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Author Archives: Stephen Bourke
Stephen Bourke is a freelance journalist, but more importantly, a second-generation Dub on both sides of the family. @anburcach
Despite the Price, Salt and Fat, Dubliners Love Their Cinema Popcorn
And cinema-goers in Coolock like it weird. “Guests in Coolock would … ask for a little tub of the [nacho] cheese so they can dip their popcorn into it,” says Sinead O’Neill of Odeon Cinemas.
Why Are the Docklands Bridges So Far Apart?
This podcast trawls through the history of the Docklands, touching on ferryboats, a cargo of dogs, and a giant pile of tripe, to answer a reader’s question about an inconvenience for city pedestrians.
The Mirage of a Mayor
A bill that would have allowed Dubliners to decide whether they wanted to vote for their mayor has come off the rails, in another blow for its backers.
On Patrick’s Day, Some Dublin Suburbanites Will Be Staying Close to Home
West Dublin communities are giving the main event a miss, in favour of their own home-grown parades – without a reviewing stand in sight.
From Pride to Shame: Busáras and Its Toilets
Passengers were promised better toilets, but a plan to bring them and the rest of Busáras back to life has stalled amid financial chaos at Bus Éireann.
On the Trail of the Pintman
Two decades after agreeing to have his picture taken by an American folklorist, Cabra man Paddy Losty has taken the internet by storm as the embodiment of excess. But who was he?
In Grangegorman, Mixed Feelings about New Neighbours
Stoneybatter could have rooms for thousands of students in a couple of years’ time – and some locals claim that’s too many in one place.
Stick ‘Em Up
Dublin’s street furniture is a grey-market ad space and an ideological battleground for anyone with a message, a roll of stickers, and no fear of getting caught.
Border Issues: Some Ashtown Residents Are Pining for Dublin Central
Electoral reforms pushed a north Dublin suburb out of one constituency and into another. Some Ashtown residents are less than keen about their annexation.