At a recent meeting, councillors for the north-west of the city talked about road closures, the campaign for a new school, and delayed social housing.
It’s Written in Concrete, Reviewed
In his memoir, Seamus Kelly – founder of the Ballymun Concrete News – sets about convincing journalists and publishers of the need for positive news. It’s a hard sell, right now.
One Woman Documents Her 15-Year Battle for a Healthy Home
From a hole in the kitchen wall to drips from the ceiling, over the years Rita Cahill has catalogued an array of problems with her home, built as part of the Ballymun regeneration.
Residents in the North-West of the City Push for Webcasts of Council Meetings
“There’s a lot of money being spent and we can’t find out what’s happened,” says Una Caulfield of the Griffith Avenue and District Residents’ Association.
Odran: Changes on Ballymun’s Fringes Highlight Stagnation in Centre
Dublin City Council looks set to sell lands near IKEA to a big-box retailer, which could bring more jobs to Ballymun. While welcome, the move again highlights the stagnation of the suburb’s centre.
Odran: The Latest Plan for Ballymun Is One the Council Will Regret
The area needs a greater mix of incomes, and building a Lidl and a six-storey student accommodation won’t help with that, writes DIT lecturer Odran Reid.
A Mentoring Project Seeks to Bridge the Gap from Ballymun to University
Since 2006, the team has worked with 432 students. Of those, 386 have graduated at least once, and the rest are studying at the moment.
A History of Working-Class Writing, Reviewed
When writers produce material that incorporates or is influenced by their own working-class background, it seems they still face an uphill battle to be recognised, writes Daniel Seery.
NTA Drops Objection to Lidl and Student Accommodation in Ballymun
But the damage has been done, says Fianna Fáil Councillor Paul McAulliffe. “I’m worried about the chilling effect this will have on investment,” he says.
A Ballymun Exhibit Frames the Profane with the Sacred
“We’re not taking our lead from the church, we’re taking it from advertising. So the secular icons show that,” says artist Paul Mac Cormaic.