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This evening.

Claire writes:

“Our lovely, shy Romeo got loose in Tymon Park in Walkinstown/Tallaght shortly after midday today. He was wearing his coat (top pic) at the time. He was spotted about an hour later on the Greenhills Road and seen again at 4.30pm near Fashion City in Ballymount. We’re hoping he’s sheltering somewhere. If anyone sees him, please call 086 8668650.”


UPDATE: Romeo found! (see comments)

Last month, Dublin Rental Investigator – whose Twitter account will be a year old next week – reported the property at 35 Bunting Road in Walkinstown, Dublin 12, to Dublin City Council, Dublin Fire Brigade and the Property Services Regulatory Authority.

The property, which is comprised of nine self-contained units, was being sold by Gillespie Lowe and presented as an “excellent opportunity” .

Advertised on Daft.ie, the company said it offers an income of more than €70,000 a year.

Dublin Rental Investigator pointed out to the council, fire brigade and PSRA that the property has a make-shift structure built behind the property and that they could not find any record of planning permission for a conversion to flats or otherwise.

They also highlighted “a real fire safety concern”.

Dublin Rental Investigator has since tweeted a response from Dublin City Council (above).

They added:

Frustrating news regarding the 35 Bunting Road Property. Dublin City Council states it’s over 7 years old so there’s nothing they can do. The amount of tenants that lived in those conditions.

I urge anyone who sees someone renting a structure that doesn’t have planning permission to report it as a matter of urgency as once the structure is in place for 7 years Dublin City Council are barred from taking action.

Previously: Cry To Let


Eric Chubb writes:

“I know you don’t normally do this but my mum’s car was stolen from her driveway last night about 4.15am from the Walkinstown [Dublin] area. Reg number is 11 TN 1563, the car contained several hundred euros worth of golf equipment as well.  It’s a 2011 Honda Civic SI, 1.4L engine, 5 door model.  Distinguishing features (if not now removed) would be logo of Denis Kinane motors in Tipperary on front/rear window, as well as a small orange fluffy toy dog  on or around dashboard. Thank you…