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

The Beacon South Quarter complex, where a meeting of apartment owners was held on Monday night. Photograph: Eric Luke

Beacon South Quarter properties found to have fire safety and structural deficiencies

The Irish Glass Bottle site at Poolbeg, Dublin: no plans for “Hollywood-style” studio. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin Bay Studios fails to secure 20-acre site on former Irish Glass Bottle/Fabrizia land

Moss Street building - built in 1917 as social housing -  now set for private sector redevelopment. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Hotel, apartments and office scheme proposed for Moss Street

A High Court ruling has given Dublin City Council the green light to convert Longfield’s Hotel into a homeless hostel.

Council hopes to complete €4m conversion of Fitzwilliam Street buildings by end of 2017

Rapid-build modular homes in Ballymun, Dublin. To date just 22 modular houses have been completed since the scheme was announced in 2015. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

Modular apartments planned for Coolock will not be designated to homeless families

Jimmy Kelly: Unite’s Ireland secretary said that the union planned to sell the Merrion Square building.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Trade union leader will remove application if deemed ‘inappropriate’

Thousands of people in need of housing may have been removed from Dublin City Council’s social housing waiting list for failing to return council questionnaires. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thousands may have been dropped from the list for failing to return questionnaires

 Joanne Bonnell with her children Adam (16), Jake (9), Kyle (6) and Corey (1) , in their accommodation at Ballymun, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Joanne Bonnell: Appeals to have her original position on waiting list reinstated rejected

Former minister for the environment Alan Kelly: his minimum apartment size standards have been deemed too small to be wheelchair accessible. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin City Council architect unable to design such apartments within size restrictions

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney: the council’s deputy chief executive Brendan Kelly  said the Minister approved two new hostels weeks before Home Sweet Home went into Apollo House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Council official says provision of hostels was agreed before Apollo House occupation

Modular homes under construction in Ballymun. Of the  40 new homes built by Dublin City Council  last year, 22  were modular units in Ballymun. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Two PPPs delivering 221 apartments due to be completed this year delayed until 2019

Irish Water says the construction of a new treatment plant, along with other upgrades, will ensure the Vartry scheme meets all drinking water standards

Fears that upgrading water supply to Wicklow-south Dublin will ‘destroy’ Vartry river

Poolbeg peninsula: Windmill Lane Studios founder James Morris and film producer Alan Moloney want to develop an €80 million studio complex at the new Poolbeg strategic development zone, a 34 hectare site in the city’s east end. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Eamonn O’Reilly says he has seen no detailed proposals for studio on Poolbeg peninsula

A “mixed tenure” development of 584 homes is planned for O’Devaney Gardens, off North Circular Road. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Developers to be sought for O’Devaney Gardens, St Michael’s Estate and Oscar Traynor Road

Robert Moffatt at the  Peter McVerry Trust hostel at Ellis Quay, Dublin 7, which has  space for 70 people in two-, three- and four-bed rooms. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good quality, safe accommodation available, says Dublin City Council’s Brendan Kenny

Local authorities rejected more than 1,000 homes offered by Nama for social housing because of a lack of demand for housing in their areas. File photograph: Frank Miller

Local authorities refused homes offered by agency as there was ‘no demand’ for them

A new year’s message  on an interior wall of Apollo House in central Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fears about social housing concentration also leading councils to reject homes

Daithí de Róiste (Sinn Féin): “Where was the modular housing in Clontarf, where was Rathmines, where was Rathgar and Sandymount?”

Dublin City councillors express concern at over-concentration in disadvantaged areas

 Dalymount Park in Phibsborough will be demolished and a new all-seater stadium will be built on the site. Photograph: Pat Murphy/Sportsfile

FAI will not contribute to redevelopment costs for proposed 10,000-seater stadium

Rubbish on Dublin’s North Circular Road: A new survey has noted a ‘disappointing deterioration’ in the cleanliness of the capital. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Business Against Litter (Ibal) group to announce overall winner

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has not met his targets. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Ministers have made promises that local authorities have been unable to keep

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney: at the beginning of November he committed to having “more than 300 rapid delivery homes under construction by year end”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Simon Coveney vowed 300 homes would be built or under construction by end of 2016

To be hit with the levy,   sites must be bigger than 0.05 of a hectare, be “idle” for more than 12 months, be zoned for residential or regeneration purposes, and be in an area in need of housing.  Photograph: Eric Luke

At least 385 properties deemed eligible for land-hoarding levy payable from 2019

A view of the Poolbeg Peninsula in Dublin. Dublin Port company chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly has rejected plans for a Hollywood-style film studio in the area. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Chief executive rejects ‘mad’ proposal for Hollywood-style complex on the peninsula

 Niall Breslin (Bressie) and Dec Murphy of the Blizzards, who will perform on New Year’s Eve. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three-day event will have free and ticketed concerts and events around the capital

Before: Hawkins House and Apollo House in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Council-approved demolition paves the way for a rejuvenated ‘midtown’ in one of the shabbiest parts of Dublin city

Man stabbed in Dalkey on December 24th has since been released from St Vincent’s University Hospital. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Victim in his 20s stabbed on Christmas Eve has been released from hospital

Apollo House on Dublin’s Tara Street which has been occupied by housing activists and homeless people. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Apollo House which has been occupied by Home Sweet Home to be part of €50m scheme

Now . . . Apollo House on Tara Street in Dublin, which has been occupied by homeless people and activists. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Building occupied by homeless activists to be redeveloped as Dublin office ‘quarter’

Paddy McKillen jnr and Matt Ryan have been refused permission by An Bord Pleanála for 46 apartments, a cafe, pub, restaurant and shopping centre at the site of the former Kiely’s pub in Mount Merrion, Co Dublin. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Paddy McKillen and Matt Ryan rethinking plan for Kiely’s pub site in Mount Merrion

It is understood  owners of  299 apartments in Longboat Quay will not have to contribute to fire safety costs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Agreement to be put to apartment owners but funds cover projected fire-safety work

 Property on Moss Street in Dublin 2 has been derelict for decades. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In the midst of a severe housing shortage why do so many buildings in the capital, both publicly and privately owned, lie vacant?(...)

Between the canals in Dublin, 8,857 apartments and houses were deemed vacant by this year’s census enumerators. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Greater Dublin area contains more than 20,000 empty apartments and houses

The draft Poolbeg SDZ  scheme  will  fast-track planning for up to 3,000 homes at the former Irish Glass Bottle site in  Dublin 4

Dublin Port Company will not release any lands for film studio project backed by Bono

In total, 584 homes are planned for the old O’Devaney Gardens flats complex, 101 of which will be houses. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

City council proposes to sell former estates for ‘mixed tenure’ developments

The Irish Glass Bottle site at Ringsend is designated for around 2,500 homes in the Poolbeg Strategic Development Zone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ringsend Housing group said council could increase amount of social housing

Tenants of Tyrone Place in Inchicore say the council’s response to their complaints has failed to alleviate dampness problems. Photograph: Google Street View

Three-quarters of tenants in Inchicore complex complain of respiratory problems

A file photograph from August showing Priory Hall under demolition and reconstruction. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Agreement allows purchasers to move into New Priory homes by Christmas

The AA had wanted limits raised from 50km/h to 60km/h on Cork Street in Dublin 8. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Despite motor lobby opposition, restriction to be introduced on phased basis next year

Access to the Cherry Orchard Park site was blocked on Monday by residents who say the housing development will obliterate a memorial garden (above) to deceased local people at the park. Photograph: Olivia Kelly/The Irish Times

Cherry Orchard: Co-operative Housing Ireland seeks to build 72 ‘sorely needed’ houses

Sinn Féin councillor Daithí Doolan: “Ballyfermot is one of the areas most in need of housing.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Group says 72 social houses in Ballyfermot park would destroy community garden

The old Priory Hall development in north Dublin, the notorious fire-trap complex built in 2007 by former IRA hunger striker Tom McFeely. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Councillors must approve sales on Monday night to allow new owners to move in

Residential construction rates have risen nationally, but the increase is smaller in Dublin. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Fingal most active area for new builds with almost 1,300 homes finished in first 10 months of this year

Christmas rail services to begin

Trains will leave city centre up to 2.50am on New Year’s Eve

Dublin City Council has studied the modular apartments on Lewisham High Street in South London. Photograph: Supplied image from architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Dublin City Council to place prefabricated units on Fishamble Street and in Coolock

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

€200million plan to bring 1860s treatment plant up to date for 200,000 consumers

Dublin water charge protesters take cold comfort from the assurances of the expert commission. Photograph: The Irish Times

‘I don’t believe the story the Government is selling . . . that they haven’t got privatisation in mind’

A view of Bachelors Walk and the north quays in Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dublin residents express concerns over plan to create continuous cycle path along quays

The Irish Glass Bottle site at Ringsend, Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Project backer says the €80m complex will not be developed on Irish Glass Bottle site

The Automobile Association wants the council to raise the limit from 50km/h to 80km/h on three arterial routes. Photograph: Eric Luke

Current 30km/h limit on some city roads is ‘ridiculous’ and adds to congestion, says group

Residents in Clonsilla, Dublin, block a bin lorry in their estate during a 2003 protest against bin charges. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin City Council plans to pursue more than 900 other clients over unpaid levies

The Priory Hall complex pictured last August: the council this year refurbished the first 60 apartments. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cost of reconstruction of Dublin fire-trap apartment complex was originally €10m

The Poolbeg peninsula in Dublin. Last May, the Government gave approval to the council to create a new fast-track planning scheme on 84 acres of land at Poolbeg. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bono among supporters of a Hollywood-style development on the Dublin peninsula

Ranelagh Gardens Park in Dublin 6: a group of residents say the proposed playground will cause disturbance to elderly people in a nearby senior citizens’ complex

Wrong location chosen for €70,000 development in historic Dublin 6 park, says group

One of the reservoirs in Stillorgan. Photograph: Raymond Okonski/ Commons

Utility wants to build covered storage facility in south Dublin to reduce contamination risk

Priory Hall (now ‘New Priory’) in Donaghmede: Dublin City Council stripped the notorious apartment complex, leaving only the frame and roof structure intact. Photograph: Alan Betson

Apartment sales have been swift but do not come close to covering cost of repairing complex

Before the revamp: the apartments at Priory Hall, Donaghmede. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former fire-trap apartments sell in days for half of what they cost in the boom

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan expects to have received €78.6 million in funding from the Department of Housing for homelessness by the end of this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin city councillors approve increased budget for homelessness services in 2017

Cracking in a house due to pyrite:  new standards award points based on the severity of damage, rather than just the presence of damage. Photograph: Frank Miller

National Standards Authority of Ireland says change will reduce ambiguity in system

Alan Kelly  (then minister for the environment, community and local government, standing)  with John Lyons (then Labour TD) at the modular housing project in Ballymun, Dublin in February. People moved in last May. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New three-year social housing budget, to provide 1,780 homes, rises by 90% to €796m

Gerry Crozier from Finglas, who fought in the Korean War with the British Army’s Second Royal Tank Regiment  B squadron, at Glasnevin Trust Armistice Day commemorations at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

British, US, Canadian and German ambassadors participate in Armistice Day ceremony

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