Large unused corner of land between Church Street and Lincoln Lane beside the Luas line and close to the Four Courts. File p hotograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Urgent action must be taken to introduce a levy to stop “mothballing” of development sites, Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn has said.He was speaking (...)

 South William Street Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

Substantial parts of Dublin city centre are to be given over to a street festival and market one Sunday a month from June until October.Streets will b(...)

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 (...)

The Local Government Bill laid down that the mayoral plan would be dropped if any one of the four councils in the greater Dublin area voted against holding a plebiscite on the proposal.  The Local Government Bill laid down that the mayoral plan would be dropped if any one of the four councils in the greater Dublin area voted against holding a plebiscite on the proposal.

Dublin’s 840,000-strong electorate has been blocked from voting on whether they should have a directly elected mayor after one of the region’s four(...)

 Tour De France winner Stephen Roche with Jack Ryan (10) (left)  from Rolestown and  Lucy Madden (10) from Mount  Merrion at Grand Canal Square, Dublin.  Roche has been named as the Grand Marshal for this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade.  Photograph: Collins   1:00

Cyclist Stephen Roche has been named Grand Marshal for the 2014 St Patrick’s Festival Parade. Roche, who was chosen for his “outstanding(...)

Derelict site on Cork Street near junction with Ormond Street. The council’s survey of almost 1,500 people found just under 90 per cent wanted unused, vacant or derelict lands in the city brought back into productive use. Photosgraph:  Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dubliners are backing calls for the introduction of a levy on vacant sites, with more than 80 per cent in favour of the charge, according to a Dublin (...)

The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin, is the residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Funding, staff and power should be taken from the National Transport Authority (NTA), Fáilte Ireland, the IDA, the Department of the Environment and o(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn will be hosting two workshops 
events
in the Mansion House as part of the 
public 
consultation process.

Proposals for a directly elected mayor with strong executive powers are finding favour with Dubliners, according to interim results from a consultati(...)

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan: her letter lends authority to a proposal that already has widespread support. Photograph: Sean Curtin/Press 22

Minister of State for Planning Jan O’Sullivan has put her weight behind proposals for a levy on vacant development sites to end city centre land hoard(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn: said people had clearly shown a preference for a strong mayor with executive powers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dubliners want a directly elected mayor with wide-ranging powers to control transport, waste, housing and policing, according to new research from Du(...)