Last month, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly issued Planning Guidelines on Design Standards for New Apartments that reduced the minimum size of apartments that could be built in Dublin and elsewhere. File photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Property industry representatives and planners have said they urged the Department of the Environment to test new rules on apartment sizes six months (...)

Minister for Environment Alan Kelly said he was issuing the Planning Guidelines on Design Standards for New Apartments to kickstart apartment development and improve the affordability of housing in Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images

New minimum apartment sizes introduced by Minister for Environment Alan Kelly last month cannot actually be built, according to the Royal Institute of(...)

A reinforced steel joist is exposed above the  Brú Aimsir emergency hostel entrance, from which the masonry collapsed on Thursday.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The entrance to a building at Dublin’s Digital Hub being used as emergency accommodation for homeless people is under repair after a large section of (...)

The scheme proposed by IDV Developments will provide 43 three-to-four bedroom houses, 76 apartments and 12 duplexes, as well as a cafe and crèche. Library photograph: Thinkstock

Plans for more than 130 homes on the site of the former Smurfit printworks in Glasnevin, which closed 15 years ago, have been approved by Dublin City (...)

TCD’s Oisín House is currently leased to the Department of Social Protection

In a deal worth up to €36 million, Trinity College will seek contractors for the demolition of Oisín House on Pearse Street and its redevelopment for (...)

Pyrite damage at a house in Finglas, Co Dublin. File  photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Contractors who used materials containing pyrite in the construction of homes for Dublin City Council should be pursued through the courts, councillor(...)

Dublin City Council is considering plans for a 2 per cent tax on hotel stays in Dublin, similar to taxes applied in other European and some US cities, that would be paid directly to the council - not central government.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hoteliers and tourism representatives have urged Dublin City Council not to pursue plans to introduce a hotel “bed tax” in the city. The council is c(...)

Pyrite damage to a house in Finglas, Co Dublin.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Severe structural damage to social housing in Dublin, attributed to the presence of pyrite in the foundations, will cost more than €7 million to fix, (...)

The Dún Laoghaire baths are among the projects that will benefit from a new EU fund for Irish urban regeneration projects. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some 19 towns and cities, previously designated as “gateways” and “hubs” under the National Spatial Strategy, are to benefit from a €40 million EU fun(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald had appealed to An Bord Pleanála not to approve a new development in west Dublin.   File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for a development of 74 houses beside Adamstown in west Dublin after its inspector determined the estate would(...)