Pigeon House: Dublin City Council agreed last night to add the redundant 207m (680ft) chimneys to the Record of Protected Structures. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors have voted to preserve the ESB’s Pigeon House chimneys at Poolbeg more than eight years after the same proposal was rejected (...)

Garth Brooks: rejected proposal to hold two concerts as matinees

Garth Brooks has formally announced the cancellation of all his Croke Park concerts.After a week of controversy with the concerts first cancelled, the(...)

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan: withstood pressure from all quarters to reverse a statutory decision on the Garth Brooks concerts. Photograph: Frank Miller

There is a man who stands alone. He wants a quiet life but he steps up and does what he has to for the good of the townsfolk, even if they hang him ou(...)

Garth Brooks in Croke Park in January. The American country singer had planned to play five concerts at Croke Park later this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan has agreed to appear before an Oireachtas transport and communications committee next Tuesday to discu(...)

Garth Brooks in Croke Park in January. Yesterday he referred to matinees as “half-assed”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Dublin City Council has said its offer to allow all five Garth Brooks concerts to go ahead in Croke Park in two weeks’ time – but only if two of the (...)

A computer-generated model of the ESB’s finished Fitzwilliam Street head office redevelopment.

ESB plans to demolish and redevelop its Fitzwilliam Street headquarters at a cost of about €150 million will be lodged with Dublin City Council next w(...)

Garth Brooks has said he will “crawl, fly and swim” to Ireland in order to meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny if it means he can play five concerts at Croke Park. Image: Screengrab garthbrooks.com. 5:09

Country music star Garth Brooks has ruled out the possibility of playing matinee shows for 160,000 fans who would lose out from the cancellation of(...)

 Garth Brooks: believed to have watched a live webstream of Dublin City Council’s Monday meeting. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Concern about legal action taken to stop his Croke Park concerts contributed to Garth Brooks’s decision to cancel the events, according to Labour R(...)

William Spense, Nial Ring, a councillor, and Peter Branigan, who opposed the shows, and Sandra Reid and Susan Mangan, in favour, exchange views outside Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

An “olive branch” of a potential fourth Garth Brooks concert was offered by Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan but rejected by concert pr(...)

The details of the hotel to be taken over by Dublin City Council have not been released. Photograph: Getty

Emergency places for homeless families in 21 hotels across Dublin are set to be transferred to a central facility after negotiations between Dublin C(...)