One-parent families, people with disabilities, and renters have been particularly hard hit, according to a report from the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
“It’s hard for us to prove ourselves because they’re making sure that we’re not in the meetings,” says Cynthia Lebuli.
It separates Two Oaks, a just-built 590-home apartment complex, from the council’s grassy Dargle Park, and older area housing estates.
It’s the third community centre the area has lost in recent years, after Carman’s Hall and the Donore Avenue Youth and Community Centre.
Have you been asked for a transit visa, when you don’t need one?
“Responses received do not present an optimum solution for the site,” says a council report.
Meanwhile, those groups, like the Muslim Sisters of Éire, which runs a food table at the GPO, are “being inundated with demand”.
Locals want to know if Lidl is still going to build a promised supermarket there. In the meantime, it’s lying vacant and asbestos fell off a derelict building on the site into a neighbour’s garden.
With Superwomen Everywhere, she hopes to reach women who may avoid yoga because they feel out of place.
The developers have finished them, but years on the council has yet to take control of – and responsibility for – them. “It’s a major issue.”