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 […]

How does a 5km cycle route cost €10m?

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Millions for strategic cycle route suspended due to objections

Major Dublin city cycle routes will remain unconnected as a key section is delayed following what was described as intensive lobbying. Four million euro of funding for the project was suspended by the Department of Transport pending a review of options on a strategic cycling route after residents in East Wall objected to it. Dublin […]

Help needed finding dead person’s next of kin

Gardai tonight are seeking help in tracing the next of kin for Miss Rita Keppell who died of natural causes. Miss Keppell was born on January 28, 1932, and died in the Mater Hospital on January 7, 2011, after a short illness. “Miss Keppell lived at Church Road, East Wall, Dublin 3, and had resided […]

Appeal renewed for woman last seen in Howth

A photograph of a scarf that Bláthnaid Timothy was believed to be wearing as a headscarf has been released in hope of people remembing the night she went missing. “We are also still appealing for people who were in the Howth Village – Harbour Road – Howth Pier area on the evening of Tuesday the December […]

Gardai renew appeal for missing man

Gardai at Store Street have renewed their appeal seeking information on a missing person, Jason O Dea (30). He went missing from his accommodation at Buckingham Street Lower, Dublin 1, on November 27, 2010. Gardai have now traced his last ATM transition to a machine at Bank of Ireland on November 29, 2010. They say there […]

Poolbeg incinerator contract released

A redacted version of the contract for the Poolbeg incinerator between Covanta and Dublin City Council is has been released to Dublin Observer. Although the council denied the request comes under the Access to Information of the Environment regulations (something this site rejects), they nevertheless released the document. Redacted Project Agreement and Schedules for Cllrs

Water cuts in Ringsend, Sandymount

Water supply will be reduced in a number of areas in Dublin on Wednesday November 3, 2010. Dublin City Council says the planned disruption is most likely at Strand Road to York Road and surrounding areas, such as Ringsend Park, Pigeon House Road and parts of Sandymount. The council says the works are due to […]

Man arrested with gun at East Wall

A man was arrested and handgun seized from him at around 2.30pm today at East Road, East Wall, Dublin 3. Gardai said it was part of an intelligence led operation by local detectives and drug units from the North Central Division. “A man in his late teens has been arrested and is being detained under […]

Consultation on Ballyfermot, Finglas bus changes

Public consultation for Ballyfermot bus route changes ends next Sunday, October 31. Meanwhile consultation on changes to Finglas West and South routes started last Thursday, October 21, and will run until Sunday November 14 2010. The changes are part of the Network Direct plan to reform and cut Dublin Bus routes. Central to the proposals for both Ballyfermot and Finglas is a merger of current […]

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