The notion of the State getting back into bed with developers makes people nervous

Promote the living city initiative This tax incentive scheme, a successor to the Living Over the Shop scheme, allows owners of houses that are at lea(...)

Affordable/Social Housing: Hollyhill in Cork City. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Professionalise the sector The private rental sector is predominately made up of landlords who own just one or two properties. Attracting (...)

The measures won’t make a dent in existing rents, and it’s far from certain that they will make renting a viable long-term option. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

After months of inter-Coalition wrangling, and years of escalating rents, the Government has come up with a solution to Ireland’s rental-accommodation(...)

Irish Rents have been rising steadily since 2013, particularly in Dublin. Rents in the capital rose 9.2 per cent in the year to the end of June, an(...)

“The absence of appropriate cycle parking facilities [in Dublin] has been shown to deter people from cycling in the first place,” a report by Halcrow Barry consulting engineers stated. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some €10 million needs to be spent to provide high density, secure bicycle parking in Dublin city centre, according to a report commissioned by the Na(...)

Council chief executive Owen Keegan said the increase in homeless services costs was due largely to the “expensive and unsatisfactory” accommodation of homeless families in hotels. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some €91 million is to be spent providing homeless services in Dublin next year - more than 10 per cent of Dublin City Council’s €803.5 million budget(...)

A garda directing traffic on Dublin’s College Green. Plans for the redesign of the area, including a permanent ban on private cars and a new pedestrian plaza in front of the Bank of Ireland, will be presented to Dublin city councillors later. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Plans for the redesign of Dublin’s College Green, including a permanent ban on private cars and a new pedestrian plaza in front of the Bank of Ireland(...)

The last remaining mews buildings on St Stephen’s Green are to be sold by Dublin City Council for €620,000, against the advice of a conservation re(...)

Property developer Bernard McNamara. Photograph: Collins

Property developer Bernard McNamara has offered to undertake the fire safety work needed at the Longboat Quay apartment complex he built in Dublin’s D(...)

The flats complex as it looked in 2009.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The last residents of St Teresa’s Gardens, one of Dublin’s largest council-flat complexes, are to move to their new homes in the coming weeks, 10 yea(...)