Concert promoter Peter Aiken at Dublin’s RDS last year
Robert MacNamara, in the Echo, reports:
Concert promoter Peter Aiken has said is he is unaware that developers plan to begin work on the Live at the Marquee site at the end of next summer, bringing the long-running concert series to an end.
Speaking to the Echo this morning, the man who has brought the likes of Brian Wilson, Elton John and Bob Dylan to the tent at the docklands since it’s first staging in 2005 said he has not been in contact with site owners Glenveagh Properties about plans for the site’s development.
…Up to 1,000 homes are expected to be built on the land.
Responding to news being reported in the local media this morning that 2020 will be the last year of the much-loved concert series, Mr Aiken said: “I haven’t heard that, I don’t know anything about it.”
Marquee promoter unaware of developer plans on concert site; annual series set to end in 2020 (EchoLive)
Media Coop has created a little film about some of Dublin’s most committed Christmas illuminators.
Colin Norris, of Media Coop, writes:
One of the neighbours, Mr Tilly, would be busy setting his lights up every year and we wanted to know why he did it? We ended up visiting homes in Sandymount, Crumlin and Palmerstown to meet the people who, every Christmas, light up their homes for their communities and the charities they support.
Meet Mr Tilly, Josie and Seanie as they invite us into their incredible homes and tell us about why they ‘Let it Glow’ each Christmas.
Empty properties at Seatown Road, Swords, Co Dublin in July 2018
Work being done on the properties at Seatown Road, Swords, Co Dublin today
Chief Executive at Fingal County Council Paul Reid tweetz:
A view from the offices of Fingal County Council now. Major investment in family hubs, social houses and new builds. Continuing to far exceed every target set for us on housing & homeless. 62% ahead of target up to 2017. Will deliver ahead of target for 2018 also.
Empty gaffs to Broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Empty Gaffs’
Previously: The Empty Gaffs Around The Corner
[A giant 3D printer at work at WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Company
in Shanghai, China]
Running at full speed, the company’s printer is capable of producing up to ten 650 sq. foot homes in just 24 hours. Measuring in at roughly 105 feet long, 33 feet wide, and 21 feet tall, this hulking 3D printer works almost exactly like a normal one — just on a much larger scale. It pumps a special type of pre-mixed concrete through a nozzle and onto a flat substrate in a pattern designed to give the finished house as much structural integrity as possible. Layer by layer, the house’s walls are built, and once the concrete dries, the house is outfitted with doors, windows, and a shingled roof.
This giant 3D printer can build 10 prefab homes in under 24 hours (Digital Trends)
Duncannon, a two-bedroom cottage on .3 acres in Carrigallen, Co Leitrim.
The cheapest lot in the Allsop auction (of “distressed” properties) today in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.
There has to be a catch.
By Tom Gateley. They’re a little bit Westeros and a little bit Hogwarts.