Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: ‘This isn’t about allowing for high density bedsits, it is about a new style of accommodation.’ File photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Minister for Housing tells architects, ‘we all made sacrifices when were were young’

The €1.4 million sale of the old Manhattan Cafe  has been blocked by Dublin city councillors. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times

Parks funding may be cut following Dublin city councillors’ refusal of land sale

The design for the bridge at the National War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge in Dublin. It will be lined with stainless steel reed-like balustrades, while the surface will be imprinted with representations of soldiers’ boots

Pedestrian and cyclist bridge will be built in National War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge

Housing under the scheme will be built on local authority land and be offered for sale at a discounted price.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dubliners priced out of capital by high rents face discrimination under scheme

A file image of the preferred route for the Dublin Metrolink system. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach last week suggested price of rail line may have increased by up to €2bn

Approximately 280 hectares of land at Clonburris, along the Dublin-Kildare railway line, has been designated a strategic development zone to tackle the capital’s housing crisis. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

An Bord Pleanála rejects restrictions on height in Clonburris to east of Adamstown

The Dodder: The planned route has meant cyclists and walkers at loggerheads since it was first proposed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Development of 24km cycling and walking route expected to cost in the region of €22m

Social housing: Local authorities have yet to build the homes, but they have been ordered to establish a ‘scheme of priority’ to determine in what order prospective buyers will be chosen. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dubliners priced out of the capital over high rents face discrimination under scheme

Volunteers are tying ribbons around the trees that are going to be cut down for BusConnects core bus corridors. Photograph: Tom Honan

Residents question how carefully NTA examined impact of route on area

Local residents, councillors and a primary school next to the site have  objected to the plan to build the student housing complex near the Grangegorman campus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New development would bring student bedspaces locally to more than 5,500

The scheme for choosing affordable housing buyers was going to cause ‘mass confusion’, Independent councillor Mannix Flynn said

Dubliners working in Mullingar will have more chance of a house than those working in city

An image of Parnell Square “cultural quarter” in Dublin .The project  is expected to cost about €110m

Development is expected to cost about €110m - almost double its original estimate

Dr Quirkey’s Goodtime Emporium and the former Carlton Cinema on O’Connell Street, May 2019. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Capital’s main thoroughfare remains unattractive despite expenditure of considerable funds

A computer-generated impression of German architect Friedrich Ludewig’s designs that envisage the restoration of historic street patterns, building lines and scale

UK property developer Hammerson advances proposals to tackle decades of neglect

A computer-generated image of the proposed O’Connell Street redevelopment

UK property group plans new pedestrian street, shops and hotel for six-acre site

Councillor Paddy McCartan and his supporters are tying ribbons around the trees that may be  cut down for the BusConnects programme on Merrion Road, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Trees have been proposed for felling under BusConnects plans

‘There is a perception that if a person differs from the social norm they are going to suffer more,’ says Francesca Martinez. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Disability continues to be ‘viewed as a negative’ – actor and activist, Francesca Martinez

A Luas tram passing College Green.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin City Council to resubmit €10m plan to An Bord Pleanála by middle of the year

Photomontage of part of the apartment scheme planned beside the former Smurfit printworks at Daneswell, Botanic Road, Dublin

Developer Kieran Gannon wants to stop existing scheme and build taller blocks

Children from the Billie Barry Stage School. The school’s home has been on Philipsburgh Avenue for decades. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin City Council has not consented to sale of adjacent pitch and putt course

Voter.ie is a new service from four Dublin local authorities which allows Dubliners to add their names to the Register of Electors. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Voters outside the capital must use manual process

The OPW wants to capitalise on the park’s existing attractions, such as Dublin Zoo, the Ashtown Demense and the Magazine Fort, along with developing new facilities to attract more visitors and improve access. Photograph: Pat Langan

Train station on underground rail line from Heuston could be located east of zoo

The Mountjoy Square Society said, if properly restored, the building would be an ‘outstanding asset to the area’.

Developer wants to change planning permission on 1830s building on Dorset Street

‘Most people have been paying a tax for six years that others have escaped.’ Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Local property tax exemption for owners of new homes ‘undermines tax’s credibility’

Minister for Culture and Heritage Josepha Madigan said there was “no basis” for making the site subject to legal protection under the National Monuments Acts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Burial grounds found on south Dublin site earmarked for development

Following opposition to potential lengthy closures to the Luas Green line during the metro construction, the National Transport Authority last month announced it would shelve the southside section of the line. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Luas green line closures could have been staged over four years to facilitate Metrolink

Flac chief executive Eilis Barry: Legal protections needed to be enhanced for borrowers whose loans had already been sold, she said

New rules could guard against homelessness and poverty, says human rights body

Dublin’s M50 at the M4 junction. “The M50 junctions are already bursting with high levels of existing traffic,” says Fianna Fáil local election candidate Olivia Buckley. File photograph: Alan Betson

Transport agencies had raised concerns about impact on M50 by Dublin development

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said: “I am in favour of BusConnects, but I feel the way that BusConnects is being designed doesn’t take into account sufficiently the creation of place.”  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘Throttle back’ on cars and maintain bus facilities to leave homes intact - Green Party chief

Cyclists pass the Four Courts on the Dublin quays. A route for a long-awaited Liffey cycle path has been announced by the National Transport Authority. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

North and southside option discounted by Dublin City Council four years ago

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

Segregated 5km route chosen by National Transport Authority to cost more than €20m

    The Land Development Agency is seeking a design team to develop 200 homes at Hacketstown in Skerries,  north Co Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Agency wants to build hundreds of affordable rental homes near Shankill in south Dublin

A report carried out for Dublin City Council found that almost 80 per cent of people living in new purpose built student residences are international students. Image: iStock.

Council meeting told international students filling 80% of purpose-built blocks in city

Plans for dedicated bus corridors to the city centre could result in protected structures  losing up to 6m of garden, according to a heritage report.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Protected structures in Rathgar and Terenure to lose gardens

School transport for children is one of the factors which families consider most important to better their experiences. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Staff and homeless call for better services in south Dublin project

 Josepha Madigan, when seeking a council seat in 2014, said in her election literature that it would be a ‘dreadful waste of taxpayers’ money’ if the site were used for Traveller accommodation. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin site removed from Traveller accommodation plan after decades of disputes

The entrance to Shanganagh Castle former juvenile prison, in Shankill, Co Dublin. The new apartments will be built on the surrounding lands. Photograph: John Cogill

Up to 600 homes to be built at former Shanganagh prison

The Luas Green line was designed with a view to it eventually carrying a metro. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Analysis: Ranelagh residents may not get what they want as metro issue postponed

Computer-generated image of what MetroLink arriving at Swords could look like

New MetroLink line will terminate at Charlemont north of Ranelagh following pressure

Following pressure from politicians including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, MetroLink will stop at Charlemont to avoid disruption of the Green line. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

College Gate apartments to be demolished and Terenure direction proposal ditched

All the existing buildings on the St Peter’s Bakery site are planned for demolition, except the early 20th century offices which face on to Parnell Street. Image: Google Maps

Five-block complex planned for St Peter’s Bakery site on Parnell Street

A spokeswoman for the NTA said: ‘If widening of the road is required we would seek for this to occur by agreement between the NTA and the parties involved.’ Photograph: The Irish Times

Map ‘anomalies’ mean some embassies protected while others not, claims FG councillor

Sabrina Joyce Kemper (great grandniece of James Joyce) from Portmarnock protesting outside An Bord Pleanala’s hearing, in the Gresham hotel, on plans for Clonshaugh sewage plant. Photograph: Fran Veale

Hotel next to plant used for homeless families

A coypu in a park in western Germany. The rodents carry several diseases harmful to humans and domestic animals. Photograph: Yann Schreiber/AFP/Getty

Alert issued over coypu species that can grow in lengty up to one metre and weigh 9kg

Irish Water is seeking permission  for a €500m sewage plant at Clonshaugh, north Dublin,  which would be the second largest sewage works in the State after the Ringsend plant in Dublin

Travellers are closest residents to proposed north Dublin plant at Clonshaugh

The Clonshaugh plant would be the second-largest sewage works in the State after the Ringsend plant in Dublin 4

An Bord Pleanála holds hearing over proposed €500 million Clonshaugh facility

The planned sewage treatment plant at Clonshaugh has been the subject of more than 14,000 objections from local residents. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish Water seeks permission for State’s second-largest sewage plant in

Fianna Fáil housing spokesman, Darragh O’Brien, said the department was using the purchase figures to ‘paint a better picture’ of its progress in developing housing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Local authorities ‘hoovering up’ new homes, claims Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (16). Photograph: Epa/Focke Strangmann

Swedish climate activist and founder of school strike movement nominated for Nobel

Shivaun O’Casey, daughter of playwright Sean O’Casey, with her granddaughter Agnes O’Casey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Shivaun O’Casey says her father would have approved of new use for his Dublin home

The exterior of 422 North Circular Road, dramatist Seán O’Casey’s last residence. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Playwright wrote works including ‘The Plough and the Stars’ in the North Circular Road house

The site of Springvale allotments opposite the  Church of the Nativity where Dublin City Council aims to ‘rapid build’ 71 social housing apartments. Photograph: Tom Honan

Council using emergency powers to build 71 ‘modular’ apartments

Affordable housing built by housing co-operative Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance last year. Dublin City Council is seeking   to build more than 370 affordable homes   in Ballymun and Ballyfermot

Dublin City Council wants to build more than 370 homes in Ballymun and Ballyfermot

Household activities are the primary source of condensation which causes damp and mould in Dublin City Council’s flat complexes, according to a new report from the local authority. File photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council says guidelines must be issued on ‘unreasonable tenant activities’

The former Gowan Motors showroom on Merrion Road, Dublin 4. The  site was sold last year for an estimated €18 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Residents say the eight-storey apartments are ‘too aggressive’ for the area

Former allotments: Site of the proposed Chapelizod development. Photograph: Tom Honan

Council using emergency powers to build 71 ‘modular’ apartments for social housing

Illegal dump in Darndale,  Dublin. A resident with children said he has not been able to allow them to play on the green space since he moved in.  “There are rats running around, syringes, nappies, all sorts of rubbish.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Residents report rats and deteriorating health beside Darndale site

One in 10 of working mothers said they had received “no support” from their employer through their maternity leave or their transition back to work. Photograph: Getty

Only 5 per cent of women in Network Ireland study sought positions on boards

Ciarán Cuffe: “I don’t think we should be relaxing building regulations to facilitate homes which may not be up to standard”

Councillor sought change to Dublin plan so families could provide spaces for relatives facing high rents, home loss

Kevin Roche was born in Dublin, received a Bachelor of Architecture from the National University of Ireland in 1945 and after gaining experience in the capital with Michael Scott and in London with Maxwell Fry, he moved to the US in 1948. Photograph:

Singular talent the driving force behind numerous landmark buildings worldwide

Ballymun Kickhams GAA club relocation is on hold pending the resolution of the route of MetroLink. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ballymun Kickhams’ designated site may by needed as depot for rail project

Fr Peter McVerry, Liam Coughlan and Pat Doyle, chief executive of the  Peter McVerry Trust. Mr Coughlan is the first resident of the new social housing programme in Coldwinters, north Co Dublin. Photograph: James Forde

North Co Dublin scheme is the first built by the Peter McVerry Trust for homeless people

A redesign of the scheme plus the construction of a link through Fairview Park, and the requirement to fit in with the BusConnects corridor from Clongriffin to the city centre, has resulted in the inflated cost. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fairview to Amiens Street route originally expected to cost €7m

Newtown Industrial Estate in Coolock is one of four industrial areas Dublin City Council has identified as “new key growth areas of the city”. Photograph: Collins

Council has identified four industrial areas it sees as 'new key growth areas of the city'

In a letter to Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, the oversight body strongly recommended that Dublin City Council be allowed to exceed the spending thresholds for social housing to enable it to buy apartments in the docklands for its tenants. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Social integration ‘has failed’ due to funding caps

SOA Research, a not-for-profit research think tank, said it wants to ‘promote the possibilities for self-organised, collaborative, and cooperative approaches to Housing in Ireland’.

A small number of co-ops, where developments are built and run by residents, are currently building homes

MetroLink protesters at the Beechwood Luas stop, in Rathmines, Co Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin rail line will likely stop at Charlemont following row over disruption to Luas

Nearly 5,000 new social homes are being built across 291 sites, according to the Department of Housing.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Number of local authority new-build homes almost doubled in 2018 to 2,022

Dublin City Council has long wanted to redevelop the properties that form the heart of Phibsborough village

Settlement between Dublin City Council and developers will enable redevelopment

Impression of Liffey Street plaza. Courtesy of DHB Architects

Dublin City Centre Traders Alliance say plans must be sent to An Bord Pleanála

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan: his comments were described as ‘deeply depressing’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The drop follows a decision to stop giving homeless families priority for housing

Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan’s comments echo even more inflammatory comments made just more than a year ago by the former chairman of the State’s Housing Agency Conor Skehan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin council policies prompted people in difficult circumstances to assess their options

A revised route for the Dublin MetroLink rail line will be published within weeks, the National Transport Authority has said.

Revised route of Swords to Sandyford rail line due in early March, NTA says

Ellis Court, on Dublin’s Benburb Street was built in the 1880s. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tuath Housing to create 22 units at Ellis Court on Benburb Street for housing list

 A senior planning inspector said the provision of student accommodation accorded with the council’s policies and national policies. Photograph: Getty Images

Seven-storey development granted despite concerns of ‘over-concentration’ of students

Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey on the Leitrim-Roscommon border, after it had been  damaged by fire a month ago, on January 10th. File photograph: Brian Farrell

Fire crews called to Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey in wake of January blaze

Paul Reid, chief executive of Fingal County Council Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Paul Reid calls for Metrolink to Swords to go ahead independent of southern section

Carlow businessman Declan Doyle owns the existing Doyle’s pub as well as Bowe’s, a former Ladbrokes betting shop and the Dublin Yeast Company. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

An Taisce objects to proposal for Irish Yeast Co site and one of city’s last Victorian pubs

Architects’ impression of a pedestrianised Lower Liffey Street. Image: dhb Architects

Pedestrianisation of Liffey Street Lower will block traffic from Abbey Street

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place near a fast-food outlet in the Square.

Man in his 30s in critical condition following incident in Killorglan early Sunday

 Capital Dock apartments, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council says it cannot afford to buy within Department of Housing limits

Herbert Simms, who was appointed by Dublin Corporation of the city’s first housing architect,  is probably best known for the development of the city’s corporation flats, such as Chancery Place near the Four Courts. Photograph: G&T Crampton Archive

State intervention a long-standing feature in private as well as social housing provision

More than 11,000 houses were built in 2018. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Just over 18,000 homes built – 30% below number needed to serve housing crisis

The market price of apartments in the docklands was currently at a level that made it ‘very difficult’ for existing residents to afford to buy in the area. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/ The Irish Times

Dublin docklands development has provided just 26 social homes

Number 42 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin, was built in the ‘boom times of the 1750s’, said TCD’s Dr Melanie Hayes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

No 42 ‘survived war and rebellion’ but delays in redevelopment spark fears for its future

Capital Dock on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin.

Capital Dock scheme amounts to ‘social cleansing’ of docklands, senator claims

 Chief executive of the Irish Council for Social Housing  Donal McManus. “Housing associations are agile, innovative, more single-purpose organisations than local authorities” ,

Approved housing bodies offer an efficient alternative to council housing

Minister for Enterprise  Heather Humphreys, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy  during the launch of the establishment of the Land Development Agency, at the Department of Social Protection, Dublin. File photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Buying private land crippled local authorities in the last crash

“Should we be in the business of providing housing for people who can afford €400,000? No. Affordable housing can only happen where the land is effectively free.” Photograph: Getty Images

Affordable houses set for largely social housing areas of Ballymun, Darndale, Cherry Orchard

Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance, a not-for-profit provider, has built houses in Ballymun, Dublin,  starting at €140,000

New house-purchase scheme is in danger of repeating past mistakes

Tony Fahey of UCD; chairman of the Housing Agency John O’Connor; Siptu general secretary  Joe O’Flynn; and Dublin City Council’s Brendan Kenny during  a  discussion on  delivering  public housing. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Housing chief says ‘local authorities need to organise it so someone else is taking the risk’

Housing associations Tuath and Respond plan to build 155 apartments on the Enniskerry Road. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Apartments will be up to 30% below market value and the ‘rent will remain stable’

Chief executive of the Housing Agency John O’Connor told the committee the regulations ‘to give full effect to the legislation will be produced in the next number of weeks’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Regulations for low income buyers scheme to be issued shortly to local authorities

Concerns were raised over how the College Green plaza plans would affect bus links and traffic flow in the city Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council executive says Bord Pleanála refusal of plan was ‘flawed’

Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing and Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance  arriving at the launch of Home Building Finance Ireland. Photograph: Tom Honan

More than 7,500 homes expected under Home Building Finance Ireland scheme

Dublin City Council plans to increase the number of areas covered by the three most expensive street parking zones, a move which will affect parking in city and suburban streets Photograph: iStock

Parking increases will hit streets near hospitals under new city council plan

Brent geese feeding on grounds next to the proposed site for residential units in Raheny. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pat Crean indicates he will pursue development of St Paul’s lands following refusal

Clerys Quarter: Computer-generated impression for the Clerys development plan in Dublin

New ‘Clerys Quarter’ on O’Connell Street to include 176-bedroom four-star hotel

Visitors to the Temple Bar area of Dublin city. Airbnb has emailed property owners who advertise on its platform inviting them to attend a reception in the Mansion House in February.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lord Mayor Nial Ring defends event amid crackdown on short-term lettings

 Thomas Murray from Ringsend, Dublin, pictured raising the flag  on board the Liffey Ferry and Richie Saunders, also Ringsend, who was one of the original coxswains who preserved the boat. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Water taxi across Liffey to take three minutes at €2 a trip

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