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.
Council Plans to Unveil New Vision for Ringsend Library Square
Some have been concerned that its been clogged with parked cars and traffic – and think the redesign could change that.
Some Want Toilets in Toiletless Public Libraries, Fast
Six of the city’s 21 libraries don’t have toilets for the public. “I just think it’s mental,” says one library-goer.
On Kildare Street, Visit a Time Capsule from 1974
The Department of Agriculture Library, which hasn’t been updated since it opened, features gems like “The Book of Asparagus” from 1901. It’s inviting visitors in on 13 October as part of the citywide Open House festival.
Brushing Up: The Art Deco Library on Emmet Road in Inchicore
The library, built in 1935, is unusual on the outside. It’s one of a trio sharing the same style in the city.
Council Briefs: The New City Library, Affordable Homes in O’Devaney, and More
Councillors want more clarity on fundraising for the new city library, the council says planned “affordable” homes at O’Devaney will be for sale (not for rent), and more.
How Archives are Changing What They Collect, and When
The speedy reaction by Dublin City Archives to collect messages left at the memorial to Savita Halappanavar in the south inner-city shows a new effort to value items from the here and now.
Will Drimnagh Residents Finally Get a Library of Their Own?
They’ve been asking for 50 years, says one local resident. And now the council owns a site that some councillors reckon would be a good spot to build one.
Early Designs Unveiled For New City Library on Parnell Square
Earlier this week, Dublin’s head librarian unveiled the latest designs for the planned grand central library on Parnell Square. Here’s what it looks like.
The Plan to Transform Parnell Square North
Real-estate giant Kennedy Wilson has promised to give millions – and raise many millions more – to help Dublin City Council create the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter. They say they’ll get nothing in return.