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# christy-burke - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'I'm a political animal': Former Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke considering a presidential run

Burke said he had been approached by locals in his area and younger members of his own team about possibly mounting an election bid.

# christy-burke - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Enda Kenny turns on the Christmas lights in Dublin's north inner city

A candlelight vigil was also held to remember those that have died from drugs.

# christy-burke - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

These two figures show why people are so worried about the Dublin crisis

Homeless outreach groups have been calling on the government to reconvene the Dáil to deal with the crisis.

# christy-burke - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Family with three children forced to sleep in Dublin park following eviction

The Romanian family were issued sleeping bags after being told there was no accommodation available.

# christy-burke - Monday 3 August, 2015

Is this key Dublin garda station coming back to life?

A new unit has been assigned to Fort Apache.

# christy-burke - Monday 13 July, 2015

Sinn Féin's new Dublin mayor wants street parties to remember 1916 Meet The Mayor This post contains videos

Sinn Féin's new Dublin mayor wants street parties to remember 1916

Críona Ní Dhálaigh stopped by for a High Table Interview last week. Here’s what we found out.

# christy-burke - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Dublin's new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts Drugs This post contains videos

Dublin's new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts

Críona Ní Dhálaigh has backed an initiative that the government could legislate for in the coming months.

# christy-burke - Monday 29 June, 2015

Last-ditch attempt to stop Sinn Féin 'hijacking' 1916 centenary is 'laughable' IRA

Last-ditch attempt to stop Sinn Féin 'hijacking' 1916 centenary is 'laughable'

All is not well on Dublin City Council.

# christy-burke - Friday 26 June, 2015

Christy Burke's bid for the Dáil just got a big boost

Jonathan Dowdall, a former close colleague of Mary Lou, is now helping the outgoing Lord Mayor of Dublin.

# christy-burke - Monday 15 June, 2015

Not everyone's pleased about Dublin's mayor being a Sinn Féin-er in 2016

The party will hold the position of Lord Mayor of Dublin during the 1916 commemorations.

# christy-burke - Monday 1 June, 2015

Pressure is growing to reopen Dublin's 'Fort Apache' station

The Lord Mayor has said not reopening the station would be “unacceptable”.

# christy-burke - Monday 13 April, 2015

Lord Mayor: No vote tonight on plan to house homeless in 'Love/Hate' flats

Focus Ireland is calling for Dublin councillors to support the renovation of O’Devaney Gardens.

# christy-burke - Monday 30 March, 2015

Ever heard of the Pole who helped Famine victims? He's been honoured in Dublin

Paweł Edmund Strzelecki lived in Ireland during the Great Hunger.

# christy-burke - Friday 13 March, 2015

Areas of central Dublin are going to be ripped up...

… and then put back down again (with new paving stones).

# christy-burke - Saturday 31 January, 2015

5 things you might not know about Dublin's Mansion House

The home of the Lord Mayor of Dublin is 300 years old.

'The most memorable thing about jail? Helping IRA members escape on a helicopter'

Dublin’s Lord Mayor recalls his time in prison, and shares his thoughts on the Queen.

# christy-burke - Thursday 29 January, 2015

"The addiction of politics is in me... but there's always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’" Ready For It This post contains videos

"The addiction of politics is in me... but there's always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’"

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke talks about Sinn Féin, the coalition, and whether he’d join a new political party.

# christy-burke - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

'Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s' - Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin Inner City This post contains videos

'Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s' - Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin

The Lord Mayor said the capital’s problems haven’t changed that much in the 30 years he has been a councillor.

# christy-burke - Thursday 8 January, 2015

'Shane Ross isn't THAT right-wing': Christy Burke's u-turn on new Independent Alliance

Dublin’s Lord Mayor is considering joining the new group and running in the next General Election.

# christy-burke - Monday 29 December, 2014

Christy Burke wants to team up with Ming's successor ... maybe

Dublin’s Lord Mayor is considering running for the Dáil.

# christy-burke - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Cute kids? Check. Animals? Check. Christmas has arrived Mansion House This post contains images

Cute kids? Check. Animals? Check. Christmas has arrived

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

# christy-burke - Friday 5 December, 2014

Enda Kenny was on the streets talking to homeless people last night

“He had his woolly hat on and his jacket on and his scarf and he walked around and he fed people.”

# christy-burke - Saturday 15 November, 2014

'I will not leave the House': Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

'I will not leave the House': Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In a week where Mary Lou McDonald staged a sit-in in the Dáil and ministers were heckled at the launch of the Government’s 1916 commemoration plans.

# christy-burke - Monday 10 November, 2014

'The dead is the dead' - Dublin's Lord Mayor squares up to Remembrance Day protester

Christy Burke told protesters that nothing would be achieved by his refusing to attend the event.

# christy-burke - Thursday 9 October, 2014

The Lord Mayor met with senior gardaí last night to talk about water protests

If follows clashes between gardaí and protesters at the Clare Hall estate on Dublin’s northside this week.

# christy-burke - Monday 6 October, 2014

# christy-burke - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

The Gardaí are set to ramp up efforts to keep the capital's elderly safe

Dublin City Council and Age Friendly Ireland have teamed up to try and improve the lives of Dublin’s elderly.

# christy-burke - Monday 1 September, 2014

John Giles and Brother Kevin Crowley to be honoured with Freedom of Dublin

The soccer legend and charity campaigner are to be honoured by the city. Councillors will discuss the plans tonight.

# christy-burke - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

"The water has frozen my brain": The ice bucket challenge came to Kildare St and the Mansion House today

A TD, a senator and the Lord Mayor all took the plunge in Dublin today. Somehow they all managed to stick to parliamentary language, post-deluge….

# christy-burke - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Enda got 1,000 emails about the Garth Brooks concerts. Here's what some of them said...

“I want to ask you to do something to save this country from a complete shambles.”

# christy-burke - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems

Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.

# christy-burke - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Book of condolence for Gaza victims to be opened tomorrow in Dublin

Lord Mayor Christy Burke repeated his call for negotiations to end the violence.

# christy-burke - Monday 21 July, 2014

Books of condolence opened in Dublin for Malaysia Airlines flight victims

Flowers and other tributes have been left outside the Dutch Embassy where one of the books was opened today.

# christy-burke - Monday 14 July, 2014

Dublin Mayor: It's 'bullsh*t' gardaí can't take in homeless under-18s without social worker

Christy Burke said it’s “unbelievable” that gardaí can’t take in under-18s who are sleeping rough without the presence of a social worker.

# christy-burke - Friday 11 July, 2014

Sorry, Garth: No sign from government of a new deal to save gigs

Mr Brooks perviously said he would be willing to ‘crawl, swim, fly’ to meet with Enda Kenny on the issue.

# christy-burke - Thursday 10 July, 2014

There's talk of Barack Obama getting involved in the Garth Brooks debacle

…and the Mexican ambassador, seriously.

# christy-burke - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Charity calls on Housing Minister to meet homeless people tonight; she declines

The Inner City Helping Homeless group has urged Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan to ‘open her eyes’ and reconsider turning down their offer of meeting homeless people tonight.

# christy-burke - Monday 23 June, 2014

Lord Mayor recalls finding 17-year-old pregnant girl in bin

Christy Burke, who volunteers with the group Inner City Helping Homeless, announced that 80 new beds will be provided by homeless services in Dublin in the next two weeks.

# christy-burke - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Ex-IRA man, anti-drugs campaigner, occasional Joe Dolan impersonator: Meet the Lord Mayor

Christy Burke’s been the headlines recently for his comments about the British royal family. He sat down at the Mansion House this week for a chat about his past, and his plans for the next 12 months…

# christy-burke - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Directly-elected mayor plan "absolutely has to happen" --- Lord Mayor

The ‘mayors and chairs’ of Dublin’s four local authorities are due to meet with Minister Phil Hogan to see if the issue can be moved forward.

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