The works could take years, so in the meantime the Victorian building should be used for cultural events, says Social Democrats Councillor Cat O’Driscoll.
Residents Concerned About Fire Safety at Homeless Hostel in Smithfield
“Ellis Quay is bad, really bad,” says Denise Jones. “It shouldn’t be open.”
Brushing Up: The Story Behind the Mural Outside The Cobblestone on Smithfield Square
Although it’s only nine years old, since so many former street-art hotspots have been lost to new development, it’s one of the oldest street murals in the city.
Vacancy Watch: On Smithfield Square, Two State-Owned Victorian Buildings Have Been Empty For 27 Years
The Courts Service, their owner, says it is renovating the buildings. Says Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe: “Heads should roll over these things.”
Landlord Fined for Breaches of Rent-Increase Limits at 11 Properties in Dublin
The Residential Tenancies Board has published the names of landlords it has fined or cautioned for breaking laws governing rental homes, including Propmaster Ventures.
Disagreement Over Who Should Run Council-Owned Fruit and Veg Market
Handing it over to a private operator would drive up prices and drive out small traders, say some councillors. Dublin City Council says it can set conditions when seeking operators.
What’s Happened to the Mary’s Abbey Pocket Park?
There are small green spaces like the Mary’s Abbey garden dotted around the city, some still going, some closed for good. What makes some successful in the long-term?
Does Smithfield Need More Policing or More Social Workers?
Businesses say they want more, tougher policing to deal with what they say has been a rise in crime. But others say a more health-focused response is what’s needed.
In Smithfield, a Sushi Joint Sets Up in a Fish Shop
“It’s vital, I think, that you use the freshest ingredients,” says Chef Philip Chen.
Down Coke Lane, Two Mates Fire Up The Pizza Oven
At the back of Frank Ryan’s pub, a blue gazebo offers fresh, hot pizzas for vegetarians, vegans, and meat eaters.