In a letter to councillors Owen Keegan said he was aware of ‘considerable disquiet’ among councillors concerning the ‘allegations of protection payments’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

DCC chief has ‘grave reservations’ about request for special meeting on protection payments

The HSE notified Waterways Ireland of “a number of cases” of leptospirosis following exposure to the water in the Dublin section of the Royal Canal. Photograph: Alan Betson

Waterways Ireland says people should not swim or dive in canal until further notice

People protesting in January 2018 against a new development planned beside St Anne’s Park, Dublin. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New proposal would see apartment-only scheme in nine-storey blocks

Orchard Lawns, Cherry Orchard, where builders were being targeted while constructing a social housing project. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Councillors hear of efforts to protect staff as they condemn extortion at building sites

Extinction Rebellion activists in Merrion Square for the duration of their Action week. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Senior management unaware of local decision to sanction park stay, says Owen Keegan

Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland: called for greater clarity on the Land Development Agency’s ‘objectives, powers and compellability’.

New €1.25bn agency needs ‘compellability’ tools to ensure homes are built, TDs told

Bleeperbike began operating in Dún Laoghaire in October 2017 and expanded into Dublin city last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Councillor calls on four Dublin authorities to establish bike-sharing scheme for county

The Orchard Lawns Estate in Cherry Orchard, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Up to 2,700 homes planned for west Dublin suburb but concerns are mounting

Contractors were left with two options – either pay the money or walk off the site. ‘Neither option was attractive . . . the pragmatic option was chosen,’ said a source.

Council ‘does not condone the payment of protection money by any of its contractors

Pelletstown: since 2014, the Dublin Housing Taskforce has identified it as one of six areas in the city that could accommodate large-scale housing developments. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Stop on Royal Canal will open in 2021 and serve growing northside suburban location

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy  said he ‘can’t condone that kind of activity, or officials from any local authority being involved in that type of activity’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Survey is considered after allegations that Dublin authority paid protection money

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government  Eoghan Murphy said  he was ‘disappointed’ parties on the council were rejecting a deal they themselves had formulated. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Councillors reversed support for housing plan

The information in relation to Dublin City Council paying  protection money to two west Dublin criminals arose during a case taken by the Criminal Assets Bureau     in the High Court on Tuesday. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

High Court told council workers suggested to construction firms they use services of criminals

Lime trees on St Canice’s Road in Dublin,  planted in the early 1930s, are among the “largest in the Irish landscape”, Dublin City Council  said,	and line “very narrow footpaths with inadequate rooting capacity and beneath overhead services”. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Residents say lime trees can stay if council repairs and properly maintains footpaths

Over the last five years, 62,739 HAP tenancies have been “created”, but almost a quarter of these tenants, 14,478, have since transferred into local authority or approved housing body homes.

Housing assistance payment system now supports 50,000 households across Ireland

The State’s housing budget has been increased by €200 million to €2.5 billion for next year.  File photograph: Frank Miller

Cuts to funds for local authority housing sites condemned by voluntary sector

Dublin City Council is building 56 social homes on the dilapidated O’Devaney Gardens site in Dublin 7. Bartra Capital has been chosen to build another 768 houses and apartments. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eoghan Murphy threatens funding withdrawal if deal blocked

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. File photograph: Tom Honan

Analysis: Move has potential to disrupt existing housing market measures

Redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens:  Dublin City Council is in the process of building 56 social homes on the site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some councillors want 100% public housing but accord will hinge on affordable terms

Planners must build trust with people to help them see “what’s best for them” rather than “what they think they actually want”. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister says development also needs to shift from ‘greenfield’ suburban sites to the reuse of urban land in towns and cities

The former director of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company has called for the release of its final accounts. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former harbour company director says council must not be saddled with €38m debt

A stallholder at the  market in Moore Street  in Dublin, which may cease trading after 200 years. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Drive for development has been chipping away at street trade for decades

  Moore Street in Dublin: a document     signed by 17 traders,   indicating that they wish to exit their licence agreement,  has been sent to Dublin City Council. Photograph:  Laura Hutton

Licence holders consider ‘exit’ from market over criminality and neglect

The original estate, of 272 flats built in 1954 and now demolished, had been entirely social housing. Several councillors had suggested the new housing should be kept in council ownership through the use of cost rental or affordable rental models. File photograph: Tom Honan

Redevelopment to be ‘abandoned’ unless councillors sanction €7m deal with Bartra

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Ccouncil needs to undertake about €10 million in ‘immediate works’ with priority to be given to ‘works which impact on health and safety’, particularly €1.6 million needed to fix the East Pier damaged during storm Emma last year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ferry services unlikely to return to Dun Laoghaire, chief executive tells councillors

New figures show that to the end of last month An Bord Pleanála had granted permission for 67 strategic housing developments schemes. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Rachel Kenny calls for public representatives to resist Nimby attitudes to developments

Computer-generated image of part of the apartment scheme that was planned beside the former Smurfit printworks at Daneswell, Glasnevin

Scanron wants to build apartments instead of houses at luxury Daneswell development

The Save Clondalkin Convent Campaign said the “multi-storey” nursing home would “completely obscure” the mid-19th century convent and “undermine the important heritage of the village”. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Development on convent lands in Clondalkin will undermine historic village, locals claim

Docklands resident Michael Ingle believes the cost of rents in the area, while not desirable, is to an extent understandable. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Dublin’s docklands has gone from an area few wanted to live in, to one few can afford

Patrick Fenton on the balcony of his apartment in the Southgate development on Cork Street in Dublin 8 overlooking the proposed site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New complex in Dublin 8 would be less than three metres from existing homes

Councillors on Monday night voted to initiate a change to the city development plan to limit hotels. Photograph: iStock

City planner says limiting hotels under development plan would leave council open to legal action

Independent councillor Mannix Flynn suggested a motion had been introduced to facilitate the ‘commercial friends’ of some councillors but he later withdrew the comment. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

City planner warns that move could leave council at risk of legal challenge

A public consultation process on the tax rate found more than three-quarters of people wanted city councillors to implement the maximum discount on property tax bills. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Green Party councillor says tax breaks are being given to millionaires

 Dublin senior football manager Jim Gavin: to be awarded freedom of the city. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Decision to bestow the honour follows football team’s clinching of historic five-in-a-row

Dublin City chief executive Owen Keegan: ‘I recommend that the elected members apply the national basic rate, ie do not apply a reduction, thereby providing an estimated €12m in additional funds.’

Owen Keegan calls on councillors to reverse stance due to pressure on Dublin’s finances

Painters to lose railings pitches next summer to facilitate Uefa festival

Denise McManus: ‘McFeely gets off scot free.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Denise McManus had to leave her apartment in what ultimately became an ‘awful process’

Thomas McFeely was declared bankrupt by the Supreme Court in July 2012 and is due to exit bankruptcy next March. File photograph: Johnathan Adam Davies

Apartments on sale for €260,000, close to what they originally made at top of market

New Priory estate: Of the 105 newly completed apartments, 49 are being sold on the open market, 39 will be used for social housing and 17 will be handed back to buy-to-let investors.   File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Completed reconstruction of Dublin estate set to top five times original estimate

Temple Bar hotelier and publican Martin Keane is submitting a fresh application to develop the old Iveagh Markets, with food  hall, craft workshops, hotel, restaurants, distillery and brewery

Council report finds vacant building ‘badly damaged’ and in need of €13m in repairs

Iveagh Markets, Francis Street, Dublin. Hotelier and publican Martin Keane secured planning permission in 2007 to redevelop the Edwardian market in the Liberties.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council report says repairs on historic building would cost more than €13m

Minister for Education Joe McHugh: ‘This is a significant step in terms of increasing Irish-medium education and all the benefits it brings.’ File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Education through Irish chosen for new schools under new regulations

The commission  said it had notified schools when the Leaving Cert appeals timeframe was reconfigured for the 2019 examinations that there would be an impact on the issue date for the Junior Cert results. Photograph: Getty

State Examinations Commission said its ‘immediate priority’ this year was Leaving Cert checks

A planned water feature incorporating a line of water jets, or mini fountains, has been scrapped. Photograph: Dublin city Council

Pedestrianisation of Liffey Street Lower will block traffic from Abbey Street

Quaker graves in the grounds of a HSE building on Cork Street in Dublin. Weir House, a nurses’ home, was built in 1903 to accommodate nurses working at Cork Street Fever Hospital. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Edwardian nurses’ home to be converted into 20 units for those leaving homelessness

A schematic drawing of the proposed white-water facility at George’s Dock planned by Dublin City Council.

Council makes new attempt to develop project labelled a ‘white elephant’ by ex-mayor

The Moore Street Advisory Group’s report warns that the 200-year-old market is facing ‘an existential crisis’ and is at imminent risk of closure unless a regeneration scheme is put in place. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Josepha Madigan calls on council chief to form expert group ‘at earliest opportunity’

The old Manhattan Cafe on Richmond Road: once a haunt of musicians and all-night revellers. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Council refused to sanction €1.4m sale of site surrounding the former late-night venue

From September 1st, city businesses will have to pay an annual licence fee of €630 to erect sandwich boards outside their premises. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Crackdown on unlicensed advertising boards begins next week

The vacant site at Church Street-Hammond Lane in Dublin. Over 10 years ago it was designated for a new family law and children’s court. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Church Street site on register would see OPW pay €700,000 annually to council

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said in April all loans approved under the scheme ‘will be honoured’. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Local authorities to secure millions of extra funding after budget blow out

The market closed earlier this year. 
File Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Customers recall fruit and vegetable market in its heyday

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is seeking consultants to advise on new uses for the harbour and ways to revitalise the town.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Council seeks alternative strategy following withdrawal of cruise ship plans

Quaker graves on the grounds of  the Weir Home, a HSE residential mental health services facility in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Health Service Executive wants to transfer Quaker cemetery to Dublin City Council

The first estate of affordable homes to be built by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in more than a decade will get under way at Ballyogan. File photograph: Alan Betson

Ballyogan site left over from M50 construction will undergo rapid-build process

Local residents tied yellow ribbons around the trees on St Mobhi Road to protest against plans for their removal. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Changes proposed will not fix traffic problems in the area, local councillor says

 Victorian fruit and vegetable market on Mary’s Lane, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Building near Capel Street may be turned into retail-only facility with no wholesale

A Dublin City Council image of how the Yi Garden could look in Herbert Park.

Decision comes after sponsor opts to reassess support for Herbert Park installation

Proposals to reclaim lands on Sandymount Strand and the Tolka Estuary drew opposing political opinions from Dublin councillors. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Proposal likely to run foul of environmental worries, says Independent Cllr Mannix Flynn

Patrick Abercrombie plan for Dublin was published in book form in 1922.

Dublin bay reclamation proposed 100 years ago

Sandymount Strand: Ireland would fail to address climate change problems if it continued to allow Dublin to sprawl outwards, said RIAI president David Browne. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

‘We have to think and plan much further than the next 20 years,’ says architect

 A scheme to infill Dublin Bay for housing, including part of Sandymount Strand,  was proposed by Patrick Abercrombie 100 years ago.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

RIAI president says infilling Dublin Bay could provide homes for 150,000 people

Walkers on Sandymount Strand: Building in scenic natural areas like Sandymount Strand, before using unused land further inland, was heavily criticised. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘People would be really unhappy about that happening here’

Temporary gates at the North Circular Road entrance to the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

OPW yet to tender for repair work to seven sets – age range between 113 and 186 years old

Bartra Capital Property Group’s proposed development at Eblana Avenue, Dún Laoghaire

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy may extend system for a further two years

An example of NTA designs for BusConnects

Have the NTA’s latest designs addressed the issues with the bus corridor programme?

Croke Park Handball and Community Centre chairman Fintan Farrelly, Sorcha Finnegan, Cllr Nial Ring and centre treasurer Eamon O’Brien. Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda-vetted volunteers will provide temporary childcare free of charge

Since July 1st, owners of properties in rent pressure zones have to get planning permission to use their housing for short-term lets for more than three months every year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin council cites housing scarcity in refusing applications

A view of Kimmage Road Lower in Dublin. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Latest NTA proposal would ban through-traffic from 2km of road in Kimmage

View of Stoneybatter. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New plan involves a 'bus gate' on Prussia Street south of Park shopping centre

Less car traffic will improve public realm, says NTA

Collen Assets pointed out that the property on Middle Abbey Street was in the ‘heart of the city’ surrounded by hotels, cafes, restaurants and shopping streets.

Dublin city property could be used for long-term accommodation, said council

A view of the North Circular Road in Phibsborough, Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The project will involve the construction of an underpass on the North Circular Road

Bríd McGrath from Rathmines, Bjorn Huysman from the Netherlands and Pascal Koenig from Cherrywood enjoying the car-free trial of College Green. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fewer barriers and more activities make for successful trial after criticism of first attempt

The Irish Glass Bottle site at Ringsend. Once the land is developed, Nama will receive 20 per cent of the profits of any sales, in addition to the up-front cash from the sale of the 80% shareholding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New Ringsend development will be called ‘Pembroke at Dublin 4’

Crowd barriers along Dame Street during the first trial last Sunday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Council says it will double pedestrian space on Sunday and erect fewer crowd barriers

An impression of the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter

Philanthropic funding cannot be guaranteed for cultural quarter plan after costs escalate

Computer-generated image of the proposed Parnell Square cultural quarter.

Dublin City Council chief confirms price has increased from €60m to more than €130m

The exposed bed of the Grand Canal running parallel to  Suir Road in Dublin after it was drained by a  collapsed sewer pipe. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Sewer pipe collapse causes partial drainage of canal between locks on Suir Road

Local Fine Gael Senator Dr James Reilly said the facility would help reduce waiting lists in Beaumont and the Mater hospitals. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The proposed Swords facility will have 40 beds and cater to public and private patients

The site at Springvale in Chapelizod opposite the Church of the Nativity. Photograph: Tom Honan

Dublin City Council has lodged planning application for two southside sites

Moore Street market in Dublin. The report says the 200-year-old market is in a “vicious circle of decline”. Photograph: Getty Images

Report to be submitted to the Minister says urgent action is needed on street market and 1916 buildings

College Green has been closed to traffic and converted into a plaza today. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Cars, buses, taxis to be banned from junction of George’s Street to College Green

Gate lodge to the Jewish cemetery on Fairview Strand: Founded in 1718, it is one of the earliest surviving Jewish burial grounds in Ireland or Britain. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Risk of anti-Semitic attack on site exists if burial ground left untended, report states

Those parking near the Coombe hospital will now face the €1.60 hourly charge. Photograph: Google Street View

City council extending parking zones to take in more streets in addition to sharp fee rise

Dublin City Council plans to pedestrianise Lower Liffey Street, in a new plaza off the north side of the Ha’penny Bridge. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Plans for water jets at Liffey Street pedestrian scheme scrapped by City Council

‘Sewage-related litter is one of the categories of waste we find on our beaches,’ said An Taisce. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Nappies, wipes, cotton buds block plumbing, litter beaches, says Clean Coasts expert

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton said he realised the Government’s climate action plans were ‘a threat to the profits of the oil industry’. Photograph: Justin Farrelly/PA Wire

Richard Bruton hits back following legal threat by industry group over levy plan

Jennifer McBride, daughter of murdered Dundalk woman Irene White, speaking on RTÉ Prime Time on Thursday. Photograph: RTÉ Prime Time

Fresh appeal made after ‘middle man’ in her killing in 2005 was this week jailed for life

Frances McNamara, head of the National Screening Service, said CervicalCheck wrote to the women affected on July 1st and advised them to contact their GP to receive their results.

Missing results only identified after patient contacted Department of Health

Cross Avenue on which Chesterfield House is located. Photograph: Google Street View

Permission obtained by Cairn Homes for over 220 homes quashed by High Court

150 homes are planned for Belgard Road, Tallaght.

More than half earmarked for new Clonburris fast-track development zone

The contentious Kilmainham site is on the corner of Old Kilmainham Road and the South Circular Road. Photograph: Google Street View

Department of Justice has been hit by demand to pay €27,000 for Kilmainham site

The former glass bottle site on the Poolbeg peninsula. Developers are obliged to set aside 350 apartments for social housing.

Poolbeg fast-track planning zone earmarked for 3,500 homes to house 8,000 people

Employees in the offices of Facebook’s European HQ in Dublin’s dockland.  Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Most workers unable to buy or rent in locality due to rising costs, says Owen Keegan

Tony Cunningham, national director of housing for the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA), said ‘fully wheelchair accessible’ social and private housing needed to be built.

Wheelchair users being ‘inappropriately placed in nursing homes and hospitals’, TDs hear

Housing bodies will “inevitably” provide less social housing in the coming years File photograph: Alan Betson

Largest housing body borrowings transferred to Government balance sheet

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: his department said the 300km limit appeared to be an attempt “to include everyone (or almost everyone) with an interest in applying”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

City councillors agree to restrict eligibility following warning from Eoghan Murphy

Finglas native Cllr Paul McAuliffe, a 10-year veteran of the council, is in line to run for the Dáil in the next general election.

Paul McAuliffe likely to be first Fianna Fáil Lord Mayor in a decade

A flash mob of hurling and camogie players protested in May at the lack of green space in Dublin 8  after Templeogue Synge Street GAA Club proposed redeveloping part of Dolphin Park to accommodate 161 homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Templeogue Synge Street GAA Club says debt linked to 2006 development effort an issue

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