Submission: proposed change of use of "The Dead" house An Taisce has sent the attached submission to Dublin City Council, urging that a proposed conversion of No. 15 Usher’s Island, setting for James Joyce’s The Dead, to a 56-bed hostel should not be permitted. The return of this nationally-important house at 15 Usher’s Island - real-life setting of Joyce’sbest-known short story, The Dead - to functioning use, and the arresting of any furtherdeterioration in the fabric, is needed. However, and having regard to the foregoing, theproposal currently presented for change of use to a hostel would not be appropriate. Refusalis therefore recommended in order to find a way forward and secure the future of this keycultural building of Dublin. Download the full submission here.