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A report into vacant above-the-shop units finds that they are too expensive to be widely used for social homes. “Financially it worked out two to three times the cost of delivering a new unit,” said researcher Michelle Connolly, of Dublin Simon Community. dublininquirer.com/2024/04/17/rep…

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Councillors are looking for more consultation with disabled people on city-centre traffic plan. “If it’s stopping us from going into the city centre, it infringes our basic human rights,” says Robert Sinnott, of Voice of Vision Impairment. dublininquirer.com/2024/04/17/cou…

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Trying to move out of an asylum shelter, into the brutal private housing market, with holes in her safety net: A lone mother says she hasn’t been able to get a private rental, even with HAP – and can’t even move into homeless accommodation, either. dublininquirer.com/2024/04/17/try…

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In Rialto, a community meets for creative sessions. “It is like meditation, you are just doing things like cutting, painting and you get a bit of flow and relax,” says Marina Marinina. dublininquirer.com/2024/04/17/in-…

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In Milltown, the council is considering removing a beloved wading rhino from the Dodder. The roll-out of a flood alleviation scheme along the river might require relocating Woody, said a Dublin City Council engineer. dublininquirer.com/2024/04/17/in-…

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Would you mind having a look at our new @dublininquirer voter guide and if any of the candidates in your area haven't had a chance to answer our questions yet, give them a nudge? There's an email set up to make it easy. dublinvoterguide2024.ie

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Local councillors are pushing to close another route in the north inner-city due to anti-social behaviour. Former council planner Kieran Rose says the council has lost the plot. “It’s crazy,” he says. “If we do this we are giving up on the city.”

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Local councillors are pushing to close another route in the north inner-city due to anti-social behaviour. Former council planner Kieran Rose says the council has lost the plot. “It’s crazy,” he says. “If we do this we are giving up on the city.” dublininquirer.com/2024/04/17/loc…
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Why aren’t Dublin councillors harder on council managers? a reader asked. After all, councillors are charged with “Scrutinising the performance of local authorities against priorities and targets set”, the Department of Local Government says. dublininquirer.com/2024/04/17/why…

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Introducing: Our voter guide for the 2024 local elections. Find out who is standing in your local electoral area, and what they have to say about eight big issues. dublininquirer.com/2024/04/17/int…

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The council has delayed plans to unveil a joint plaque for boys who died at the Artane Industrial School and Christian Brothers who ran it. It’s not acceptable for them to be commemorated together, says Councillor Mannix Flynn. dublininquirer.com/2024/04/10/cou…

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Danger for people who cycle: a junction near Heuston Station. Several people have reported this as a hazardous spot, and have ideas on how the council could make it safer. dublininquirer.com/2024/04/10/dan…

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For parents raising children in direct provision, the fear of the state taking them away is ever-present. Especially for lone parents, who can face having inadequately trained shelter staff call in Tusla if they leave their children alone even briefly. dublininquirer.com/2024/04/10/for…

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If you've taken a great photo in Dublin, we'd love it if you'd submit it to our monthly photo contest. We especially like photos with people or animals in them. The prize is €50 + publication. dublininquirer.com/photo-of-the-m…

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The council plans to continue with basically the same approach to getting people to clean up after their dogs. “What will make our cities clean is to try and convince those people who don’t pick up after their dog to think of others.” dublininquirer.com/2024/04/10/cou…

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Why are brent geese moving inland, scuppering plans for homes and all-weather pitches? The answer is food. “There is a lot of marine algae in Dublin Bay but not enough … As that runs out they start to come onto the football pitches.” dublininquirer.com/2024/04/10/why…

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It can be lose-lose for some tenants who ask the council to push their landlords to fix up substandard apartments. It can anger the landlord, alert the council it shouldn’t be paying to subsidise rent for such a place and risk leaving the tenant homeless. dublininquirer.com/2024/04/10/it-…

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Portobello Plaza, the Rathmines Post Office, and flood defences on the Dodder were some of the issues that councillors on the South East Area Committee discussed at a recent meeting. dublininquirer.com/2024/04/10/cou…

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Congratulations to Bartira Augelli, who has been writing for us @dublininquirer, and who won two awards last night at the Student Media Awards.
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Congratulations to Bartira Augelli, who has been writing for us @dublininquirer, and who won two awards last night at the Student Media Awards. dublininquirer.com/2023/11/15/ill…
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At a recent meeting, local councillors brainstormed ideas for breaking bin company Panda’s dominance in Dublin 15. They worry that without more serious competition, or price regulation, the company will feel free to keep hiking prices. dublininquirer.com/2024/04/10/cou…

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Despite what its CEO told an Oireachtas committee, Dublin Airport’s operator now says it has found “forever chemicals” in water (from January 2024) dublininquirer.com/2024/01/31/des…

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