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(...)

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan said the decision to cut costs for property owners could hit homeless services. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin homeowners, the State biggest payers of local property tax, will see their bills fall next year, following the decision of city councillors to (...)

‘The Minster failed to mention the incinerator in his speech, but if we are to believe everything he said regarding waste policy, then it is never going to happen,’ said Green party leader Eamon Ryan, Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

This week at the Environment Ireland Conference new Minister for Environment Alan Kelly got tough on badly-behaved bin collection companies. In his fi(...)

The wrong incinerator for Dublin

There is more than a whiff of “We know best” about the apparent determination of unelected officials to go ahead with the long-delayed Poolbeg municip(...)

As the first Dublin commissioner for start-ups Niamh Bushnell will make Dublin “the best place in Europe to start and grow a tech and innovative business”.

Niamh Bushnell has been appointed as Dublin’s first commissioner for tech and innovative start-ups. The two-year role will see Ms Bushnell take strate(...)