The Carrickmines Green estate, where a number of defects have been identified including inadequate fire stopping, badly fitted fire doors and damp

Defects include absence of smoke seals , blocked outlets to smoke vents, inadequate smoke ventilation

Carrickmines Green: About 180 homes have now been finished, mostly apartments in four- and five- storey blocks, with a number of three-storey terraced houses.

Defects remain in original complex at Carrickmines Green despite repairs

Aldborough House in Portland Row, Dublin.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Derelict mansion was second-biggest private residence in Dublin, next to Leinster House

The largest hub, with 87 privately operated family rooms, will be opened at the Townhouse B&B on Gardiner Street in the city centre next month.

Half the hubs will be in former hotels and B&Bs and will have capacity for 518 families in total

Helen Cheevers with her baby Erik  outside their new home in Ballymun, one of 49 recently sold by Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance which is behind the new oversubscribed estate. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Scheme yet to receive planning permission and will take at least 18 months to finish

Clay Farm is just one of four sites in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area to secure government funding for major infrastructure work

Viscount Securities wants to build 571 apartments and 363 houses at Clay Farm

Sinn Féin Lord Mayor pf Dublin Mícheál MacDonncha at the announcement of a new sponsorship deal for Dublin Bikes with takeaway order firm Just Eat.Photograph: Naoise Culhane.

Assistant council chief says money will help to fund expansion of service around city

People enjoy the good weather in Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

North Co Dublin seaside town faces a dessert shortage as a result of power cuts

Martin Deniau, Kate O’Neill, Mary Costelloe, Brendan Fagan, Michael Burns and Dublin City Cllr, Mannix Flynn, at the No To Bid campaign launch. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

54% voted for the company responsible for the city’s Christmas lights and promotions

The ‘mixed tenure’ developments have been designated for 50 per cent private homes, 30 per cent social housing and 20 per cent affordable housing. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

€600m development in Dublin cannot proceed until Government sets up scheme

Shane Ross: “If we build up these stadiums and we are a credible bidder, which we obviously are if we win this bid, I think the sky’s the limit.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

‘Sky’s the limit,’ Minister for Sport tells Oireachtas committee on possibility of Dublin Olympics

 Minister for Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross. File photograph: Collins

Ross hopes to publish Rio Olympics ticketing inquiry

The old towers of Ballymun: over the past two decades 36 blocks of 2,820 flats built in the 1960s, including seven 15-storey towers, have been demolished in area. Photograph: Alan Betson

Plan aims to provide affordable housing for sale and rent and better infrastructure

Unions representing Dublin City Council workers have criticised the use of Dublin Town  to provide additional street-cleaning services for the city. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Unions criticise local authority over Dublin Town’s provision of additional services

The proposal for Merrion Square was accepted in June of last year by Dublin City Council. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Philanthropist abandons plans for pavilion as charity says €1m cost ‘wasn’t feasible’

Helen Cheevers with her baby Erik outside her new home at Baile na Laochra, Ballymun, with Hugh Brennan of Ó Cualann co-housing alliance, and architect Joe Kennedy of Smith Kennedy Architects. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mortgage payments €1,000 less than renting, says new home owner

A new home at Baile na Laochra, Ballymun. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ballymun scheme also features three-bedroom homes at 30% below market value

Cracking in a house at Avila Close, Finglas, caused by pyrite in the cement. Photograph: Frank Miller

Rehousing residents is increasing social housing waiting list, says Noeleen Reilly (SF)

A plague of flies of ‘biblical proportions’ has descended upon the south Dublin suburbs of Sandymount, Ringsend and Irishtown. File photograph: Hans Lang/Getty

Locals blame Poolbeg incinerator for infestation in Sandymount and Ringsend

The  I Bike Dublin protest on Andrew’s Street, Dublin. Photograph:  Bryan Meade

I Bike Dublin campaigners form human barrier to protect cycle lanes

Temple Bar is one of the places where  “Airbnb-style” lettings may be depriving the city of much-needed housing supply. Photograph: Fran Veale

‘Madness’ we are putting homeless in hotels and tourists in houses, says Patrick Costello

Refuse collectors working in Lucan in Dublin.  Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins.

Call for waste regulator to be introduced and council to take back control of refuse services

Eoghan Murphy said it was “deeply regrettable” that the deadline of July 1st set by his predecessor Simon Coveney to end the use of hotels to house homeless families could not be met.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister says attempts to meet deadlines could ‘sow the seeds’ of future crises

Artist’s impression of the proposed 88m skyscraper on Tara Street: Johnny Ronan sought the maximum height permitted and the planners turned him down.

Few buildings get quick go-ahead, but refusal of Ronan’s skyscraper raises questions

The Strategic Housing Development system gives effect to a commitment to fast-track decision-making for large-scale housing schemes. Photograph: Frank Miller

Developers could obtain permission from An Bord Pleanála before end of year

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

Plans rejected on basis that 88m tower would “seriously injure” historic city core

 Owen Keegan, chief executive of Dublin City Council, says the new National Planning Framework   fails to recognise the importance of Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Council chief executive says ‘vital importance’ of capital must be recognised

In many cases, landlords could not afford to comply with the regulations and either left units vacant or sold the property. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Department of Housing has given no guidance documents on operation of standards

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: indicated this week  he was disposed to bringing bedsits back into use to address the housing crisis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Updated regulations improve fire safety and provide better protection against vermin

“Better transport infrastructure and more intelligent use of street space is in everyone’s interests.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Parking would create a buffer between cyclists and traffic on Fitzwilliam Cycle Route

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

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