Stories written by Cian Ginty

Businesses push for pedestrian street trial in Dublin 2

South William Street

Businesses in the area west of Dublin’s Grafton Street are calling for extra pedestrian streets to give visitors the “Covent Garden experience.” Dublin City councillors are set to be asked to approve a four to six month trial to remove traffic from South William Street (pictured above), Drury Street, Dame Court and Dame Lane (see […]

Integrated ticketing to Leap at Irish Rail stations

Dart and Commuter rail users will be able to use Leap cards with Irish Rail ticket machines later this month. The lack of compatibly between Leap cards and train station ticket machines has been one of the main complaints about the electronic ticket which can be used across most public transport in Dublin. At the moment, while you can […]

Population sizes of counties mapped as letters

In the 2011 census, the Greater Dublin Area (Meath, Kildare and Wicklow) now accounts for 40% of the population of Ireland, while Co Dublin alone accounts just under 30%. Here’s the population sizes of the counties of Ireland mapped: DATA SOURCE: Census 2011 on

How many people were at the household charge protest?

Estimating  the size of the crowd at protests can be a pain the head. However, things get vastly easier if the protest stops somewhere and you have fairly clear photographs of the protesters and the area they are occupying, ideally taken from a vantage point. The household charge protest yesterday meets those requirements when it was outside the Dublin […]

BLOG: What happens when you close off a street?

Pictured below is what happened, apparently very much so unplanned, when Grangegorman Upper in Dublin 7 was closed off for road works and the work did not start straight away. Children and toddlers played on the street outside their houses: It’s a reminder that streets don’t all have to be car parks and rat runs. Why isn’t […]

Section of Phoenix Park avenue closes at weekends

A “Mad Hatter’s” street party is to mark the start of weekend closures of a small part of the main avenue in the Phoenix Park, which handles 10 million car journeys per year. The Office of Public Works has given notice that it is to close of around 1.2km of Chesterfield Avenue, the main road […]

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Gardai appeal for missing Lucan teenager

Gardai have made an appeal to the public for help in finding 16-year-old from Lucan. Michelle Doyle from Moyglass Road, Lucan, is missing since last Wednesday, May 11. “Michelle was last seen at 3pm on the 11th of May 2011 in the Cherry Orchard area of the city. She is described as being 5’ 6”, eight stone in weight, […]

Teenager serious assault last night in Drumcondra

A male teenager was serious assault shortly after 10pm last night on the Lower Drumcondra Road. “A 16-year-old youth sustained serious injuries and was removed to the Mater Hospital. The scene is currently preserved,” said Sergeant Margaret Flanagan. Anyone who may have witnessed this assault or who may have information is asked to contact Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station 01- 666 8400, […]

Teenager missing from Drumcondra

UPDATE: Gardai say: “Paddy Cash has been located safe and well, no further action is now required, thank you for your assistance.” Gardai have appealed for help finding 15-year-old Paddy Cash who has been missing from Drumcondra since April 13. “He is described as being approximately 5’6” in height, of medium build, with brown hair and brown eyes. When […]

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