The council should target funding at deprived areas to redress imbalances – but it’s not, some councillors say.
Two New Segregated Cycle Routes Planned from City Centre to Ballsbridge, Clonskeagh Road
The council plans to shield cyclists from cars with bollards at first, and permanent kerbs later.
Increase in Landlords Using “Vacancy or Lack of Tenancy” Loophole to Charge Higher Rents
Official figures show an small uptick in landlords telling the RTB they were claiming an exemption from rent-cap rules because their properties hadn’t been rented for a while, or ever. But the totals are still small.
Why Are None of the First Affordable Cost-Rental Homes in Dublin City?
There are two-bed homes renting for €935 a month as part of a cost-rental scheme in Balbriggan, and for €1,100 in Cork city. But nothing yet in Dublin city.
Mapping Dublin’s Growing Constellation of Company Landlords
In the last three years, institutional investment into Dublin’s rental sector has soared. But what do these investors now own?
What Should Become of the Old Baggot Street Hospital?
Residents in the Pembroke Road Association say they think the empty building should be used as a museum of Dublin city.
Does the Deliveroo App Undermine Workers’ Safety and Solidarity?
Delivery cyclists say it nudges them to deliver to unsafe areas, and has undermined attempts to strike for better conditions. A spokesperson for Deliveroo said safety of riders is an “absolute priority” and it supports their right to express themselves by not working.
Ballsbridge Swimming Pool Announces It Won’t Reopen
“Covid-19 pandemic, restrictions and related costs” have hurt viability, said the board in a statement. Councillors have called for it to be brought into public ownership.
Years After Major Flooding, Some Residents in Ringsend and Irishtown Say They Can’t Get Flood Insurance
Despite DCC and the OPW spending approximately €50m on flood prevention measures, residents are still finding it difficult to get flood insurance for their homes.
Despite Evictions Ban, Some Say They’ve Still Been Forced to Leave Their Homes
Their circumstances vary, from one man in his own studio for the first time in years, to a woman recently arrived but unable to pay the rent.