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.
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)
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.
“Seen this on the way home from work on Monday evening, at the junction of Pleasant and Heytesbury streets in Dublin 8 (facing an easterly direction) at around 5.30pm and not sure exactly what I’m seeing here… either Ireland has a secret space programme we don’t know about or the “plane” on the left has an unusual trajectory relative to the one on the right..”