Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: “Successfully tackling homelessness demands that a higher priority be afforded to homeless households.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Ministers orders at least 50% of social housing in Dublin to be given to ‘vulnerable’

Unions representing transport workers have warned of industrial action if privatisation of bus routes goes ahead. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Government plans to open 10% of public bus routes to market despite union opposition

Fears that the opening of a homeless hostel on Fitzwilliam Street  would “negatively impact” the redevelopment of the ESB’s headquarters on the street (above) have been raised with  Dublin City Council. File photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Councillors to be asked to back development plan for Longfield’s Hotel on Fitzwilliam Street

ESB Headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street.. In the plans lodged by the company, parts of the development would have been seven storeys high, far taller than the surrounding Georgian houses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Redevelopment of Stephenson/Gibney building given go ahead by council

Alan Kelly: A spokesman for the department said Mr Kelly was incensed that Fr Scully House remained largely empty. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly ‘outraged’ State-funded scheme not in full use

Declan Burke and Catherine Donnelly at the launch of their books at the Sugar Club. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Writer and arts champion responsible for some of the best-known ads of past 40 years

Almost half of all homeowners who have mortgages with the Dublin City Council are in arrears, and half of those are behind in their payments for more than 12 months

Council to repossess 25 houses due to record levels of unpaid debts

Big Belly bin in Dalkey: they are fitted with solar-powered waste compactors which crush rubbish. Their large pull-down opening has been used by some residents to dump  household rubbish. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

All 400 Big Belly litter bins to be retro-fitted to prevent dumping of household waste

Walford, an Edwardian house on an almost two acre site on  Shrewsbury Road in Dublin 4.

Walford on Shrewsbury Road Dublin was bought by developer Sean Dunne for €58 million in 2005

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