Light-touch regulation didn’t work in the banking sector and doesn’t work in the construction sector either. That much is clear from the latest disast(...)

Longboat Quay: residents currently face a €2 million share of the repair bill; they hope Dublin Docklands Development Authority and Nama will cover the full cost. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Longboat Quay, where is that? In Dublin’s east end, on the south bank of the River Liffey. Longboat Quay is not itself one of the river’s quays; it’s(...)

The tendency of radio presenters to talk about television has always vaguely smacked of a turkey giving Christmas first preference on the ballot pa(...)

Longboat Quay apartment block in the Dublin docklands. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

No guarantees can be given that we won’t see a repetition of the Longboat Quay situation because the current building regulations – implemented by for(...)

Philomena Lynott poses with the Phil Lynott statue in 2013. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A landmark statue of Dublin rock star Phil Lynott will is due to be removed for repairs on Wednesday after being damaged by a motorist. The 2.4-metre (...)

Views of Longboat Quay Apartments on Sir John Rogersons Quay, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:21

More than 600 residents of a Dublin docklands apartment complex face evacuation from their homes on Thursday on the orders of Dublin Fire Brigade, if (...)

Up to 500 modular housing units will be provided by the spring as family emergency accommodation in Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times 4:02

Some 150 units of modular housing for homeless families are to be sourced “on an emergency basis” under a new fast-tracked procurement process. Minis(...)

Anne Rudd, of St Enda’s Road, Terenure, Dublin speaking to the media after she appeared before the Dublin District Court. Photograph: Paddy Cummins/

A 90-year-old south Dublin woman is facing a hefty legal bill for having an “unauthorised” satellite dish on the front of her house. Anne Rudd, of St (...)

A file image from 1988 showing Pauline O’Hara (left), Mrs Bridget O’Hara (centre), and Mrs Mary Nolan who protective masks distributed yesterday by local GP, Dr Conor O’Hanlon, in a protest at Government inactivity over smog levels in Dublin. A smoky coal ban was introduced in the city in 1990. Photograph: The Irish Times

There will be a nationwide ban on smoky coal within the next year, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said. However, Mr Kelly said that Iris(...)

Angela Coughlan with just some of her grandchildren that live with her in her two-bedroom house in Ballyfermot where she lives with the rest of her children. Photograph: The Irish Times

Nine people live in Angela Coughlan’s two-bedroom home in Ballyfermot, Dublin. A retired pharmacy assistant, she had been sharing the house she inheri(...)