Powerful folks in suits knocked back whiskey and talked about hundreds of millions of euros of investment they hope is going to flow into the Liberties in the coming years, transforming the neighbourhood.
Category: City Desk
The Furore Over Bus Tenders, Revisited
For the time being, the bus system is going to be the mainstay of Dublin’s public transport system, and there are plans afoot to try to improve it with a little competition. But will they backfire?
In Face of Homeless Crisis, Some Turn to Sit-ins
Given the severity of the homelessness problem, direct actions are beginning to emerge as a response.
An Imam Tries to Grow His Influence
From his base in an industrial estate, Dr Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri is looking to carve out a larger space in the public debate for himself and his Islam.
Can Giving Up a Few Beers Help Tackle Poverty?
By setting up a local chapter of Giving What You Can, a Dublin couple hope to get others to start donating 10 percent of their incomes.
At Lunch With… Councillor John Lyons
Councillor John Lyons talks about life as a newbie local politician, Inkgate and, of course, Irish Water.
Trap, Neuter, Release
These people want to cut off your cat’s balls.
Is Dublin Showing Pedestrians Enough Love?
The numbers behind Dublin’s crowded-pavement problem, with an interactive map thrown in.
Embracing Life, In Photos
One photographer documents the lives of four octogenarians, two of whom are Dubliners.
Poolbeg and Joe McCarthy’s €5 Million Question
Sandymount resident Joe McCarthy keeps asking the same question: three percent of what? He thinks the answer could be worth nearly €5 million.