Dublin City Council  has begun enforcement action against  applicants seeking to use a tourist hostel on Gardiner Street as short-term housing.  Photograph: David Ryder/Reuters

Permission to use a tourist hostel as accommodation for people in need of short-term housing in Dublin has been refused by Dublin City Council. Vincen(...)

Kevin St Garda station, Dublin 8: the building is on the site of a medieval palace in one of Dublin’s most historic quarters. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In 2014, 21 Garda Stations were sold or sale agreed by the Office of Public Works (OPW), taking in more than €1,800,000 in total. Sixteen were assi(...)

The children’s playground and buildings at Mountjoy square Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Plans to remove a creche, community centre and sportsgrounds from the centre of Mountjoy square and restore the park to its original Georgian design (...)

The Dublin Squares conference focused on Dublin’s five Georgian Squares. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Wealthy families should repopulate the Georgian mansions of the south inner city, a Dublin Civic Trust conference has heard. Falling house prices mea(...)