Flooding in Dublin: firefighters and gardaí block off a submerged part of Wolfe Tone Quay in 2014. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Wireless sensors to help save some of the €8m that flooding costs capital each year

One of the new speed limit signs on St Attracta Road, Cabra. Photograph: Olivia Kelly.

30km/h could apply throughout city council area from next year

 Minister for Transport  Shane Ross and National Transport Authority chief executive Anne Graham: the NTA wants to have bus lanes along  the full length of 17 routes. Photograph: Julien Behal

Precious road space will be needed to reach ambitious passenger number targets

The National Transport Authority (NTA) plans to overhaul the capital’s bus service. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The transport upgrade will ‘remove the current delays and uncertainties’ in bus service

 Most of the sites owned by  Dublin City  Council  are former flat complexes the council plans to redevelop such as O’Devaney Gardens, above,  and Dominick Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than €27m of sites owned by Dublin City Council

Grangegorman Villas in Dublin is included on the vacant site register.

HSE and OPW among six property-owners challenging the Dublin City Council index

The Vartry water treatment plant at Roundwood, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

150-year-old water treatment plant supplies more than 200,000 in Wicklow and Dublin

‘Steam blows’ at the new Poolbeg incinerator, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin facility prepares for ‘first fire of waste’ 20 years after original proposal

Grand Canal food market: the 16 stalls drew local office workers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Grand Canal residents and businesses complained about food stalls at Waterways Ireland event

Economist John FitzGerald has said a ‘profound pessimism’ nationally meant Ireland missed an opportunity to deal with the housing crisis at a much earlier date. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

John FitzGerald calls for local authorities to address regulatory constraints in the sector

The Peter McVerry Trust will run rooms for 11 families at a large house off the Malahide Road in the Fingal County Council area. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Nine facilities across Dublin to be used as ‘family hub’ emergency accommodation

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has set a deadline of July 1st to end the use of commercial hotels for homeless families.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Nine ‘family hubs’ to take 380 families from hotels under mover by Simon Coveney

“It’s not that nothing is being built in the city, but they’ve either been small or they’ve been student complexes.” Photograph:Alan Betson

Head of housing says numbers reflect low level of general construction in the city

Dublin urban quarter: the lands are made up of the former Players Wills cigarette factory, the former Bailey Gibson packaging plant, and St Teresa’s Gardens

Development on SCR includes old Player Wills factory and St Teresa’s Gardens flats

The Tivoli Theatre in Dublin’s Liberties.

Owner wanted to replace the ‘illustrious’ Dublin venue with a six-storey aparthotel

Leinster house. The proposal to relocate Senators during  works caused controversy last year when it was publicly criticised by a former director of the museum, Pat Wallace, who said staff were “weeping” at the prospect

Permission also granted for relocation of Seanad to national museum during works

The site where a family hub will be built on Clonard Road in Crumlin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Crumlin building to be converted to ‘family hub’ as alternative hotel accommodation

Some 900 of the 3,500 apartments planned for the new urban quarter on Dublin’s Poolbeg peninsula will be used for social and affordable housing. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Dublin City Council secures housing deal with Simon Coveney, Nama and receivers

Dublin Port Company is currently renewing its master plan which will govern the development of the port until 2040. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin Port Company says Poolbeg lands will be used for ‘core port purposes’

The building was split into two markets, a “dry” clothes market fronting on to Francis Street and a “wet market” to the rear. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Taisce call for action from Dublin City Council over Temple Bar hotelier Martin Keane’s stalled project

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney set a deadline of July 1st  to end the use of hotels as emergency accommodation for homeless families.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin City Council plans to offer permanent tenancies in ‘temporary’ rapid-build homes

Brigante Investments, a subsidiary of Tetrarch Capital, has sought permission to redevelop the site of the Moss Street flats. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Moss Street complex to make way for hotels and apartments

Dublin Bus buses at Conyngham Road:  “A lot of our bus routes date from, and are based on, the route of the old trams,” a spokesman for the National Transport Authority said.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Service to be overhauled rather than cut, National Transport Authority insists

Central Bank building on Dame Street: was bought last January by US real estate company Hines and Hong Kong investment firm Peterson Group in a deal worth €65m. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Dublin City Council defers protection of Sam Stephenson structure to help developer

The Palestinian Flag flies over Dublin City Hall along side the tricolour and the flag of the European Union. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Flag will fly over city hall for one month as sign of solidarity

The Ormond Hotel: plans for a five-storey hotel with 121 bedrooms have been approved. Photograph: Dave Meehan

QPR owner Tony Fernandes to build new hotel on site linked with ‘Ulysses’

Ailesbury Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Photograph: Fran Veale

Census records a large number of unoccupied homes in one of State’s most affluent areas

Plans for the College Green Plaza will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála in March.

Work on plaza will not begin until after trams start

Dublin City Council has agreed to fly the Palestinian flag above City Hall for the month of May. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Israeli ambassador wrote to council to say move would be ‘highly politically charged’

The relocation plans are being supported by the council planners, even though the new building breaks height rules for the site.

Council issues advice providing planning permission granted for building at St Vincent’s

Computer generated image of the proposed new College Green Plaza in Dublin.

Proposal for €10m pedestrian and cycle plaza with water jets submitted to planners

National Maternity Hospital: Due to the presence of existing taller buildings the council had determined that the application did not contravene the city development plan.

Proposed hospital at St Vincent’s breaches height regulations for Merrion area

The 88m, 22-storey glass tower is set to dwarf everything around it.

Its appearance will surely shock and outrage many, but it should not come as a surprise

Green light for cyclists: the latest stage of the Sutton to Sandycove cycleway opens in Clontarf. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A plan hatched in the early 1990s became bogged down in problems and objections

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Brendan Carr on the Clontarf Road for the opening the new cycle path. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

8.5km off-road cycle path from Clontarf to Sutton finished 25 years after work began

The former headquarters of the Central Bank in Dublin and Éamonn O’Doherty’s Crann an Óir sculpture are to be added to the city’s record of protected structures. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

‘Golden ball’ sculpture outside Dublin headquarters also to be listed

Dublin Cycling Campaign is a ‘key stakeholder’ in the proposed cycle path along the Liffey from Heuston Station to the  3Arena. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Liffey cycle route decision delayed until October

Councillors have delayed deciding on a route for the 6km Liffey Cycle Route, from Heuston Station to the 3Arena, until October. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Move dropped following opposition from business while decision on cycle route delayed

Home Sweet Home group has said it will give the €129,000 it has received in donations to ‘grass roots’ organisations and “sustainable projects”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Nearly €130,000 raised by group, which occupied Apollo House for homeless, not yet spent

Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr has urged the Home Sweet Home group “to do the right thing”. Photographs: The Irish Times/Getty Images

Brendan Carr urges action on unspent funds, but comments portrayed as ‘political stunt’

The Poolbeg incinerator takes its first deliveries. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Waste firm director says facility will fill 600,000 tonne annual waste capacity

A total of 6,205 individuals and families have been taken off the Dublin City Council’s waiting  list, bringing the numbers waiting to be housed to under 20,000. Photograph: Getty Images

Over 5,600 lost their place because they failed to return council questionnaires

Council chief executive Owen Keegan said “considerable height is needed” to achieve the required numbers of apartments and make best use of available lands.

Homes scheduled for 1,000 more people in Poolbeg development zone

The Pembroke Road Association said the market stopped  grass growing and birds nesting and an “enormous refuse bin” had been placed “exactly at nose height at the back of the Patrick Kavanagh bench”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Waterways Ireland uses planning loophole to operate Dublin 4 market on Fridays

To accommodate the new Luas Cross City line, cars travelling east along the Liffey will be required to turn left on to O’Connell Street from Bachelors Walk.

Business group Dublin Town says changes at Eden Quay cannot be considered in isolation

James Joyce House and Bridge  Usher's Island, Dublin.

Protected structure on Liffey quays to be sold by receivers with guide price of €550,000

The wooden bridge to Bull Island at Clontarf, Dublin. The new wall was built as part of  a €5m  Clontarf cycle path which is due to be completed in April

Wall must be kept at knee height to stop walkers falling into the sea

 Gardaí prepare to search an area of Tolka Valley Park in Finglas earlier in April for the remains of James Nolan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Discovery made in Tolka Valley Park by gardaí looking for body of James Nolan

The former Nationwide premises on Grand Parade, Dublin 6. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Redevelopment next to Dartmouth Square could affect Luas and proposed Metro South

With 16 stalls serving takeaway food, the market had proved a popular lunchtime draw for local workers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Council says continuation of market would be ‘seriously injurious to amenity of canal’

The Royal Princess Cruise Ship off the Dún Laoghaire coastline in 2015.

An Bord Pleanála decides not to defend judicial review following Boyd Barrett action

The former Magdalene laundry in Donnybrook, Dublin 4. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nuns say no unmarked graves on site; developer will submit fresh application

Dartmouth Square in Dublin. Residents say  a new development has  the potential to ruin the character and setting of the square and their homes

Residents of square near Ranelagh object to redevelopment of Irish Nationwide HQ

The shopping centre area of Phibsborough. The developers plan to build up the site with heights ranging from three to seven storeys, including new shops, offices, restaurants and student accommodation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Plans for €50 million redevelopment of the 1960s shopping centre

Dublin Fire Brigade said it had “fully evacuated” the apartments at the Beacon South Quarter development in Sandyford. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Four fire engines attend scene at South Dublin complex already subject of safety concerns

The proposal to relocate the Seanad (above) to the National Museum had previously involved cutting through the walls of the building to create entrances, but this will not now be necessary. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Permission also sought for Seanad relocation during works set to continue until late 2018

Loreto Hall (with the green door) on St Stephens Green, Dublin: there are proposals to put a nine-story structure behind it. Photograph: Eric Luke

Department of Foreign Affairs says it would be ‘gross over-development’ and affect security

The council management wants to start the process of seeking a project group to develop all six sites this month. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare homes to be built over three- to four years for €100m

 Last month, Minister for Housing Simon Coveney extended the Repair and Leasing Scheme nationally. Photograph: Eric Luke

Property owners to get €40,000 grant to restore homes before leasing to local authorities

The 1916 battlefield site on Moore Street. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Side streets, lanes recommended for designation despite State fight against protection

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney says 23,000 homes will be delivered on the newly-serviced sites over the next three years. Photograph: Getty Images

Housing activation fund will go to 15 councils for large road, water and sewerage schemes

Number 21 Aungier Street in Dublin, believed to date from 1667, which the Peter McVerry Trust had planned to use to accommodate homeless adults. Image: Google Maps

Work to convert protected building halted following heritage department intervention

The Hell Fire Club. The planned visitors’ centre  would include a visitor facilities building, a glass-fronted cafe looking out over Dublin Bay, and a kiosk, shop, toilets and changing rooms.

Council asks Bord Pleanála to make environmental direction

 Declan Somers,  a former  Clerys worker, at a press conference at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ex-Clerys workers make their feelings clear about how they were treated by Natrium

Former Clerys staff Joe Tobin from Lucan and Sean Clifford from Ranelag at the Mansion House where the deal was announced. Photograph: Collins

Sacked workers to get undisclosed ‘good will’ payment as long running dispute ends

Dora Bracken (centre), from Terenure in south Dublin, with former Clerys workers outside An Bord Pleanála. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Deal terms reached for former Clerys staff with building owner Natrium/OCS

Homeless families moved into the first modular estate of 22 houses at Poppintree in Ballymun last May. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

Dublin City Council revises construction deadline for homeless accommodation

Event on DIT campus, Grangegorman. More than 20,000  students are due to attend the new consolidated  campus by 2020. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Council says two schemes near Grangegorman could unbalance demographics of area

Prof Michael Peter Kennedy elected 56th president of the Royal Irish Academy

Prof Michael Peter Kennedy succeeds first woman president Prof Mary E Daly

The department recently published a consultation paper which seeks to determine if a “policy rationale” exists to introduce new tax reliefs for the property market. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Government examines ‘policy rationale’ for introducing new tax reliefs to boost supply

 Aoife Culleton and Killian Ryan, of the  Beacon South Quarter Owners’ Group, at the  complex. Photograph: Eric Luke

€10m fund makes no provision for internal works in Sandyford apartments

Almost two-thirds of owners at Beacon South Quarter, in Sandyford, Dublin have voted to pay almost €10m to fix defects with the complex. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Almost two-thirds majority of owners decided to resolve fire and structural defects

Apartments  at Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Owners voting on management company plan to charge €10m for defects at complex

Marino: The Dublin suburb was originally  built by the State under its “Million Pound Scheme”.

State supports once so large that ownership was ‘effectively socialised’, conference hears

O’Devaney Gardens in Dublin 7, one of five sites that was due to be developed by  Bernard McNamara  as part of a PPP deal with Dublin City Council. The developer backed out of the deal in 2008.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Councillors raise concerns due to collapse of developer-led social housing in 2008

Almost 28 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last year, marking an increase of 11 per cent in passenger numbers on the previous year. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

DAA’s €320m north runway project, stalled by downturn, now due to be built by 2020

The chief executive of the Government’s Housing Agency, John O’Connor,  said some of the 198,000 homes listed by the CSO as vacant could be between tenancies or under renovation. File photograph: iStockPhoto

New rules: Vacant-building owners can convert to apartments without planning

The action is in protest against plans to outsource Dublin Fire Brigade’s ambulance service call-and-dispatch function. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Two 24-hour stoppages planned for later this month

Members of Dublin Fire Brigade at a rally outside Dublin City Hall campaigning to keep Dublin Fire Brigade’s ambulance service. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Transferring 100,000 calls from brigade to call centre would ‘jeopardise public safety’

Dublin Town has been involved in promotions such as Dine in Dublin. Photograph: James Horan/Photocall Ireland/file picture.

Business group could face dissolution if city centre traders do not vote for its renewal

In addition to providing 1,400 new homes, the €405m loan will be used to retrofit and refurbish 700 existing homes

Housing Finance Agency to bring funding to approved housing bodies to €405m

21 Aungier Street after it was restored  by the  Dublin Civic Trust

Use of one of Dublin’s oldest buildings for shelter ‘unacceptable’, says Civic Trust

The new crime victims Bill needed improvement if the most vulnerable victims were to be protected, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said

State failed to meet deadline 15 months ago to transpose EU victims directive into law

Martin Scorsese at Trinity College Dublin where he received  the John Ford Award from the Irish Academy presented by the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Michael Chester/IFTA

Acclaimed director receives John Ford Award from President Higgins

Luas Cross City construction works at O’Connell Bridge, Dublin: the proposed car  ban along some quays has sparked opposition. Photograph: Eric Luke

Plan to divert cars to make way for Luas line is ideologically driven, says parking lobby

  Poolbeg incinerator, Dublin: The  building is the length of three football pitches and four metres taller than the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Waste-to-energy plant fitted with latest fire detection technology, says director

Dublin City Council plans to  ban cars and lorries from Eden Quay. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Dublin City Council plans to prohibit cars and lorries from three quays north of Liffey

Cyclists travel alongside Dublin’s Grand Canal. Photograph: The Irish Times

Cycling and walking in to town centre is at record levels while large lorries fall by 91%

 Site at Grangegorman Lower and Brunswick Street, Dublin, where  student accommodation is to be built. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Housing for 8,000 students near new DIT campus will ‘inevitably change’ Dublin area

  Aoife Culleton and Killian Ryan of  Beacon South Quarter Owners Group, at The Beacon South Quarter complex at Sandyford, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Room at hotel not big enough as 350 Beacon apartment residents try to attend agm

Rapid-build modular homes in Poppintree, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

New data shows total cost of emergency accommodation in the city last year was €50m

Ahead of the meeting, committee chairwoman Maria Bailey said the focus will be ‘to examine how current programmes and schemes are addressing the issues of vacant housing and derelict sites. File photograph: Frank Miller

Half of repossessed homes offered for social housing rejected by authority, committee told

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of motorists support the introduction of 30km/h speed limits in city centre areas. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Survey shows many drivers blame badly run insurance firms for premium rises

A computer rendition of a Dart Underground station. The 7.6km rail line is to link Heuston Station to the Dart line for the first time.

Iarnród Éireann says it had no funds to purchase warehouse on Pearse Station site

A  rickshaw on  O’Connell Street: the NTA sought to have the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 changed so that it could introduce regulations. Photograph: Eric Luke

Transport body claims regulations not sufficiently robust to restrict rickshaws

‘Cargo volumes in Dublin Port are up 25 per cent over the last four years and up 6.3 per cent last year.’

Masterplan review shows the company is no longer considering infilling 21 hectares

Ires Reit owns 25% of about 600 apartments affected by water damage and inadequate fire-safety provisions at Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford, Dublin.

Ires Reit owns 25% of the apartments affected by structural issues at the Dublin complex

The Department of Arts and Heritage has requested that Irish Water undertake a “stoat survey” after the mammal was detected at the Stillorgan reservoir.  Photograph: Dermot Breen

Shane Ross asks Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to refuse permission for €80m reservoir

Beacon South Quarter in south Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Apartment owners at south Dublin complex face €10m in costs to fix structural defects

Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford, Co Dublin: up to 800 apartments are understood to be affected by defects. Photograph: Eric Luke

Cluid owns one of four blocks with fire safety issues at Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford

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