A newly-installed cycle lane and pedestrian lane installed on Ormond Quay by Dublin City Council, which reduces the usual two lanes of vehicular traffic down to one. Photograph: Alan Betson

Report moots opening of car parks on ‘periphery’ to enable access on foot and cycle

Bus-users are likely to see the biggest change, with buses diverted away from College Green.

City council, NTA want centre to be 'pedestrian, cyclist, public transport priority zone'

Ann’s Bakery:  market stall holders are “strongly opposed” to the outlet being made into a bookies. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ladbrokes plan would replace Ann’s Bakery with third bookies outlet on historic street

Fire ravages part of Bull Island in Dublin on Monday night. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Dublin Fire Brigade called to extensive grass fire on Monday night

‘The park has been beautiful in recent times without traffic and shows what it could be like.’ Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Since Covid-19 restrictions, people could only drive through amenity but not park there

The cycle lane on the road to Bull Island nature reserve, pictured on Monday. Photograph: Olivia Kelly

Cllr Donna Cooney says cycling and walking infrastructure is ‘unsafe’ and ‘insulting’

One in four Irish adults are drinking more since Covid-19 restrictions were introduced, a survey from alcohol industry-funded charity Drinkaware has found. Photograph: Jamie Grill/iStock

More than half now drink on a weekly basis saying it helps them to ‘relax and unwind’

Dog walkers at Dollymount Strand. Photograph: Alan Betson

Efforts to make dog walkers obey rules to safeguard birds in nature reserve ‘futile’

Relaxing in Phoenix Park as thousands seek to ban through-traffic on Chesterfield Avenue. Photograph: by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Park car parks to reopen on Monday for those living within 5km only

Mike Murray runs through Phoenix Park with his son Donnacha and spaniel Pip. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Parking will remain banned on Chesterfield Avenue

Irish entrepreneur Neil Sands said with a strong Irish supply chain, rather than relying on importation, costs could be kept down.

Masks will be provided ‘as close as possible to cost’

The number of women in emergency accommodation has been growing faster than men. Photograph: iStock

Research by Focus Ireland and Trinity shows increase in all types of homelessness

The National Parks and Wildlife Service  said the drones ‘will help us establish outbreaks and keep wild fires from spreading’. File photograph: Getty

This will be the second year technology used to monitor hot spots across high-risk areas

A view of the pedestrian and cycle lane on Inns Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Liffey cycle path work ‘an illegal act’ – Dublin City Centre Traders Alliance

The council had planned to cover the cost of the project by selling smaller depot sites.

After €20m project overrun, cost estimate now stands at €74m for Ballymun facility

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Loan needed after cost of new facility jumps to €74 million

Niamh Brennan, in foreground, and Alice Bentley outside the allotments in De Courcy Square, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Uncertainty over the reopening of allotments is ‘bad for growers’ mental health’

Normally clogged with traffic  College Green, Dublin now deserted due to Covid-19  pandemic. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dublin City Council will not seek planning permission for College Green traffic ban

It is understood the measures will remain in place for at least 12 to 18 months, with some likely to be retained on a permanent basis. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Covid-19 measures could be retained in the long term after virus passes

The former Readymix concrete site on East Wall Road. Up to 90 apartments are to be built on the land. Image: Google Maps

Department approves construction on Ballymun, Collins Avenue and €23m ‘Readymix’ sites

Bewley’s on Grafton Street, Dublin is listed under the city’s Record of Protected Structures. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Closure of historic cafe ‘rubs salt in the wounds’ of those affected by Covid-19 pandemic

Hawkins House is one of the last remaining buildings in the block bordered by Hawkins Street, Tara Street, Townsend Street and Poolbeg Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Contractors must submit bids to level former Department of Health headquarters next week

A Dublin City Council worker cleaning up illegal dumping at a recycling centre. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

City struggling under weight of dumped waste as street crews tackle refuse

 Minister for   Environment Richard Bruton said he was extremely concerned with reports of increased illegal dumping. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Increase in dumping ‘a scourge on local communities’ says Minister

Rates for businesses in Dún Laoghaire and south-east Dublin had been due for review. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Value of all businesses in south-east Dublin for decade was due to be set in September

The council said parking rules and charges “have continued as normal and have never been suspended” during the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Clamping docklands workers ‘boneheaded’, says business group

Part of the proposed new cycle route along the Liffey at Aston Quay in Dublin.

Additional cycle and pedestrian spaces being introduced throughout the city

Irish Water has had to introduce night-time restrictions in Co Longford in the area supplied by Cairnhill reservoir, and in the Aran Islands “to allow reservoir levels to recover”

The utility says resource should be conserved for essential purposes following dry spell

An affordable housing scheme in Ballymun in north Dublin built by Ó Cualann Cohousing. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ó Cualann says it will restart work on second affordable housing project in Ballymun

A Covid-19 sign points to one of the exits from St Stephens Green in Dublin following its reopening on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Park governed by OPW closed following additional lockdown measures in March

A van parked in an area allocated for pedestrians on Dorset Street. Photograph: Olivia Kelly

Drivers continue to park in spaces now reserved to make extra space for pedestrians

Work is to restart in Cork city at three sites, with almost 100 homes in total due to be finished shortly at White Street, Blarney Street and Knocknaheeny.  Photograph: Getty Images

Construction to begin again at 35 ‘essential’ social housing projects in the State that are nearing completion

The McSharry and Kennedy building families want to build 105 apartments fronting onto Herbert Park, on the site of three Edwardian villas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Grandson of 1916 Rising leader seeks preservation of house amid apartment plans

Foxgloves in St Anne’s Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dublin City Council

Wildflowers flourish in parks and grasslands following reduction in mowing and chemical use

The Luke Kelly statue on guild Street, Dublin being cleaned after being defaced. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Despite recent episode of vandalism sculpture a ‘site specific work’, says Ruairí Ó Cuív

Paul McQuaid, of River Cycles, Ushers Island, Dublin repairing and servicing bicycles of Covid-19 frontline workers. “I’m very lucky to be able to fix bikes for these people.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘For as long as anyone on the frontline needs it, I’ll keep going,’ says Paul McQuaid

 Dennis Keeley: “We have managed to keep all our fire appliances and ambulances in service, with the support of staff and by redeploying uniformed personnel to the front line.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Brigade recorded over 20% rise in calls to the emergency service in March

Coronavirus: Apartment owners are concerned about having people coming in and out during this particular period,  according to one resident. Image: NEXU Science Communication/via Reuters

Up to 80 projects ongoing despite construction restrictions due to pandemic

The council has removed traffic cones and signage placed by locals in Stoneybatter declaring a “temporary footpath” on Manor Street.

Locals in Stoneybatter placed cones and signage and declared a temporary footpath

Garda sources confirmed a decrease in street drug dealing in the city centre, adding there was anecdotal evidence some trade had moved to suburban Dublin. File photograph: Getty

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis notes marked increase in dealing in Finglas and Ballymun

Construction sites would have to adapt to new ways of working, said Mark Cronin, associate director with Townmore. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Townmore construction says Government must not halt essential infrastructure projects

 Gardaí on patrol at Seapoint Park in  Dublin on Saturday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

‘There are people who don’t realise they’re breaking the rules, but there are others who are just chancing their arm’

An image of the proposed development at the former Techrete site in Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Marlet

Development exceeds total number of homes proposed for Howth by Fingal council

Certain parts of Dublin city have seen a marked increase in the amount of gloves and masks being littered by people. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Litter increasing coronavirus risks Dublin City Council has said

Developer Johnny Ronan. An Bord Pleanála’s permission for his 13-storey tower in Dublin’s docklands remains open to a judicial review challenge for eight weeks. Photograph: Collins

High Court six weeks ago quashed board’s approval for 13-storey building

A nearly deserted Grafton Street amid movement restrictions due to coronavirus. Photograph: Alan Betson

Retail, leisure and hospitality businesses have come to standstill during pandemic

The Data Protection Commission has carried out an analysis of 40 Irish websites. Photograph: Getty Images

Popular Irish websites, including health-related sites are using third-party trackers

Liz Canavan: We heard the doctors telling us at the weekend that the next seven days are critical. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Free delivery of newspapers for vulnerable people by An Post begins

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer Department of Health. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Over 700,000 people receiving unemployment payments from State

Irish Times journalist selected for column on British prime minister Boris Johnson

Social Isolation: A walker on the strand with the Aviva Stadium in the background. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Garda instructs city council to close roads, dog walking facilities and allotments

A closed estate agents during the coronavirus outbreak. Flynn and Associates is offering free accommodation in unsold properties to doctors and nurses working during the Covid-19 crisis. File photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

Initiative matches vacant properties with healthcare staff who need to live away from home

Footfall declined by 62 per cent on Dublin’s Moore Street. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Business organisation calls for amendments to Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme

A worker cleans  seats in St Stephen’s Green in Dublin city centre. Photoraph: Tom Honan

City council’s new Covid-19 forum will meet on Thursday

Rose  Cottage:  it  was vacated in the last decade and has fallen into disrepair.  Photograph: James Forde

OPW granted permission for Rose Cottage refurbishment after scrapping holiday rental plans

Coronavirus pandemic. Tom Gilligan of Mayo County Council says the emphasis of the initiative  would be on sourcing homes for key workers, and to assist people living in overcrowded accommodation. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

People could move to their holiday homes to free up housing near hospitals for medics

Goalposts lie on the turf at Hackney Marshes in London after Friday’s announcement that the Premier League has suspended all matches until Saturday April 4th, 2020. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Owen Keegan: ‘Not sure how much difference it would make, kids can still use jumpers for goalposts’

A quiet Grafton Street in Dublin city centre  due to  Covid-19. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Businesses call for consumers to support Irish online outlets

A quiet Grafton Street  in Dublins city centre at the weekend.Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Struggling companies will be dealt with ‘sympathetically’ , says head of finance

A quiet Grafton Street due to Covid-19  in Dublin’s city centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

St Patrick’s Day city centre numbers down 72 per cent on last year

Large yellow sandbags have been left in place along the Clontarf Road following flooding. Photograph: Alan Betson

New ‘dual wall’ plan does not adequately address concerns, councillor says

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has an ongoing campaign recommending motorists maintain minimum passing distances of 1m on roads with a speed limit under 50km/h and within 1.5m on roads with a limit of 50km/h or higher. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Proposed law on minimum passing distance scrapped last year due to AG’s concerns

Emma Geoghegan, Conor Sexton and Jutarat R Suwankeeree at the Nightmarket restaurant in Ranelagh in Dublin, which is providing a takeaway service.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Regulations on takeaway use should be relaxed for Covid-19, industry body argues

 A message on Covid-19 in Merrion Square Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Coronavirus: Tom Brabazon issues warning as he asserts city faces ‘microbial enemies’

Roseberry Investments has applied to An Bord Pleanála for a strategic housing development in blocks up to six storeys  at the back of the Bonnington hotel in Whitehall.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

Build-to-rent apartment and other proposals for Bonnington discussed at ‘virtual’ meeting

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan ‘strongly cautioned’ against a moratorium on commercial rates and social housing rents ‘if we are to maintain city council services’.

Cash from rates and social housing rents key to running city, says council chief executive

St James’s Hospital said the demolition, which took place one week ago over the weekend, was necessary to ensure public safety. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin hospital says the houses were razed to ensure public safety

A homeless man in Dublin. Homeless services in the city hope that fewer hotel bookings by tourists will lead to cheaper rates. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Dublin Homeless Executive plan to ‘take advantage’ of cheaper hotel rates

Brendan Kenny, Dublin City Council’s head of housing, said the local authority does not plan to build the proposed homes itself, but will use instead approved housing bodies to provide the social housing element. Photograph: Alan Betson

Housing bodies could build 745 homes on nine sites, council’s head of housing says

City manager Owen Keegan said he understood the councillors’ “serious concerns”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Objections from existing residents and city councillors halt plans at four sites

The three southside sites are in Rathmines (100 homes), and the Liberties (120) and Tenters (3) in Dublin 8. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Three sites selected on Dublin’s south side and six on north side to yield 745 homes

 Former Baily Court Hotel,  Howth where a proposed housing development has been approved by An Bord Pleanála. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

High Court quashed permission for similar development in January

 An image of the development of 657 apartments in blocks up to nine storeys  beside St Anne’s Park in Raheny, Dublin

‘No valid reason’ to pursue board in courts, says council’s head of planning despite councillors voting for legal action over Rahe(...)

The rezoning of old industrial lands across Dublin for up to 3,500 homes has been delayed by Dublin city councillors. File photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Dublin City Council reacts following objections from local residents to the plans

 Cyclists taking part in a  ‘Keep Cyclists Safe on Dublin’s Quays’ rally in 2017. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Interim scheme between Phoenix Park and the Custom House will cost €800,000

The M50 was the western side of a planned circular motorway. Photograph: Frank Miller

Plan to build homes on East Wall site deemed at odds with finishing circular motorway

Ormond Quay: It’s hard to fathom how a 5km cycle route could possibly take so long to install. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Wheels have turned very slowly but basic framework now being put in place

Cyclists on Dublin’s  Ormond Quay Lower. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Car parking and some traffic lanes to be removed to make way for cyclists

Dublin City Council is to take control of Berkeley Street’s James McSweeney House from housing association Cabhru, following controversy over operations. Image: Google Street View

Dublin City Council seeks control of Berkeley Street complex run by Cabhru

Cabhru requires the title of council-owned lands on Berkeley Road near the Mater hospital for the long-planned redevelopment of one of its senior citizens housing complexes, James McSweeney House (above). File photograph: Google Street View

Council halts transfer of land at Berkeley Road to senior citizen body Cabhru

Dublin City Council said it would not go ahead  with the planned transfer of lands for the redevelopment of James McSweeney House, a senior citizens’ complex on Berkeley Street, to Cabhru Housing Association Services,  until recently known as the Catholic Housing Aid Society (Chas). File photograph: Google Street View

Chas chief executive Miceal McGovern resigned amid questions around governance

Cllr Tom Brabazon (left) has been elected Lord Mayor of Dublin. He replaces his Fianna Fáil colleague Paul McAuliffe who was elected to Dáil Éireann earlier this month. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Councillor apologises for controversial gender remarks

A rifle, a hunting knife and a number of rounds of ammunition were seized following the incident. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí called to Mill Road following reports of shots being fired by a man with a rifle

Gardaí are appealing for information about the three incidents. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Child and two men, both in 40s, killed in three different road incidents over weekend

Impression of the Salesforce tower – to the immediate left of the Central Bank’s docklands headquarters.

Dublin City Council took judicial review proceedings of Bord Pleanála decision

Construction has already begun on  the development at Spencer Dock, but according to a statement from the  company it will now have to cease.

Johnny Ronan’s Spencer Dock tower goes back to planning board after court ruling

Full-time use of houses and apartments in Dublin city for Airbnb-style rentals is set to be eliminated. Photograph: Getty Images

City houses previously approved for holiday rental banned from short-term use

Grattan Court East in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

City council refused permission for five houses valued at over €1m each

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for more than 650 homes on playing pitches beside St Anne’s Park in Raheny, north Dublin. CGI of proposed development: Murray Consultants

An Bord Pleanála gives permission for Raheny development despite Council opposition

CGI of the design plans for the new city library at Parnell Square. Image: Picture Plane

Plans to develop cultural quarter in Parnell Square collapsed last year

South Dublin County Council plans to build homes priced below €300,000 at three sites in the west and southwest of the city, with the first homes expected to go on sale from next year. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

South Dublin County Council to build 500 homes under €300,000 at three sites

Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Restaurants and supermarkets could be forced to pay for supplying spoons, bottles and lids

Seán Ó Fearghaíl. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

Kildare South (Automatically returned)

Martin Heydon

Kildare South – Elected 8th count

James O’Connor

Cork East – Elected 8th count

 Neale Richmond. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dublin Rathdown – Elected 8th count

Cormac Devlin: managed to finally shrug off his council colleague Mary Hanafin, who has dogged Devlin’s political progress for several years. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The Dún Laoghaire candidate was elected at the eighth count

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

Dún Laoghaire – Elected 8th count

 Ossian Smyth. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire – Elected 6th count

 Fianna Fáil TD Paul McAuliffe celebrates his election with his family. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fianna Fáil’s Paul McAuliffe leaves office for Dáil

More articles