In the Heart of the City, a Drummer Plays the Streetsby Michael Lanigan
Jason McNamara says he loves it because there’s no distance from the crowd. “Kids, families, older people, homeless people. You get to play for everyone.”
Help Us Report: Can You Store Your Buggy at Your Child’s Creche?by Claudia Dalby
We understand that this can have a big impact on parents’ time, and the mode of travel they choose. We’d like to learn more from you.
Council Plans 10% Wheelchair-Accessible Homes as Part of Mix in Large New Housing Schemesby Laoise Neylon
Disability rights organisations say the standards for “accessible” housing should be changed first to ensure homes are “wheelchair-livable”.
Dublin City Council Refuses to Map Sites for Traveller Homes in City Development Planby Laoise Neylon
The national Office of the Planning Regulator says it should, but the council’s chief executive says Traveller homes can be built on any residentially zoned land.
Vacancy Watch: A Run-Down Site in Temple Barby Claudia Dalby
For at least a decade, the site that had the black and yellow “Somebody’s Child” mural lay vacant, rotting. As of last year though, the council owns it – and says it has plans for it.
For Some non-EU Citizens, a Breakup Can Mean a Carefully Constructed Life Is Upendedby Shamim Malekmian
While spouses and civil partners have the right to stay in Ireland if their relationship with their EU partner falls apart, other long-term partners don’t.
In the River Dodder He Hunts Insects and on Facebook He Helps Identify Them for Othersby Claudia Dalby
Hugh Feeley is a “group expert” in a 10,700-member Facebook group, where he helps people identify insects they’ve snapped photos of.
In Clontarf, Council Bollards Meant to Prevent Illegal Parking Also Block Easy Access to the Bay for Kayakersby Claudia Dalby
However, not everyone’s locked out of the pier and slipway: the council has given keys to the Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club to unlock and demount the bollards.
Council Briefs: The Cause of Northside Power Outages, and Plans for Clontarf Flood Defencesby Laoise Neylon
These were among the issues Dublin city councillors discussed at a meeting of their North Central Area Committee on Monday.
The Summer I Robbed a Bank, Reviewedby India Matthews
“I thought this book was really funny,” writes our nine-year-old reviewer. “I’d recommend [it] to people aged 8–11, who like funny books about adventures.”
An Cailín Ciúin, Reviewedby Luke Maxwell
“This is the finest Irish language film in recent memory,” writes our reviewer. “Truly, an exceptional and resonant gem.”
Event: Europe’s Policies at Its Southern Bordersby Lois Kapila and Shamim Malekmian
Join us for a conversation about the EU’s policies at its southern borders with Sally Hayden, author of new book “My Fourth Time, We Drowned” and Ocean Outlaw Project OSI editor Joe Galvin. At Anseo, Camden Street, 9 June, from 7.30pm.