Tag Archives: Dublin

Whitefriar Street, Dublin 2

Conor Feehan, in the Irish Independent, reports:

Gardai in Dublin have launched an investigation after what is believed to be part of a human ear was found on a city street this morning.

The grim discovery was made by a passer-by on Whitefriar Street in the south of the city at 9.45am

Investigation launched after ‘part of human ear’ found on city street (Irish Independent)

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Dublin Rental Investigator tweetz:

Dong is looking for a male to share a triple room in a house with 8 people in D1. I suspect these are 3-bed houses. What cooking facilities (Article 7) are there for 9 people?

Dublin Rental Investigator tweetz:

Bree has a ‘cosy” 13 people “shared dormitory style” property on Arran Quay. You can live out of a “Security Locker” for near €500pm, Different prices. No evidence of compliance with Article 7 Regs

Dublin Rental Investigator tweetz:

€590 a month per person to share a “newly constructed studio” two tenants already occupy. €1,770pm for a studio. I cannot see compliance with Article 7 (Portable Kitchen?) Why do I suspect this is some makeshift studio?

The dismal delights on Daft.ie.

From the people behind boastful ‘fact-checking’ news site, The Journal.

Good times.

Dublin Rental Investigator

Pearse Street writes:

I hope this Sandymount video brings someone even an ounce of pleasure, it would be nice to think I have improved somebody’s day

Save Poolbeg

Thanks Gillian Gough

Andrea writes:

Hi there, I found a set of keys in the Killiney, Co Dublin area and I was hoping you can help get them reunited with the owner. They were found on the pavement at 7am on Saturday morning in a housing estate. There are quite a few keys (see pic) and a USB attached.

I snooped and there was a picture of a driver’s licence for John Micheal Corcoran – with an address in Rathmines. Also a lot of images from travelling and Trinity College events. You can contact me on andreadsomers@msn.com if the owner comes forward. I will pop them to the local Dun Laoghaire Garda station if there is no response. Many thanks in advance…

Anastasia Iancova, 17, was last seen when she left her home in Balgriffin, Dublin 13 on Thursday evening at 5pm.

She is described as being approximately 5′ 7″, of slim build, with long brown hair, brown eyes and a piercing in her lower lip.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Coolock garda station on 01-6664-200, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800-666-111 or any garda station.

Pic: An Garda Siochana

La Touche bridge in Portobello

While Frank McNally could be forgiven for including Portobello in his description of Dublin place names inspired by Italian culture and geography, the history behind this particular nomenclature is altogether more obscure and indeed interesting.

This area of Dublin’s southside was named following the victory of the British navy and its capture of the town of Portobelo from Spain in 1739 on the Caribbean coast of Panama.

The extent of British elation at this victory resulted in the ascription of this name to locations in both London, Edinburgh and Dublin.

However, in so doing, the spelling was changed in a manner that makes it appear deceptively Italian in origin.

There remains nevertheless at least some association with Italy in that it is believed that Christopher Columbus was the first European to arrive at the site of Portobelo in Panama.

Christopher McMahon,
Dublin 15.

Bella Irlanda – An Irishman’s Diary about Dublin’s Vico Road (Irish Times letters page)

Pic: Culture Trip

Ciaran Cuffe tweetz:

In 30 years of living in Dublin’s inner city, I don’t think I’ve ever seen scenes this bleak. Homeless people from Ballyfermot, Clondalkin, north inner city and Latvia deserve better