Colin Murphy: This ‘man’s world’ of ours needs to change so women feel safe too
By not thinking explicitly about how their decisions will have an impact on women’s safety, city designers and engineers, largely male, design for men by default
I’m a runner. Running is a big part of how I interact with the outer world and regulate my inner world. In every city I have ever visited or lived in, I have run to get to know it, and to feel safe in it.
When I want to escape from the city into nature, I run in parks, on beaches or in the hills. And I have only just realised quite how...
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Jeanie Johnston ‘next best viable option’ if Dublin’s whitewater centre plan is shelved
Previously unpublished documents show that Dublin City Council has been advised on other potential uses for George’s Dock if the whitewater facility is ultimately shelved.
The long read: Amid high vacancy rates can the town centres hold?
With large towns such as Tralee and Dundalk reporting vacancy rates of 25 per cent, retail outside the big cities is struggling. Will the government’s new plan, Our Rural Future, manage to halt the decay?
Surveys reveal vacancy rates of up to 25% in many towns
Concerns are raised as towns such as Tipperary and Dundalk experience high rate of vacancies for commercial premises
Clancourt accuses Limerick council of bias against plans for urban quarter
Developer owned by the Kenny family said refusal to allow Dooradoyle project raised ‘serious concerns’ over future of city centre