Skewers with a spicy bean jelly. Salty milk tea. The range is part of the draw, says Afanti co-owner Eleanor Halmurat.
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Michael Lanigan is a freelance journalist who covers arts and culture for Dublin Inquirer. His work also appears in Vice, Totally Dublin, TheJournal.ie and the Business Post. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “cultural space” off Francis Street meant to compensate for the loss of the Tivoli Theatre is still mostly used as storage
“We have a proposal put together regarding the future use” of the space, said a spokesperson for the Staycity aparthotel, which opened in January 2022 and hosts it.
Big, loud, messy and ramshackle, the Onion Boys play The Hut in Phibsboro
For 30 minutes, the band delivered a blistering set of theatrical punk and monstrous rock ‘n’ roll, saturated in sweat, Buckfast Tonic Wine and milk.
In the south inner-city, unauthorised sculptures of a cat and a rat stare each other down
First came the rat. Then, “A lad who lives around the corner had a cat, and it was his pride and joy, and it was suggested he do a cat.”
Council leaves land promised for park vacant, and forbids children from playing there
The 2014 planning permission for council homes off Donore Avenue required the council to provide the park before anyone moved in. It didn’t.
Redevelopment of Phibsboro Shopping Centre on hold, senator says
The delay might have knock-on effects on a planned public plaza, and impacts on the council’s plans to revamp neighbouring Dalymount Park.
“I wanted to stress that there is so much beauty in monstrosity”
For her debut solo exhibition, performance artist Venus Patel drew on the experience of being feared and “seen as a monster” because she is different.
Plans for a new primary-care centre on Gulistan site in Rathmines face years of delay
Under terms agreed when the council transferred the land to the HSE, the HSE was supposed to submit a planning application by October 2022.
Though unable to find a permanent perch, painter and performer “Taoiseach Shame” continues to create
Louise Butler’s output is energetic and startling, says Richmond Road Studios manager Maeve Brennan. “It has all of these colours and risks.”
New library dropped from plan for council’s redevelopment of Dalymount Park
Instead, the council is looking at keeping services in the existing Phibsboro library, and extending it.