National policy plans to eliminate landfill use for untreated waste by 2020. However, the eastern-midlands plans envisage stopping any unprocessed or general black bin waste going to landfill by next year. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Some €360 million needs to be spent within the next six years on infrastructure to manage and regulate the waste of just over half the population of t(...)

Several city councillors have submitted questions to the city council chief executive asking how much cash has been released to date. Replies indicate no money has been forthcoming from the Department of the Environment

More than €50 million sought by Dublin City Council to house homeless people and bring empty council houses and flats back into use has yet to be paid(...)

Taxis at a  rank on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Proposals for 31 new taxi ranks in Dublin city are set to be made available for public consultation from tomorrow. Dublin City Councillors will tonigh(...)

Council workers attempt to stabilise number 30 North Frederick Street which is part of Dublin’s Georgian fabric in need of refurbishment. Photograph: The Irish Times

Dublin’s endangered Georgian houses have effectively been excluded from a new tax relief scheme designed to regenerate the historic core of city centr(...)

Dr Daithí Downey, deputy director of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, said Dublin City  Council had to consider whether it could continue to operate as a “subprime lender”, when providing home loans to low-income households had resulted in such “negative outcomes” for both the borrowers and the council. File photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Low-income home-buyers who got mortgages from Dublin City Council are almost €16 million in arrears on their loans, an increase of more than €10 milli(...)

Not a week goes by without Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly revealing some new nugget from the €3.8 billion plan which aims to eliminate the social housing waiting list by 2020. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly is determined to get value out of the social housing strategy he published last November.Not a week goes by wi(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the launch of the Living City initiative at the Irish Architectural Archive, Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tax incentives for the regeneration of historic buildings, announced by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in his 2013 budget speech, have come into(...)

The HSE and EPA say that running the cold tap before use can lower the level of lead, if it is present in drinking water.

A national policy to address the problem of lead contamination of drinking water will be published in the coming months, Irish Water has said.Tests on(...)

Irish Water conducts random sampling of “customer properties” to ensure compliance with regulations on lead. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Lead contamination levels up to 80 times the legal limit have been detected in drinking water in Dublin.Irish Water has identified the 20 homes in the(...)

Matt Talbot Bridge: Many parts of the bridge are in a worse condition than the older Butt Bridge. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Consultants are to be engaged by Dublin City Council to undertake “special inspections” to assess the extent of structural defects in two of the ci(...)