“It’s all very exciting, we have a courtyard outside where we will hopefully have some outdoor events, food events,” says the CEO of the SPADE Enterprise Centre.
The lack of action by the developer “is a clear breach of the development agreement”, says a motion apparently headed to January’s monthly council meeting.
A Dublin City Council log of maintenance requests shows older complaints of a damp fuse box, a sizzling socket and, more recently, of water leaks into the electrics.
The council intends to carry out a wider culling of street clutter too, according to the new draft city development plan. But the last plan said that too.
Those proposing the move said the council had agreed to a plan with 768 homes, but now Bartra is pursuing a denser, taller development. Those opposing it said it couldn’t legally be done.
“Each individual person can just build one, create a solution to this problem and also create a really nice environment for themselves at home.”
A lot of contemporary music requires expensive venues booked months in advance, and funding for musicians and tech. “That rules out a lot of types of work.”
The plans, if implemented, would see Stoneybatter transformed into a hub of green infrastructure and biodiversity, but as of yet, there is no funding in place.
Not everyone has a park nearby, but Caimin Gilmore says he’d encourage anyone who can play an instrument to consider performing a socially distant concert for their neighbours.
For nine months after the official launch of the refurbished seniors’ centre at St Bricin’s Park, it remained closed. Councillors want to know what caused the long delay.