Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.
Is the urban heron the new urban fox?
Only you can decide.
Prussia Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.
Further to an attempted eviction earlier today involving gardai, activists from a group known as That Social Centre regained access to a derelict building they first occupied last month promising “to clean up, build infrastructure, host events and workshops”.
Aftermath of what seems to have been a violent 7am eviction in Stoneybatter this morning where bailiffs smashed windows with baseball bats. At lunch 20+ Garda, 7 cars & the helicopter were there to prevent reoccupation – in effect once more legitimizing an illegal eviction pic.twitter.com/a4li2CpSqG
— Andrew Flood 👨🏻💻📝🕺 (@andrewflood) October 27, 2021
Prussia Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.
Actually get so emotional seeing this. Some of the very people worst affected by the housing crisis, who made a vacant property a home and a community space, were violently attacked and their home destroyed by violent heavys and the Gardaí protected and facilitated them to do it! https://t.co/AXsC47zsKQ
— Michelle Byrne (@Michelle_Byrne_) October 27, 2021
There is no legal basis for garda participation in or facilitation of private evictions. https://t.co/iKiOwjQBkR
— ICCLtweet 🏳️🌈 (@ICCLtweet) October 27, 2021
Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin.
(Thanks Fran Cassidy)
Carnew Street, Dublin 7.
Fitness instructor Janette Strickland (light blue jacket with white cap) guides her neighbours through their weekly lockdown work-out.
Halliday Square, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.
An afternoon of bingo, music and entertainment in aid of Temple Street Hospital organised by local residents.
Money just counted just over €300 raised for Temple Street Hospital 💜 @HallidaySquare
— Halliday Square Residents Group (@HallidaySquare) April 19, 2020
Pics via Stoneybatter Stay At Home
This afternoon, in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.
Ciara Plunkett tweetz:
“This loveliness just came through my door.
“This is #SelfIsolationHelp is being offered by one gorgeous person who has stopped by every house on every terrace in Stoneybatter ❤”
At The Green Grocer on Manor Street in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.
Stoneybatter Pride of Place tweetz:
“Tom and Jack, from The Green Grocer, Stoneybatter on Manor Street, are also running a delivery service from today, Monday. Call (01) 707 1854 or send a message to their Facebook page here. Thanks all!”
Earlier: Everyone Chill
From top: Pals Michael O’Sullivan and Mattie Murphy outside Lilliput Stores, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7; Mattie outside Lilliput
Shortly before Christmas in 2017, friends for almost 30 years Mattie Murphy and Michael O’Sullivan got married.
Mattie married Michael in order to allow his friend avoid paying inheritance tax on his home in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.
This morning, Mattie passed away.
Pride of Place Stoneybatter writes:
“This morning after 4am, Stoneybatter lost a true legend, Mattie Murphy.
“As news trickled across the streets of Stoneybatter and beyond, everyone is remembering Mattie, his beautiful smile, kind soul, his infectious laugh and his great style.
“A proud Tipperary man with his heart in Tipp and in Stoneybatter, Mattie died peacefully with his best friend, Michael, by his side. Mattie, a ‘former butler, valet, head of house, telephonist, model, actor, husband, stepfather and utter gentleman.’
“Chats were always welcomed at Lilliput Stores with Mattie having a cuppa and a cig outside and hearty laughs were guaranteed with the storytelling and sharing of anecdotes.
“Mattie had time for anyone that stopped by and along his walks across Stoneybatter including many a furry friend as he loved dogs.
“A great supporter of the Stoneybatter community and attended local events right up to Christmas just gone.
“Mattie loved Stoneybatter Festival and President Michael D was thrilled to meet Mattie at the 2018 Festival.
“At the 2019 Festival, Mattie with his best friend, Michael, featured in local Andrew Kohn’s highly acclaimed Humans of Stoneybatter.”
“Mattie will be reposing at his home 45 Niall Street this Wednesday from approx 1pm and Thursday morning ’til late for all to say their goodbyes and there will be stories and laughter for sure.
“Mattie’s funeral will be taking place Friday at St. John’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Cashel, Co. Tipperary at 3pm.
“Michael has asked that donations be made to the NCBI in lieu of flowers.
“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”