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Emmet Road development ditches the sports pitch

Emmet Road development ditches the sports pitch

A five-a-side football pitch has been excluded from the final draft of the Emmet Road housing plans development.  The plans at Emmet Road, Inchicore, are proposed under the Housing Land Initiative as part of a pilot cost-rental project.   The site is 4.9 hectares and will be developed into…

Green light for the greening initiative?

Green light for the greening initiative?

In 2019, the Dublin City Council (DCC) announced a Greening Strategy for The Liberties and the Stoneybatter area. Plans included planting trees on inner-city residential streets in an attempt to introduce more ‘green spaces’ in the area. However, some residents have expressed their concerns about lack of consultation and say they don’t…

Views around TU Dublin’s new campus

Views around TU Dublin’s new campus

What was once a psychiatric hospital with thousands of patients is now Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), full students. The university’s new campus will accommodate around 10,000 students, according to the TU Dublin website. This will increase footfall in the area for the local business community from Smithfield…

Iveagh Markets’ roof is ‘close to collapse’     

Iveagh Markets’ roof is ‘close to collapse’     

The Iveagh Markets are in ‘urgent need’ of repair, according to the Liberties Cultural Association.    “If something is…

Blackpitt’s mosque granted planning permission for redevelopment

Blackpitt’s mosque granted planning permission for redevelopment

Blackpitts Mosque near Warrenmount Primary School has been granted planning permission to redevelop its existing site despite an appeal…

Broadstone barren of bins 

Broadstone barren of bins 

Residents of the Broadstone area around Constitution Hill are unhappy with the rubbish gathering around the entrance to TU Dublin’s East…

‘I don’t feel safe walking home at night’ – the reality of ‘luxury’ student accommodation

‘I don’t feel safe walking home at night’ – the reality of ‘luxury’ student accommodation

With the shortage in student accommodation reaching boiling point, many students have had to settle for pricy rooms and…

Smithfield Square awarded Fáilte Ireland Urban Animation Grant

Smithfield Square awarded Fáilte Ireland Urban Animation Grant

Smithfield Square has been awarded a grant of €847,500 by Fáilte Ireland as part of a scheme to “transform and reimagine urban spaces”. The scheme…

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Coffee shop at St Peter’s Church faces ‘sacrilegious’ backlash 

Coffee shop at St Peter’s Church faces ‘sacrilegious’ backlash 

Pop-up coffee shop CiaoCiaoCoffee has faced backlash because it is set up on the grounds of St. Peter’s Church in Phibsboro.   While the…

North inner city a ‘litter blackspot’ says latest report 

North inner city a ‘litter blackspot’ says latest report 

 A recent survey says litter in our main cities has “worsened to levels not seen in ten years”.  And…

Tick Tock when will the clock change stop? 

Tick Tock when will the clock change stop? 

 Nimra Ahmed explores the history of Daylight Saving Time and whether or not Irish people want to continue…

Heart of the city: D8’s healthy heart project 

Heart of the city: D8’s healthy heart project 

In partnership with the Irish Heart Foundation, Smart D8 aims to keep Dublin 8’s heart’s pumping with a…

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