Roll-Out of New Bins Brings Dreams High-Tech Possibilities, Fears of Privatisation and Costsby Sean Finnan
The council is bringing in hundreds of new Bigbelly bins, which offer real-time monitoring, and require fewer pick-ups. But some worry they’ll also bring hidden costs, financial and otherwise.
On Synge Street, Armoured Fighters Do Chivalrous Battleby Lois Kapila
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.”
Also this week
- Council Briefs: On Selling "New Priory", and Building Homes in Priorswood and on Finglas Road
- Left to Rot for Years, Why Isn't Iveagh Markets on the Derelict Sites Register?
- Ethna MacCarthy: Poems, Reviewed
- With Local Property Tax System Frozen in the Past, Councillors Prepare to Set this Year's Rate
Its Old Home in the Liberties Demolished, District 8 Relocates to Swordsby Laoise Neylon
The new venue is bigger than the Tivoli Theatre was, so District 8 can now attract bigger crowds and bigger acts. But they still wouldn’t have chosen to leave the city centre, says Dave Parle.
Just off St Stephen's Green, Council Tenants Struggle with Damp and Mouldby Aura McMenamin
Residents of Glovers Court have been asking the council for years to address the issues at the 1976-vintage flats. The council has been looking at ways to better insulate them.
With Local Property Tax System Frozen in the Past, Councillors Prepare to Set this Year's Rateby Sean Finnan
Some councillors say the tax is unfair and plan to vote to keep it as low as possible until there is reform – even though this means millions less to spend on public services.
Ethna MacCarthy: Poems, Reviewedby Daniel Seery
“In her poetry, Ethna MacCarthy appeared unafraid of challenging the hardships of the time, yet there are sparks of humour and a real sense of playfulness, too.”
Left to Rot for Years, Why Isn't Iveagh Markets on the Derelict Sites Register?by Aura McMenamin
Dublin City Council said this week that the building doesn’t fit the law’s definition of “derelict” – and that the council has not moved to put the building on its list of derelict sites.
Council Briefs: On Selling "New Priory", and Building Homes in Priorswood and on Finglas Roadby Sean Finnan
When councillors in the north of the city met earlier this week, they discussed the status of several housing projects.