Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan: urged councillors not to cut  tax. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin city councillors and officials could be forgiven for being nonplussed when Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly had a go at their decision t(...)

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(...)

Homeowners in south Dublin have escaped a rise in their Local Property Tax  bill for next year. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Homeowners in south Dublin have escaped a rise in their Local Property Tax (LPT) bill for next year after councillors voted to retain the discounted r(...)

Additional funds collected from an increased local property tax will be used for “a service investment programme”. Photograph: PA

Dubliners will be hit with a Local Property Tax (LPT) hike of 15 per cent if city councillors accept budget proposals from chief executive Owen Keegan(...)

A spokesman for the Minister said he had  committed to funding the refurbishment of “as many voids as Dublin City Council can refurbish”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dublin city’s homeless services budget will be secured to the end of the year, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has pledged. A spokesman for t(...)

 Councillor Mannix Flynn launching an official guide to Temple Bar with artist Marta Wakula-Mac in 2008. Three years later he tabled a motion to move the trust under the  control of the council. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The final nail in the coffin of Temple Bar Cultural Trust has not quite been hammered home; Dublin City Council must wait for legislation before it ca(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: wrote to council chief executive Owen Keegan last month. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

In December 2007, Dublin City Council changed its development plan to increase the minimum size of one-bedroom apartments to 55sq m and restrict apart(...)

Computer generated image of proposal: US company Covanta is to spend €500m on the Poolbeg incinerator, with another €100m coming from the four Dublin local authorities

Funding for the building of the waste to energy incinerator in Poolbeg, Dublin, is coming from a company in Luxembourg with a structure similar to the(...)

Dublin’s College Green as envisaged in the Dublin City Centre Transport Study document, published today. 1:48

The “most radical” changes to transport in the centre of Dublin, including restrictions on private cars and taxis, while adding wider footpaths and(...)

The Digital Hub is currently home to 89 digital enterprises, with some 650 full-time employees

Paul Holden has been reappointed as chairman of the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) for a further two years. Mr Holden, who has served as chairm(...)