The year opened with the news that the Dublin property market had turned a corner. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The Dublin housing market had a Bobby-Ewing-stepping-out-of-the-shower moment in 2014. That house-price crash, those fire-sale auctions, that negative(...)

Larry Hughes from Crumlin enjoying the 90th year of the Knights of St Columbanus annual sit down Christmas Day Dinner for the poor and homeless held in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hundreds of people were given dinner at the RDS in Dublin on Christmas Day by the Knights of Columbanus. The event, also attended by Archbishop(...)

A file photograph of volunteers preparing food and goody bags for distribution, at the annual Christmas Dinner organised by the Knights of  Columbanus. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The number of meals served by organisers of the Christmas day dinner for the homeless at the RDS in Dublin has doubled in three years.Adrian King, cha(...)

Dillingers Restaurant Ranelagh.Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Restaurant owner John Farrell has doubled the size of his Dublin fish restaurant Super Miss Sue (SMS) taking his total investment there to €1.1 mil(...)

Party off, GarthMetro Herald, July 4th. After Dublin City Council blocks two of his Croke Park gigs, Garth Brooks starts issuing ultimatums: The great(...)

The Government last week announced a €25 million plan to tackle homelessness, including funding for additional emergency beds, a night cafe for homeless people, free transport to available hostels and a commitment to purchase a hotel under the control of Nama for an accommodation and assessment centre for homeless families. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Proposals to construct 200 prefabricated houses for homeless people on vacant sites around Dublin city have been shelved by Dublin City Council. The c(...)

The North Wall Quay site is next to the proposed new headquarters of the Central Bank of Ireland

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has named Oxley Holdings as the preferred bidder for a key 2.35 hectare site at 72-80 North Wall Quay, nex(...)

Saint-Gobain has donated money to help refurbish unused homes in Dublin for homeless people. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A building supplies company has donated €100,000 to the Peter McVerry Trust to refurbish six apartments for the homeless. Saint-Gobain, the global bui(...)

JD Wetherspoon, which operates more than 900 outlets in Britain and Northern Ireland, opened its first pub in the Republic, the Three Tun Tavern, in Blackrock earlier this year

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon has acquired Ireland’s largest homeless hostel and is to open a 100-room hotel and pub on the site.The company, which(...)

Smithfield Square all a-glow

Forget the teddy bear’s picnic – today’s the day to head to Smithfield Square, as it’s transformed into a magical light garden for the Glow festiva(...)