Part of the plan to build the new National Children’s Hospital is to make sure local residents benefit from the thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of euro set to pour into the area.
Author Archives: Louisa McGrath
Study: Sexual Harassment “Frequent and Distressing” for Women in Dublin
Women face sexual harassment on the city streets, says an unpublished report commissioned by Dublin City Council. So, what are we going to do about it?
Hops City: Want to Help a Local Brewery?
The Social Hops project lets people become part of a great hops-growing experiment, which should lead to some first-of-their-kind beers.
Crowded Houses: Another Side to Dublin’s Homeless Crisis
When Dublin City Council looked at why people were becoming homeless, the problem of overcrowding featured high on the list.
In the Dark?
Are Dublin City Councillors getting the information they need to do their jobs?
Designer at Heart, Restauranteur by Trade: John Farrell
Every year or two since 2009, John Farrell has opened a new restaurant in the city: The Butcher Grill, Dillinger’s, 777, Super Miss Sue, Luna. And he’s not done yet, he says.
Which New Dublin TDs Are Taking Travel Expenses?
Three newbie Dublin TDs aren’t taking the unvouched travel allowance. And one Dublin TD says he is, but for a community fund, not for travel.
John Wolfe Is on a Mission to Tackle TDs’ Expenses
About two decades ago, John Wolfe gave up his work as a builder and grew an obsession with the law. “I love civil law with a passion,” he said after a recent court appearance.
On Sandymount Strand, A Meeting of Fire Artists
Fire performers meet regularly to practice on Sandymount Strand, which is well-suited for the purpose, with a large body of water nearby in case something goes wrong.
Will a Pledge to Help House the Homeless Get Anywhere?
More than 1,000 people have offered to help do up empty council houses or “voids” for homeless families. But it’s unclear if this effort will gain traction.