Vacancy Watch: Matt’s of Cabra on Faussagh Avenueby Laoise Neylon
The appearance of the building and surrounding site are bringing down the area, some councillors say. A representative of the owners says they’ve tried to maintain it.
In Drumcondra, a Shop Holds a Trove of Old-School Cash Registersby Donal Corrigan
Members of the Bolger family have been running Botanic Office Equipment since 1970. “It’s what you know,” says Padraic Bolger.
Also this week
- We’re Looking for People in the Rotunda and North City Areas to Tell Us What You Want from Your Local Media
- Council Briefs: Adding Flood Defences in Sandymount, Transforming Trees in the Dublin Mountains, and More
- Councillors to Consider Proposal to Use the Council’s Spending Power to Help Residents and Small Businesses More
- The System for Providing Free Legal Aid to People Seeking Asylum Is Broken, Some Say
In the Liberties, a Remnant of a Motorway that Never Wasby Claudia Dalby
If Bridgefoot Street seems strangely wide for such a short city-centre road, that’s because it was once destined to be part of something much larger.
Providers of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation Have Been Saying There’s a Lack of Demand for Itby Laoise Neylon
Instead of reducing rents to tempt more students, they’ve been going to the council and getting permission to use it for short-term lets and co-living.
“Raging” at Landowner, Councillors Look to CPO or Re-Rezone Coolock Siteby Lois Kapila
They rezoned the site from industrial to residential for an affordable housing proposal. Now, the land’s more valuable and the landowner is looking to sell it.
The System for Providing Free Legal Aid to People Seeking Asylum Is Broken, Some Sayby Shamim Malekmian
Asylum seekers say some solicitors they are assigned seem uninterested in fighting their cases. Solicitors say the fees the state pays them are inadequate.
Councillors to Consider Proposal to Use the Council’s Spending Power to Help Residents and Small Businesses Moreby Laoise Neylon
At a recent meeting they heard about how cities in the US and UK have used “community wealth building” strategies, with a view to emulating that here.
Council Briefs: Adding Flood Defences in Sandymount, Transforming Trees in the Dublin Mountains, and Moreby Claudia Dalby
These were some of the issues Dublin City Councillors discussed at recent meetings of their South East Area committee and arts and leisure committee.
We’re Looking for People in the Rotunda and North City Areas to Tell Us What You Want from Your Local Mediaby Stephanie Costello
We hope you’ll tell us, through focus groups and surveys in the coming weeks. And then we’ll try to work together with you to do it.