The view from Hawkins House, Poolbeg Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

It can be hard to get away from Hawkins House: Dublin’s most hated building looms over my desk at The Irish Times. Almost all the windows in our offic(...)

Temple Bar Residents established there are now more apartments in Dublin being made available for short-term rental use through agencies such as Airbnb and than there are flats to let for long-term residential use through websites such as or Rent.iePhotographer: Photograph: Getty Images

Recent events have understandably overshadowed news of direct relevance to Dublin’s housing crisis – the astonishing fact that at least 2,000 apartmen(...)

The Save Moore Street 2016 campaigners celebrate the High Court verdict designating the street as a national monument. Photograph: Alan Betson

If it wasn’t for the National Graves Association, along with relatives of those involved in the 1916 Rising, the Save 16 Moore Street campaign and som(...)

ESB HQ:  it created controversy after 16 Georgian houses were cleared in the 1960s to make way for the Sam Stephenson- and Arthur Gibney-designed block

Construction of the €150 million new ESB headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin 2 – one of the largest office developments ever planned for the(...)

Sean O’Rourke, Mary Curtin, Francis C Carty and Colm Boland who were awarded recipients of Life Time Membership of the NUJ at a ceremony in the GPO. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

RTÉ broadcaster Seán O’Rourke has requested that, when the time comes, he is buried with a copy of the Connacht Tribune newspaper. Reflecting on his g(...)

Proposals to integrate Dublin’s disparate rail services have been kicking around for a century or more.

Proposals to integrate Dublin’s disparate rail services have been kicking around for a century or more. But the latest plan – branded “Dart Undergroun(...)

“Donal’s babes”: the Irish Times journalists Maeve Donelan, Nell McCafferty, Mary Maher, Geraldine Kennedy, Renagh Holohan, Gabrielle Williams, Christina Murphy, Mary Cummins and Caroline Walsh. Photograph: The Irish Times

Twentieth-century modernity The “Aeolus” episode of James Joyce’s epic of Dublin life, Ulysses, is set in the office of the Freeman’s Journal (and Ev(...)

A number of current and former media executives will appear before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry later this month as it continues its investigation i(...)

The Peruvian environment minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal delivering a speech during the opening of the  20th United Nations Climate Change Conference at Lima, Peru, this month. Photograph: Paolo Aguilar

Frantic negotiations to salvage the UN’s 20th climate conference are running right up to the wire after an earnest plea to negotiators by its presi(...)

John Graby, director of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland, said the six members who resigned had “done the honourable thing” in the circumstances.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Two former presidents and four other council members of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland have resigned over what they claim to be seri(...)