Without Changes, Council Not Likely to Reach Government Target for Building Social Housing in Coming Yearsby Laoise Neylon
Its target for new social homes in 2023 is 1,931. It currently has 362 new social homes due to be finished that year, shows a council report.
Ringsend and Irishtown Chosen as City’s First “Decarbonising Zone”by Laoise Neylon
“We all have to tackle this journey,” says Joe Donnelly. “Now is the time to get on board.”
Also this week
- Zone 414, Reviewed
- Council Briefs: Who Controls Iveagh Markets, and Restoring a Buffer Against Homelessness
- In Drimnagh, Some Residents Want to Try “Tree Pits” to Help Reduce Flooding on Mourne Road
- On Aungier Street, an Afghan Chef Dreams of Selling Fewer Quick Kebabs, More Traditional Sit-Down Family Meals
Dog Owners Don’t Understand the Damage a Single Poo Can Do to a Bathing Beach, Researcher Saysby Claudia Dalby
It can contaminate water in an area the size of a tennis court, at a place like Sandymount Strand, says Wim Meijer, a professor of microbiology at UCD.
For Some Immigrants in Need of Organ Transplants, Hurdles and Ambiguitiesby Shamim Malekmian
“My opinion is that healthcare and immigration should be separate,” says solicitor Stephen Kirwan.
Council Seeks to Limit What Share of New Homes in Some City Neighbourhoods Can Be Studios and One-Bedsby Laoise Neylon
The move is based on research predicting a falling share of one-person households in the Liberties and the north inner-city.
Will Council’s Plans to Get More People Out of Cars and Onto Bikes and Buses Do Enough to Help Meet Climate Targets?by Claudia Dalby
“It is important that we transition away from the private car and fossil fuel based mobility”, Dublin City Council’s draft development plan for 2022–28 says.
On Aungier Street, an Afghan Chef Dreams of Selling Fewer Quick Kebabs, More Traditional Sit-Down Family Mealsby Claudia Dalby
“If I can get a bigger place, I would prefer to have fine dining proper, served in a proper way,” says Wali Seddiqi.
In Drimnagh, Some Residents Want to Try “Tree Pits” to Help Reduce Flooding on Mourne Roadby Shamim Malekmian
Leaving bare dirt around the bases of trees allows water to soak into the ground instead of running off into the city’s overloaded sewer system.
Council Briefs: Who Controls Iveagh Markets, and Restoring a Buffer Against Homelessnessby Laoise Neylon
These were two of the issues Dublin city councillors discussed at their January monthly meeting on Monday.
Zone 414, Reviewedby Luke Maxwell
“There’s a beating heart somewhere beneath the metallic surface” of this film, “but it’s hard to hear over the same old cyberpunk beeps and boops we’ve been hearing for 40 years”.