - It's the most wonderful time of the year

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Playlist for thursday 19.12.13

4-5
Barley Mob - Everybodys Music
Isreal Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the rainbow/What a wonderful world
Jamie Woon - Night Air
Paul Simon - Graceland
Radiohead - The Bends
Animal Beats - Water to Sand
Bob Dylan - Positively 4th St
Noah & The Whale - 5 years Time

5-6
Andy Williams - It's the most wonderful time of the year
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Our House
Madness - My Girl
Bright Eyes - First Day of My Life
Bing Crosby - White Christmas
Two Door Cinema Club - Sun
Daughter - Youth
Cathy Davy - Come Over

6-7
The Beat - Mirror in the bathroom
James Blake - Retrograde
Band Aid - Do they know its christmas
Finley Quay - Your love gets sweeter
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
Brenda Lee - Rockin around the christmas Tree
David Bowie - Sound & Vision
White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
The Cinematic Orchestra - To build a home

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Playlist for Wednesday 18.12.13

4-5
Southern - Shout It
Nina Simone - I wish I could see
Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
Hozier - Take me to church
Blind Melon - No rain
Elbow - Lippy Kids
The Commitments - Mustang Sally

5-6
Queen - Somebody to love
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Squeeze - Up the junction
Cut Copy - Take me over
Louis Armstrong - What a wonderful world
Otis Redding - Sitting on the dock of the bay
Radiohead - High & Dry

6-7
Hall & Oats - I can't go for that
Them - Gloria
Vampire Weekend - Diane Young
Laura Marling - Where can I go
George Baker - Little Green Bag
Frank Sinatra - Fly me to the moon
Dusty Springfield - Take another little piece of my heart

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Playlist for Tuesday 17.12.13

4-5
Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
David Kitt - Say no more
The Commitments - Try a little tenderness
Arcade Fire - Wake up
Blur - Beetlebum
Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Cayucas - High School Lover
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song
MSMR - Dance Yrself

5-6
Judy Garland - Have yourself a merry little christmas
The Minutes - Fleetwood
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
Hellogoodbye - Everything is debatable
Michael Kiwanuka - Tell me Tale
Bing Crosby - Let it snow
Oasis - Shes Electric
U2 - Christmas

6-7
Lambchop - Up with People (Zero 7)
The Jam - Town called Malice
Animal Beats - Water to sand
Madness - It must be love
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Miike Snow - Black & Blue
Eels - Fresh Feeling
David Benoit - Carol of the bells

Monday, December 16, 2013

Playlist for Monday 16.12.13

4-5
Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks
Cathy Davy - Come Over
The Cinematic Orchestra - To build a home
Chris Rea - Driving home for christmas
Lisa Hannigan - Knots
Frou Frou - Let Go
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
Villagers - In a newfound land you are free
Biffy Clyro - Bubbles
Big Country - In a big country

5-6
Southern - Shout It
James Brown - Santa Claus go straight to the ghetto
The Belle Game - River
Ian Brown - FEAR
The Ronettes - Sleigh Bells
Mapei - Don't Wait
David Byrne & Brian Eno - Money
Animal Beats - Water to Sand
Divine Comedy - Songs of Love

6-7
Django Django - Wor
Go Wolf - Voices
James Blake - Retrograde
Charlie Parr - 1922 Blues
Lorde - Royals
Run DMC - Christmas Is
Smith - Panic
Laura Marling - Ghosts
Volcano Choir - Byegone
Beck - I won't be long
Blur - The univeral
Pogues - Fairytale of New York

Friday, December 13, 2013

Playlist for Friday 13.12.13

4-5
Two Door Cinema Club - Sun
James Brown - Santa Claus Go straight to the ghetto
Holy Ghost - Wait & See
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Our House
Vampire Weekend - Diane Young
Kool & the Gang - Jungle Boogie
Phoenix - Long distance Call
Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama
Go Wolf - Voices
Morrissey - Suedehead

5-6
Muse - Time is running out
Aretha Franklin - Think
Strokes - Last Night
Band Aid - Do they know its xmas
Janelle Monae - Tightrope
Hall & Oats - I can't go for that
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
The Fat Lady Sings - Arclight

6-7
Blur - Beetlebum
Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
Hellogoodbye - Everything is debatable
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Kings of Leon - Taper Jean Girl
Doors - Break on through
Oasis - Cigerettes & Alcohol
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
Jake Bugg - Two Fingers
The Box Tops - The Letter
U2 - I will Follow

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Playlist for Thursday 12.12.13

4-5
This Club - I won't worry
Supergrass - Moving
Nancy Sinatra - Boots are made for walking
Animal Beats - Water to Sand
Diana Ross - Reflections
Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight Tonight
Beatles - Get Back
Jonsi - Boy Lilikoi
Steely Dan - Peg
Caracol - Shiver
The Barley Mob - Everybodys Music

5-6
Run DMC - Christmas Is
The Stone Roses - She bangs the drum
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Horslips - Trouble
Arcade Fire - No cars go
Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic
Laura Marling - Goodbye England

6-7
Ramones - Baby I love you
Queen - You're my best friend
Smiths - Panic
Band Aid - Do they know its christmas
Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers
Semisonic - Closing Time
Buffalo Springfield - For what its worth
London Grammar - Strong

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Playlist for Wednesday 11.12.13

4-5
Villagers - Nothing Arrived
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
They Might be giants - You're on fire
Josh Ritter - Hello Starling
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down on the corner
White Denim - Drug
Pixies - Debaser
Daughter - Youth
A tribe called quest - Electric Relaxation
Big September - The Preacher
Brenda Lee - Rockin around the christmas tree
James Blake - Retrograde

5-6
Cake - Short Skirt, Long Jacket
Beatles - Revolution
Talking Heads - Crosseyed & Painless
Wild Beasts - Hooting & Howling
U2 - Christmas
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Gregory Porter - Be Good
Ocho - Be my Baby

6-7
MGMT - Time to pretend
Les Enfants - Celeste
Chris Rea - Driving home for Christmas
Southern - Shout It
Kurt Vile - KV Crimes
Volcano Choir - Byegone
Louis Armstrong - We have all the time in the world
Van Morrison - Moondance

Important Newlands Cross Upgrade Information

This Friday 13th of December, (Don't be so superstitious) The N7 Naas Road outbound will see some dramatic changes in its layout. The changes will be made in the evening between 9.30 PM and 6 AM this will have an impact on traffic as will the changes as drivers get used to the new layout.

The main points we would like to get across to motorists are as follows:

The N7 outbound traffic will be diverted onto new temporary lanes. Most of you will have noticed the construction of these lanes over the past few months. There will be 3 lanes plus a bus lane in place, in addition to the right and left turn filter lanes onto Fonthill and Belgard Roads (similar to the existing layout). There will be orange road markings, to show the temporary nature and the extent of the temporary diversion.

There is a 60kph statutory speed limit in place through the works area. We strongly urge all road users to comply with the 60kph speed limit, in the interests of the safety of road users, the public and the construction workers. The Gardaí will be enforcing the speed limits through this area.

There are cyclist and pedestrian facilities available from the Red Cow to Newlands Cross. There are no dedicated cyclist or pedestrian facilities west of Newlands Cross on the N7. There will be 3 traffic lanes available, with no hard shoulder. Of course this will cause problems if there are breakdowns or collisions.

A diversionary route will be put in place for cyclists wishing to travel west from Newlands Cross towards Citywest. South Dublin Co Co strongly advise cyclists to use this route, in the interests of their safety.


Stay tuned to Live Drive for further information.

Changes to Newlands Cross Inbound Today

There is a new layout on the N7 inbound before Newlands Cross.

The right lane at the Green Isle has been taken out. Basically everything has shifted over a lane with the bus lane no longer being a bus lane. The markings have been burnt off the road but it caused a load of confusion this morning.

It also makes it difficult for traffic to merge from Boot Rd to the N7 inbound. This has an impact on the road which runs at the back of the Green Isle Hotel (St. John's Drive or the Old Green Isle Rd). This morning this saw sever congestion with tailbacks as far as Kingswood.









Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Playlist for Tuesday 10.12.13

4-5
Southern - Shout It
Neil Young - Mr. Soul
Andrew Bird - Fake Palindromes
James Blake - Retrograde
Bob Dylan - Like a rolling Stone
U2 - Christmas (Baby Please come home)
Chatham County Line - Chip of a star
Beck - Sexx Laws
Paul Simon - Kodachrome
Vampire Weekend - Step
Animal Beats - Water to sand

5-6
Eartha Kitt - Santa baby
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - 40 Day dream
Madness - It must be love
Big September - The Preacher
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
Laura Marling - Where can I go?
Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time
Hozier - Angel Of Small Death & The codeine scene

6-7
Pulp - Common People
Rhye - Open
The Boxer Rebellion - Diamonds
Ryan Sheridan - Walking in the air
Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats
Dusty Springfield - Son of a preacher son
London Grammar - Hey Now
Jimi Hendrix - All along the watchtower

Monday, December 9, 2013

Playlist for Monday 9.12.13

4-5
The Best Coast - The Only Place
The Boxer Rebellion - Diamonds
The Barley Mob - Everybody's Music
Magic Man - Paris
Little Green Cars - My love took me down to the river
Shearwater - Animal Life
Matthew E White - Big Love
Goldfrapp - Drew
I am Kloot - Proof
David Benoit - Carol of the Bells
The young Folk - Way down south
Beck - I won't be long

5-6
Pearl Jam - Better Man
John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
Big September - The Preacher
Angus & Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Mapei - Don't Wait
Andy Williams - It's the most wonderful time of the year
Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn
Shad - Fam jam
Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound
Southern - Shout It

6-7
Junip - Line of fire
TV on the Radio - Wolf like me
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Frames - Finally
The Pogues - Fairytale of New York
Autoheart - Agorophobia
Oasis - Roll with it
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Grizzly Bear - Yet Again
Radiohead - No surprises
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Friday, December 6, 2013

Playlist for Friday 6.12.13

4-5
Stunning - Brewing Up a Storm
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Ocean Colour Scene - Hundred Mile High CIty
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
MGMT - Time to pretend
Smiths - The boy with the thorn in his side
Big September - The Preacher
Gary Numan - Are friends Electric
Deee-lite - Groove is in the heart
Fun Lovin Criminals - Scooby snacks

5-6
AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie
Phats & Small - Turn Around
Southern - Shout It
Ace Of Base - All that she wants
Jagwar Ma - Come Save Me
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Caravan Palace - Jolie Coquine
Ash - Goldfinger

6-7
Hall & Oats - I can't go for that
Oasis - Whatever
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt
The Barley Mob - Everybodys Music
Beatles - I am the walrus
Lionel Richie - Dancing on the ceiling
U2 - Where the streets have no name

Book of Condolence for Nelson Mandela opens at Mansion House today

By request of the South African Ambassador to Ireland Jeremiah Ndou, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisín Quinn will make a Book of Condolence available for signing at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, to mark the passing of Nelson Mandela, from 2pm today, Friday 6th December.

“I am opening this Book of Condolence to allow the people of Dublin an opportunity to express their own feelings for the loss of Nelson Mandela, Freeman of Dublin. He was an inspirational man who delivered his nation from the dark days of apartheid to democracy through peaceful reconciliation.” said the Lord Mayor.

The Book will be available for signing as follows:

Friday, 6th December, 2013. 2pm – 5pm

Saturday, 7th December, 2013. 10am – 5pm

Sunday, 8th December, 2013. 10am – 5pm

On Monday 9th December the Book of Condolence will then be moved and opened at the South African Ambassador’s Residence at 20a Shrewsbury Road, Ballsbridge until Friday from 10:00 – 15:00.

N11 Diversions Sunday 8th December

On Sunday 8th December between 8am and 4pm the N11 will be closed Northbound between L:il Doyles and the Beehive to facilitate the installation of cats eyes.

Northbound N11 traffic will be diverted off the N11 at the Tap and will rejoin at the Beehive.

N11 Southbound traffic will be unaffected but should take extra caution for works vehicles and operatives.

A Traffic Management system will be in operation for the duration of the works.

Dublin Region Watermains Rehabilitation Project Construction Works Update

Works will be taking place in the following locations starting on the 7th December 2013 to facilitate the Dublin Region Watermains Rehabilitation Works.

2 way traffic will be maintained, however, there may be temporary Stop/Go boards in operation to facilitate the Grab lorry.

Dublin 1

· George’s Street

· Fitzgibbon Lane

· Hardwick Street

Dublin 4

· Sean Moore Road (Sat 7th Dec to Fri 13th Dec)

Dublin 6

· Elm Park Terrace

· St. Enda’s Road

· Brighton Gardens / Whitton Road

Dublin 8

· Madden Road

· O’Curry Road

· O’Curry Avenue

· Geoffrey Keating Road

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Playlist for Thursday 5.12.13

4-5
The Cast of Cheers - Animals
Doves - Caught by the river
Myles Manley - Gotta get out of the country
Beats International - Dub be good to me
Teddybears - Punkrocker
Beatles - Penny Lane
Kavinsky - Nightcall
Queen - Under Pressure
The Barley Mob - Everybodys Music
The XX - Intro
Yes - I've seen all good people

5-6
Big September - The Preacher
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
Rhye - The Fall
The Cars - What I needed
Southern - Shout It
Moby - In my heart
Daughter - Youth
Perry Como - Magic Moments

6-7
Brendan Benson - Folk Singer
Stevie Wonder - Uptight
Primal Scream - Loaded
Oh Land - Sun of a gun
Belle & Sebastian - The boy with  the arab strap
Van Morrison - Baby please don't go
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Rory Gallagher - Philby
Spin Doctors - Two Princes
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
Florence & The Machine - Dog days are over

1 Hour Free Parking Courtesy of DCC and Pazone.ie

Here's something that will bring a smile to everyone's faces. Dublin City Council are giving anyone who buys a minimum of one hours parking via the payzone retail option an additional hour free.

A complementary offering to the hugely successful pay by phone Parking Tag service , the pay in store option allows motorists to go to their nearest convenience store (Newsagents, Spar, Centra, Londis, SuperValu, Mace etc.) which is a Payzone outlet and pay for parking. 

Drivers provide their car registration, the zone colour that they are parked in and duration of stay. Drivers are not required to return to their car with their receipt they simply pay and walk. The transaction is processed in real time, which gives parking enforcers visibility of the payment made. A full list of participating stores (almost 300 in Dublin City) can be found HERE

Jingle Bells 5K Phoenix Park

This Saturday the 7th of December, the Jingle Bells 5K road race takes place in the Phoenix Park a couple of roads and gates will be closed as a result.


Chesterfield Avenue 10.30 am - 11.45 am

Ordnance Survey Road 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Upper Glen Road 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Acres Road 10.00 am - 12.30 am


Gates to be closed:


Knockmaroon Gate until 12.30 pm – Exit Only

Ashtown Gate until 10.45 - 12.30  No right turn on entry

Chapelizod Gate until 10.30 - 12.30  No entry except for hospital access

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Playlist for Wednesday 4.12.13

4-5
The Waterboys - Fishermans Blues
Jagwar Ma - Come Save Me
Ocean Colour Scene - The day we caught the train
U2 - One
Big September - The Preacher
Beatles - I want to hold your hand
Shad - Fam Jam
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Squeeze - Cool for cats
Fleet Foxes - Blue Ridge Mountains
Southern - South It
Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers

5-6
ELO - Evil Woman
Two Door Cinema Club - Sun
Frank Sinatra - Come fly with me
Kings Of Leon - Knocked Up
London Grammar - Hey Now
ACDC - Skies On Fire
Cathy Davy - Little Red
Simon & Garfunkel - A hazy shade of winter
Chairlift - Bruises
Smiths - This Charming Man

6-7
Neil Young - Mr. Soul
Fatboy Slim - Praise you
Villagers - Ship of Promises
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Talking Heads - Crosseyed & Painless
Animal Beats - Water to Sand
The National - Fake Empire
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Playlist for Tuesday 3.12.13

4-5
Blur - Charmless man
Go Wolf - Voices
Talking Heads - Crosseyed & Painless
Cat Power - He War
Paul Simon - 50 ways to leave your lover
The White Stripes - Dead leaves & the dirty ground
Big September - The Preacher
The Avett Brothers - Head full of doubt/Road full of promise
Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
Kammerpop - The Address
Twin Shadow - Five Seconds

5-6
Southern - Shout It
Koop - Come to me
Radiohead - No surprises
Sister Sledge - We are family
Stornoway - Zorbing
Harry Belafonte - Shake Shake Senora
Morrissey - Suedehead
Justice Vs Simian - We are your friends
Daft Punk - Give life back to music
Pogues - A rainy night in soho

6-7
London Grammar - Strong
Beatles - Back in the USSR
The Wannadies - You & Me
C2C - Happy
Oasis - Don't look back in anger
Bat for lashes - Laura
Rilo Kiley - The execution of all things
Jimi Hendrix - All along the watchtower
Tieranniesaur - Candy
Rodriguez - Crucify your mind
Ciaran Gribbin - Sold Out Hallelujah

Wide Load Tonight

A convoy of exceptionally-sized vehicles will leave Dún Laoghaire Harbour en route to the Diageo Plant (Guinness’s) on Victoria Quay near Heuston Station at 10pm on tonight. The estimated time of arrival at Diageo is 6am tomorrow morning.

The convoy will be travelling along the following route:

Dún Laoghaire Harbour – Monkstown Crescent – Rock Road – Merrion Road – Shelbourne Road – Grand Canal Street Upper- Clanwilliam Place - Mount Street Lower - Merrion Square North - Clare Street - Contra Flow will be in place on Leinster Street South - Nassau Street – Grafton Street Lower and College Green. Convoy will then continue along Westmorland Street – Aston Quay – continue along South Quays and enter the Diageo Plant at Victoria Quay.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Playlist for Monday 2.12.13

4-5
The Fat Lady Sings - Arclight
London Grammar - Hey Now
Joy Division - Love will tear us apart
Calexico - Maybe on Monday
Dusty Springfield - Take another little piece of my heart
TV on the Radio - Wolf like me
Southern - Shout It
Air - Alpha Beta Gaga
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
White Denim - Come Back
James Vincent McMorrow - Higher Love
Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes

5-6
Hozier - Angel of small death death & the codeine scene
Smashing Pumkins - 1979
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Feist - Inside & Out
Alt-J - Matilda
Van Morrison - Baby
Fryars - Cool like me
Bill Callahan - Rococo Zephyr

6-7
Mapei - Don't Wait
Daft Punk - Something about us
Joshua Burnside - Black Dog Sin
Paul Weller - Wild Wood
Washed Out - All I know
Radiohead - The Bends
MS MR - Dance Yrself Clean
The Mighty Stef - Vampire
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip - Look for the woman
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife 3
Solar Bears - Our future is underground

Friday, November 29, 2013

Playlist for Friday 29.11.13

4-5
Thin Lizzy - The boys are back in town
Vampire Weekend - White Sky
Police - Message in a bottle
Two Door Cinema Club - Sun
The box tops - The Letter
Janelle Monae - Tightrope
Moby - Run On
Ash - Goldfinger
Earth, Wind & Fire - September

5-6
Hellogoodbye - Everything is debatable
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Pixies - Here comes your man
Lynard Skynard - Sweet  Home Alabama
Go Wolf - Voice
The Clash - Rock the Casbah
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
James Brown - I feel good

6-7
Cathy Davy - Come over
Feist - 1234
Annie Lennox - Walking on broken glass
Aretha Franklin - Think
Holy Ghost - Wait & See
Modest Mouse - Float On
Divine Comedy - National Express
Harry Belefonte - Shake Shake Senora
Beatles - Revolution

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Playlist for Thursday 28.11.13

4-5
Stunning - Brewing up a storm
Noisettes - Wild Young Hearts
America - Horse with no name
Director - Reconnect
Beatles - Ticket to ride
Camera Obscura - French Navy
Aretha Franklin - Think
Ocean Colour Scene - Riverboat Song
Cake - Love you madly
David Kitt - Say No More
Jackie Wilson - I get the sweetest feeling

5-6
Weezer - Buddy Holly
Thin Lizzy - Rosalie
Nancy Sinatra - These boots are made for walking
Death Cab for Cutie - Crooked Teeth
Queen - The show must go on
Laura Marling - Where can I go?
Paul Simon - Graceland
Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn

6-7
The Cat Empire - Hello
Doors - Break on through
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Roisin Murphy - Dear Miami
The Mighty Stef - Downtown
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
AC/DC - Thunderstruck
The Boxer Rebellion - Diamonds
The Band - Caravan

Abnormal Load Movement

Around midnight tonight an exceptionally sized truck will travel form the South Dublin Docks to Dublin South Docks to Carrickmines ESB Substation, Ballyogan Road, Co. Dublin. The Journey should take about 3 hours.

The vehicle will travel along the following route –

Dublin Port South, Sean Moore Road, Beach Road, Strand Road , Merrion Road, exit Dublin City Council administrative area at junction of Trimleston Avenue, enter Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council administrative area continue Rock Road, Mount Merrion Avenue, Stillorgan Road, Kilmacud Road Lower, Drummartin Road, Sandyford Rotary (M50 Overbridge) turn left onto Leopardstown Road, Leopardstown Road,Murphystown Way, Ballyogan Road

Traffic diversions will be in place along the route for the duration of the movement. Please use alternative routes when travelling in these areas. Parking restrictions will also be in place along the route.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Playlist for Wednesday 27.11.13

4-5
The Knack - My Sharona
Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
Simple Kid - Staring at the sun
Pixies - Here comes your man
Eels - Fresh Blood
Johnny Cash - When the man comes around
Zutons - You will you won't
Frames - Pavement Tune
Midnight Oil - Beds are burning
Wild Party - When I get older
Thunderclap Newman - Something in the air

5-6
Modest Mouse - Missed The Boat
Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
Electric Six - Gay Bar
Morrisey - Suedehead
Angus & Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
London Grammar - Hey Now
Enemies - Indian Summer
Brenton Wood - Oogum Boogum
MS MR - Dance Yrself Clean
Thin Lizzy - The Rocker

6-7
Wild Beasts - Hooting & Howling
Beck - I won't be long
Radiohead - Creep
Gene Wilder - Pure Imagination
Blitzen Trapper - Furr
The Blades - Hot for you
Broken Bells - Holding on for life
Go Wolf - Voices
Queen - You're my best friend
Ciaran Gribbin - Sold Out Hallelujah

Live Car Park Information For Dublin

With Christmas coming up and the crazy shopping that goes with it, parking spaces in Dublin will be at a hard to find, below we have a handy map that shows where the car parks are located in the city centre and also a link that shows how many car park spaces are available in each one.

To find out how many spaces are available in each carpark click HERE

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Playlist for Tuesday 26.11.13

4-5
Cathy Davy - Reuben
Dusty Springfield - Son of a preacher man
Mikhael Paskalev - Jive babe
Beatles - I am the walrus
Grizzly Bear - Yet Again
The Beta Band - Squares
Bob Dylan - If not for you
Steve Earl - I feel alright
Oh Land - Sun of a gun
Van Morrison - Baby please don't go
Flaming Lips - Yoshimi battles the pink robots Part 1

5-6
Ash - Goldfinger
Hellogoodbye - Everything is debatable
Heathers - Forget me knots
Paul Simon - Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes
Shearwater - You as you were
Massive Attack - Paradise Circus
Buddy Holly - Everyday
The Barley Mob - Everybody's Music
Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals

6-7
Kings of Convenience - Mrs. Cold
Oasis - Supersonic
CCR - Down on the corner
James Blake - Retrograde
Pearl Jam - Better Man
Go Wolf - Voices
Bon Iver - Stacks
Big Audio Dynamite II - Rush
The Raconteurs - Salute your solution
David Bowie - Sound & Vision
The XX - Intro
Ciaran Gribbin - Sold Out Hallelujah

Dublinbikes Expansion Begins


This Thursday the first of the new Dublin bikes stations opens on the North Wall Quay at the Convention Centre.

57 more stations will be built as part of this major expansion of one of Europe's most successful urban bike rental schemes. Once the expansion has been completed the number of stations will be more than doubled to 102 and the number of bikes will be almost trebled to 1,500 in total. The extra stations and bikes will greatly enhance the entire dublinbikes network with the area covered by the scheme doubled.
A map of the new locations can be viewed HERE


Nangor Rd / Ninth Lock Rd Junction Works Today, Tomorrow and Thursday.

Slot cutting is taking place at Nangor Rd./Ninth Lock Rd. and Ninth Lock Rd./Station Rd. from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. today tomorrow and Thursday. 

The signals will be switched off and traffic management will be in place.

Approach the junction with caution.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Playlist for Monday 25.11.13

4-5
Ciaran Gribbin - Sold out Hallelujah
The Raconteurs - Old Enough
The Walls - The bright and shining sun
Mayer Hawthorne - A Long Time
Stornoway - I saw you blink
John Martyn - Over the hill
Atlas Genius - Trojans
Damien Jurado - Texas to Ohio
Beirut - Nantes
KT Tunstall - Black Horse & the cherry tree
Caracol - Shiver
Pretty Lights - Finally Moving

5-6
Joy Division - Love will tear us apart
The Barley Mob - Everybody's Music
Mapei - Don't wait
Broken Bells - Holding on for life
Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman
Cold War Kids - Hang me up to dry
Go Wolf - Voices
Electric Six - High Voltage
I am Kloot - Some Better Day
The Smiths - How soon is now

6-7
Beck - I won't be long
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
Buffalo Springfield - For what its worth
Arcade Fire - Afterlife
Cathy Davy - Come Over
Le Bien - Rise Up
MS MR - Dance Yrself Clean
Louis Armstrong - We have all the time in the world
Metric - Help, I'm Alive
Air - Sexy Boy
Perry Como - Magic Moments
Ryan Vail - Sunlight

New right turn from St. Stephen’s Green East to Merrion Row

At some stage tomorrow before the evening rush hour kicks in the two right turning lanes from St. Stephen’s Green East to Merrion Row will come into operation.

The right turning lanes provide access to the Northside of the city via Merrion St Upper, Claire St and Westland Row. It will also prove access to the N11 via Baggot St. The works are part of the St. Stephen’s Green Area Traffic Management Scheme which is all being put in place to facilitate the Luas Cross City works.

The works will create a bottle neck for traffic turning left to Dawson St as there will be only one lane to turn left towards Dawson St and St Stephens Green Shopping Centre car parks. This may cause a delay for traffic coming in from the N11 to St Stephens Green East as traffic settles into the new the system.

A new right turn from St. Stephen’s Green South to St. Stephen’s Green West opened last Thursday the 21st of October. This provides an alternative route to York St and access to the St. Stephen’s Green / Grafton St car parks.

When construction of Luas Cross City commences on St Stephen’s Green West, St Stephen’s Green North and Dawson St, there will be a reduction in the capacity for vehicular traffic on Dawson St. Due to this it is necessary to provide alternative arrangements for traffic in the area.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

O'Connell St Lights Up!

This Sunday is the switching on of the O'Connell St Christmas Tree – the traditional start of Christmas in Dublin. 

It is a fantastic, free, family friendly event featuring Christmas entertainment from Gospel singers, Monica Loughman Ballet and a Family Fun Zone. Make sure to bring your Geansaí Nollaig and break the 2011 world record.

Here's the timetable of events!

3.30 – 4pm Army Band

4-4.25pm St. Andrew’s Choir

4.30-4.55pm LGS Gospel Choir

5-5.45pm Monica Loughman Ballet

5.45-6pm Halleluiah Gospel Choir

6pm Lord Mayor switches on the lights

Wrap up and enjoy the day! 

Ireland V New Zeland Traffic Issues to Avoid

There is a lot going on in the city centre this Sunday, and with their combined powers it is going to be very busy.

O'Connell St will be closed from 2 until 8 on Sunday, Parnell Square will be closed until 1. This will put extra pressure on traffic coming down the North Quays.

There is a new right turn from Stephens Green South to Stephens Green east, this right turn will cause delays for traffic coming from Cork St, at it's worst this could cause delays on the canal and on the South Circular Rd 

There will also be works on Merrion Sq which will see lane closures and delays on pretty much all approaches. 

Match Details:

Stiles Opening at 12.30 with the game kicking off at 2, everything should be wrapped up at 3.45 or so.

The usual road closures will take place beginning at half nine in the morning around the Aviva.

Lansdowne Park

Lansdowne Lane

Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge

Herbert Road

Newbridge Avenue

Bath Avenue

Londonbridge Road


From noon the following closures will take place:


The remainder of Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Pembroke Road

Shelbourne Road

Beatty’s Avenue

Ballsbridge Avenue



Parking Restrictions:


Garda No-Parking Cones will be placed at the following locations to prevent parking:


Lansdowne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge

Herbert Road – Left side from Herbert Bridge to Tritonville Road

Lansdowne Lane – Left side from Shelbourne Road

Shelbourne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Avenue to The Podium Entrance.

Shelbourne Road – Left side from The Podium Entrance to Bath Avenue.

Havelock Square – Right side from Bath Avenue to the Entrance Gate.

Northumberland Road – Both sides from Lansdowne Road to Haddington Road

Friday, November 22, 2013

Playlist for Friday 22.11.13

4-5
Marvin Gaye - Heard it through the grapevine
Ciaran Gribbin - Sold out Hallelujah
Frames - Star Star
James Brown - Get Up
Stooges - I wanna be your dog
Mapei - Don't Wait
The Clash - Train in vain
The Stone Roses - Fools Gold

5-6
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Janglin
Kavinsky - Nightcall
Bruce Springsteen - Born to run
Oasis - Roll with it
Nina Simone - My baby just care for me
Jake Bugg - Two Fingers
Sam & Dave - Hold On, I'm coming
Republic of Loose - Comeback Girl

6-7
The Coasters - Down in Mexico
The Killers - All these things that iv done
Lionel Richie - Dancing on the ceiling
Go Wolf - Voices
MGMT - Time to Pretend
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Hellogoodbye - Everything is debatable
Diana Ross - Reflections
Director - Reconnect

Dublin Region Watermains Rehabilitation Project Construction Works Update

Thursday 21st November 2013

Works will be taking place in the following locations weekend 23rd and 24th November and week commencing 25th November 2013 to facilitate the Dublin Region Watermains Rehabilitation Works.

Dublin 1

Temple Street -Saturday 23rd of November, working hours are 9am to 11pm. Works will be taking place at the junction of Dorset Street and Temple Street. Lane restrictions will be in operation at the junction of Temple Street and Dorset Street. Traffic Lights will still be in operation at all times during the works.

Other works are taking place in the following locations - 2 way traffic will be maintained, however, there may be temporary Stop/Go boards in operation to facilitate the Grab lorry.

Dublin 1
Temple Street
Hardwick Street
George’s Street

Dublin 4
Sean Moore Road

Dublin 6
St. Enda’s Road
Brighton Gardens / Whitton Road

Dublin 8
Geoffrey Keating Road
Madden Road

Temporary Closure of Templeogue Road

Templeogue Road will be closed from Old Bridge Road to Templeville Road on Sunday 24th November 2013 from 4pm to 7pm in order to facilitate the Christmas tree lights switch on ceremony.

Alternative route via Templeville Road, Cypress Grove Road, Old Bridge Road, Butterfield Avenue, Fairways, Springfield Avenue.

Diversion signs will be erected.

Local access will be maintained at all times.

Irish Volunteers Centenary Commemoration on Sunday 24th November Road Closures

The following roads to facilitate the Irish Volunteers Centenary Commemoration on Sunday 24th November, 2013 5 Am to 1 PM

Parnell Square East & West, Granby Row, North Frederick Street, Gardiner Row and Denmark Street Great, Dublin 1.

Parnell Square North, will be closed from 5 Am to 3 PM.

These temporary road closures were originally advertised on 5th November 2013. There has been an alteration to the times of closure and Denmark Street Great has been included in the schedule of temporary road closures.

Diversions:

Traffic on Parnell Street wishing to travel on Parnell Square West to Dorset Street will be diverted via Dominick Street.

Traffic on Parnell Street wishing to travel on Parnell Square West & North to Gardiner Row will be diverted via Dominick Street, Marys Place North, Mountjoy Street, Berkley Street, Eccles Street, Hardwicke Place, Temple Street North and Denmark Street.

Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Playlist for Thursday 21.11.13

4-5
Kodakid - Shake Skin
The Guess Who - American Woman
Delta Spirit - White Table
Black Strobe - I'm a man
Rory Gallagher - As the crow flies
Kurt Vile - KV Crimes
Cream - White Room
Muse - Uprising

5-6
Beatles - Revolution
Ash - Girl from mars
James Blake - Retrograde
Supergrass - Richard III
Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals
Nancy Sinatra - These boots are made for walking
Wintersleep - Weighty Ghost
Simian Mobile Disco - I believe
Go Wolf - Voices
Gilbert O' Sullivan - Get Down

6-7
The Minutes - Fleetwood
Jerry Rafferty - Baker St
AC/DC - Skies on Fire
Radiohead - Jigsaw falling into place
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Josef Salvat - Every Night
The 4 of us - Mary
Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers
Marvin Gaye - Lets get it on

Closure of New Street Malahide

New Street, Malahide, from Ross Cottages to the  Diamond, Main Street will close from 4 pm on Saturday the 23rd of November until 8 pm the same day. This is to facilitate the Malahide Chamber Santa Event 2013.

The alternative route for traffic travelling in the area during the closure is as follows:

Traffic travelling from Bissett’s Strand will divert via The Green and St James Terrace to access Main Street/The Mall areas.

Access to Malahide Marina area will be via Old Street. Traffic travelling from Malahide Marina will divert via The Green and St. James’ Terrace.

FREE’ High-Viz Jackets, Bags and Belts Today

Traffic Gardaí from Pearse Street will be handing out more ‘FREE’ high-viz jackets, bags, belts and lights courtesy of the folks in the Road Safety Authority & National Transport Authority at the following locations today (Thursday 21st November):

From 1-2pm outside the Royal College of Surgeons on St. Stephen's Green West and between 5-6pm at Leeson Street Bridge (Wilton Place)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Playlist for Wednesday 20.11.13

4-5
Ailie Blunnie - Come to get ya
Phoenix - Long distance call
Nirvana - The man who sold the world
Bob Dylan - Blind Willie McTell
Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
Spin Doctors - Two Princes
Flaming Lips - Yoshimi battles the pink robots
The fat lady sings - Arclight
Go Wolf - Voices
Beatles - Come together
The Blow - Make it up

5-6
The La's - There she goes
Laura Marling - Where can I go?
Radiohead - Sulk
U2 - With or without you
Volcano Choir - byegone
Arcade Fire - Rococo
Altered Hours - Smoke your eyes
Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folk

6-7
Kim Wilde - Kids in America
Cat Stevens - Where do the children play
Elbow - Lippy Kids
Nina Simone - Ooh Child
Vampire Weekend - The kids don't stand a chance
Marc Bolan - Children of the revolution
Arcade Fire - City with no children
Smiths - The boy with the thorn in his side
Rory Gallagher - Cradle Rock
MGMT - Kids

O’Connell Street Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

This Saturday the Lord Mayor, Oisín Quinn, will turn on the Christmas tree lights of the city’s biggest Christmas tree.

A whole host of entertainment will be there to celebrate the start of the Christmas season. with the Army Band, Gospel Choirs and the Monica Loughman Ballet Group.

There'll also be a family fun zone with festival carousel, giant games and other surprises. There will also be an attempt to break Dublin’s 2011 record for the most Geansaí Nollaigs in one place. Come dressed in your Geansaí Nollaig and get yourself into the record books!

The festivities on O'Connell Street will kick off at 3.30pm with the Christmas tree being switched on at 6.00pm.

Over the Christmas season there will be tons of events on around the city, click HERE for details of what's on near you.

HERE is a list of all the tree lighting ceremonies across Dublin.

As a result of all of this O’O'Connell Street, will be closed from 2 PM to 8 PM

The following diversions will be in place:

Southbound Buses and taxis on Parnell Square East and Cavendish Row wishing to access D’Olier Street will be diverted via Parnell Street, Marlborough Street, and Eden Quay.

Traffic on Parnell Street and Marlborough Street wishing to access D’Olier Street via Cathal Brugha Street will be diverted via Seán MacDermott Street Upper, Gardiner Street Lower, Beresford Place, Memorial Road, Memorial Bridge, Georges Quay and Burgh Quay.

Northbound traffic on O’Connell Bridge wishing to access Parnell Street will be diverted via Eden Quay, Beresford Place and Gardiner Street Lower.

Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Playlist for Tuesday 19.11.13

4-5
Solar Bears - Our future is underground
Gil Scott Heron - The Bottle
Brick + Mortar - Bangs
The Tallest Man on earth - Love is all
The Cast of Cheers - Animals
Waterboys - Fishermans Blues
Goldfrapp - Drew
Nirvana - Lithium
Lemaitre - Cut to black

5-6
Bob Dylan - Like a rolling stone
James Blake - Retrograde
Devandra Banhart - Lover
Go Wolf - Voices
Pixies - Where is my mind?
Tim Buckley - Once I was
Barenaked Ladies - One Week
Mapei - Don't Wait

6-7
Broken Bells - Holding on for life
The Zombies - Time of the season
Oasis - Shes Electric
White Denim - Come back
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Byrds - Turn Turn Turn
Ian Prowse & Elvis Costello - Don't throw your love away
Cayucus - High School Lover
The Duckworth Lewis Method - Boom Boom Afridi
Animal Beats - Water to sand

Closure of Castleknock Gate 20-21st November

Due to emergency maintenance works, Castleknock Gate: will be closed on the 20th and 21st of November between 10 AM and 4 PM

Access to Farmleigh Estate will not be compromised.

Overnight Closure on Firhouse Rd Tonight

South Dublin Co Council will close a section of Firhouse Road from 7 pm until 6 am tonight the 19th of November from Allagour and Bohernabrena. 

Diversions will be in place via Castlekelly.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Playlist for Monday 18.11.13

4-5
Lisa Hannigan - I don't know
Sea Pinks - Following Wind
Iron & Wine - Boy with a coin
This Club - Up
The Breeders - Cannonball
James Blake - Retrograde
Chairlift - I belong in your arms
Bob Dylan - Don't think twice its alright
Jack White - Sixteen Saltines
Broken Bells - Holding on for life
Buzzcocks - Ever fallen in love?

5-6
Shearwater - You as you were
White Denim - Pretty Green
Daughter - Youth
The Blades - Hot for you
Barenaked Ladies - One Week
Vampire Weekend - Step
Green Day - Basket Case
Beck - I won't be long
Waterboys - Whole of the moon
The Smiths - Panic
Otis Redding - Sitting on the dock of the bay

6-7
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Cat Stevens - Moonshadow
Frank Sinatra - Fly me to the moon
Van Morrison - Moondance
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Air - Kelly watch the stars
Feist - My Moon My Man
Neil Young - Harvest Moon
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad moon rising
Ella Fitzgerald - Blue Moon
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow
Jim Reeves - Moon River
Thin Lizzy - Dancing in the moonlight

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Emergency Works Merrion St Tuesday 19th

Emergency works are taking place on Merrion St Lower in two localisations over two nights:


Location 1: Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2 from 19.30hrs on Tuesday 19th

November to 06.00hrs on Wednesday 20th November 2013.

Location 2: Merrion Square West, Dublin 2 from 19.30hrs on Wednesday 20th

November to 06.00hrs on Thursday 21st November, 2013.


The following diversions will be in place:


Traffic Management for Location 1:
Traffic on Westland Row and Lincoln Place wishing to travel on Merrion Street Lower to Merrion Square North & West will be diverted via Fenian Street and Holles Street.
Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.


Traffic Management for Location 2:
Traffic on Merrion Street Lower wishing to travel on Merrion Square West will be diverted via Merrion Square North, East & South.
Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Playlist for Friday 15.11.13

4-5
David Kitt - Say no more
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Cathy Davy - Moving
Basement Jaxx - Do your thing
Beach Boys - God Only Knows
Vampire Weekend - White Sky
Annie Lennox - Walking on broken glass
Two Door Cinema Club - Sun

5-6
A-Ha - Take on me
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers
Pixies - Monkey gone to heaven
Hozier - Angel of small death & the codeine scene
John Cougar Mellencamp - Jack Diane
Ash - Oh Yeah
Koop - Close to me

6-7
Muse - Time is running out
Interpol - Evil
Lorde - Royals
The B-52's - Love Shack
Italia 90 Squad - Put em under pressure
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Charles Wright - Express Yourself
Stevie Wonder - Uptight
Josef Salvat - Every Night

Traffic Restriction for Ireland V Australia Saturday Nov 16th

Last Saturday Ireland played Samoa and a number of road works had an impact on fans travelling to the Aviva, this weekends game against Australasia is a sell out and will put even greater pressure on the roads around the venue. 

Issues which will affect traffic

Traffic lights will be switched off at 08:00 Saturday on the N4 at the Kennelsfort Road Jct and will be back on late afternoon, early evening Sunday. Lane Restrictions will be in place at all times.

Works will be in place on Kevin Street Lower, between Junction of Wexford Street and New Bride Street - with a stop go system in place.

Avoid Merrion Sq as Clare St, Merrion Sq West and Westland Row as they will have resurfacing works and lane closures over the weekend.

Sigur Ros are playing in the O2 doors for that are at 6, however traffic which will be leaving the game may wind up getting caught in traffic making it's way to the 02 on the East Link.

Pre Event Traffic Restrictions:

As with all events at the Aviva Stadium, a Garda Cordon will be in effect on the streets that lead to the Stadium. Only accredited vehicles will be permitted to pass by this cordon. All vehicles will be checked for accreditation.

Local residents, their immediate families, local business community will be facilitated at the barriers with proof of address. However proof of address does not guarantee entry through the cordon where high pedestrian volumes exist.

The following roads will be closed to through traffic from 1.15 PM

Lansdowne Park

Lansdowne Lane

Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge

Herbert Road

Newbridge Avenue

Bath Avenue

Londonbridge Road


Subsequently the following roads will be closed to through traffic from 3.45 PM


The remainder of Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Pembroke Road

Shelbourne Road

Beatty’s Avenue

Ballsbridge Avenue


Parking Restrictions:

Garda No-Parking Cones will be placed at the following locations to prevent parking:

Lansdowne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge

Herbert Road – Left side from Herbert Bridge to Tritonville Road

Lansdowne Lane – Left side from Shelbourne Road

Shelbourne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Avenue to The Podium Entrance.

Shelbourne Road – Left side from The Podium Entrance to Bath Avenue.

Havelock Square – Right side from Bath Avenue to the Entrance Gate.

Northumberland Road – Both sides from Lansdowne Road to Haddington Road

Colour Coded Entry:

Red ticket - entry via Dodder Bank off Bath Avenue/Londonbridge Rd.

Blue ticket - entry via Podium Entrance off Shelbourne Road.

Orange ticket - entry via Lansdowne Lane.

Green ticket - entry via Lansdowne Road.

Purple ticket - entry via Herbert Road.

N4 Works This Saturday and Sunday

New traffic lights will be installed on the N4 this weekend at the Lucan Rd/ Kennelsfort Road on Sat and Sun 16th and 17th Nov.

The signals will be switched off at 08:00 Saturday and will be back on late afternoon/ early evening Sunday

Traffic Management will be in place. 

Lane Restrictions will be in place at all times

Some delays can be expected especially as Ireland are playing Australia on Saturday this area will see extra congestion. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Playlist for Thursday 14.11.13

4-5
Two Door Cinema Club - Sun
Queens of the stone age - The lost art of keeping a secret
Echo & The Bunnymen - Seven Seas
The Blow - Make it up
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
Conor Linnie - Crash Bandicoot Blues
Andy Bull - Baby I am nobody now
Kings Of Leon - California Waiting
The Frames - Revelate
Crosby Stills Nash Young - Ohio
Hellogoodbye - Everything is debatable

5-6
Pearl Jam - Alive
Mapei - Don't Wait
Blur - The Universal
Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals
The Smiths - How soon is now
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
The 4 of us - Mary
Kavinsky - Nightcall

6-7
Bruce Springsteen - Born to run
Metronomy - The Look
Josef Salvat - Every Night
The Knack - My Sharona
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Ocean Colour Scene - The Circle
Director - Reconnect
Van Morrison - Moondance

Pottery Road Improvement Scheme

On Monday 11th November  a one-way system was installed on  Pottery Road from Johnstown Road to Mackintosh Park. There is no entry to Pottery  Road from Johnstown Road and all traffic on Pottery Road (from Mackintosh Park) will  have to move one-way towards Johnstown Road. This system will be in place for approx.  6 months and a diversion route will be signposted. This is putting extra traffic onto Rochestown Ave.

Full details of the works:

Layout of the diversions northbound and southbound:

Temporary Traffic Management Layout for Pottery Road One Way System (Northbound) (pdf -1,592kb)

Temporary Traffic Management Layout for Pottery Road One Way System (Southbound) (pdf -2,202kb)



23rd October - for approximately 2 weeks: Tree felling operations has commenced. In order to safely fell the trees and allow time for their safe removal it is required that traffic is stopped for periods of up to 10 minutes. It is strongly recommended that you avoidPottery Road during working hours as it is expected that delays will be significant.

Works are commencing on the 21st of October. Below is an indicative programme of works over the first number of weeks. Please note that works may be shorter or longer depending on site conditions and if required the Contractor may carry out some sections in a different order than shown below.


Weeks 1 – 4

Works will commence at the Johnstown Road end of Pottery Road and move along the entire length and will include:

Site clearance
Trial holes
CPO land access
Erection of temporary fencing
Tree removal


Below are samples of the proposed traffic management plans and this type of traffic control will be replicated along the route during this phase of the works.

Temporary Traffic Management Layout Phase 1 (pdf -1,089kb)

Temporary Traffic Management Layout Phase 2 (pdf -989kb)


In parallel, construction of the attenuation ponds will commence in the middle of November and will continue until approximately January 2014. Landscaping of these ponds is programmed for March 2014

Upon completion of the site clearance a one-way system from Amgen to Johnstown Road will be installed towards the middle of November 2013 (with cars required to travel towards Johnstown Road). This phase of works will take approximately 5 months with traffic management being switched from one side of the road to the other at approximately half way (2.5 months)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Where is Pottery Road?

Pottery Road is located in an urban area in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and provides a link between Rochestown Avenue and Johnstown Road. The site is located from Bakers Corner on Rochestown Avenue up to and including the junction of Pottery Road with Johnstown Road to the southwest.

Location Map (pdf -4,496kb)

Why is the road being upgraded?

Pottery Road is in a very poor state and the purpose of this upgrade is to provide a safe and attractive route for all users. This will include footpaths and cycle tracks on both sides of the road.

How will it look when it’s finished?

The scope of the works involves:
The excavation, removal and replacing of the existing road with the provision of a two lane single carriageway cycle lanes footways

The provision of central hatching along the proposed road to allow for Right Turning Lanes at 3 locations on the road at the intersection of Pottery Road with:
Johnstown Road,the main entrance from Amgen Pharmaceutical Plant and access road to Mackintosh Park, at the intersection of Pottery Road with access roads from Lidl supermarket

The provision of a signalised junction at the junction of the main entrance into Amgen, Pharmaceutical Plant and access road to Mackintosh Park with Pottery Road.

The upgrade of the signalised junction at the intersection of Rochestown Avenue with Pottery Road

The provision of a pedestrian crossing close to the access road into Lidl supermarket

Rebuilding of some existing boundary walls including above and below ground infrastructure

Construction of new boundary walls and alterations to existing boundary walls

The provision of a surface water drainage network along the entire route with the provision of two petrol inceptors at Longmeadow Park and Clonkeen Park

The provision of two attenuation ponds at two locations along the route, Longmeadow Park and Clonkeen Park

The provision of public lighting

The provision of a new watermain along the entire route

Alterations and diversions to existing services and utilities

The provision of road markings, traffic signs and signals and traffic calming measures



Bakers Corner to Clonkeen Crescent (pdf -1,144kb)

Clonkeen Crescent to Mackintosh park (pdf -786kb)

Mackintosh Park to Little Meadow (pdf -770kb)

Little Meadow to Johnstown Road (pdf -1,170kb)


Who is the Contractor?


Wills Bros LTD will be carrying out the work http://www.willsbros.com/


How long will it take?

Initial estimates indicate that the construction phase of the project will take approximately 12 – 14 months


When it is it starting?

Construction is scheduled to commence on 21st October 2013

Ireland V Latvia Traffic Restrictions Friday November 15th

Ireland have their first game under the watchful eyes of Martin O'Neil and Roy Keane tomorrow. We expect more people will attend the game to welcome the new management team and hopeful a more prosperous time for Irish football.

You can expect extra delays inbound on the N4 and N7 but as always the Grand Canal will be very slow. We constantly say it on the show but the South Circular Rd is a much better option for people.

The stiles open at 6.15pm, kick off is at 7.45pm with everything finishing up after 9.45


Pre Event Traffic Restrictions:

The following roads will be closed to through traffic from 3.15 PM

Lansdowne Park

Lansdowne Lane

Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge

Herbert Road

Newbridge Avenue

Bath Avenue

Londonbridge Road


Subsequently the following roads will be closed to through traffic from 5.45 PM

The remainder of Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Pembroke Road

Shelbourne Road

Beatty’s Avenue

Ballsbridge Avenue

During the hours of operation of the Garda Cordon, vehicles, bicycles, skips, bags, bins or any other items which are causing an obstruction or which may become a trip hazard will be relocated or removed.

Parking Restrictions:

Garda No-Parking Cones will be placed at the following locations to prevent parking:

Lansdowne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge

Herbert Road – Left side from Herbert Bridge to Tritonville Road

Lansdowne Lane – Left side from Shelbourne Road

Shelbourne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Avenue to The Podium Entrance.

Shelbourne Road – Left side from The Podium Entrance to Bath Avenue.

Havelock Square – Right side from Bath Avenue to the Entrance Gate.

Northumberland Road – Both sides from Lansdowne Road to Haddington Road


Colour Coded Entry:

Red ticket - entry via Dodder Bank off Bath Avenue/Londonbridge Rd.

Blue ticket - entry via Podium Entrance off Shelbourne Road.

Orange ticket - entry via Lansdowne Lane.

Green ticket - entry via Lansdowne Road.

Purple ticket - entry via Herbert Road.

Resurfacing Works Bray Friday 15th of November

A stop/go traffic management system will be in place on Bray Bridge tomorrow night, Friday the 15th of November, from 7.30pm until 2.00am for resurfacing works.

Expect some minor delays as a result.

Works on the Rock Rd Inbound

The application of and anti-skid surfacing is taking place on the Rock Road (at the junction with Booterstown Avenue) today, it was due to finish at 4, these works will also be in place tomorrow from 10 Am until 4 PM

Dublin Region Watermains Rehabilitation Project Construction Works Update

Works will be taking place in the following locations this weekend the16th and 17th November and next week commencing 18th November 2013 to facilitate the Dublin Region Watermains Rehabilitation Works.

Dublin 2

Kevin Street Lower, between Junction of Wexford Street and New Bride Street - Saturday 16th of November, working hours are 9am to 11pm. 2 Way Stop/Go Set Up been used at all times during the works.

Dublin 4

Sean Moore Road, between Junction of Beach Road and the roundabout at Pigeon House Road - Sunday 17th of November, working hours are 9am to 11pm. Localised Stop/Go Set Up been used at times during the works.

Other works are taking place in the following locations - 2 way traffic will be maintained, however, there may be temporary Stop/Go boards in operation to facilitate the Grab lorry.

Dublin 1
Temple Street

Dublin 2

Liberty Lane, Church Lane (Saturday 16th Nov)

Dublin 4

Sean Moore Road

Dublin 6

Brighton Gardens & Whitten Road
Alexandra Terrace
Oaklands Terrace
Laundry Lane
Elm Terrace

Dublin 8

O’Curry Avenue
Madden Road
Geoffrey Keating Road

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Playlist for Wednesday 13.11.12

4-5
Washed Out - All I Know
Kodakid - Shake Skin
The Smiths - Sheila take a bow
They Might be giants - You're on fire
The White Stripes - Dead Leaves & the dirty ground
Led Zeppelin - Going to California
Flaming Lips - She don't use jelly
Hellogoodbye - Everything is debateable
Simon & Garfunkel - A hazy shade of winter
Joshua Burnside - Black Dog Sin
Supergrass - Pumpin up your stereo
Wilco - Impossible Germany

5-6
RAC - Let Go
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Jimi Hendrix - All along the watchtower
Dusty Springfield - Take another little piece of my heart
Mapei - Don't Wait
Michael Kiwanuka - Tell me a tale
Magic Man - Paris
The Waterboys - Glastonbury Song

6-7
New Order - Blue Monday'88
C2C - Down the road
Naked & Famous - Punching in a dream
Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days
Oasis - Shes Electric
Josh Ritter - Girl in the war
Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Sinead O'Connor - Mandinka

The Naul Road Upgrade scheme

The Naul Road Upgrade scheme has been extended to include approximately 140m of roadway from the roundabout at the Millfield shopping centre towards the traffic lights at St Georges School.

Expect delays in the area.

The works will continue until January 2014

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Playlist for Tuesday 12.11.13

4-5
Public Service Service - Signal 30
Hozier - Angel of small Death & The codeine scene
The Animals - The house of the rising sun
Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals
Feist - Mushaboom
Ash - Oh Yeah
Mapei - Don't Wait
UNKLE w/ Nick Cave - Money & Run
Dusty Springfield - Take another little piece of my heart
Rhye - Open
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony

5-6
Ben Pearce - What I might do
St Vincent - Cruel
U2 - With or Without you
Shad - Fam Jam
Propeller Palms - All in this together
Miike Snow - Burial
Stereophonics - Local boy in the photograph
Josef Salvat - Every Night
The Young Folk - Way down south

6-7
MS MR - Dance Yrself Clean
Thin Lizzy - Rosalie
Spoon - The Underdog
Angus & Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane
New Order - Temptation
Portishead - Glorybox
Ellie Goulding - Tesselate (Alt J Cover)
Animal Beats - Water to sand
Parov Stelar - All Night
Oasis - Shes Electric

Monday, November 11, 2013

Playlist for Monday 11.11.13

4-5
White Denim - Come Back
Blind Yackety - Easy Days
Fyfe - Solace
The National - Demons
Little Green Cars - Harper Lee
Calexico - Maybe on Monday
Altered Hours - Smoke Your Eyes
Koop - Come to me
Queens of the stone age - Make it with chu
Yuck - Rebirth
The XX - Intro
Air - All I need

5-6
Hozier - Angel of small death & the codeine scene
MS MR - Dance Yrself Clean
London Grammar - Hey Now
Pulp - After all
Mapei - Don't Wait
New Order - Blue Monday
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Animal Beats - Water to sand
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Kid Karate - Two Times
RY X - Berlin

6-7
Beck - I won't be long
Goldfrapp - Drew
Grimes - Vanessa
Van Morrison - Days like this
Junip - Line Of Fire
Les Enfants - Celeste
The Decemberists - On the bus mall
Death Cab for Cutie - You are a tourist
Rory Gallagher - Lonesome Highway
Fleet Foxes - Bedouin Dress
Ciaran Gribbin - Sold Out Hallelujah

Friday, November 8, 2013

Playlist for Friday 8.11.13

4-5
Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn
The Darkness - I believe in a thing called love
Earth Wind & Fire - September
RAC - Let Go
The Cars - Just what I needed
Oasis - Supersonic
Nancy Sinatra - These boots are made for walking
Noisettes - Wild Young Heart
Cathy Davy - Sing for your supper

5-6
Rage against the machine - Killing in the Name
Koop - Come to me
Guns N Roses - Welcome to the jungle
Hall & Oats - You make my dreams
The young folk - Way down south
Coldplay - Clocks
Chairlift - Bruises
U2 - The Fly

6-7
Ray Charles - I got a woman
An Emotional Fish - Celebrate
Space - Female of the species
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Harry Nilsson - Coconut
William Shatner - Common People
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Violent Femmes - Blister in the sun
Ships - You're gonna feel it

Remembrance Run Road Closures.

The "Remembrance Run" will be held this Sunday the 10th of  November, the following restrictions will apply in the Phoenix Park on the day and for the periods hereinafter

Road Closures/Period of Closure:

Chesterfield Avenue (Mountjoy to Phoenix) 8.00 am - 2.00 pm
Ordnance Survey Road 9.00 am - 2.00 pm
Glen/Upper Glen Road 9.00 am - 2.00 pm
Furry Glen 9.00 am - 2.00 pm

Gates to be closed:

Chapelizod Gate (no left turn, except hospital access} 9.30 am - 2.00 pm
Knockmaroon Gate 8.00 am - 2.00 pm
shtown Gate (no right turn on entry) 9.30 am - 2.00 pm
Castleknock Gate 10.45 am - 11.30 am

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Playlist for Thursday 7.11.13

4-5
Oasis - Shes Electric
The Fall - Touch Sensitive
Teddybears - Punkrockers
Animal Beats - Water to Sand
Queen - Somebody to love
Koop - Come to me
Mapei - Don't Wait
Staple Singers - I'll take youthere
Knocking Ghosts - Distractions
The Roots - The Seed

5-6
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
Whipping Boy - When we were young
The Marshall Tucker Band - Can't you see
Squeeze - Cool for cats
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Van Morrison - Baby please don't go
White Lies - Death
Transvision Vamp - Baby I don't care

6-7
Beatles - A hard days night
Hellogoodbye - Everything is debatable
Edwin Collins - Never met a girl like you
Janelle Monae - Tightrope
Paul McCartney - Jet
Caravan Palace - Jolie Coquine
Prince - Sign of the times
Director - Reconnect
Divine Comedy - Songs of Love
Come On Live Long - Cybil

Mo Ronnies Mo Problems.

It's that time of year again, when men take it upon themselves to deface their faces with ronnies, tashes, lip fuzz and an assortment of embarrassing and outright repulsive follicle growth all in the name of cancer research, yes its Movember.

This year our very own John Neary has decided that it's a good idea. 

Click HERE to donate to a worthy cause and to see the every embarrassing update photo.

Dublin Region Watermains Rehabilitation Project Construction Works Update

Thursday 7th November 2013

Motorists are advised that works will be taking place in the following locations weekend 9th and 10th November and week commencing 11th November 2013 to facilitate the Dublin Region Watermains Rehabilitation Works.

Traffic Management will be in place in the following locations

Dublin 2

Leeson Street Lower junction with Fitzwilliam Place and Adelaide Road -Saturday 9th of November, working hours are 9am to 11pm. At the junction of Leeson Street Lower and Fitzwilliam Place, lane management will be in operation. The inbound bus lane on Leeson Street Lower will be suspended between Fitzwilliam Place and St Stephens Green

Other works are taking place in the following locations - 2 way traffic will be maintained, however, there may be temporary Stop/Go boards in operation to facilitate the Grab lorry.

Dublin 1

Kellys Row, Nearneys Court & St Anthony Place (Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th Nov)

North Circular Road - between the junction of Dorset Street Lower and Sherrard Street Upper.

Temple Street

Dublin 4

Sean Moore Road

Dublin 6

Brighton Gardens & Whitten Road
Alexandra Terrace
Oaklands Terrace

Dublin 8

O’Curry Avenue
O’Carolan Road

Clean Up After Your Dog

A new survey highlights the extent of the dog litter problem in Dublin, so it's not just my shoes than have noticed the increase but everyone else as well!

Dubliners consider dog litter to be a bigger litter problem than cigarettes, gum or graffiti. And almost 4 in 10 dog owners in the capital don’t always clean up after their dog. These are just some of the findings from a new survey Dublin City Council has commissioned into litter in the capital.

The survey was conducted by Millward Brown between 28th August and 10th September 2013. It looked at Dubliners’ attitudes to litter and how they would like to see it tackled. The survey asked 400 people, including 136 dog owners, for their views.

Some interesting findings from the survey:

66% think dog litter is a problem
34% have a dog
89% feel dog owners should clean up after their dog
49% think the dog litter problem is getting worse
10% admit to rarely or never cleaning up after their dog

Survey results are available HERE

“The survey confirms what many people probably think – dog litter is perceived to be one of the city’s most significant litter problems and not enough dog owners are taking responsibility for it. Things can only improve when attitudes change. Our message is that not cleaning up after your dog is unacceptable and is a health hazard. Your dog is your responsibility so clean up after it”, says Hugh Coughlan of Dublin City Council’s Waste Management Services.

When it comes to enforcement, a majority of Dubliners, 57%, say fines are not sufficiently enforced. Only 26% feel dog litter fines are enforced enough.

Dublin City Council points out that while it does enforce dog litter byelaws the extent and nature of the problem mean litter wardens can only be one part of the solution. This is a view that the public generally are coming to share. 30% of those surveyed felt more education and awareness would improve the problem. Just 10% felt more wardens would be effective and only 2% called for new laws.

Dublin City Council released the survey to coincide with the launch of its new Public Awareness Campaign which is highlighting the extent and public health dangers of dog litter. The campaign is supported by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA). The campaign was launched in Merrion Square Park at 10am today 7th November.


Lifting of Water Restrictions.

Water Shut off in Dublin Region to be lifted from tonight – 7th November 2013.

Dublin City Council, on behalf of the four Dublin Local Authorities has announced that due to an increase in production at our Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant, and improvements in storage at their treated water reservoirs, the water shutdowns and severe pressure reductions that have been in place since 30th October 2013, will be lifted from this evening.

Dublin City Council, on behalf of the four Dublin Local Authorities, wishes to thank customers across the entire Dublin region for their patience during the period of water restrictions, which they had to put in place over the past week. Due to the cooperation of all water users, they managed to save a significant amount of water and their regional strategic storage, which was at an extremely and unsustainably low level over the past week, has improved.

Storage at their treated water reservoirs is currently below the level it would normally be at this time of year. They will be keeping reduced water pressure in place in the evenings over the coming weeks, to gain additional treated water storage. This is normal practice at this time of year. This will enable them to plan ahead for the high demand Christmas season, and to cater for the difficulties that the onset of extremely cold weather at this time of year can bring. Water users should not be impacted by this reduced pressure and all users should receive a return of supply this evening.

According to Michael Phillips, Dublin City Engineer, “We will continue to review and monitor production at Ballymore Eustace and the levels at our treated water reservoirs on an ongoing basis. We strongly urge consumers all over the Dublin Region to help conserve water by restricting their use of water during the day as much as possible. By making very small adjustments to some of our daily activities, we can help to significantly reduce the volume of water we use without impacting on our lifestyle. I would encourage everyone to visit www.taptips.ie which provides easy to follow and valuable tips on how to conserve water. If all of our customers implement simple conservation measures, this would also significantly reduce the likelihood of future restrictions being implemented which could arise from extremely cold weather or from issues with water production.”

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Playlist for Wednesday 6.11.13

4-5
Animal Beats - Water to sand
The Jam - The Bitterest Pill
Mister Wives - Coffins
Waterboys - Glastonbury Song
Camera Obscura - French Navy
Ray Charles - I got a woman
Black Keys - Heavy Soul
The Decemberists - Crane Wife 3
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
London Grammar - Strong
Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman
Pearl Jam - Better Man

5-6
Kodakid - Shake Skin
Goldfrapp - Caravan Girl
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Pixies - Gigantic
Joshua Burnside - Black Dog Sin
David Bowie - Young Americans
Caracol - Shiver
Paul Simon - Diamonds on the souls of her shoes

6-7
The Royal Concept - World on Fire
Neil Young - Old Man
Cake - Love you madly
Thin Lizzy - Rosalie
Bon Iver - Blood Bank
The Heavy - How you like me now
Earth Wind & Fire - September
Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn
My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday
Rodriguez - Crucify your mind
David Kitt - Say no more

Rialto Area Improvement Scheme

The Rialto area improvement works are now taking place and will last 30 weeks. This is phase 1 and will be between SCR : Glenmalure Park to east of Rialto Catholic Church.

This is the works that will take place:

Reduce the size of the existing roundabout.
Reconstruct pedestrian crossing facilities.
Resurface existing carriageway.
Provide and improve cycling facilities including the provision of segregated cycle tracks along South Circular Road.
Regularise parking by the provision of designated parking bays.
Upgrade footpaths with granite kerbs and concrete flags.
Provide new public lighting.
Replace section of water-main and boundary boxes.
Provide additional trees.
Provide new street furniture.

It has been very busy in the area over the past few months and this will add extra pressure on the road network. Expect extra delays.

Here are a few links to maps and layouts of the project:

LINK 1
LINK 2
LINK 3

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Playlist for Tuesday 5.11.13

4-5
Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals
An Emotional Fish - Celebrate
Cast of Cheers - Animals
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
Asgeir - Torrent
Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone
Beatles - Back in the USSR
Real Estate - Its Real
WE ARE TWIN - Keep on lovin you
Jonathan Wilson - Desert Raven
The 4 of US - Sunlight
Little Dragon - Ritual Union

5-6
Ciaran Gribbin - Sold Out Hallelujah
Hellogoodbye - Everything is debatable
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Phoenix - If I ever feel better
Jam - Town called malice
Frightened Rabbit - The Woodpile
Van Morrison - The way young lovers do
The Boxer Rebellion - Diamonds
Little xs for eyes - Summer stay

6-7
Edward Sharpe - Janglin
Stone Roses - Fools Gold
James Vincent McMorrow - Cavilier
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
Beck - Loser
Shad - Fam Jam
Johnny Cash - The man comes around
Mapei - Don't Wait
Thin Lizzy - The Rocker
Come On Live Long - Cybil
Junip - Line Of Fire

Monday, November 4, 2013

Playlist for Monday 4.11.13

4-5
Volcano Choir - Byegone
Hozier - Cherry Wine
MS MR - Dance Yrself Clean
Vampire Weekend - Step
Josef Salvat - Every night
Riptide Movement - Thieves in the gallery
Shearwater - Animal Life
Altered Eyes - Smoke your eyes
Junip - Line of fire

5-6
Lorde - Royals
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Solar Bears - Our future is underground
Smiths - The boy with the thorn in his side
Mapei - Don't Wait
Fryars - On your own
Sea Pinks - Following WInd
Beck - I won't be long

6-7
Jam - Start
Wallflowers - One HEadlight
Pulp - Disco 2000
Joshu Burnside - Black Dog Sin
Blur - the Universal
I am Kloot - Some better day
Daughter - Youth
Whipping Boy - When we were young

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hedge cutting and verge trimming will take place on the N81 single carriageway from its junction from Rampere and at each junction along the N81 and finishing at Lamb junction from Monday 4th November until Friday 8th November, between 8am and 4.00pm.

Flagmen will be posted at each location.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Playlist for Friday 1.11.13

4-5
Delorentos - Basis of Everything
Clash - Train in Vain
Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Caracol - Shiver
Dire Straits - Walk of life
Metronomy - The Look
Van Morrison - Baby please don't go
Shad - Fam Jam
Supergrass - Moving
Frank & Walters - After All

5-6
Arctic Monkeys - Do I wanna know?
Jackie Wilson - I get teh sweetest feeling
Lionel Richie - All night long
Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
William Shatner - Common People
Smiths - How soon is now
C2C - Happy
Billy Joel - It's still rock and roll to me

6-7
Edward Sharpe & The magnetic Zeros - 40 day dream
Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama
Primal Scream - Movin on up
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
This Club - Up
RAC - Let Go
Paul Simon - You can call me Al
An Emotional Fish - Celebrate

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Playlist 2013

4-5
Sinead O Connor & Shane McGowan - Haunted
Fatboy Slim - Demons
Woodkid - Run Boy Run
Meatloaf - Bat out of hell
Olivier Libaux - Burn the witch
Ray Parker - Ghostbusters
Brian Deady - Warewolves of London
The Kills - Nail in my coffin
Rockwell - Somebodys watching me
The Immediate - A ghost in the house
Danny Elfman - This is Halloween

5-6
The Raconteurs - Carolina Drama
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Cranberries - Zombie
Doors - People are strange
UNKLE - Eye for an eye
Tito & the Tarantulas - After Dark
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Hozier - Angel of small death & the codeine scene

6-7
Dusty Springfield - Spooky
Blue Oyster Cult - the Reaper
Laura Marling - Ghosts
Radiohead - Creep
ACDC - Highway to hell
Black Keys - Howlin for you
The Specials - Ghosttown
Joshua Burnside- Black Dog Sin
Blitzen Trapper - Furr
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

Songs we didn't get a chance to play:
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
Stars - I died so I could haunt you
Nick Cave - Red Right Hand
Eels - Souljacker
Q Lazzarus - Goodbye Horses
Charlie Daniel Band - Devil went down to Georgia
The National - Demons
Beck - Scarecrow / Devils Haircut
Johnny Cash - Ghost riders in the sky
Charlie Parr - Possessed by the devil
Eels - My beloved monster
Interpol - Evil

Dublin Nightly Water Restrictions will remain in place until next Monday

Due to the ongoing serious production problem at Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant, Dublin City Council, on behalf of the four Dublin Local Authorities, is urging consumers all over the Dublin region to conserve water, in an effort to restore levels in our treated water reservoirs to normal.

Nightly restrictions, which are likely to lead to a loss of supply, will be put in place from tonight, Thursday 31st October from 8.00pm in the evening to 7am the following morning. Restrictions will remain in place until at least next Monday 4th November, and will be reviewed on a daily basis. This will assist us in replenishing treated drinking water levels to a normal level.

The reason for the restrictions is due to a serious production problem at our Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant, which has caused a significant reduction in water production since last weekend. Prior to this, we had introduced reductions in water pressure during the night in an effort to replenish storage levels, but this did not achieve the desired effect. Dublin City Council engineers are continuing to work around the clock to identify the cause of the problem and to mitigate the effects, but as previously stated, it may take some time to completely resolve the issue. It should be stressed that there is no problem with the quality of treated drinking water or with storage levels of untreated/raw water.

In an effort to maintain storage of treated water at a sustainable level, we are continuing to ask consumers to help us in restoring adequate water supplies by restricting their use of water as much as possible. We are asking people to visit www.taptips.ie for easy water saving tips. We will be shutting off supply each night this week in order to conserve supplies. While we will make every effort possible to maintain pressures during peak demand periods, pressures will be reduced during the times indicated above. This will result in lower pressures and loss of supply across the entire Dublin region.

The four Dublin Local Authorities apologise for any inconvenience caused by these restrictions and will do everything possible to minimise their scale and duration. We are asking consumers bear with us while we work to restore the water supply to normal. The Dublin Local Authorities greatly appreciate the efforts people and businesses are making to conserve water.

The water restriction will not impact on Dublin Fire Brigade’s capacity to deal with any incidents which may arise on Halloween Night.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Playlist for Wednesday 30.10.13

4-5
An Emotional Fish - Celebrate
Delta Spirit - White Table
Nina Simone - Sinnerman
Shad - Fam Jam
New Order - Hellbent
Caribou - Melody Day
Josh Burnside - Black Dog Sin
Marilyn Manson - The beautiful people 
The Royal Concept - World on Fire
The Housemartins - Happy Hour
Come On Live Long - Cybil
Ocean Colour Scene - Hundred Mile High City

5-6
Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song
White Denim - Pretty Green
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Johnny Cash - The man comes around
Rhye - Open
The Steve Miller Band - Take the money and run
Altered Hours - Smoke your eyes
Director - Reconnect
Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with butterfly wings

6-7
Mapei - Don't Wait
Van Morrison - Moondance
The Boxer Rebellion - Diamonds
Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
Joy Division - Love will tear us apart
Dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip - Look for the woman
Solar Bears - Our future is underground
Chic - Le Freak

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Playlist for Tuesday 29.10.13

4-5
Altered Hours - Smoke your eyes
Beck - I won't be long
School of seven bells - Windstorm
Glass Pear - Dizzy
Bipolar Sunshine - Fire
Feist - How come you never go there
Brian Deady - Over like McGyver
Cat Power - He War
Alt-J - Matilda
Mister Wives - Coffins
Joshua Burnside - Black Dog Sin
Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Mr Tang

5-6
Laura Marling - Where can I go?
Solar Bears - Our future is now
Mapei - Don't Wait
Bright Eyes - First day of my life
Shearwater - You as you were
Minnie Ripperton - Les Fleurs
Led Zeppelin - Going to California
Little xs for eyes - Summer Stay
Fryars - On your own
The Young Folk - Way down south

6-7
Stone Roses - Made of stone
Junip - Line of fire
Floor Staff - The Guest
The Velvet Underground - I'm waiting for my man
Kavinsky - Nightcall
Stereophonics - I wouldn't believe your radio
Ivan & Alyosha - Be Your Man
Come On Live Long - Little Ones
Funeral Suits - All those friendly people
Beatles - Drive my car