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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

Anyone?

Related: Player Wills site’s original developer may take it back from Nama (The Irish Times, November 10, 2018)

Pic: Builtdublin.com

As you may have noticed, Broadsheet (the site and the app) has, of late, been more responsive and less – how might one put it – hilariously fraught with technical glitches, clown-shoe edit buttons and malfunctioning comment queues.

For the last two weeks, our beloved old banger of a website was up on blocks most evenings as years of redundant code, outdated plugins and overloaded cache files were respectively tweaked, modernised and dumped into the ether.

The glorious outcome of that process we present to you now: a rorty new V12 twinturbo ‘Sheet – its sleek chassis underpinned by a powerful new SSD server capable of handling the cutest cat video, the most controversial ministerial email leak, recondite cartoon strip or lost Student Leap Card.

We’d like to thank IT wizard Stuart Barlow for his forbearance and skills. A special shout out also to Paul, who helped fix the app. In lieu of links, they’ve asked us to draw your attention (and your donations) to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Thanks to all our readers and commenters for suggestions, feedback and patience.