Richard Guiney of Dublin Town at the Christmas Market on St Stephen’s Green the organisation helps to organise. In 2013 and 2014, Dublin Town recorded total income of just over €3 million. Last year this was made up of €2.6 million in levies and €447,000 in unspecified ‘sponsorship and funding’.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

There is an arrhythmia in the economic heartbeat of the capital. The business improvement district (Bid), established in 2007 to nourish healthy comme(...)

Luas Cross City work has allegedly caused flood damage to some Georgian-era cellars. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin city centre business owners may be entitled to thousands of euro in compensation after Luas Cross City work allegedly caused extensive flood (...)

Luas in Dublin city centre: cars are necessary but too many are bad. Towns designed for cars rather than people don’t work. It is essential we strike the right balance. Photograph: David Sleator

Submissions on the joint Dublin City Council/National Transport Agency transport proposals were due by August 7th, and almost immediately after that t(...)

Cafes on South William Street: Dublin made it to fourth place in the Matador network’s list of the world’s best cities for coffee lovers and is hosting the world barista championships next year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council has set up a working group to examine the various issues relating to cafes and restaurants replacing city centre shops, in the wak(...)

Documents obtained by The Irish Times show Dublin City Council has received complaints from a cross-section of groups and individuals in relation to the €386 million project, ranging from sleepless students to an injured cyclist. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A number of Dublin city centre business owners are feeling “abandoned” due to Luas line works amid accusations that road closures could provide a “dev(...)

Business that have signed a petition against  mandatory payments to the Dublin Business Improvement District include the Central Hotel.

Hundreds of businesses have signed a petition protesting the “double taxation” imposed by mandatory payments to the Dublin Business Improvement Distri(...)

 Seasonal pop-up: shoppers at the Christmas Market on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is little evidence of Scrooge-like bad cheer at Dublin’s Christmas Market on St Stephen’s Green. As seasonal shoppers strolled among the (...)

Matt Waine: said We Won’t Pay the Water Tax – Dublin 15 had distributed some 26,000 leaflets about the protests. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to take part in marches across Dublin today, with protests planned in dozens of locations throughout the(...)

New legislation in February 2011 made aggressive begging an offence liable for prosecution

Tourists dining “al fresco”are being harassed by aggressive beggars, the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has said.The association has support(...)

Flower sellers beside the Spire, on O’Connell Street, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos) must be enforced to take drug-dealers and persistent beggars off Dublin streets, the chief executive of a city bu(...)