Council Teams with Tech Firms to Boost Public Engagement for Planning Applicationsby Sean Finnan
Greater engagement? That’s welcome, says Lorcan Sirr, a housing lecturer at TU Dublin. But the council’s enthusiasm for trialling an app developed by a property-industry PR executive is worrying, he says.
In Cabra, an Award Winning Martial Arts Club Fights for Survivalby Laoise Neylon
Despite the success of Korean Kickboxing Cabra, the future of the club is in jeopardy. The converted warehouse where they’ve coached and trained for the last 10 years is mooted for demolition.
A New Archive Looks at the Life and Work of the "Shining Star of Dublin Theatre in the 1950s"by Laoise Neylon
Through a stroke of luck, the diaries, reviews, and photos of famed Dublin actress Genevieve Lyons have been made available for the first time online.
For Asylum-Seeking Parents, An Extra Layer of Anxiety at the School Gatesby Shamim Malekmian
Some parents living communally in a direct-provision centre in the city say they’re especially worried about the possibility that Covid-19 will spread from schools to their accommodation.
What More Could Be Done to Encourage Wildlife in the Phoenix Park?by Laoise Neylon
An ambitious plan that Pádraic Fogarty, an ecologist with the Irish Wildlife Trust, says he would like to see is a “green corridor” running through the city for animals to move around.
A Poetry Anthology Aims to Find New Voices and Help Struggling Writers Through the Pandemicby Cormac Fitzgerald
The 2 Meter Review, created by Beau Williams and Hazel Hogan, offers poetry and photography to readers, and a bit of cash for contributors.
Rialto, Reviewedby Luke Maxwell
An unfulfilled family man finds some solace in the company of a male prostitute in the new feature film from director Peter Mackie Burns and writer Mark O’Halloran.
Dean: Ailbhe Reddy and Kean Kavanagh Write Mantras on Heartbreak and Wasted Daysby Dean Van Nguyen
Ailbhe Reddy’s “Personal History” and Kean Kavanagh’s “Dog Person” are two debut albums with vastly different perspectives on coming-of-age in the city.