Sean Finnan is a city reporter for Dublin Inquirer. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Council Moves a Step Closer to Demolishing the Ballymun Shopping Centre
Some councillors have raised concerns about the fate of the site post-demolition.
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.
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.
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.
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.”