Independent councillor Mannix Flynn. Mr Flynn has  said that the lack of city accommodation meant people were accepting appalling conditions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 85 per cent of Dublin flats inspected in a crackdown on substandard private accommodation failed to meet minimum housing standards. A draft Du(...)

In a statement Belvedere FC said all its members were in “deep shock” and the club’s thoughts were with the boy’s family.

A teenage boy has died after he collapsed while playing a soccer match in Dublin this afternoon. The 16-year-old was a member of Belvedere Football C(...)

Homes built for older people in Gorey, Co Wexford

More than €100 million is to be spent on refurbishing empty social housing and adapting private homes for older and disabled people. Most of the money(...)

The one-bed apartments have single beds and residents have been told they may not swap them for doubles. Photograph: Getty Images

Single and widowed residents of a €17 million State-funded senior citizens’ complex have been refused permission for double beds by the Catholic housi(...)

The Government’s social housing strategy, published last November, aims to eliminate social housing waiting lists by 2020 and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly  has been asked  to fast-track  the €3.8 billion housing programme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dublin city’s social housing waiting list has exceeded 20,000 applicants for the first time, despite Government commitments to increase the local aut(...)

Authorities are offering three schemes to appeal to landlords to take social housing tenants.

Private landlords willing to make their properties available for social housing are being sought under a joint rental recruitment drive by the four (...)

Passing the Jeanie Johnston during the 94th Liffey Swim – the ship was valued less than five months ago at €700,000, but costs €240,000 a year to run as a tourist attraction. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Jeanie Johnston replica Famine ship, which cost €15 million to build, has sunk in value to €700,000, according to Dublin City Council. The ship is(...)

The Alanis site is immediately adjacent to Ballymun Town Centre, the dilapidated 50-year-old shopping centre, which is having  tenants removed before its planned demolition. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Plans for a new shopping complex in Ballymun, to replace the facilities of the almost vacant Ballymun Town Centre, have been approved by Dublin city (...)

On the cycle path at Clontarf, Dublin: a missing 2km section is about to be built. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Construction of the €5 million“missing link” of the Dublin Bay cycle path is starting this week, more than a decade after planning of the route began.(...)

The old Ballymun Town Centre which is to be demolished. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ballymun is finally to get a new shopping centre, 15 years after a shopping complex was planned for the north Dublin suburb.City councillors will toda(...)