“Why shouldn’t we be able to bring a story about romance, dramas, thrillers? Why does it always have to be violence?”
Author Archives: Erin McGuire
Erin McGuire is a city reporter. Her stories often offer an intimate window into the lives of those we share the city with. You can reach her at email@example.com.
The Cabra Men’s Shed, Together Again
Before the pandemic, there was a bustling schedule for older people in the community. Starting with new yoga classes, organisers are trying to bring it back.
A Local Historian Digs Into the Treatment of Tuberculosis In Ireland
Among other things, Alan Carthy’s research uncovered how, in the 1940s, plans for a large-scale treatment facility in Santry fell through, costing the government time and money.
How Often Are People Filing Claims Against the Council for Tripping on Tree Roots?
Late last year, the council’s chief executive was quoted as saying he’d cut down every “roadside tree” in the city to mitigate the risk of personal injury claims against the council.
In Phibsboro, a New Group’s First Art Exhibition Is Inspired by the Movement of People
Antonio D’Souza says the group is inclusive, not exclusive – a place for artists who might not otherwise be included in Ireland’s art scene.
What’s Happened to the Mary’s Abbey Pocket Park?
There are small green spaces like the Mary’s Abbey garden dotted around the city, some still going, some closed for good. What makes some successful in the long-term?
In the Liberties, The Little Flower Centre Is Still Blooming after 108 Years
“I’ve worked all over, every aspect of catering,” says long-time Chef Ray Juthan. “But I’ve never gotten as much satisfaction as I have now.”
The Council Is Preparing a Strategy to Make the City Better for Kids to Play In
Old-timers can remember when children roamed, finding things to do, games to play. But the city has changed, childhood has changed – and the streets are emptier now.
With Studio Space Scarce, a Sculptor Pines for the Good Old Days
Every time Kevin Gaines has worked with or around other artists, he’s picked things up – a mallet, a forgotten skill, or just the energy and creativity of a place, he says.
At Mansion House, a Family Keeps the Tradition of the Live Crib Alive
For more than 30 years, members of one family have shepherded animals from their small farm in Enniskerry to Dublin’s city centre.