The argument began on Monday when Dublin City Council announced that the Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance call and dispatch function would be transferred into the HSE’s control later this year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

About 200 firefighter paramedics in Dublin Fire Brigade who are members of trade union Impact are likely to ballot for industrial action in protest at(...)

The historic Bank of Ireland branch on College Green, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Bank of Ireland has submitted a planning application to Dublin City Council for permission to make changes to its historic branch and office building(...)

Dublin Corporation was the only local authority to retain its ambulance service in 1970 when, under the Health Act, others relinquished theirs to the new health boards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The HSE, which delivers ambulance services across the State outside Dublin, and to some extent in Dublin too, has been consolidating its National Ambu(...)

 Brendan O’Brien of Siptu said: “This is an issue where, for too long, two agencies refused to address the issue. The relationship has been characterised by competition, inter services rivalries. Somebody has to intervene and say this is not good enough we need to put patients safety first.” Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Members of the trade union Siptu working in the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) are to ballot for industrial action in response to moves to transfer parts o(...)

Enjoying coffee and a chat at Tír na nÓg Coffee shop in the Ballymun shopping centre at the weekend, before the cafe closed down. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

As two of the last few shops in Ballymun shopping centre closed at the weekend, residents and business owners in the north Dublin suburb say Dublin Ci(...)

Glass Bottle site in Ringsend, Dublin, in 2011: it is the largest site on the list at 10 hectares. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

More than 61 hectares of vacant or derelict land, spread over 282 sites in central Dublin, could be developed for homes or commercial buildings, accor(...)

The ESB offices from Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Dublin

ESB’s plans to demolish and redevelop its 1960s Fitzwilliam Street headquarters at a cost of about €150 million have been appealed to An Bord Pleanál(...)

Ellie Goulding and Beck have been added to the line up of this year’s Live in the Marquee

Concert promoter Peter Aiken has called for a relaxation of Ireland’s planning laws to allow a series of major concerts to take place each year at sta(...)

Free Legal Advice Centre director general Noeline Blackwell has been appointed chair of a mediation process to manage the ‘ongoing relationship’ between Croke Park and local residents. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A mediation process to manage the “ongoing relationship” between Croke Park and local residents following last year’s controversy over the cancelled G(...)

Minister for  Environment Alan Kelly: in October he announced developers would no longer be able to “buy their way out” of social housing obligations, but would be required to provide less social housing, at 10 per cent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin City Council is seeking money instead of social housing in two of the largest residential developments planned for the city since the property (...)