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Last night.

On Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

Three voluntary homeless outreach groups reportedly responded to the needs of an 81-year-old homeless woman who was “bedding down in a distressed state”.

Dublin City Councillor Christy Burke last night wrote on Facebook that when he was contacted about the woman, he, in turn, contacted Dublin City Council’s homeless services and that a bed for last night was booked for the woman within minutes.

Damien Farrell, of one of the groups who attended the woman D8HAC Altogether Now, writes:

“The woman is registered with the DRHE (Dublin Region Homeless Executive) homeless services and had been under hospital treatment.

“The woman has in the past experienced bullying and threatening behaviour in DRHE-registered hostels and was discharged from hospital into homelessness, apparently despite DRHE-registered key workers engaging with her during her hospital treatment.

“The occurance of hospital patient discharges into homelessness knowingly is far too common, as too is the failings of DRHE-registered services to establish and maintain a link of continuity between homeless services, hospital management and homeless patients or attendees.

We call upon the Dublin Region Homeless Executive to examine this particular case as an example of a serious lapse in duty of care and to implement an immediate protocal across all associated services that will address the matter of people being discharged from hospital treatment into homelessness.

“We would also like to recognoise the efforts and work carried out by Housing First and Parkgate Hall in this particular case.”

D8HAC Altogether (Facebook)

Last night.

O’Connell Bridge, Dublin 1.

Via Wikipedia:

Davide Martello, also known as Klavierkunst is a German pianist of Italian descent. He is known for travelling around conflict zones to play his baby grand piano, which he tows behind his bicycle using a powered trailer.

Martello has been recognised by the European parliament for his “outstanding contribution to European cooperation and the promotion of common values”.According to his website his aim is to play in every capital of the world.

In fairness.

Davide Martlello

Top pic via Davide/ second pic via Donny Keane

This morning.

The incident occurred near the GPO on O’Connell Street at around 1.40am.

It is believed the man who died was stabbed several times following an altercation between two men who had previously been talking to each other on the street.

Murder investigation after man dies in Dublin stabbing (RTÉ)

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

Last night.

On Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

Tom Duffy, a volunteer from Feed Our Homeless, recorded a live Facebook video claiming a woman in her 70s was sleeping outside Starbuck’s and that her son, in his late 30s or early 40s, was “wrapping her up like a baby” for the night.

In the video, Tom said:

“There’s a man, in his, I’d say, mid to late-30s, and he is now, at the moment, wrapping his 74-year-old mother in sleeping bags. And thank God, we had one sleeping bag left. We gave them an extra sleeping bag.

“…He’s tucking his 72, I think he said 72, or 74 years of age, mother. He’s wrapping her up there like a baby. This is 2018 on one of the busiest streets in Ireland. And no one seems to give a continental about it…”

Tom Duffy (Facebook)


Whimsical post-hipster fantasy or capitalist booze hub in the sky?

Hospitality Ireland reports:

Plans submitted by OCS Properties to Dublin City Council are proposing the addition of a new ‘rooftop destination’ to Clery’s department store, which will see it host a series of bars, restaurants and entertainment spaces, as well as the creation of a new boutique hotel on Earl Place.

This new rooftop destination will be available for day and night-time use according to the developers. Other changes will see the department stores facade adding a number of ‘Juliette’ balconies to sit about street level, the staircase being restored to its original condition and the renovation of its famous tea rooms.

The store will see its ground, lower ground and first floors used for retail and its upper office floors being available for letting.

It’s no KaDeWe, in fairness.

Hospitality Ireland (Plan For Clery’s To Become Rooftop Destination With Bars And Restaurants)