Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke said he had reached agreement with the Aviva Stadium to stage the two Garth Brooks concerts but this was “ruled completely out” by Aiken Promotions and Croke Park management.

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan has dashed the hopes of Garth Brooks fans that all five concerts planned for Croke Park will go ahe(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn: will hand over chain of office next Friday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On Friday night Dublin city councillors will decide who gets to be the capital’s first citizen, when the current Lord Mayor of Dublin, Labour’s Oisín (...)

Mannix Flynn posters in Temple Bar. An exception to the rule. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At Ireland’s political HQs, blue-sky thinking is the norm, at least among poster designers. Smiling is optional, dusting off photographs from previ(...)

Emma Donoghue’s Room was inspired by the case of Josef Fritzl, who was jailed for life for the rape and enslavement of his daughter in a cellar over 24 years and causing his son’s death. Photograph: Reuters

In the Forest by Edna O’Brien, 2002 Set in familiar O’Brien territory in the rural west of Ireland, In the Forest is based on the real-life trage(...)

 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(...)

Volunteers  Paul Gay, Elsa Isnard, Aggie Bryla and Philip Kenny  outside the Exchange collective arts centre in Temple Bar, which is being closed down. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There was once a shop in west Temple Bar with a €50,000 sofa in its window. Then came the recession, the shop disappeared and the space was filled wit(...)

More than 16,000 applicants are waiting for council housing in the city, but the council cannot provide sufficient suitable housing for them, assistant city manager with responsibility for housing Dick Brady told the councillors.

Only 29 houses were built by Dublin City Council last year, councillors were told by a senior official at a meeting last night. More than 16,000 appli(...)

The Charlemont Street flats in Dublin which are due to be demolished. Photograph: Eric Luke

Demolition has started today on a Dublin City Council complex of more than 200 flats, which includes a unique block designed by Busaras and Abbey T(...)

President Higgins addressing ‘The Theatre of Memory Symposium’ at the Abbey Theatre, a three day debate on the role of theatre in commemoration in this time of historical centeraries. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Upcoming commemorations of historical events should not “gloss over differences” in ideology, nor project “the contemporary emotions of the present on(...)

City manager Owen Keegan had recommended the cuts following reductions in Government funding of €5.6 million for homeless services and €3.2 million for housing adaptation grants.

Dublin city councillors have reversed some €9 million in cuts and have increased funding for homeless and disabled people in the city’s 2014 budget.A (...)