Back in July 2016 this site on Lower Grangegorman was attracting a lot of media attention because of ongoing protests.

20 July 2016: "A group of people who unlawfully re-occupied the site of a planned student accommodation project in Dublin have been given 21 days to leave by a High Court judge. The same property was subject of court proceedings last year against a group, all of whom ultimately left after one was jailed for contempt of a court order requiring them vacate it."

The built environment is changing at an amazing rate in the area where I live and this especially true for Grangegorman and the rate of change is due to accelerate because of the creation of a new University Campus.

Here is what Lidl had to say back in December 2018: "Our brand new store in Grangegorman opens today! It’s on Brunswick Street and it’s looking great - thanks to Johnny Cooper for coming out and cutting the ribbon". Note: Jonathan Cooper is a Gaelic footballer who plays inter-county for the Dublin senior team and the Na Fianna club.

In December 2016 International student accommodation company GSA wasgranted planning permission for a 571-bedroom development at Brunswick Street in Dublin 7 as part of a €250 million investment in Dublin over the next five years. The developer obtained permission for the construction of 21,000sq m of purpose-built student accommodation and 3,700sq m of retail space, including a supermarket, on Brunswick Street.

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