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# christy-burke - Sunday 29 August, 2021

Councillor Christy Burke takes up role as ICHH chair after David Hall resigns
# Inner City Helping Homeless
# Inner City Helping Homeless

Councillor Christy Burke takes up role as ICHH chair after David Hall resigns

Aug 29th 2021, 9:07 AM 27,026 Views 0 Comments

David Hall resigned on Friday due to threats made to him, he told two newspapers.

# christy-burke - Monday 10 February, 2020

Social Democrats’ Gary Gannon takes final seat in Dublin Central battleground
# Dogfight
# Dogfight

Social Democrats’ Gary Gannon takes final seat in Dublin Central battleground

Feb 10th 2020, 3:06 PM 38,427 Views 18 Comments

The constituency takes in a broad stretch of Dublin’s northside, from the inner city out to Smithfield, and north towards Ashtown and Drumcondra.

# christy-burke - Friday 10 January, 2020

Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night
# Dublin
# Dublin

Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night

Jan 10th 2020, 10:20 AM 87,954 Views 84 Comments

The woman, who was in a distressed state, told the volunteer she had been released from an acute hospital.

# christy-burke - Monday 27 May, 2019

Two men, including grandson of former Dublin Lord Mayor, sentenced for possession of explosives
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Two men, including grandson of former Dublin Lord Mayor, sentenced for possession of explosives

May 27th 2019, 6:16 PM 32,224 Views 0 Comments

They were discovered with 4kg of TNT and a hand grenade in a densely populated area.

# christy-burke - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area

May 22nd 2019, 11:59 PM 23,097 Views 11 Comments

Former TDs, a lord mayor and Dublin’s longest serving councillor are all in the mix.

# christy-burke - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'I'm a political animal': Former Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke considering a presidential run
# Hat In The Ring
# Hat In The Ring

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

Jul 12th 2018, 1:31 PM 12,701 Views 62 Comments

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
# XMas Cheer
# XMas Cheer

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

Dec 8th 2016, 6:46 PM 11,949 Views 45 Comments

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 Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

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

Aug 12th 2015, 3:00 PM 23,492 Views 136 Comments

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
# Awful
# Awful

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

Aug 11th 2015, 12:50 PM 30,471 Views 226 Comments

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?
# Fitzgibbon Street
# Fitzgibbon Street

Is this key Dublin garda station coming back to life?

Aug 3rd 2015, 8:00 AM 23,746 Views 25 Comments

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
# Meet The Mayor

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

Jul 13th 2015, 11:59 PM 12,338 Views 45 Comments

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
# Drugs

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

Jul 11th 2015, 8:50 AM 9,124 Views 81 Comments

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
# IRA

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

Jun 29th 2015, 12:27 PM 32,750 Views 182 Comments

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
# Switcheroo
# Switcheroo

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

Jun 26th 2015, 7:03 PM 17,608 Views 58 Comments

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
# 1916
# 1916

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

Jun 15th 2015, 6:10 AM 22,874 Views 86 Comments

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
# Fitzgibbon Street
# Fitzgibbon Street

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

Jun 1st 2015, 7:00 AM 32,958 Views 19 Comments

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
# O'Devaney Gardens
# O'Devaney Gardens

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

Apr 13th 2015, 1:52 PM 19,774 Views 39 Comments

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
# Sackville Place
# Sackville Place

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

Mar 30th 2015, 10:10 PM 18,095 Views 49 Comments

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...
# Grafton Street
# Grafton Street

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

Mar 13th 2015, 7:14 AM 36,173 Views 55 Comments

… 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
# Happy Birthday
# Happy Birthday

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

Jan 31st 2015, 7:30 PM 32,443 Views 27 Comments

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'
# Christy Burke
# Christy Burke

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

Jan 31st 2015, 7:00 AM 22,210 Views 85 Comments

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
# Ready For It

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

Jan 29th 2015, 11:53 AM 13,523 Views 66 Comments

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
# Inner City

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

Jan 28th 2015, 10:31 PM 23,558 Views 56 Comments

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
# Go Team
# Go Team

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

Jan 8th 2015, 1:10 PM 13,749 Views 26 Comments

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
# New Political Party
# New Political Party

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

Dec 29th 2014, 6:30 PM 8,673 Views 34 Comments

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
# Mansion House

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

Dec 9th 2014, 12:16 PM 3,756 Views 0 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Dec 5th 2014, 11:27 AM 19,049 Views 303 Comments

“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
# House Of Cards

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

Nov 15th 2014, 7:15 PM 19,588 Views 83 Comments

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
# Get Wise
# Get Wise

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

Nov 10th 2014, 11:04 AM 30,221 Views 206 Comments

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
# Excessive Force
# Excessive Force

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

Oct 9th 2014, 12:45 PM 18,849 Views 172 Comments

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

# christy-burke - Monday 6 October, 2014

Irish Water, Garda criticism and references to Stalin - Dublin City Council had a busy meeting
# Protests
# Protests

Irish Water, Garda criticism and references to Stalin - Dublin City Council had a busy meeting

Oct 6th 2014, 10:51 PM 19,111 Views 146 Comments

Tonight’s meeting was anything but dull…

# christy-burke - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 10th 2014, 4:23 PM 6,480 Views 18 Comments

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
# Honours
# Honours

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

Sep 1st 2014, 1:23 PM 7,463 Views 11 Comments

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
# Cold Cold Water
# Cold Cold Water

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

Aug 26th 2014, 4:43 PM 19,953 Views 17 Comments

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...
# Callin' Merrion Street
# Callin' Merrion Street

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

Aug 12th 2014, 5:44 PM 33,443 Views 63 Comments

“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
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

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

Aug 10th 2014, 3:30 PM 14,239 Views 113 Comments

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
# Sympathy
# Sympathy

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

Jul 31st 2014, 1:39 PM 6,279 Views 85 Comments

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
# Mh17
# Mh17

Books of condolence opened in Dublin for Malaysia Airlines flight victims

Jul 21st 2014, 4:45 PM 5,419 Views 9 Comments

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
# Sleeping Rough
# Sleeping Rough

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

Jul 14th 2014, 10:23 AM 13,750 Views 49 Comments

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
# Enda The Line
# Enda The Line

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

Jul 11th 2014, 7:42 PM 34,559 Views 125 Comments

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

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