Grafton Street before it was pedestrianised

If it wasn’t for the presence of so many multistorey car parks in the Grafton Street area, plans to upgrade its often car-dominated pedestrian environ(...)

Snow falls on Homeless Jesus in Toronto. Photograph: Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Somebody called the cops on Jesus in Davidson, North Carolina, where one resident reported “him” to the police, mistaking the life-size bronze by C(...)

A protester holds up a sign as   Minister for Environment Alan Kelly talks to reporters  at the end of the forum on homelessness which took place at the Custom House on Thursday. Photograph: The Irish Times/Dave Meehan

All homeless people sleeping on Dublin’s streets will be offered beds by Christmas, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said.He was speaking (...)

A computer enhanced image of the Poolbeg incinerator

Waste from households in 12 local authority areas could be taken to the Poolbeg incinerator in southeast Dublin, under the new regional waste manage(...)

An extra €5 million will be go to housing and homeless services in next year’s budget. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rate cuts to Dublin businesses will be curtailed and an extra €5 million allocated to housing and homeless services in an attempt to pass Dublin City(...)

Dublin City Council expects to spend €59.2 million on homeless services next year, up by more than €7 million on this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Surplus local property tax payments from Dublin homeowners will be consumed by the demand for homeless services expected to cost almost €60 million ne(...)

Members of Combined Residents Against Incineration outside the dail protesting against the controversial US energy company Covanta and their plan to build a monster incinerator in the Dublin Bay area. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Residents opposed to the Poolbeg waste incinerator in Dublin marched on the Dáil today, stepping up their campaign to have it stopped.Work is now unde(...)

People protesting against the  Poolbeg incinerator plan in 2010. The project has had numerous financial, legal and political obstacles in the past seven years. Photograph: Eric Luke

Work has begun on the €600 million Poolbeg waste incinerator in Dublin, seven years after the facility was granted permission by An Bord Pleanála.Con(...)

Populism at its worst

At a time of increasing homelessness and inadequate social housing, decisions by Dublin councillors to cut property tax income by 15 per cent represen(...)

South Dublin County Council  voted yesterday to reduce next year’s local property tax rate by 15 per cent

Dublin homeowners, the State’s biggest payers of local property tax, will have their bills cut next year, following the decision of councillors in th(...)