Solas, a youth project in the Liberties, is currently scattered across three different buildings that aren’t suitable, says CEO Eddie D’Arcy.
“At least, there’s a bright spark here,” said artist Robert Ballagh at the launch last week, in a former retail unit in the Phibsboro Shopping Centre.
The council abandoned plans to buy a space in Belmayne as officials couldn’t carry out a proper evaluation to ensure there weren’t defects, emails show.
A ground-floor strip, supposed to be the library, has sat empty. Dublin City Council just gave permission to the current owner to convert it to four apartments.
A group in the northern suburb say they’ve a real need for a community centre – so people have somewhere to meet, so they can build an identity for the place.
The Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme’s conflict with its landlord leave it uncertain how long it will be able to continue operating.
The government lacks the self-awareness to realise that Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton should be turning up at the closings of food banks, not the openings.