David Duffy, chief executive of AIB: “It really depends on the developers and how quickly they can mobilise their resources. We would like to see significant traction in 2015.” Photograph: Eric Luke

AIB is in talks with six property developers about providing finance to build more than 5,000 homes in the greater Dublin area, in a bid to kick-st(...)

 Former  junior minister of State Ivor Calley (centre) with members of his legal team outside Dublin Circuit Court yesterday.   Photograph: Collins Courts

Ivor Callely’s political life was long over before he was sentenced to five months in prison for submitting false expenses claims.Callely was never a (...)

Cars parked near Dollymount Strand earlier this week. Photograph:   Collins 1:44

Dollymount beach is one of Dublin’s jewels and on the hottest day of the year it shimmered under a cloudless sky. By 11am the car park at the front o(...)

Head first: jumping into the Grand Canal at Suir Road Bridge in Drimnagh, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 1:29

The rise of the two German discount giants Lidl and Aldi, and the rise in temperatures has led to a new craze in Dublin – canal diving in wetsuits.(...)

Where have the bins gone?

Sir, – Dublin City Council (DCC) is removing public litter bins and not replacing them. If logic underpins this policy, it must be that having fewer b(...)

The Molly Malone statue this morning. Photograph: Erin McGuire 1:46

The statue of Molly Malone in Dublin has been defaced less than a week after its unveiling at a new location in front of the Saint Andrew’s Church tou(...)

A stretch of the Tolka River running through Griffith Park, which appears to be polluted with a detergent-like foam which has killed hundreds of  fish over a 2km stretch of the river. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 0:59

Dublin City Council and Inland Fisheries Ireland are investigating the source of pollution, which has killed hundreds of fish in the River Tolka on Du(...)

Dublin City Council has banned swimming at Sandymount Strand until at least Wednesday. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

A temporary ban on swimming has been placed at Sandymount Strand after water quality there failed to meet the minimum standard for bathing.Dublin City(...)

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council announced bathing was safe again at both Killiney (above) and White Rock beaches following updated samples results today. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Swimming bans at two Dublin beaches due to poor water quality were lifted today, although concerns surrounding Sandymount remained after heavy rain ca(...)

The original proposal for the Curlew Road Health Centre in Drimnagh included the erection of a three-storey GP centre accommodating 10 GPs and three nurses with provisions for physiotherapy, speech therapy, addiction services and dispensary facilities. Photograph: Getty

The construction of a major new HSE primary care centre in Dublin may be in doubt following an appeal to An Bórd Pleanála over its construction.Work o(...)