The site of the former Longfield’s Hotel: the conversion will not add to the total number of places for homeless people as the Simon Community will close its Harcourt Street centre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A former hotel on Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin 2 is to be turned into a homeless hostel, seven years after it was bought by Dublin City Council for al(...)

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan said the decision to cut costs for property owners could hit homeless services. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin homeowners, the State biggest payers of local property tax, will see their bills fall next year, following the decision of city councillors to (...)

A Le Cool cover featuring the Pigeon House by Brendan McCarey 2:58

‘It was too late and we were too tired to carry out our project of visiting the Pigeon House. We had to be home before four o’clock lest our advent(...)

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 (...)

Twin peaks: Poolbeg, photographed from the air. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It was bound to happen, sooner or later. Four years after the Poolbeg power station in Dublin Bay was closed, the ESB has said it will decide by the e(...)

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisín Quinn:  “Whether this process gains energy after the local elections will depend a lot on whether there is someone in the Custom House really driving the issue . . . it needs a more energised minister to drive this.”

A campaign to reinstate plans for a directly elected mayor for Dublin has been activated ahead of the local elections.However, a new minister for the (...)

On the campaign trail: Cllr Sinéad Dooley (left) talks to  Shane Murray in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Jeff Harvey/HR Photo

‘I’ll be the hassled-looking blonde coming in the main door in a few minutes,” says Sinéad Dooley, a Fianna Fáil councillor, over the phone. When, (...)

Crew at Dublin City Hall for the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service protest from Tara Street fire station. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Dublin city manager Owen Keegan has suspended a review of emergency ambulance services in the city, a demonstration of up to 500 members of Dublin (...)

 Mannix Flynn: while he had concerns about the costs of the office, he was a supporter of the idea of a mayor and of the vote going ahead.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors have resoundingly endorsed the proposal to allow Dubliners to vot(...)

Councils  have until September 30th to tell Revenue what level of cut, or increase in property tax they intend to apply, if any.

Local authorities have been given six months to decide if they are going to cut, or increase, the property tax charged to households. Rev(...)