“Who should get the Lord Mayor’s Award this year???”

The email with three question marks shows it’s all very exciting  — the busy lord mayor, Gerry Breen (FG), wants your view on who should receive his award: The Lord Mayor’s Awards are given each year to recognise people or organisations that have made a contribution to Dublin in one of the following areas: Community Environment Arts & Culture […]

SNOW WATCH: Websites and accounts to follow

Here’s some of the websites and Twitter accounts to watch for updates on the snow and related travel alerts: WEATHER Met.ie – Irish weather service NRAtraffic.ie – NRA site with major road conditions, weather etc COUNCILS Dublin City Council alerts – warning site for Dublin City Council Dun Laoghaire alerts – warnings site for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Fingal Emergency Water Page […]

Speed cameras FAQ: What the Gardai say

A map of the new speed camera high-risk areas in Dublin and around the country is here, while below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions from the Garda Press Office is below. Garda FAQ on speed cameras: What is involved in the new safety camera project? The primary purpose of this initiative is to reduce […]

Cycle lane highlights in Dublin

Motorists often wonder why cyclists are not using cycle lanes, cyclists say it’s because the lanes are rubbish. But just how poor are Dublin’s cycle lanes? Here’s some examples, and, from our research, most of these designs are repeated across Co Dublin… While it would be a full time job for Gardai to stop some cyclists from cycling on footpaths, Dublin’s […]

What is Metro North? How can we pay for it?

What is Metro North? Metro North is a segregated light railway from St Stephens Green to Swords via Dublin Airport. It is planned to have 14 stops, six of which would be over ground and the rest underground. It is being planned by State agency, the Railway Procurement Agency. The metro is likely to be […]

South William St, Drury St closed for events

Dublin City Council are to limit access to South William Street and Drury Street for the European Mobility Week’s car free day today. A number of events are to talk place on the streets including a display of cargo bicycles, live music, and a film screening in the evening. See the city council’s cycling website for more details. IMAGE: By Marc […]

Why is Monopoly dropping on the Liffey?

Why will Monopoly-like houses soon descend on the Liffey between O’Connell Bridge and the Ha’penny Bridge? It’s part of the 2010 Dublin Fringe Festival. Dublin artist, Fergal McCarthy tells archiseek.com that it’s commentary on housing architecture of the boom: “Why would we build hundreds and hundreds of estates that are almost exactly identical to one another?” Read the […]

Council could cancel Poolbeg incinerator deal

Dublin City Council have a mounting amount of questions to answer after Prime Time last night relieved that there is a get out clause on the Poolbeg incinerator contract. The clause is due to kick in this Sunday. After Prime Time, RTE’s environment correspondent Paul Cunningham said on Twitter that: “[Prime Time] had contract between Council and Covanta. It […]

Dublin before and after Dart Underground

An image of how St Stephen’s Green will look after Dart Underground construction was published in The Irish Times last week, although the image did not show the full story. Frank McDonald, the paper’s environment editor, wrote: that the Green would be the “principal casualty of the Government’s plans to go ahead with Metro North and Dart Underground, it is […]

What is Dublin Observed?

Welcome to Dublin Observed, the very originally named blog of Dublin Observer. This should be used for blog post content which wouldn’t quite fit in our news or features sections. For now, it will just look like a normal section of the site, but it’s content will differ in tone and style.

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