Businessman and financier Dermot Desmond. The appeal has been launched on behalf of his wife. Photograph:  Joe St Leger

Planning consultants for the wife of businessman Dermot Desmond have warned that the Desmonds’ property on Ailesbury Road in Dublin 4 faces an increa(...)

Ikea in Ballymun, Dublin. Planning consultant for Ikea Tom Phillips said the company was willing to make a “multimillion investment” in the area, and had been speaking to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council about it for “three years and a month”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Dublin local authority should be giving furniture giant Ikea the “red carpet treatment” instead of excludin(...)