Despite a recommendation by council chief executive Owen Keegan (pictured) that the full local property tax charge be levied on homeowners, councillors voted by 47 to 12 to cut the rate by 15 per cent. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times.

Dublin homeowners will see no increase in Local Property Tax next year after Dublin City councillors voted to apply the maximum discount of 15 per cen(...)

A modular home: the sample houses are prefabricated and can be assembled within days. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 4:02

Plans to install up to 250 modular houses on vacant sites in Dublin for homeless families living in hotels are to be backed by city and county counci(...)

A pair of endangered peregrine falcons that are nesting on the Poolbeg chimneys in Dublin have successfully hatched two chicks.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw. 2:05

A pair of endangered peregrine falcons that are nesting on the Poolbeg chimneys in Dublin have successfully hatched two chicks. The number of peregri(...)

The Institute of Guidance Councillors has welcomed plans to award “compensatory” CAO points to students who score below the existing 40 per cent pass (...)

Homeless trust founder Fr Peter McVerry said on Tuesday  for the “first time since the famine, we now have families sleeping in the streets, families with young children being told ‘there’s no accommodation available, you’re on your own’”.

A housing conference has been told the Government’s plan to provide 35,000 new social housing units by 2020 and end homelessness by 2016 are a “fantas(...)

Numbers 9 and 10 Fitzwilliam Street Lower. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Plans to convert a former hotel on Fitzwilliam Street, opposite the ESB headquarters in Dublin 2, into a homeless hostel, have been approved by Dublin(...)

The late Jim Mitchell with Patsy, Ruairí and Sinéad in 1976 4:41

Walking up the stone steps and opening the front door of the Mansion House with their own keys is one the most striking memories for the families o(...)

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(...)