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

Council must seek planning permission for trial path on Strand Road

Several councillors urged the planners to recommend that the board refuse the scheme. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Developer plans to build scheme of 1,614 apartments up to 18 storeys tall on Clonliffe Rd

An image of the proposed new development for Moore Street including a planned archway, which Dublin City Council wants replaced with a ‘more restrained opening’. Illustration: Hammerson

Council wants Hammerson to reduce height of scheme and not to demolish number 38

The plan involves the electrification of 40km of existing Sligo line as far as Maynooth and the M3 Parkway just north of Dunboyne to allow for Dart services. Photograph: Bryan O Brien / The Irish Times

Changes made to preferred western route as a result of public feedback

 Patrycja Mordon, CHI member, with her son Angelo, in their home, at the launch of Co-operative Housing Ireland’s (CHI) new estste Loughlion Green. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Housing body expects to provide more than 500 this year despite pandemic delays

Minister of State for OPW Patrick O’Donovan, pictured with chief park superintendent Margaret Gormley, speaking on the publication of a plan to reduce commuter traffic, speeds and parking in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

NTA and planners must not factor park into transport routes according to new plan

Plans to restrict cars in Dublin’s Phoenix Park are to be scaled back

Car ban for just one road in park despite strong support for restrictions

Empty stalls on Moore Street during the Covid-19 lockdown in January. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Extent of demolition for ‘Dublin Central’ mixed retail site ‘unwarranted’

Relaxing in St Stephen’s Green, during the hot weather in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Swimming warnings issued for two Dublin beaches, while public urged to conserve water

A worker seen during construction of the National Children Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin City Council to extend lease for land designated for local park

Sunbathers and swimmers gather at Burrow Beach, Sutton, Co Dublin, on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Dean Ruxton

Council tells swimmers to stay out of water at Skerries and Sutton for rest of the week

North Shore and Skerries harbour. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fingal County Council warns against swimming due to elevated E.coli levels

Chief Justice Frank Clarke. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Framework for judicial conduct to pave way for new disciplinary regime for judges

A projection of how the new building would look. Councillors and officials  questioned the wisdom of building so many small apartments for the rental market.

Proposed building is taller than one refused planning permission on same site last year

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

Reduction remains in place despite Owen Keegan warning of ‘urgent need’ for funds

The Taoiseach said people should aim to do things outdoors. Photograph: Collins Photos

Taoiseach says the Government is not in dispute with Nphet

A public toilet operated by Dublin City Council at the top of Grafton Street in Dublin. The council said usage of this facility had  almost halved from 19,000 to 10,000 and its retention would be kept under review. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times.

Majority of 150 portable toilets to be decommissioned due to excessive cost and low usage

Part of the Hampton Wood development which is close to the Ikea furniture store in Ballymun.

Tuath to lease Hampton Wood from Ires Reit for undisclosed sum

Clúid received 1,080 applications for 25 cost-rental homes at Taylor Hill, Balbriggan, Co Dublin. Photograph:Nick Bradshaw

Clúid offering homes at rents between €935 and €1,150 a month in Balbriggan

SHDs will then be replaced with a new new Large-Scale Residential Development (LSRD) system. Photograph: iStock

Government sticking to February 2022 end date with new system set to be in place

  South Dublin County Council voted by 28 votes to six to again apply the full 15 per cent discount. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Households could still face higher bills following upcoming revaluation of homes

The vast majority of the leases are for homes in Dublin 7 and Dublin 8. Above, Manor Street in Stoneybatter, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Under ‘enhanced’ leasing scheme, rents being paid have risen to 95% of market rates

“We do have to increase density – nobody is questioning that – but we can do that through proper planning, not through letting developers run rip”

Skyscrapers will not solve housing crises, says former RIAI president

Housing association Clúid is offering the two-, three- and four-bedroom houses in the newly built Taylor’s Hill estate at rents between €935 and €1,150 a month. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Clúid offering homes at rents between €935 and €1,150 a month in Balbriggan

The successful bidder is expected to be selected later this year with construction scheduled to start next year and with the first homes due to be completed early in 2023. Photograph: iStock

Planning permission granted to build 546 apartments and 51 houses at Shanganagh

Outdoor diners enjoy food and drink on the footpath on Dublin’s Capel Street. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Car ban on weekend nights will now run to end of August to facilitate outdoor dining

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is pictured at the  State’s first cost rental housing scheme, which is  being provided in Balbriggan, Co Dublin by Clúid Housing. Photograph: Corporate Photographers Dublin.

Darragh O’Brien defends Coalition’s approach as cost rental scheme opens in north Co Dublin

The city facility has cared for lost, abandoned, surrendered or seized animals. File photograph: Getty

Ashtown facility in west of city to be replaced but council unable to source another service

The city council’s conservation section described the building as a ‘remarkable example of a purpose-built early 20th century factory building’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Former Dublin factory on South Circular Road part of a 19-storey redevelopment plan

In the third weekend of June, numbers hit almost 100,000 on Henry Street in Dublin city centre.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Numbers rising since January as northside proving more popular than southside

Parents and children  at Hansfield Educate Together in Dublin 15, where Danu has been temporarily located.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Danu in west Dublin was first special school sanctioned by department in 15 years

The facilities, which would be permitted to use public lands free of charge for at least three years free of charge, would have been an alternative to portaloos.

None of the new kiosks in place by deadline of June 30th set by the council

Posters for the Dublin Bay South byelection on the Strand Road, Sandymount. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Contentious scheme is also the subject of a high-profile High Court legal dispute

Labour’s Alison Gilliland is the new Lord Mayor of Dublin. Photograph: Lord Mayor of Dublin/Twitter

Labour councillor elected unopposed with support expressed by parties outside voting pact

Cllr Alison Gilliland was elected to Dublin City Council in 2014 and chairs the housing strategic policy committee

Alison Gilliland expected to become 10th woman to hold office after Hazel Chu

Bathing-ban notices are regularly issued for beaches in the summer months when sewage discharges or storm water overflows result in water pollution making swimming unsafe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Move towards greater UV disinfection with growth of year-round swimming

The first services of the redesigned bus network for Dublin begin operating today

New ‘H-spine’ begins operating from Howth and Malahide under redesigned bus network

Traffic will be banned from Lower George’s Street from July 5th for a three month trial until September 30th, to facilitate outdoor dining, markets, arts and cultural events. Image: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co Council

Consultation found 70 per cent in favour of car-free street plan

 Members of the D12 BikeBus at a protest in 2020. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Children at Riverview Educate Together have no protection against traffic on Crumlin road

The network redesign involves scrapping the current numbering system for all buses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

H-spine will serve capital city from Howth and Malahide

A further 284 confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported in the Republic on Monday.

Tony Holohan flags concerning increase in transmission of mutation in Ireland

Street art in the Grand Canal Basin area of Dublin. Dublin City Council is to commission five other such works. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council to commission five murals at prominent sites to mark reopening

Cars need to be treated like plastic bags with levies put on their use in Dublin city, a Trinity College Dublin (TCD) conference has heard. File photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times.

Conference told 1,000 large apartments could be built in space dedicted to parking in city

Seating areas where customers can order and consume drinks have appeared in front of many pubs. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many premises obtained permission to set up extended outdoor areas

The council bought the houses at 60 and 61 North King Street more than 70 years ago for a road widening scheme that was subsequently abandoned. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Deal to sell site made ‘on the basis that we haven’t got a leg to stand on legally’ – council

An official from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council taking samples from the shoreline at Killiney, in discussion with a swimmer. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Animal and surface water contamination suspected at Killiney and White Rock

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

Apartments to be developed at site opposite Abbey Theatre following €550,000 sale

Members of the Garda Public Order Unit in Temple Bar on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Weekend crowds show ‘latent demand for street life’ that is not being met, says planner

A spokesperson for the Office of Public Works said while the castle grounds were open and ‘enjoyed by thousands for rest and health and wellbeing’, outdoor drinking was ‘strictly prohibited’. File photograph

Outdoor drinking ‘would not be tolerated’ in castle grounds, says OPW

The Irish Glass Bottle site at Ringsend. Construction work is now expected to start on the first phase of the   37-acre development at the beginning of next year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Purchase price of additional affordable homes yet to be agreed by Council

Cars will be banned on Parliament Street, from 6.30pm to 11.30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 11th until July 18th, to facilitate outdoor dining. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Six-week trial planned while businesses appeal for removal of loading bays on full-time basis

The OPW erected fencing around the bandstand earlier this week to assess the structure following incidents of “anti-social behaviour in this location over the previous days”. Photograph: Jack Power

Youngsters breached barriers to dance in protected Victorian-era structure

 The Religious Sisters of Charity said it was not now, nor would it be involved in the management of St Vincent’s hospital, the new maternity hospital or the new independent charity set up to take over the ownership the facility. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sisters of Charity insists it will have ‘no role’ in St Vincent’s group or maternity hospital

An image of the new development for  Moore Street including a planned  archway. Illustration: Hammerson

New application opts for fully-open street design and reduced retail space

The CCTV cameras in Malahide, which are being put in place by Fingal County Council at the request of gardaí, will be connected directly to the town’s Garda station.

Dublin’s coastal towns busy but well managed

Gardaí enforce coronavirus restrictions and move people on from South William Street, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Call to show ‘personal responsibility’ and zero tolerance for illegal outdoor drinking

The old St Teresa’s Gardens complex, now demolished. Local residents say that a proposal to build a 22-storey tower on the site  makes no sense for a State-funded scheme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Land Development Agency says plan for St Teresa’s Gardens a ‘preliminary proposal’

An application for the MetroLink from Swords and Dublin Airport, terminating at Charlemont near Ranelagh, will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála later this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Coalition of 39 residents groups wants route to go southwest from St Stephen’s Green

The old St Teresa’s Gardens complex, now demolished. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tower would be part of State agency’s plans for 700 homes at St Teresa’s Gardens

Traveller accommodation: St John of God Hospital in Stillorgan, Dublin, is a ‘site that has been earmarked for at least a couple of decades’.

Council has proposed six Traveller homes within the 12 hectare hospital location

The O’Devaney Gardens social housing complex near the Phoenix Park in Dublin 7 currently under construction. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Application for O’Devaney Garden in blocks up to 14 storeys submitted to An Bord Pleanála

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said  he had last week issued guidelines to local authorities and An Bord Pleanála blocking the sale of houses and apartments to institutional investors. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

Comments come after councillors approve deal with developer for 1,200 homes in Donabate

 Dublin Civic Trust wins Europa Nostra Heritage Award for 18 Ormond Quay Upper.

Restored Georgian building shows potential for ‘living over the shop’ on Liffey quays

A computer-generated image of the proposed Myrtle Square  pedestrianised area in Dún Laoghaire.

Consultation process on new plans will be open for the next three weeks as move ‘not without its challenges’

Dublin City Council  has said it will trial the pedestrianisation of Capel Street in sections “on an incremental basis” over six weekends from June 25th. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ahead of outdoor dining resuming on June 7th several southside streets will go car free

The Government plans to clamp down house purchases by large investors by increasing stamp duty to 10 per cent on the purchase of more than 10 houses. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Some estates might not be built without social housing funding

Residents beside the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum have signs in their front gardens highlighting concerns about the type of residential redevelopment proposed to take place at the hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Residents fear gridlock once Central Mental Hospital site redeveloped for 1,300 homes

Of 4,629 people who responded to the public consultation last month, 46 per cent were against the principle of expanding the 30 km/h speed limit.

Senior engineers say the measures have produced ‘only positive outcomes’

New homes at Bay Meadows, Hollystown, Dublin 15. The entire estate of 112 houses was bought by Round Hill Capital earlier this month.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Threshold set too high, with over-emphasis on first-time buyers to the neglect of renters

 The OECD report on preventing harmful alcohol use assesses the effect of daily drinking. File photograph: PA

Consumption of more than one unit for women and 1.5 units for men a day causes damage

The site for Heron Wood, a planned estate of 34 apartments in Cabinteely village. Photograph: Tom Honan

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council plans to lease housing estate in Cabinteely

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

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