Construction at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin. The housing problem “offers the potential for spectacular failure if policy interventions are inappropriate”, Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Constant changes to policy lead to market uncertainty, Housing Agency chair says

Green Party  councillor Ciarán Cuffe: “There is plenty of land to develop on, or housing capacity to be added, without threatening parks.”

Owen Keegan urges apartment construction on 'useless spaces’ in Dublin housing estates

“We are at the end of a classic five-year period, which occurs at the end of a housing crash,” said Conor Skehan, outgoing chairman of the Government’s Housing Agency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Excessive intervention could sow seeds of next crisis, warns housing agency chief

Dublin needed more homes, at higher densities, he said, but existing homeowners were not supportive of measures needed to provide these homes. Photograph: iStock

Dublin City Council chief questions amenity value of much of city’s green space

 Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan: said resistance to high-density and high-rise developments displayed a  “lack of inter-generational solidarity”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Residents blocking high-density housing and high-rise apartments, says council chief

With almost 80 per cent of Europeans expected to be living in urban areas within the next 30 years, the importance of city green space must not be underestimated, Dr Collier said.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dr Marcus Collier: housing should go upwards rather than expanding into green areas

Dublin City Council has said it considers the youth club’s bingo night a ‘serious contravention of the lease’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

North Dublin residents oppose plans for new health development on the site of youth club

The uprooted  tree on Northbrook Road, Ranelagh, Dublin. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Trees up to 70ft tall fell against homes in Ranelagh and Ballsbridge in Dublin

Oscar Traynor Road 17-hectare site to the east of the Port Tunnel: 640 homes are planned, with a mix of private, social and affordable housing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin City Council plans 640 homes for vast northside Oscar Traynor Road site

 National Bus and Rail Union’s Dermot O’Leary: claims “substantial core routes will become nothing more than feeder buses for an already overcrowded Dart and Luas service”.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Bus and rail union fears review of transport will cut routes and just feed Luas and Dart

The former Screen Cinema flanked by College House (right) and Hawkins House (at rear), in Dublin city. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Office claims ‘overbearing’ new complex would impact on Hawkins House project

It has  emerged that  a north Dublin youth service has been running an unauthorised weekly bingo night for decades. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin councillors seek audit of groups using council property following the revelation

The proposed design for the site of Warrenstown House, a former HSE site in Blanchardstown.

Islamic centre granted permission last month by Fingal County Council

Almost 100,000 households remain on social housing waiting lists. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Analysis: Only 3,800 of new homes will be built by local authorities or housing bodies

The €226m Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund, which pays for major infrastructure projects to make privately-owed sites viable for housing, is being topped up by €75m.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Number getting Housing Assistance Payment to increase to 17,000 at cost of €149m

Cherrywood in south Dublin: The land bank could become a  new town centre

Total of 126 discounted apartments will cost from €243,000 to €442,000 each

Dublin Port lands must not be ‘reallocated’ for non-port uses, warns business group

Ballast House time ball was taken down in 1920. It came from a time when the city were on Dublin time rather than GMT. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

Plan afoot to reinstate historic Ballast House timepiece mentioned in Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’

Trees lining the roadway at Fairview  which had been  earmarked for felling by Dublin City Council to make way for a cycle path. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Controversial 2.5km route between Clontarf and Connolly Station approved by council

“Increasing the personal tax credit spreads the benefits more evenly across all earners,” said Dr Seán Healy, director of  Social Justice Ireland

‘Largest benefits flow to those on the highest incomes,’ says group

Helen Cheevers with her baby Erik outside their home in Ballymun, with Hugh Brennan of Ó Cualann cohousing alliance and architect Joe Kennedy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New affordable housing scheme to be announced this week, Minister tells city council

Poolbeg peninsula: most sites in the Docklands zone, which borders Poolbeg, are already under construction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Homes for 8,000 more people in Poolbeg development zone

Turning of the sod  in June 2016 for the regeneration scheme for Dominick Street flats in Dublin. The project is running more than a year behind schedule.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Social housing rebuilding priced at €22m in 2016 seeks additional funds for completion

 Members of the public cycling past the Four Courts in support of the  Liffey Cycle Route earlier this month. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

NTA has suspended work on the route following years of delays in reaching agreement

The National Transport Authority this week halted Dublin City Council’s management of the Liffey cycle scheme. File photograph: David Sleator

National Transport Authority’s decision to suspend the project followed years of discord

The proposed College Green civic space

NTA and Dublin Bus say DCC proposals to ban all traffic from area are premature

Plans for a new cycle route on the Liffey quays have been shelved. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘We have made a complete balls of how we’ve managed this from day one,’ says councillor

The social housing projects will be the first large-scale PPPs pursued since the collapse of the developer-led social housing system nine years ago. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Consortium will manage social homes for 25 years

An analysis of bus journeys on the north and south quays showed substantial time savings.

AA says Dublin City Council has ‘blind spot, to the point of being spiteful’ when it comes to cars

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy marks the completion of social housing at Charlemont Street in Dublin.

The programme will allow lower-income households to buy homes at a discount

Charlemont Street regeneration: residents look on from the old complex in the shadow of the new development. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Charlemont Street regeneration only big PPP housing deal to survive crash

The proposed new UCD student accommodation  in the Roebuck Castle and Roebuck Precinct.

University wants to build taller apartment blocks from five to 10 storeys in height

“It’s inequitable. New apartments at Lansdowne Place in Ballsbridge have prices ranging from €825,000 to €6.5 million. The property tax on €6.5 million is €16,000 a year,” said Paddy McCartan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

FG councillor says exemptions for new homes are unfair, as high earners escape tax

Unlike previous PPP models, the sites will stay in the ownership of the State and the developer will get payments for a 25-year period.  Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Apartments, to be built using public private partnership, need approval from councillors

Dublin’s Sinead Aherne and Sinead O’Mahony celebrate at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Private celebration for victorious Dublin ladies to be hosted by Lord Mayor in City Hall

The unused Kishoge train station, near Adamstown and Clonburris. The new suburb will at its closest point come within metres of Adamstown. Photograph: Alan Betson

Six schools planned for new Clonburris suburb where houses to cost less than €300,000

Traffic on Bachelor’s Walk in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin Cycling Campaign used to organise events, but ‘gave up’ as momentum petered out

Winterbrook Homes is required to provide five apartments for sale to Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for social housing, at a discounted price, if it secures planning permission. Photograph: Reuters

Dún Laoghaire council has been asked to pay €2.6m for five homes in new complex

Members of the Dublin Cycling Campaign at a photocall in advance of the a large family friendly demonstration in support of the Liffey Cycle Route on Sunda. Photograph: Alan Betson

Proposed route from Heuston to East Link bridge had been delayed for five years

Dublin City Council has studied a model used by Lewisham Borough Council in south London which last year completed a modular apartment complex  providing 24 homes for families living in emergency accommodation

Three- to four-storey temporary buildings could be erected in three months

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: one councillor called his failure to attend the meeting “an absolute disgrace”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Criticism for failing to attend council meeting unfair, says Minister for Housing

Dublin’s new Luas Cross City line has hit traffic problems before services even begin, with cars and delivery vans blocking the tracks during tram operating tests. Photograph: Graeme McQueen/Twitter

‘We did anticipate some problems with illegal parking at start,’ says Luas spokesperson

Dublin City Councillors have voted to pursue Temple Bar hotelier and publican Martin Keane to regain control of city’s Edwardian Iveagh Markets. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hotelier Martin Keane’s planning permission granted in 2007 has run out

Eoghan Murphy: he has summoned the chief executives of all 31 local authorities along with their housing department personnel to an emergency summit on homelessness in the Custom House on Friday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister accused of treating council with ‘contempt’, ‘ignorance’ and ‘arrogance’

Conor Horgan from Ibal said: “Dublin City Council concedes that efforts to mobilise community groups in the North inner city to assist in tackling the litter problem have met with little or no success.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

High litter rates found in social housing and disadvantaged urban areas

  Homes  under construction in Adamstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

South Dublin was first of the mark with a SDZ development in Adamstown

St Helena’s Drive, Finglas, Dublin 11. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

First rapid-build housing finished since 22 homes in Ballymun in April 2016

Aldborough House on Portland Row, Dublin 1.

Integrity of Georgian architecture could be ‘compromised’ by plans for Dublin 1 property

Joanna Tuffy, Labour spokesperson on affordable housing, said the Government must introduce a national affordable housing scheme ahead of the development of the Clonburris SDZ. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New 8,000-home suburb in west Dublin will be high-density to avoid dependency on cars

Some of the 200 homes that are currently under construction in Adamstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Prices €100,000 below Dublin average with permission for 800 more houses expected

The unused Kishogue Train station, near Adamstown and Clonburris. The new suburb will at its closest point come within metres of Adamstown.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Response to housing crisis: New Dublin suburb to be created in Clonburris

Sanjeeb Barik with members of the Adamstown Cricket Club in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

‘My estate is lovely ... the only problem really stems from infrastructure and traffic’

Plan for new council houses and apartments at Cornamona Court, Ballyfermot. Photograph: Paul Keogh Architects

Estate will be the largest built by the council since the property crash

Swimming in the Liffey.

Dublin council says a popular section of the river is suffering ‘microbial contamination’

Vehicles keep to one lane on the first day of  new traffic arrangements on  the Quays at Bachelors Walk, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Cars banned from right turn on to O’Connell Bridge at Bachelors Walk and lose lanes to buses

Some of the more than 500 new homes provided by Tuath Housing association in 2017. The apartments pictured here are in Dun Laoghaire.

More than 130 Túath social housing apartments provided in Dún Laoghaire

 O’Devaney Gardens flats, off North Circular Road, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Large-scale mixed-income housing scheme to provide 580 homes on derelict Dublin site

The Iveagh Markets site in the Liberties in  Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hotelier Martin Keane’s planning permission – granted in 2007 – is running out

Luas Cross City tram testing. The city council last year announced its intention to turn the area in front of Bank of Ireland on College Green into a civic plaza, banning all traffic access to and from Dame Street. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Company calls on Bord Pleanála to halt bus ban it previously publicly supported

The proposed College Green civic space: plan would have “significant unintended consequences for millions of bus customers and implications for the quality of the civic design of the space”, according to Dublin Bus

Over 10m passengers to College Green would be ‘displaced’ each year if bus ban goes ahead

Monteco Holdings  was given permission to demolish the Ormond Hotel and redevelop a new hotel on the site.

Register has 70 vacant sites worth €220m which could help alleviate housing crisis

 The double bus lane installed on Bachelors Walk is due to come into effect along with other Dublin city centre traffic measures on Sunday, August 20th. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cars banned from turning right from Bachelors Walk and lose lanes to buses

The Law Society of Ireland has already appealed the inclusion of its vacant site on Benburb Street to An Bord Pleanála. Photograph: Eric Luke

Register has 70 vacant sites worth €220m which could help alleviate housing crisis

Cherrywood is expected to be one of the largest beneficiaries of the Government’s Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund  with more than €15 million allocated for roads in the zone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Plans for 322 homes in Dublin submitted under fast-track planning scheme

Balnagowan House in Glasnevin is listed on Dublin city’s Record of Protected Structures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Balnagowan House, built around 1930, is one of Ireland’s first Art Deco homes

The National Transport Authority stresses the handover of 24 bus routes to Go-Ahead isn’t privatisation. The service would remain under NTA control, it would set fares and determine schedules, and the fleet would remain in State control. Photograph: Alan Betson

Successive ministers sought to hand over routes despite union fears of privatisation

British transport company Go-Ahead has secured a tender to take over 23 existing Dublin Bus routes and introduce one new service, running from Citywest to UCD. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Private operator Go-Ahead to run 24 bus services in suburbs that avoid city centre

The National Transport Authority (NTA) announced plans to overhaul the capital’s bus service with a reorganisation of existing routes. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Private operator Go-Ahead to run bus routes in Dublin suburbs

Dublin is home to more than 20,000  vacant houses.

Up to 800 houses were due to be provided for social housing by the end of this year

The Government has set aside €140 million to secure 3,500 of the State’s 183,000 vacant homes for social housing by 2021 under its Repair and Leasing scheme. File photograph: Getty Images

Simon Coveney had been confident initiative ‘can deliver up to 800 homes this year’

Pictures taken in emergency accommodation for homeless families illustrating typical foods consumed and storage/dining facilities. Photograph: Alan Neary, Focus Ireland

Chips, Coke, crisps and sweets are items most often consumed by homeless families

Trees lining the roadway at Fairview park, which are earmarked for felling by Dublin City Council to make way for a cycle path. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Historic trees to be felled for Dublin cycle route

Mike Allen, director of advocacy at Focus Ireland, said the report reflected the “enormous difficulties faced by the over 1,000 families that are homeless”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Lack of access to kitchen facilities leading to deterioration in children’s health

Dublin’s Hebrew graveyard on Fairview Strand was recently handed over to the care of Dublin City Council. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Ireland’s oldest Jewish cemetery has been handed over to Dublin City Council

Rapid-build modular homes on Balbutcher Lane in Ballymun, Dublin.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

Three authorities will build fewer than 50 of the homes for homeless families this year

Trees along the roadway at Fairview with yellow ribbons. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Environmental and cycling groups oppose felling of Fairview Park trees planted in 1908

 Construction in Cherrywood, Co Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

South Dublin development risks losing €15m in funds in row over affordable homes

Members of Dublin Bus Ciaran Keogh, Craig Shearer and Theresa Lydon celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin Bus only on road since 1987, when it split from CIÉ

Metal boxes located on College Green, Dublin, for the new Luas lines. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Campaigners criticise Luas Cross City’s 'collection of milk cartons' utility boxes

Opponents of the  Hell Fire Club development are concerned the natural habitat will be turned into a ‘concrete jungle’.

Visitor centre and cafe planned for South Dublin 18th-century hunting lodge

At nearly six hectares, and close the Phoenix Park, Heuston Station and the city centre, O’Devaney Gardens is seen as a prime site for housing development.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Redevelopment of dilapidated flat complex site in Dublin 7 was shelved in 2012

Recently completed rapid-build homes in Poppintree, Ballymun, in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

None of planned Rebuilding Ireland estates outside Ballymun have been completed

Rapid-build housing. Last November plans were  announced  to build  “stackable” apartments at two sites in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

New homes will be used for applicants for general social housing as well as homeless

Carrickmines Green: many in the estate of about 180 homes between Foxrock and Kilternan learned only this week of the extent of the fire safety defects in their blocks

Defects include inadequate fire stopping and smoke ventilation

The Carrickmines Green estate, where a number of defects have been identified including inadequate fire stopping, badly fitted fire doors and damp

Defects include absence of smoke seals , blocked outlets to smoke vents, inadequate smoke ventilation

Carrickmines Green: About 180 homes have now been finished, mostly apartments in four- and five- storey blocks, with a number of three-storey terraced houses.

Defects remain in original complex at Carrickmines Green despite repairs

Aldborough House in Portland Row, Dublin.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Derelict mansion was second-biggest private residence in Dublin, next to Leinster House

The largest hub, with 87 privately operated family rooms, will be opened at the Townhouse B&B on Gardiner Street in the city centre next month.

Half the hubs will be in former hotels and B&Bs and will have capacity for 518 families in total

Helen Cheevers with her baby Erik  outside their new home in Ballymun, one of 49 recently sold by Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance which is behind the new oversubscribed estate. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Scheme yet to receive planning permission and will take at least 18 months to finish

Clay Farm is just one of four sites in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area to secure government funding for major infrastructure work

Viscount Securities wants to build 571 apartments and 363 houses at Clay Farm

Sinn Féin Lord Mayor pf Dublin Mícheál MacDonncha at the announcement of a new sponsorship deal for Dublin Bikes with takeaway order firm Just Eat.Photograph: Naoise Culhane.

Assistant council chief says money will help to fund expansion of service around city

People enjoy the good weather in Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

North Co Dublin seaside town faces a dessert shortage as a result of power cuts

Martin Deniau, Kate O’Neill, Mary Costelloe, Brendan Fagan, Michael Burns and Dublin City Cllr, Mannix Flynn, at the No To Bid campaign launch. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

54% voted for the company responsible for the city’s Christmas lights and promotions

The ‘mixed tenure’ developments have been designated for 50 per cent private homes, 30 per cent social housing and 20 per cent affordable housing. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

€600m development in Dublin cannot proceed until Government sets up scheme

Shane Ross: “If we build up these stadiums and we are a credible bidder, which we obviously are if we win this bid, I think the sky’s the limit.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

‘Sky’s the limit,’ Minister for Sport tells Oireachtas committee on possibility of Dublin Olympics

 Minister for Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross. File photograph: Collins

Ross hopes to publish Rio Olympics ticketing inquiry

The old towers of Ballymun: over the past two decades 36 blocks of 2,820 flats built in the 1960s, including seven 15-storey towers, have been demolished in area. Photograph: Alan Betson

Plan aims to provide affordable housing for sale and rent and better infrastructure

Unions representing Dublin City Council workers have criticised the use of Dublin Town  to provide additional street-cleaning services for the city. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Unions criticise local authority over Dublin Town’s provision of additional services

The proposal for Merrion Square was accepted in June of last year by Dublin City Council. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Philanthropist abandons plans for pavilion as charity says €1m cost ‘wasn’t feasible’

Helen Cheevers with her baby Erik outside her new home at Baile na Laochra, Ballymun, with Hugh Brennan of Ó Cualann co-housing alliance, and architect Joe Kennedy of Smith Kennedy Architects. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mortgage payments €1,000 less than renting, says new home owner

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