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The Salthill Hotel, Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire), County Dublin in the 1800s

Rob Cross writes:

My restored and colourised pre-1894 photo of the Kingstown Railway Company’s Bath in Kingstown, now Dún Laoghaire and in the background the old Salthill Hotel designed by J.S. Mulvany for the Dublin & Kingstown Railway Co. in 1843.

Unfortunately it had been left derelict for some time before being destroyed by fire in 1970 and was later demolished in 1972. Once our architectural heritage is gone, it’s gone forever!

You can support Rob’s work here.


Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin.


Thanks Bebe



Dun Laoghaire

This morning.

Dublin Editor of The Irish Times Olivia Kelly reports:

Take-aways, supermarkets and other food businesses across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in south Dublin could face fines of up to €500 for supplying single-use plastics to customers.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is set to become the first local authority to ban the supply or sale of take-away plastic containers, utensils, bottles and other packaging, under draft bylaws that will shortly be available for public consultation.

The plastics ban was proposed by Fine Gael councillor Barry Ward, who said he wanted to take a stand against the “wilful proliferation” of single-use plastics.

Dún Laoghaire council proposes fines of €500 for single-use plastics (Olivia Kelly, The Irish Times)


Seats laid out at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire last night; Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey leaving the hotel last night

This morning.

RTÉ’s Political Correspondent Paul Cunningham told Morning Ireland that last night’s motion calling for an urgent review of general election candidates by Fine Gael’s executive council passed 88 in favour and 66 against.

He said 120 chairs were laid out for last night’s meeting but 160 people turned up, while around 20 people spoke, including Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey.

He described the atmosphere as “pointed but polite” and that most of the speakers spoke against the motion.

He said Ms Bailey told those present that the opinions of Fine Gael’s members mattered to her; she was “always a diligent TD”; she was “fighting for her political life”; and she “regretted how the party became engulfed in media exposure” but she wants to be their candidate.

Last night’s motion is not a binding motion and Fine Gael’s executive council will now have the final say as to who will go on the general election ticket.

Listen back in full here

Last night: Sway To Go

Previously: “The Motion Is Widely Viewed As A Move Against Her”

‘I Found Myself On The Floor’

Pics: Paul Cunningham

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey

RTÉ reports:

Fine Gael members in Dún Laoghaire will meet this evening to vote on a motion which demands a review of the party’s constituency candidates for the next general election.

While sitting Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey is not named, the motion is widely viewed as a move against her, following her controversial decision to sue a Dublin hotel after falling off a swing at the property.

Dún Laoghaire FG members seek review of candidates (RTÉ)

Previously: Heave Oh [Updated]

‘I Found Myself On The Floor’


Plans (and schematics, H/T: Cian) submitted to An Bord Pleanála by Bartra Capital for the redevelopment of the former CBS school in Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire (top)

Fionnuala Walsh in The Times Ireland edition reports:

Opposition is growing to a “Dickensian” development in Dublin that proposes to house tenants in rooms smaller than a disabled parking space and have up to 42 residents sharing a kitchen.

The “co-living” plans for a former Christian Brothers’ school on Eblana Avenue in Dún Laoghaire have been submitted to An Bord Pleanála by Bartra Capital.

If approved, the scheme will offer residents rooms with a pull-down double bed, a shower, lavatory, sink, kettle, mini-fridge and storage with communal kitchen and living areas for a minimum €1,300 a month.

The five-storey building will have 208 bedrooms, with up to 42 bedrooms on a floor. The rooms will be 16.25 square metres — a disabled parking space is typically at least 17 square metres.

‘Dickensian’ co-living offers rooms smaller than a disabled parking bay (The Times Ireland edition)


Any excuse.