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This morning.

Via Dublin City Council:

We are delighted to announce a new, free, folk and traditional music event in Dublin City Centre.

The first ‘Smithfield Fleadh‘ will take place this year on the 18th and 19th of June between 12pm – 6pm each day at Smithfield Square.

Smithfield Square is Dublin city centre’s largest dedicated event space, and this year’s Fleadh is the first of its kind to take place in the location.

The two-day event promises a programme of live music from a range of talented musicians across the Irish folk and traditional music scene, as well as workshops for all the family to enjoy. The programme and more event information will be released over the coming weeks.

Dublin City Council Launches Music festival For Smithfield Square (Dublin People)

This morning/afternoon.

Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7.

Amid the gloom, Vegan Sandwich Co.celebrates its first day in business.

In fairness.

Do give them a visit should you be in the hood and in the market for a meatless sanger

Vegan Sandwich Co.

Earlier this morning.

At the intersection of Benburb Street and Queen Street near McGettigan’s Bar in Smithfield, Dublin 7.

A crash took place between a Luas tram and a truck.

The Dublin Fire Brigade have reported that one person has suffered non-life threading injuries.

One injured as Luas car derailed in crash with truck in Smithfield, Dublin (Irish Mirror)

Pics via Dublin Fire Brigade

This afternoon.

Lawyer Cathal Malone tweetz:

Was sitting in Smithfield Square with a colleague (appropriately distanced!) when the guards pulled up from nowhere with orders to clear the Square as “public gatherings are now banned”.


At 4pm today, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will give an update on the Government’s response to Covid-19 via RTÉ News Now and RTÉ’s social media channels.

Earlier: €350 Per Week

The former Irish Distillers Building in Smithfield, Dublin 7, before (top) and after (above) demolition

An Taisce writes:

A significant heritage building in the Smithfield area, Dublin, has been demolished in contravention of planning permission conditions.

Permission was received by Linders of Smithfield in 2016 for construction of a substantial office development on a large site running between Smithfield and Bow Street, to include incorporation of part of the stone unlisted former Irish Distillers building.

Under the planning permission, the two-storey Bow Street elevation of the building, plus two further sections wrapping around the corner onto New Church Street and the Luas line, were to be retained and incorporated within the new office development.

The applicant, Linders of Smithfield, undertook unauthorised demolition of the building in April, maintaining afterwards that a safety issue had arisen with the stability of the building.

There is an established procedure for retaining a historic façade, which was not followed.

Modern building conservation practice allows easy remedy of any stability problems arising in historic structures, through provision of structural support prior to demolition.

Demolition of the structure, required to be maintained as part of the planning permission, is unjustifiable.

Dublin City Council is requested to invoke the provisions under planning legislation to levy an appropriate substantial financial penalty, reflecting the gravity of the unauthorised action taken by Linders of Smithfield.

Smithfield and Bow Street are within a designated Conservation Area under the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-22.

The former Irish Distillers building was a well-regarded office scheme, having been sensitively converted from an old spirits store in the 1970s.

It is part of a distinctive stone-warehouse streetscape on Bow Street, along with great limestone elevation of the former Jameson Distillery.

Dublin City Council’s HARP Area Plan describes these old stone warehouses along Bow Street as “a major reserve” and “a rich local context”.

It says that regeneration “must recognise the distinctive and unique character of the local area and must build upon it.”

Unauthorised demolition of former Irish Distillers Building (An Taisce)