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Chinese New Year at the Dublin Fruit Market

Chinese New Year at the Dublin Fruit Market – Stephen Davis tells us about a new Chinese New Year Festival in the recently closed for refurbishments, Smithfield Fruit and Veg Market The Chinese Year of the Rat is nearly upon us and the centrepiece of the celebrations in Dublin will be held this... 

New ‘World Class’ White Water Rafting Attraction Planned for Dublin

New ‘World Class’ White Water Rafting Attraction Planned for Dublin – Shane Adlum tells us about the new white water rafting centre heading for George’s Dock Plans have been unveiled for a brand new, state of the art white-water rafting attraction to be built on George’s dock in the... 

Bomb Disposal Team Called to Christchurch Cathedral

Bomb Disposal Team Called to Christchurch Cathedral At around 1pm on Monday afternoon (21/10/19) a loud bang was heard coming from a bin on Christchurch Place, right next to the cathedral. Gardaí were alerted and the incident was treated asa potential explosive threat. The area was evacuated and the... 

The New College Green

Before the proposed changes The New College Green Dublin – Dublin City Centre  is known for its high traffic congestion levels and it is predicted that by the year 2023 morning journeys into the inner city will have risen with an additional 42,000 motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. College... 

York Street Playground and Garden Opens

York Street Playground and Garden Opens A new playground and garden was has been opened in York Street Flat Complex. Yesterday, local children from York Street and St. Enda’s National School, Whitefrair Street, joined the Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh  and Professor Hannah McGee from the Royal... 

New Lord Mayor of Dublin Elected

New Lord Mayor of Dublin Elected Sinn Féin Councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh has been elected to serve as the new Lord Mayor of Dublin. Fifty-nine members of the city council voted, 41 votes went to Ní Dhálaigh, nine went to Jim O’Callaghan and Mannix Flynn received eight votes. There was one abstention.... 

We Close the Door On Another Part of Old Dublin

We Close the Door On Another Part of Old Dublin One of Dublin’s fair city’s finest and most iconic landmarks is gone. Clerys turned off its cash registers and closed its doors for the last time last Friday, and it is hard for me to say that without getting a little bit emotional as I have a collage... 

NEW POWERS TO SPEED UP HOUSE BUILDING

NEW POWERS TO SPEED UP HOUSE BUILDING Presently the supply of new housing in the Dublin area is not matching demand and this is serving to pump up house prices in the city.  It’s widely believed that developers/property speculators are deliberately slowing work on new estates so as to profit... 

A Living City – Living With What?

A Living City – Living with what?   In this article, Eoghan Brunkard discusses the “Living City Initiative”, its positives, its negatives.  Since 2012, the Government has proposed a tax incentivising scheme to rejuvenate some of the State’s city centres in the guise of the “Living... 

Building Dreams

Building Dreams – In this article, Dave Carr interviews one of the artists from a local studio space with a distinctive building off Thomas Street.  They discuss the importance of a building’s aesthetic in the creative process  This is the story of one building, the love of that building... 

Dublin’s Elected Mayor – Democracy On A Hairpin

The Green Party were the first of the main political parties (and I use that term loosely given their present circumstances) to propose the idea of a directly Elected Mayor for Dublin.  It is an idea that immediately caused controversy, governments, as a rule, are usually quite reluctant to devolve... 
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