Sean Finnan is a city reporter for Dublin Inquirer. You can reach him at email@example.com.
At Hercules Club, Eighty Years of Dubliners Helping Each Other Get Ripped
Hercules Club was something of an anomaly when it was born in 1934. Its spirit has endured.
Council Plans to Cut Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030
At their December monthly meeting, councillors backed a draft climate change action plan, which proposes a series of changes meant to help the local authority achieve that goal.
Council Briefs: Affordable Housing, and the Future of Dalymount
Councillors in the north-west of the city met to talk about whether to agree to a land sale for affordable housing, and more.
Residents and Councillors Fight for Different Visions for Marrowbone Lane
Council officials want to press ahead with plans for a big depot at Marrowbone Lane – and have started the process. Some councillors and residents are resisting.
In Council Accommodation, Tenants Want More Rights to Keep Pets
The council should soften up its rules on when to let people keep pets, according to a motion approved by councillors in the north-west part of the city.
On Dorset Street, a Japanese Restaurant with a Brazilian Flair
The chef at Wasabi adds some unusual ingredients, ones that hint at the journey some of these dishes have taken from Japan through Brazil before arriving here.
Councillors Push for More Oversight of Approved Housing Bodies
Hundreds of approved housing bodies manage tens of thousands of homes across Ireland, many in Dublin, and government housing policy has been to back that growth.
Experimental Film Finds a Home in Ireland
Generally the audience either “detests it or loves it”, says Rouzbeh Rashidi. That’s a point of pride for him. They react.
A Baker Caters to Vegans Craving Cake
Lauren Redmond ditched journalism to make gooey sweet vegan cakes – caramels, sponges, and buns.
Council Briefs: Living in Log Cabins, a New Train Station, and More
Councillors in the northern neighbourhoods in the city met earlier this week to talk about area issues, including whether planning rules should be relaxed to allow for more login cabins in gardens.
Despite High Rates of Self-Harm, Many Who are Homeless Struggle to Access Care
Many of those who are homeless and seeking mental health services end up waiting in hospital emergency departments. Many leave before being seen.
Tenants Welcome Landlord Accreditation Scheme, But Some Want More
The Residential Tenancies Board now offers accreditation to landlords if they volunteer for a day-long training and test. Some say it should be compulsory.
A Push Begins for Affordable Homes on Major Site in Dublin 8
The Player Wills site has been sitting vacant for years, but there’s an effort underway to get Dublin City Council to take it over and develop cost-rental and affordable housing on it.
Some Dublin City Councillors Say This Term Will Be Their Last
With local elections coming in May, some councillors say they won’t be running again – the supposedly part-time role is just too much to juggle, in addition to a day job and a family life.
Pilot Underground Bottle Bank in Works for Mountjoy Square
Finding places to put overground bottle banks has become harder and harder, as they can be noisy and unsightly so neighbours don’t want them nearby.
From Temple Bar's Crow Street, a Label Excavates Forgotten Sounds
Allchival has over the past year focused on extracting forgotten threads of Irish musical history through reissues.
Film Tells the Story of Brian Kerr's "Golden Generation" of Football Players
“I thought the documentary was worth making because nobody else had done it,” says writer and director Kevin Brannigan.
Searching for Lobo in Mount Jerome Cemetery
For more than a decade, Brian Showers has compiled and anthologized Irish Gothic and horror writers. Few, though, have been such a mystery to him as the strangely named George Edmund Lobo.
At 80 Parnell Street, Clubbers Find Comfort
Club Comfort was born as an escape from dull dance music in other clubs, and as a safe space for queer and trans people, say its trio of founders.
Dublin City Council Has Sold Off 90 Council Homes Since Early 2016
Academic Michelle Norris says the scheme to sell homes to tenants should be suspended given the current housing crisis. But some Dublin city councillors aren’t so sure.
Stoneybatter Residents Want More Say in Plans for O'Devaney Gardens
Some in Stoneybatter are worried that community voices are being ignored. Dublin City Council says there will be more opportunities to shape future plans.
Questions Around the North Inner City Drugs Task Force
Councillors say they don’t want to take up seats on a drugs task force in the inner city until the co-ordinator comes to talk to them. The co-ordinator says he’s only been asked once.
Council Moves a Step Closer to Demolishing the Ballymun Shopping Centre
Some councillors have raised concerns about the fate of the site post-demolition.
Future of Homeless Hostel for Women Uncertain
Councillors say they don’t know where the women will go yet if and when the Abigail Centre in Finglas closes.
In the North Inner City, Greening Stagnates
Ballybough has just one tree for every 317 residents, a 2016 survey found. But locals say there’s been little progress on fixing that.
Complaints of Filthy Toilets at the Brú Homeless Hostel
Overflowing bowls, used needles scattered on the floor, and trails of blood. One man who stayed there said he left after three nights said because he couldn’t hack the disgusting bathrooms.
Two Venezuelan Cousins Dip into the Finger-Food Market
Tequeños are similar to cheese sticks. Luis Jorquera and Saul Rondon are experimenting with some extra heat, too.
Some Council Motions Have Been Pending for More Than a Year
“The last five years this has just gone out of hand altogether,” says independent Councillor Vincent Jackson.
In Rathmines, Grove Park Sees a Flurry of Building Activity
The little street, long a cluster of affordable homes hosting students, artists and hardworking families, seems to be in the process of a change that is transforming it into a different kind of neighbourhood.
In Cabra, Parents Are Frustrated About a Half-Finished Sports Pitch
“It’s there and it’s tormenting us,” says club mentor Sue Keogh. “The parents are asking, the kids are asking.”