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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 was open to all 31 local authorities in Ireland, with ‘urban animation’…

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 small portable shop was welcomed by St Peter’s parish priest and Dublin…

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 Dublin’s north inner city has been placed at the bottom of rankings of…

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 this practice. At 2 am on Sunday, October 31st the clocks will be going back…

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 new pilot programme. The new ‘Heart of our City’ project aims to…

Confusion mounts for Irish nightclubs prior to reopening

Confusion mounts for Irish nightclubs prior to reopening

Taoiseach Mícheál Martin announced that nightclubs will reopen to those who are vaccinated, meaning Covid-19 certificates will play a key part in gaining entry into clubs along with contact tracing…

‘It appears to be the straw that broke the camel’s back’

‘It appears to be the straw that broke the camel’s back’

Plans to surround the Cobblestone pub in Smithfield with yet another Dublin hotel have prompted outrage among musicians and activists – who argue that the destruction of the city’s cultural…

Artists running out of space in the city

Artists running out of space in the city

Pallas Projects/Studios, who has provided artistic production and exhibitions in Dublin city for over 20 years, are now seeking new pastures due to a lack of spaces throughout the city.  Pallas Projects…

Office and housing development begun on Kevin Street site

Office and housing development begun on Kevin Street site

The demolition of Technological University (TU) Dublin’s old Kevin Street campus is under way and the construction of a €475 million redevelopment project on the site has commenced.  The redevelopment will consist of 53,110 sqm of office space in two 11-storey blocks, along with housing.    “We…

The Liberties’ ancient library is bringing schoolchildren in again 

The Liberties’ ancient library is bringing schoolchildren in again 

Marsh’s Library has opened for in-person visits, with activities and workshops to engage younger audiences in its history and founder.  “It’s been tough obviously – we’ve all been in the same boat…

The Iveagh Markets briefly reopen, loud and proud

The Iveagh Markets briefly reopen, loud and proud

Locals of the Liberties are speaking out against the ongoing derelict condition of the Iveagh Markets with recordings and events to raise awareness. In a truly rare occasion,a speaker was…

Student accommodations are not meeting the demand from students   

Student accommodations are not meeting the demand from students   

With demand for housing in Dublin city still pushing prices higher, third-level students are facing difficulties with finding accommodation at an affordable price.  Thousands of students have come to Dublin…