The planning inquiry was told that while there were 29 protected structures within the harbour, the harbour itself was not a protected structure. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council allocated €1.5 million towards the planning costs of a large-scale cruise berth in Dún Laoghaire harbour in the (...)

New plan for Dun Laoghaire:  the historic baths have been idle for almost 20 years

The long-awaited redevelopment of Dún Laoghaire’s derelict Victorian baths got the green light on Monday after councillors voted for the go-ahead of t(...)

Travellers provide negative reassurance that a culture deeply shaped by mass migration, and utterly neurotic about its sense of home, is “settled”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

If Travellers did not exist, Irish society would have to invent them. How else could the rest of us possibly be described as “settled people”? It esca(...)

The entrance to the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council Ballyogan Depot car park, on the Ballyogan Road, where a temporary halting site for the survivors of the Carrickmines fire is being set up. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The 15 people left homeless by the Carrickmines fire in south Dublin earlier this month have moved into a temporary site provided for them by Dún Laog(...)

The scene at Rockville Drive off the Glenamuck Road where the proposed site to house Travellers is located. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Strong opposition from residents has forced Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to abandon a plan to provide emergency accommodation at Rockville Dr(...)

 Hugh O’Sullivan  at Glenamuck Cottages on the road into the proposed site. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Whatever happens in relation to the relocation of the grieving Carrickmines Traveller families, residents in nearby Rockville Drive say their lives wi(...)

Flowers left at the site of the fire that claimed 10 lives on the Glenamuck Road, Carrickmines. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some €282 million allocated for Traveller accommodation over the last decade has not been spent by local authorities, Minister for State with Responsi(...)

Enda Kenny: “This is  a very sensitive issue . . . I hope the matter can be dealt with today.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council should have contacted residents of a south Dublin housing estate before deciding to (...)

Flowers on  Glenamuck Road in Carrickmines, Co Dublin, near the site of a fatal fire at a halting site. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Efforts continued on Monday to identify the remains of the 10 people who died in a fire at a halting site in Carrickmines in Dublin. Two children are(...)

People gather to express respect while gardaí watch after a fire at a  halting site, due to  which  10  people died,  on Glenamuck Road South, Carrickmines,  Co Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

It was Megan McConnon’s sixth birthday on Monday. In years to come, she may remember the milestone more for being the day she went to a Traveller halt(...)