When People Who Are Destitute Die, It Can Be Hard for Family to Get Their Remainsby Laoise Neylon
The Department of Social Protection sometimes pays for burials but not for cremations. For one Lithuanian family, that almost meant they were unable to get a loved-one’s remains home to rest.
In Chapelizod, a Woman Hosts an Art Exhibition in Her Houseby Claudia Dalby
Visitors come to see the exhibition, Home Bodies, one at a time. “It’s very intimate. Either I talk through the work or a lot of people simply want to wander with the map,” says Debi Paul.
Also this week
National Standards and Independent Inspections Needed for All Homeless Hostels, says Report from Oireachtas Committeeby Laoise Neylon
Following the recommendations though would require an about-face by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) in how it runs its homeless services.
A Linguist Wants to Interview Dubliners About Their Accentsby Shamim Malekmian
Christophe Coupé wants to talk to Dubliners “who were born in Ireland, raised in Ireland”, and migrant kids who went through the Irish education system.
On Talbot Street, a Cafe and Bakery Offers Specialties from Georgiaby Fiachra Gallagher
Ella’s Heaven sells, among many other things, khachapuri adjaruli, a traditional Georgian dish of freshly baked dough filled with melted cheese, an egg and a knob of butter.
In a City Short of Community Spaces, Where Can Funding be Found for More?by Laoise Neylon
More than a third of people who responded to a survey earlier this year said that community facilities were among the top future issues facing the city.
Two Cycling Enthusiasts Hatch a Plan to Convince More Dubliners to Cycle in the Rainby Claudia Dalby
Using a computer programme to predict a weather-related fall-off in cycling, they’d then launch a quick online competition to counteract it.
The Man Behind the Music Videos – and Moreby Michael Lanigan
Bob Gallagher has directed videos for Myles Manley, Naoise Roo, Girl Band, Junior Brother and Lankum. He’s also a filmmaker, a photographer, actor, and occasional choreographer.
Council Briefs: Calming Traffic on Belmont Avenue, Reopening the Herzog Park Pitch, and Moreby Claudia Dalby
These were some of the issues Dublin city councillors discussed at a meeting of their South East Area Committee recently.