Council uses Housing Act 1996 to acquire non-derelict vacant homes. Photograph: iStock

Louth County Council has acquired 35 vacant houses by compulsory purchase over the past 15 months, has a further 30 in the pipeline, and finds the pro(...)

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

Dublin City Councillors have voted to pursue Temple Bar hotelier and publican Martin Keane to regain control of city’s Edwardian Iveagh Markets. Mr K(...)

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

Shannon in Co, Clare was for decades the State’s only modern planned town. Developed throughout the 1970s alongside Shannon Airport and the Shannon Fr(...)

The plant in the south of Waterford City once employed more than 3,000 people.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The owners of the former Waterford Crystal factory site have said it is hard to comprehend why it was placed on the State’s vacant sites register. Th(...)

Planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála clears the way for the €300m new National Maternity Hospital project to proceed.

The National Maternity Hospital (NMH) is to remain in State ownership after it is built on the St Vincent’s hospital campus in south Dublin, under pro(...)

Irish Cement has said  a number of times it would continue to operate a cement factory and it was not proposing to change into an incinerator

Limerick City and County Council signed off on a €10 million plan by Irish Cement which would allow the company to burn up to 115 types of hazardous (...)

The National Maternity Hospital will move from Holles Street to St Vincent’s

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for the construction of the National Maternity Hospital on a new site on the campus of St Vincent’s H(...)

Back in April, Dun Laoghaire- Rathdown Council refused permission for Ires Reit’s proposed plans to build 467 apartments at Rockbrook, to the fund’s “serious disappointment”.

The Department of Housing is understood to be unhappy with a restriction on the number of residential units that can be developed in Sandyford in sout(...)

The unused Kishogue train station which was built in anticipation of future development, near Adamstown and Clonburris. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Comprehensive planning has never been a strong point in the Irish political system. Under pressure, a “sure t’will do” approach is frequently adopted,(...)

A High Court challenge has been brought against An Bord Pleanála’s decision to give supermarket giant Lidl the go ahead for a €15m commercial development in Castleknock, Co Dublin.

A High Court challenge has been brought against An Bord Pleanála’s decision to give German supermarket giant Lidl the go ahead for a €15 million comme(...)