Part of the plans include the reintroduction of pedestrianisation to New Street in in Malahide. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More pedestrian spaces in Skerries, Howth, Balbriggan, Swords, Blanchardstown planned

Outdoor dining on South William Street in Dublin last September. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Cafes, restaurants and pubs to have free outdoor dining space for additional year

 This section of Capel Street would remain open to traffic under proposals. File photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Panti Bliss calls proposals to pedestrianise 60 metres of street a ‘total disappointment’

On-the-spot fines will be issued for parking on pavements, cycle lanes or bus lanes. File photograph

New €40 fines for parking on footpaths, bus lanes, cycle lanes to ‘complement’ clamping

A once-off compensation payment should be made to the last remaining traders from Dublin’s Moore Street market to close their stalls, a Government appointment advisory group on the future of the street has recommended. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Final report of Government advisory group on Dublin 1 area backed by developer Hammerson

Demolition in progress on the site of the former Leisureplex in Stillorgan, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw:The Irish Times

Ireland’s first bowling alley, built in 1963, to make way for apartment scheme

South William Street in Dublin city centre was pedestrianised for a trial period last summer. Photograph: Tom Honan

Areas around Grafton Street will become car-free to allow outdoor dining

Outdoor dining on South William Street in Dublin last September. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Plans to requisition road space for restaurants to be submitted to Dublin City Council

The Goat Bar and Grill: A plan for 299 apartments and a 22-bed hotel at its site at the junction of Taney Road and Goatstown Road is being assessed by An Bord Pleanála. Photograph : Laura Hutton

Housing developments, parking spaces and lack of cycle lanes threaten Dublin 14 subset

Christian Brothers school on Clonkeen Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin.

New plan for limiting housing development ‘discriminates against religious’, nuns say

The Digital Hub claims to be the largest cluster for digital companies in the State. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Hub has been home to more than 200 companies since it was established in 2003

An illustration of the  planned new development at the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, south Dublin. Image: Land Development Agency masterplan

Majority of the new homes for Central Mental Hospital lands will be social and affordable housing

 Poolbeg incinerator: The Ringsend district heating system will use hot water produced by it to pump heat directly to homes and offices without the need for a boiler in each building. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Dublin City Council identifies sources for double the district heat demand of capital

The Goat  pub in Goatstown, owned by Charlie Chawke.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Thousands of homes in the works already contravene county development plan

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin: Some families are using its emergency department as a primary care service. File photograph: Eric Luke

Obesity, scabies, scalds and STDs higher among marginalised, paediatrician says

 City Hall on Dame Street will open its toilets to the public. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Council opening buildings on a ‘toilets only’ basis during pandemic

The former Player Wills tobacco factory site on South Circular Road in Dublin, which is set to be redeveloped by Hines for apartments.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Development in Dublin 8 to include four apartment blocks with one reaching 19 storeys in height

Gardaí have arrested two men, seized a firearm and €40,000 worth of cannabis following a GNDOCB operation in the Baldonnel area of West Dublin. Photograph: Garda Síochána

Garda raid part of ongoing organised crime investigation

The underground scheme will be one of the largest transport infrastructure schemes undertaken in the city in decades.

Link was one of three big transport projects planned during boom, along with Luas Cross City and the Metro

A view of Dublin’s Merrion Row. File photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin City Council proposes trial partial pedestrianisation of road during the summer

Shelbourne Plaza in Ringsend, Dublin 4: In 2017, Chartered Land bought the block of apartments and sold them on to the council for €24.5 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Apartment blocks staying private as social housing tenants accommodated elsewhere

An illustration of the planned co-living scheme in Phibsborough by MM Capital, owner of the Phibsborough shopping centre.

Phibsborough shopping centre will have 297 co-living units

The Plough Pub, on the corner of Marlborough Street and Lower Abbey Street, Dublin, had been a popular meeting spot for theatre goers, but closed more than a decade ago. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Council wanted to sell Plough Pub for construction of apartments it would then rent

Councillors are seeking a 50-50 gender balance on the committee.

Lack of women and councillors on taskforce ‘unacceptable’, according to representatives

‘Moore Street and its immediate surroundings have suffered from decades of neglect,’ said the Green Party. File photograph: The Irish Times

Councillors agree emergency motion to initiate change to Dublin city development plan

Fitzwilliam Square. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin park, once home to ‘belted earls and their ladies’, may open to great unwashed

Grafton Street: Group will aim to “shape a physical, economic, social and cultural recovery strategy for the city post-Covid-19”.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Team will address capital’s outdoor trading and dining, toilets, safety and transport

Public consultation to begin on Friday on  proposals that would see 30km/h as the limit for most of the city and suburbs, with a new 40km/h limit on a number of roads on the northside of the city. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Changes ‘could be the difference between life and death’, city council says

The proposed mixed-use redevelopment of Park Shopping Centre  on Prussia Street.

More student beds and build-to-rent apartments added to Dublin 7 scheme

CGI view of the proposed development at Hedron’s Building, Broadstone.

Nine-storey development would have negative impact on Hendron’s Building in Broadstone

Player Wills factory site, South Circular Road in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hines had ‘no intention’ of seeking co-living prior to calls to retain 1935 factory

The historical Éire sign in Howth which is being restored. File photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Sign installed almost 80 years ago to warn fighter pilots not to drop bombs on Ireland

The O’Connell plinth at City Hall Dublin, vacant since the statue of The Liberator was moved inside 150 years ago. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin artist Alan Phelan was last year commissioned by council to create work for O’Connell plinth

Elaine Baker with some of the waste that has built up in her hotel room. Ms Baker and her daughters Tara (10) and Jena (8) arrived from Tanzania a week ago

Family hopes to save waste from landfill and ‘to find some way of reusing them later’

A public pay toilet on Bull Island in Clontarf, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

Two temporary public toilet facilities are costing Dublin council more than €360,000 a year to operate

Swimmers at Seapoint, Co Dublin: Darragh O’Brien  says he is ‘very aware of the increased numbers of beach users outside of the bathing season, particularly in Dublin Bay’. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Sea water currently tested during summer bathing season June-September

Since 2016, more than 4,500 qualified solicitors from England and Wales have added their names to the Irish Roll of Solicitors. Photograph: iStock

‘Reciprocal agreement’ means solicitors won't have to sit additional exams to work in any of the three areas

Marta Tomczyszyn, on the Ice Breaker, they serve ice Cream and coffee for take away on the Grand Canal. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Boats must not provide food when stationary - Waterways Ireland

Dublin city: ‘Before the pandemic, city use had demonstrated how attractive urban centres are for modern life,’ business group says. File photograph: Alan Betson

Encouraging workers to stay away from capital ‘guaranteed to fail’, says Dublin Town

Tony O’Flanagan, marketing director of JC Decaux Ireland,  with some of the new hybrid electric bikes that will be on offer via the Dublinbikes scheme from March 30th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Rental scheme converting half its 1,600 fleet to e-bikes, with subscriptions at €95 a year

Publican Charlie Chawke is seeking permission for an eight-storey apartment scheme with hotel and shops, along with the renovation of the Goat Grill pub in Goatstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

Charlie Chawke seeking fast-track permission for €186m development in south Dublin

Under the new strategy, the council could seek possession order evicting all tenants of a property. Photograph: iStock

Council has had ‘no teeth’ to evict problem tenants due to hiatus in legislation

Ballymun Road in the north Dublin suburb.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up to 50 more gardaí needed for north Dublin suburb

The report detailed how women’s experiences and perceptions of danger limit their activities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Women often feel responsible for their own safety when travelling alone

More than one-quarter of women in Dublin and just under one-fifth of women nationally reported being verbally harassed or made to feel uncomfortable on public transport. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Women feel vulnerable to harassment and assault travelling alone, report states

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien asked  the committee to   waive the “pre-legislative scrutiny” phase of the Bill, to ensure its passage through the Dáil before the April expiry date. Photograph: Alan Betson

Oireachtas housing committee narrowly votes not to debate legislation

Plans to restrict commuter traffic in Dublin’s Phoenix Park are ‘flawed’, Leo Varadkar has claimed.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Locals and older people are ‘upset’ and ‘alienated’ by proposed restrictions, Tánaiste tells OPW

LDA chief executive John Coleman believes he can improve on local authorities’ six-year process and bring a raw piece of land to the stage of having housing on it in four years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Scale, money and a singular focus are set to be brought to bear on the housing crisis

The work involved the restoration of the Victorian Broadstone station building, one of Dublin’s six original rail termini. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Work involved restoration of 1850s rail station designed by John Skipton Mulvany

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan has expressed “serious reservations” over councillors’ plans for housing development at Oscar Traynor Road in Santry. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New fines for illegal parking on footpaths, bus lanes and cycle lanes to be introduced

A mock-up of the proposed Strand Road cycle path. Image via Dublin City Council

Dublin city council ‘committed’ to Sandymount cycle project despite order

Tents pitched by the Grand Canal in Dublin earlier this month. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times

Local authority provides ‘plenty’ of emergency accommodation, Keegan tells Lord Mayor

A mock-up of the proposed Strand Road cycle path. Image via Dublin City Council

Traffic on Strand Road was due to be reduced on Monday to facilitate opening of cycle route

The EU procurement process accounted for half of the delay, with waiting for approval from the Department of Housing adding to the pre-construction time lag. Photograph: iStock

Department should ‘give us the money and let us get on with it’, city council surveyor says

The proposed  development at Shanganagh is the State’s largest social and affordable scheme with full planning permission.

Plan is for almost 600 homes to be built at Shanganagh Castle near Shankill

A mock-up of the proposed Strand Road cycle path. Image via Dublin City Council

Resident and councillor claim the council is incorrect in asserting the work is exempt development

Waterfront South Central site, Dublin. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

An Bord Pleanála has ‘no jurisdiction’ to permit docklands high-rise scheme

The former Player Wills factory site on South Circular Road in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Dublin factory part of a 19-storey redevelopment plan

The Passport Service is dealing  with emergency and urgent essential cases only  during Level 5 restrictions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Backlog of up to eight weeks expected when service resumes

Dublin City Council plans to limit traffic on Strand Road to one way to facilitate a six-month trial of a two-way  cycle path beginning next month. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Adequate public consultation not undertaken, document lodged to High Court states

Empty Stalls on Moore Street during the coronavirus pandemic in Dublin’s city centre. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Green lung for city should be encouraged and markets revitalised, notes plan

A view of the Vartry reservoir water treatment works in Co Wicklow. A new reservoir is to be built in Saggart, Co Dublin. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Equivalent of 40 Olympic-sized pools of drinking water to be stored at Saggart facility

The ESB’s proposal to convert the former Georgian House Museum on the corner of Merrion Square in Dublin into luxury apartments has been opposed by The Irish Georgian Society. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fitzwilliam Street museum must not be used to ‘respectabilise’ ESB development

A grant scheme for outdoor dining infrastructure is being worked on by Fáilte Ireland in conjunction with local authorities at eight urban locations across the country. File  Photograph: Frank Miller

Local authorities to get up to €250,000 to develop outdoor arts facilities

An artist’s impression of the College Green Plaza plans. Photograph: Dublin City Council

Almost half of funds going to Dublin projects such as College Green Plaza

Fifty-one homes will be built in Lusk, with 39 available for purchase. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Applications for 39 homes starting at €166,000 to open within eight weeks

The Griffeen River running through the centre of Lucan village. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

West Dublin village to have greenway cycle path linking Royal and Grand Canals

The diningroom in the Georgian House Museum. Photograph: ESB

Georgian House Museum move is condemned as ‘sly’ and ‘cultural vandalism’

A file photograph showing Traveller housing in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Council says it ‘will face opposition’ and urges councillors to support new proposals

The US government is understood to have agreed to buy the former Jurys Hotel from Joe O’Reilly’s Chartered Land. Photograph: David Sleator

Current building ‘does not conform to new construction and security requirements’

Cyclist on Strand Road, Sandymount. Since Dublin City Council last August announced plans to trial the two-way cycle path, it has been met with determined local opposition. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Traffic limited under six-month trial to facilitate controversial two-way cyclepath

The Players Lounge in Fairview, Dublin: The site includes extensive lands to the rear of the pub leading onto Esmond Avenue. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin pub which was the scene of 2010 shooting earmarked for apartments

The new fines will ‘complement’ rather than replace clamping, Dublin City Council’s traffic committee heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Illegal footpath parking ‘endemic’ in the city, council meeting hears

Firefighter paramedics whose vaccine appointments were postponed last month were expected to have been prioritised for inoculation two weeks ago. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Jabs initially halted after just two days three weeks ago to divert supplies elsewhere

Dublin City Council plans to spend €7.6 million on walking and cycling infrastructure this year. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Almost 220 staff to be employed nationally under sustainable mobility scheme

The only retrofit scheme in the first tranche will be at Constitution Hill, where the 90 apartments will be upgraded and new homes built, resulting in 131 apartments on the site. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 8,000 council flats need to be upgraded under mandatory directive

As a senior engineer with Dublin City Council, Patricia Reidy has been working since the onset of Covid-19 to create more space for pedestrians and cyclists in the city. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Dublin city centre: Practical trials have made projects that once seemed impossible a reality

Computer-generated image of a proposed 19-storey tower (at right) at the former Player Wills factory site on Dublin’s South Circular Road.

Locals take judicial review over SCR scheme of 732 apartments including co-living units

Aggravated burglary rates across Dublin rose by more than 25 per cent last year. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Garda data shows increase of almost 260% in such incidents in north of the region

The diningroom in the Georgian House Museum. Photograph: ESB

Irish Georgian Society opposes move, saying it would be a ‘sad and significant loss’

Planning regulator Niall Cussen: “For people who have toiled with the commute, the lure of remote working or blended working options will be very strong.” File photograph: Alan Betson

Covid-19 has changed our world. It could also change the places where we live

 Traffic on the M50 in Dublin during Covid restrictions limiting travel to 5km. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin city traffic hit almost 60% of pre-pandemic levels this month

Thomas McFeely: the Priory Hall apartment complex in north Dublin was originally constructed in 2007

Rebuilding of the notorious firetrap complex in Dublin has been completed by council

Dublin City Council has enacted new bylaws which will enable it to ban the use of bin bags. Photograph: iStock

City council seeks ideas to replace refuse sacks on streets

Plans for at least four new ‘urban villages’ will be devised under the new Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2228 to help house an expected increase in population of up to 70,000.

City development plan will see new ‘urban villages’ to address population rise

Seagulls on the frozen lake at St Stephens Green Dublin last week. File photogrph: Gareth Chaney / Collins

Sandymount seagulls go missing before they can be tested for bird flu

CGI view of the proposed development at Hedron’s Building, Broadstone.

Application was made two weeks before ban on shared accommodation became law

Some 60 per cent of survey respondents supported the cycle and pedestrian path being made permanent. File photograph: Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 60 per cent of residents do not have access to car and walk or cycle to commute

Cyclist on Strand Road, Sandymount: A two-way cycle route  is due to come into operation next month for a six-month trial. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Controversial €48m plan shelved by NTA in 2015 following widespread local opposition

The Phoenix Park Transport and Mobility Options report contains a plan to see a bus service introduced to the park for the first time. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

System of cul-de-sacs and speed reductions aims to improve cycling and walking facilities

Cyclist on Strand Road, Sandymount: Dublin City Council says the proposed cycle path is exempt from requiring planning permission. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Dublin City Council says planning permission is not required for Strand Road path

A mock-up of the proposed development on Golf Lane.

Tower proposed for Carrickmines site would be one of State’s tallest residential buildings

The work will be funded as part of a €7.6 million plan to improve walking and cycling safety in Dublin city this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Funding to facilitate more cycling and walking more than doubles to €7.6m

The council would have been paying an average of €390,000 for the social and affordable housing at Oscar Traynor Road, while the average cost of directly built council homes is €430,000, council’s head of housing Brendan Kenny said. Photograph: iStock

Speedy resumption of Oscar Traynor site ‘fanciful’, says Dublin City Council’s head of housing

The State’s last affordable housing scheme was discontinued in 2011. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

Grant of €50,000 may be fine for Leitrim, but not enough for Dublin, says Brendan Kenny

Deer in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Park overseers do not ‘endorse’ night-time running there and are against light pollution

Development would not see  demolition of  1967 office tower as MM Capital does not own the Tesco unit  under the tower. Photograph: Tom Honan

Application made days before ban on accommodation with shared facilities became law

Home of 1916 leader demolished in September to make way for apartments and hotel

Christmas shoppers on Grafton Street in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Traffic reached highest point since Covid-related restrictions introduced in March

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, asked that the nation continue to move forward in a spirit of solidarity next year. Photograph: Maxwells

Continuing compassion and care will define how history recalls coronavirus response, says President in Christmas message

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