Wednesday, 8 February, 6pm at Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street
Old Dublin Society present the first talk in their Spring 2017 Programme, 'Dublin’s Sporting Heritage and the development of Dublin City’s Sports Archive' by Ellen Murphy, Senior Archivist, Dublin City Archives.
Dublin City Sports Archive (DCSA) was established in 2010 to provide a lasting legacy to Dublin’s term as European Capital of Sport. Dublin has a rich sporting heritage, with sport playing an intrinsic role in the city’s social and cultural identity, and collections relating to hockey, golf, cycling, athletics, swimming pool, water-polo, VEC Sports, and football have been donated to the DCSA so far. The talk will provide an overview of these archival treasures, and also consider more broadly the status of sports history and archives in Ireland, and the challenges and rewards of preserving these records.
Dublin City Council's Fabric Upgrade Programme is continuing to upgrade the Council's social housing stock to be more energy efficient, with funding from SEAI. Since Phase 1 of the programme began in June 2013, Dublin City Council has upgraded 7,299 of its social housing units and will have saved an estimated €16.6 million on energy bills by the end of 2016.
ARE YOU ABOUT TO BE REMOVED FROM OUR HOUSING LIST?
All housing applicants were recently requested to return a Housing Needs Assessment form to have their application re-assessed for eligibility to remain on the Housing List. This assessment is ongoing and Dublin City Council wish to remind you that if you have not returned a completed form, you should do so immediately.
The Tenant (Incremental) Purchase Scheme is a new scheme to let local authority tenants buy their homes.
How does it work?
Under this scheme, you can apply to your local authority to buy your local authority house. If approved, you must continue to live in the house for as long as you own it. You will get a discount on the price of the house based on your income.
And Further Responses to Family Homelessness in the Dublin Region
Dublin City Council confirms that the 22 Rapid Build Housing Units, Baile na Laochra, Poppintree, Ballymun, Dublin 11 are now substantially completed, whilst works to finish the entire estate including assigned certification and snagging is expected to conclude during April 2016.
Throughout the Christmas period, the work of the four Dublin local authorities and state-funded services will continue to provide emergency accommodation and support services for over 3,500 adults and children , every night, right across the Dublin region. This is a 71% increase in adults and children using our services, since November 2014.
Taking serious action to prevent rough sleeping and homelessness is a key priority for all statutory and state-funded homeless services.