A Historian Looks Deeper Into How Dublin Doubled in Sizeby Erin McGuire
Michael Branagan scoured archives at home and abroad for six years to research how the landmass of the city changed over the centuries.
An App Lets Users Check Whether an HGV Should Be in the City – but Then What?by Donal Corrigan
“It can be a bit disheartening – if you report vehicle after vehicle and nothing happens, why would you keep bothering? What’s it achieving?” says Fiachrá Duffy.
On Merrion Square, a College Looks to Revive Salon Cultureby Aura McMenamin
The hope is to recreate the 19th-century salons hosted by Lady Jane Wilde, also known as Speranza. A recent Saturday was the first event.
Should Job Adverts Have to Include Salaries?by Lois Kapila
In a survey of more than 1,000 recent adverts for jobs in Dublin, two-thirds didn’t say the wage. Some say that’s private, others that it should be public.
In Glasnevin, the Garden Gnomes are Squeezing Tonnes of Veg From a Small Plotby Sean Finnan
“We’re growing about 15–20 different varieties of crops and we’re on about a quarter of an acre here,” says Martin Matthews, the farm founder.
Estimated Cost of Proposed White-Water Rafting Centre Spirals Upwardsby Laoise Neylon
When council officials floated the plan back in January, the price tag was €12m. When a council committee heard more about it last week, the cost had risen to €22.8m.
A Block of Homes in Dublin 4 Has Been Empty for Two Yearsby Laoise Neylon
A spokesperson for Hibernia REIT, which owns the homes, says they needed repairs and will be back on the market to rent next month.
Councillors Defer Vote on Budget Amid Challenges with Fundingby Lois Kapila
The draft 2020 budget points to a funding system “that does not provide the required financial resources to sustain Dublin City Council services”, says council chief Owen Keegan’s report.
Dean: Shookrah Deliver a Funk Benedictionby Dean Van Nguyen
“Shookrah come across as young, fun, tension-free outfit with confidence in every part of their machine.”