Laurelmere, the recently restored cottage, at Marley Park. Photograph: Eric Luke

Abandoned for years, Laurelmere, the charming two-storey cottage in Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, has been restored by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Co Counci(...)

Elaine O’Hara’s brother John and sister Ann Charles  at Dublin Central Criminal Court for the trial of Graham Dwyer who has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Elaine. Photograph: Collins Courts

More than 10 gardaí arrived at the home of Graham Dwyer with a search warrant early on the morning of October 17th, 2013, the Central Criminal Court h(...)

Big Belly bin in Dalkey: they are fitted with solar-powered waste compactors which crush rubbish. Their large pull-down opening has been used by some residents to dump  household rubbish. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than 400 high-tech public litter bins, being installed throughout southeast Dublin at a cost of almost €2.3 million, have to be re-engineered due(...)

Computer-generated view of the “urban beach” in Dún Laoghaire

A €2.5 million “urban beach” and outdoor swimming pool at Dún Laoghaire harbour has received planning permission.Almost a year after the plan was lod(...)

Swimmers dive into the Forty Foot on Christmas Day, 1971.  Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

If the ghost of Joyce’s “stately plump Buck Mulligan” is still swimming at Dublin Bay’s Forty Foot, it may not be in the company of the Sandycove Bat(...)

 Swimmers ease their way into the icy waters at Forty Foot in Sandycove during the annual Christmas swim.  Its insurer is withdrawing its public liability cover. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

The bathers’ association based at the well-known Forty Foot swimming spot in Dublin is to consider its future after its insurer withdrew its public(...)

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has decided to contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service over the urban fox “problem” in the area. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has passed a motion to address the urban fox “problem” in that area of south Dublin. After a heated debate last (...)

Dún Laoghaire sea front. Phot: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businesses in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown will see their rates reduced by 2 per cent next year, if councillors accept budget proposals recommended by the (...)

The farmers’ association is among the sectoral representatives on the committees

The chairs of all six strategic policy committees on the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council resigned their positions after the Minister for the En(...)

There will be demand for at least 35,000 homes over the period 2014-2018, while planning permission has been granted for just 26,000, according to a new report by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council  are the areas with largest shortfall, it adds. Photograph: Frank Miller

There are 2,233 hectares of land zoned and available for the development of up to 100,000 homes in the four main local authority areas of Dublin, a(...)