“I just paint what catches my attention, and that is compelling to me, and that beg to be painted,” he says.
In Portobello, Regular Visitors to St Kevin’s Park Wonder What Happened to the Trees
Two ash trees there are in natural decline, the council says, so they chopped some branches to keep them as healthy as possible, and visitors safe – but did they cut too much?
Looking at New Designs for Portobello Plaza, Skateboarders Wonder Whether They Will Have a Place
Two possible early designs for what the new refurbished plaza would look like have been released by the council, after workshops with locals.
Photo Book Records Skateboarders’ Eulogy to Portobello Square, Now in a Box
Jake Hoffman’s book features portraits of skaters, each alongside a handwritten note with their reflections on the square and its importance to them.
On Synge Street, Armoured Fighters Do Chivalrous Battle
Reenacting history goes way beyond dressing up, and deep into ideals of chivalry and honour. “It’s this idea of defending what needs to be defended.”
Council Briefs: A Moore Street Stand-Off, a New Cultural Company, and More
At their monthly meeting, Dublin city councillors approved plans to set up a new “cultural company”, discussed new rules for market-stall traders, and bade farewell to a senior council official.
In Portobello, Two Composers Open a New Recording Studio
After a decade running record label and concert promoter Ergodos from wherever they could, the pair have settled into a more permanent home.
Council Briefs: Homelessness Updates, and Overcrowding in Portobello
At recent committee meetings, councillors talked about new places to put homeless accommodation, and a packed house in Portobello.
In Portobello, Skateboarders Want to Go Legit
“We don’t want to really have this us-and-them thing against the council. We would love to come together,” says Phili Halton.
Portobello Harbour Might See More Regular Markets
After a couple of summers of pilot markets, councillors want to press ahead with more regular stalls on the underused square by the canal.