A computer-enhanced image of the   Covanta incinerator at Poolbeg, Dublin

National Development Finance Agency to decide if plant is value for money

 Avoca Handweavers in  Rathcoole: The Lucan shop will be the 12th branch of the Wicklow-based company which started out as a handweaving mill in 1723.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Former Foxhunter pub to reopen as foodhall and restaurant

Dick Brady, head of housing at Dublin City Council. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Housing estates would provide social and private rental accommodation

Council said it took the decision  following a recent incident where emergency vehicles had difficulty reaching  a car that was stuck in the sand, which  resulted in a woman being injured. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Bull Island barriers to remain in place, after gardaí raise public safety concerns

Dolphin House flat complex, Dolphin’s Barn, Dublin: flats will be amalgamated to make larger units, and the orientation of the flats, which face away from the Grand Canal, would be changed to make better use of the canal as an amenity. Photograph: David Sleator.

Dilapidated 1950s estate has persistent damp, mould and sewage problems

The senior citizens’ flats complex at Ballygall Road East, Finglas, which was  part of a “deep retro-fitting” scheme by Dublin City Council. Photograph: Dave Meehan

New “deep retro-fitting” for 1,000 old Dublin City Council flats

Resident Caroline McNulty at Thornton Heights formally St Michael’s Estate, Inchicore. Photograph: Eric Luke

Residents of newly named Thornton Heights move into new homes

The Fleet Street Hotel and TGI Friday’s inTemple Bar: a protected structure with decorative windows attributed to Harry Clarke’s father Joshua. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

TGI Friday’s not permitted its own entrance to Fleet Street branch

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