Adding New School Zones Is Put on Hold as Council Reshuffles Staff, Struggles with Shortage of Engineersby Claudia Dalby
Killian Boland, deputy principal of St Enda’s Primary School, says he’s been told his school is not forgotten. “We’re just somewhere on a list at the moment.”
Council’s Efforts to Do Something Other than Build Traveller Housing with Mt Anville Road Site Continueby Laoise Neylon
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council decided in 2019 not to build housing for Travellers on the site, saying it planned to sell it. Now it’s back to housing again.
Also this week
In Portobello, a Pair Swap Their Cafe for a Natural Wine Barby Claudia Dalby
What once was Meet Me in the Morning, on Pleasants Street, has become Table Wine (which offers food too).
He Thought of Himself as Irish Through and Through, Until the Government Told Him He Wasn’tby Shamim Malekmian
Thomas Smith lived here for 24 years, but the minister for justice turned down his citizenship application because he hadn’t been living here when he applied.
The Culprit Behind an Oil Spill on the River Tolka in Glasnevin May Never Be Found, Council Saysby Shamim Malekmian
“Spillages from home heating tanks are a private matter and are rarely reported to Dublin City Council,” said a senior council engineer.
A Writer-Director Puts on an Unfinished Play, and Asks the Audience for Feedbackby Claudia Dalby
Martha Fitzgerald says she was inspired by the 1987 film The Witches of Eastwick to write a spooky, magical musical about three women, set in Dublin – The Witches of East Wall.
On Dorset Street, Council Pushes Forward with Regeneration of a Long-Neglected Housing Complexby Laoise Neylon
The plans call for the current 113 old homes, many of which are now empty and boarded up, to be replaced with 163 new ones.
Offering People “Civic Dollars” to Get Outside and into Parksby Sean Finnan
The council-backed programme lets people download an app that tracks how much time they spend in certain parks, and lets them claim rewards for that.
Dublin City Councillors Approve €1.13 Billion Budget for 2022by Laoise Neylon
They voted to approve a draft proposed by council managers, after making a few relatively small amendments that they said residents want.