Rebecca Mullen

Rebecca is a 3rd year Political Science and Geography student in Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She has always lived in Dublin and thinks that it is a beautiful city with many hidden treasures. She hopes to pursue a Masters in urban planning after she graduates and hopefully work in the field following that. She has a particular interest in the contrast between old and new and how towns and cities established hundreds of years ago manage to develop but at the same time preserve original design and infrastructure. She loves to travel and hopes that a career in urban planning will allow her to work all over the world.

Poised for Redevelopment: Boland's Mill at Grand Dock in Dublin, Ireland

by Rebecca Mullen

Boland’s Bakery Mill is located at the intersection of Barrow Street and Pearce Street beside Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock. This area has recently become one of the most popular locations in Ireland for domestic and interna... Read article

Landlords Forced to Update Bedsit and Studio Style Apartments in Dublin, Ireland

by Rebecca Mullen

At the beginning of February 2013, new regulations came into effect that forced landlords to provide a number of amenities not previously available in the traditional Dublin bedsit. Traditionally, bedsits would have cons... Read article

Guinness' Social & Recreational Legacy in Dublin, Ireland

by Rebecca Mullen

Guinness has had a significant impact on how both tourists and locals alike enjoy Dublin. With over one million visitors a year, the Guinness Storehouse is the most popular attraction in Ireland.  Along with the Storehou... Read article

Guinness' Impact on Dublin's Public Housing: The Iveagh Trust & Hostel

by Rebecca Mullen

There is no brand that is more closely associated with Ireland, and in particular Dublin, than Guinness.  The company has made an impact on the culture, economy, architecture and history of the city in an immeasurable am... Read article

Dublin Prioritizing Active Transportation & Healthy Living

by Rebecca Mullen

Promoting a healthy lifestyle in Dublin is most definitely becoming an increasing priority in planning for the growth of the city. Providing better public transport links and improving facilities for cyclists and pedestr... Read article

Silicon Docks & Global Tech’s Growing Footprint in the Greater Dublin Area

by Rebecca Mullen

In 2013, Forbes named Ireland the "Best Country for Business." Deciding factors included a low tax burden, investor protection and personal freedom, and as indicated by recent investment, it is clear that the global tech... Read article

Dubliners Agree with Huffington's List of "World’s Top 10 Most Disappointing Tourist Destinations"

by Rebecca Mullen

Temple Bar is one of the oldest parts of Dublin. The quarter is located directly adjacent to Wood Quay, one of the most significant Viking settlements ever discovered. Temple Bar is filled with history including the firs... Read article

Repurposing the Public Toilets of Dublin, Ireland

by Rebecca Mullen

Dotted around Dublin there are dozens of former "public conveniences" or public toilets now unused, boarded and chained shut. These small, single story Victorian and Edwardian units were once an essential part of everyda... Read article

Extending and Connecting Dublin’s Luas Tram Service

by Rebecca Mullen

According to the 2011 census, 55% of commuters in Dublin travel by car or motorbike. The significant remainder of commuters use a variety of modes offered by public transportation. In 2004, the Luas, a light rail tram r... Read article

Revitalizing Dublin’s "Georgian Mile:" Controversy Surrounds ESB Headquarters

by Rebecca Mullen

In 1965, despite significant protests, sixteen Georgian buildings were demolished in central Dublin to make way for the new Electricity Supply Board (ESB) Headquarters. The houses were part of the world’s longest Georgia... Read article

The Irish Aversion to High-Rises and How Dublin is Dealing with Urban Sprawl

by Rebecca Mullen

Urban sprawl in Dublin can be attributed to the hostility to high-rise living felt by many people in Ireland. The demand for homes is there, but it is not being met with apartments for two main reasons. Firstly, a majori... Read article