Cathedral Court, Dublin 8 (above) a development by Sherbourgh Enterprises owned by members of the O’Callaghan hotel family.
The Irish Times revealed recently that Sherborough Enterprises, controlled by members of the family that owns the O’Callaghan hotel group, expects apartment owners at Cathedral Court in Dublin 8 to pay more than €5,000 each to repair building defects in an apartment block that it built and still partly owns.
Niamh Towey, in The Irish Times, reports:
The developer of a Dublin 8 apartment block with serious building defects has gained control of the board of the block’s owners’ management company (OMC).
…Three members of the O’Callaghan family – Noel, Paul and Charles O’Callaghan – are now on the board after a vote was held at an EGM last week.
Of the four private owners who put their names forward to join the board, two were elected.
Cearbhall Beggan, a private owner who had been on the board alongside Paul O’Callaghan for the last number of years, resigned in protest before the vote took place.
Developer gains control of board of defective Dublin 8 apartment block (Niamh Towey, The Irish Times)
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Grantham Street, off Camden Street Lower, in Dublin 8
“I found this Samsung phone on Grantham Street, off Camden Street Lower in Dublin 8 last night, just after 11pm. Would love to return it to its owner.”
Former Player Wills tobacco factory on the South Circular Road, Dublin 8
A petition has been posted on Uplift, calling for affordable homes and “appropriate community facilities” to be built at the former Player Wills tobacco factory on the South Circular Road in Dublin 8.
The petition, posted by Rebecca Moynihan, says:
For over a decade now the Player Wills’ site on the South Circular Road has laid vacant. The site has been passed into the hands of NAMA with Grant Thornton appointed as receivers.
This site has the potential to have develop over 500 affordable homes with appropriate community facilities, in order to develop a sustainable community for decades to come.
The Minister for Housing should intervene to stop this land being transferred to a private equity firm and develop the site as cost rental and affordable housing to ensure that the housing needs of our citizens is met.
The petition can be read in full here
Related: Player Wills site’s original developer may take it back from Nama (The Irish Times, November 10, 2018)
At the corner of Cook Street and the R108, near St Audeon’s Park, Dublin 8.
Donal O’Dowd saw a group of people appear to check the pulse of a man lying on the street, while a man next to him was being consoled.
It’s believed the man was homeless but this hasn’t been confirmed.
At around 7.50am, the Dublin Fire Brigade arrived and, soon after, a blanket was placed over the man’s body. An ambulance and gardai then arrived.
A request for information has been lodged with the Garda Press Office.
Update: The man was in his 40s, originally from Poland and was homeless, it has been confirmed by Inner City Helping Homeless (ICCH)
Pics: Donal O’Dowd
Investigation after man found dead on Dublin street (RTÉ)
In a statement, the Garda Press Office said:
Gardai are investigating the sudden death of a male in his 40s who was found on Cook Street, this morning the 6th of November 2018 at 8am. Gardai and emergency services attended the scene. Male was pronounced dead at scene and brought to morgue. Post mortem will be carried out. A file will be prepared for the Coroner’s Court.
Spotted in Dublin 8 this afternoon.
Thanks Rob Gale
On the Mill Road in The Tenters, Dublin 8.
Noelle Fox writes:
“It’s that time of year again for The Tenter’s favourite anonymous graffiti artist to create his/her Merry Dickmas mural on Mill Street, Dublin 8, as the awning currently remains unblemished!”
“To paraphrase Nick Cave, we call upon the artist to explain… It’s not Christmas until it’s Dickmas!”
“From Noelle, Laura & Aisling, and neighbours Emma, Sinead, Alison, Paul, Keith, Niall, Aoife, and everyone else in The Tenters who appreciates the stunning work of this reclusive genius.”
Previously: Meanwhile, In Dublin 8