Does O’Connell Street Need a “Champion”?by Laoise Neylon
They could transform the central avenue, says one architect, who suggests a custodian be appointed by national government. A street manager at the council may be the way to go, say others.
Tenants Ask When Council Will Be Back Inspecting Rental Homes In Real Lifeby Laoise Neylon
In March 2020 last year the council switched to “virtual” inspections, done by sending a checklist to landlords and double-checking with tenants.
Pleading for Sanctuary Through a Language Barrier Was Tricky Enough – Doing That Online Is Even Harder, Some Asylum Seekers Sayby Shamim Malekmian
Problems with the quality and accuracy of interpretation services for asylum seekers have been flagged for years. Now, some say a move to online hearings risks adding to issues.
Dublin’s Expanding Line-up of Artisan Hot Saucesby Fiachra Gallagher
In recent times, at least five small producers have stepped up to offer special blends, with inspiration via Korea, Senegal, Lebanon and Malawi.
Through Portraiture, An Artist Challenges Stereotypes of Homelessnessby Laoise Neylon
Each woman who features also wrote about their experience of homelessness, a sliver of their own story, to go alongside their portraits.
Council Briefs: Bartra Applies to Build Homes on an Industrial Estate, and Moreby Stephanie Costello and Lois Kapila
“I believe this application is the definition of developer-led planning,” said Fine Gael Councillor Ray McAdam, at a meeting of the Central Area Committee on 22 July.
Joseph: If Local Authorities Are Going to Ramp Up Home Building, Some Changes Must Be Madeby Joseph Kilroy
There are lessons to be learned from Amsterdam, London and Birmingham on how local authorities can effectively build lots of homes.
Hillwalkers, Reviewedby Luke Maxwell
The boardroom and backwoods face off in this microbudget horror film.