On Dublin City Council, there are no minority or migrant councillors. This year’s local elections in May could change that, with candidates running for Fianna Fáil, the Green Party, and the Social Democrats.
There’s more people renting now in Dublin than at any time in recent history, and they’re paying more for less. This episode looks at the city’s rental sector, and those squeezed into it.
“I’ve kind of realised that just an interested group of people can get this going, really, and we shouldn’t be waiting for anyone else,” says Neasa Hourigan.
Social Democrats Councillor Gary Gannon says the site should include a community space, an installation on what life inside was like, a museum, a memorial garden, housing, and food markets.
“Everyone’s giving out about the lack of diversity in the media,” says Stephanie Costello, of the Media Interns Alliance. “But nobody’s looking after the most vulnerable: the student journalists and the interns.”
Buried underground are everything from aeronautical parts and food waste, to vials of blood and construction debris. Some worry that leaving it there could lead to wider environmental damage.
The Supply Hub is not the only business in Doyle’s Corner that has had to leave its premises in the last few months. There’s a whole strip now that’s empty, or emptying out: 364 to 374 North Circular Road.
While Mountpleasant Avenue Upper is now much calmer, Richmond Hill has suffered. “We’ve solved one problem and created another.”
When a gig organiser told Gary Ó’Nualláin he wouldn’t get paid unless he brought in enough paying audience members, he decided to try to change the city’s live music scene. Months later, he’s disheartened.