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

A construction worker on a Cairn Homes construction site in Dublin, 2016. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Council had told developer the scheme was in contravention of its development plan

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

City council plans €12m water sports facility for George’s Dock

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

Council facility aims to attract kayakers, fire brigade, water polo players and tourists

Five parties are vying to redevelop the old Pigeon House power station and hotel  in Dublin.

Poolbeg power station and hotel seven-acre site aimed at creative, tech and green sector

Oriel Street in Dublin’s north inner city is among the areas identified as litter black spots by Irish Business Against Litter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Social housing areas not improving on dumping problems

Binns Bridge in Drumcondra in Dublin. The Mountjoy Square Society said the proposed Gas Networks Ireland structure would have a “permanent, grossly detrimental effect” on the setting of the 18th-century bridge. Image: Google

Infrastructure would ‘adversely impact’ character of Binns Bridge near Croke Park

Dublin City Council had planned to build the  bridge connecting the old London and North Western Railway Company station on North Wall Quay to Forbes Street on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay south of the river.

Planning board and city council disagree over 150m bridge relocation in Docklands

Lighting and laser display rehearsals at the Customs House, Dublin in preparation for New Year’s Festival  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Light shows and concert in the capital contrast with dim plans across rest of cities

September saw the removal – attended by masked gardaí – of “Take Back The City” housing activists from a property at 34 North Frederick Street, Dublin 1. Six activists were arrested. Photograph:  Jack Power

Review of 2018: Just 28% of planned homes finished by June 2018

Horse Racing Ireland owns two sites next to Leopardstown Racecourse, above. The  levy on the sites would have left HRI with a bill of €2.37 million next year if they were not developed. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/©INPHO

Fines to start next week for sites that could be used for development of thousands of houses

Across the State sites worth more than €300 million have been added to the register by local authorities, including the former Player Wills factory on the South Circular Road, Dublin, above. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘We have 31 local authorities and they are all implementing it differently’

The Mountjoy Square children’s playground and buildings  in 2014. The 4.4-acre park is a perfect square measuring 134m by 134m, and is the only one of the city’s five Georgian squares to have four equal sides. Photograph: Eric Luke

City council plans to reinstate Georgian design of 200-year-old Dublin park

  Metrolink opposition group   Rethink Metrolink stage a protest on December 22nd at Beachwood Luas Stop, Rathmines, Co Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Delays in determining revised route for rail line force authorities to push back project

Metrolink opponents Rethink Metrolink at Beachwood Luas Stop. From left: Grace Maguire, Suzanne Gleeson, Michael Brady, Philip Daly, Eugene Flynn, Ruth Murphy, Colleen McCarthy, Larry Ryan and Ronan O’Connell. The child in the foreground is Mary Kate Gleeson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Residents vow to continue battle against ‘Berlin Wall’ rail line

Eager shoppers enter Arnotts in Dublin at 9am on Wednesday as the start of the  St Stephen’s Day sales. Photograph: Collins

Brown Thomas says more Irish buyers are shopping this year for luxury handbags

The decline in building activity was at its worst in Dublin city; however, there was a drop in home building in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown of 15% to 1,322, and in South Dublin of 12% to 1,138 homes. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Apartment building in capital dries up after announcement of height-guideline changes

The former Readymix concrete site on the East Wall Road was among a number of costly purchases made by the DDDA in 2006, which included the site of the old Irish Glass Bottle Company in Ringsend (pictured).  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Plot of 1.6 acres bought by Dublin Docklands Development Authority in 2006

Dublin Bus will run its Nitelink services until 4am on December 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th and 31st.

Late-night public transport lines running for party season

The largest pot of cash from the funding of almost €42 million will be spent in Dublin city to make three key sites viable. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

More than 80 per cent of funding to be spent in Dublin area

The four Dublin local authorities, combined with approved housing bodies, produced just 601 newly-built homes in the first nine months year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Dublin city meets only a third of social housing targets in first nine month of 2018

Water tests in September found traces of legionella in one water system in the men’s toilets in the basement of the rates office, a Georgian building opposite City Hall on Dame Street.

Dame Street rates office building shut down after discovery of disease-causing bacteria

Building scan image of Main Hall, Trinity Museum Building revealed in Making Victorian Dublin

Trinity Museum Building arrived in Dublin like a ‘buffalo among a herd of elephants’

Essex Quay and Wood Quay on the River Liffey with Fishamble Street in the centre Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Man remains in a stable condition in St James Hospital after incident at Essex Quay

Peter McVerry Trust chief executive Pat Doyle said taking on the properties would allow it to deliver an “even more ambitious social housing programme” in the coming years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Peter McVerry Trust to take over Stepping Stone’s portfolio of 29 homes worth over €8m

The road closure had an impact on traffic for the full length of the south quays and on Dame Street, with Sunday evening shoppers caught up in the gridlock. Photograph: Google Street View

Two arrested by gardaí and scene preserved after man sustains injuries on Essex Quay

The Luas on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Passenger numbers are up but problems, particularly at College Green, persist

A Bord Pleanála rejected a plaza scheme due to concerns about the “significantly negative impacts” it would have on bus transport and traffic in the city. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Increased traffic restrictions due ahead of fresh application in the new year

A log cabin in a garden in  Dublin. Photograph: James Forde

Irish Planning Institute says housing shortage not a reason to ‘abandon good thinking’

Reverend Bridget Spain and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan at the Unitarian Church, St Stephen’s Green for the launch the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Historic Structures Fund for 2019

More than 500 heritage buildings expected to benefit from grants

People Before Profit councillor John Lyons wants a change to the development plan so that families could provide accommodation for relatives who are facing high rents and homelessness. File photograph:James Forde

Extra family accommodation could be used by ‘unscrupulous landlords’ city planner John O’Hara

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announce funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund, at Charleville Mall Library in Dublin. Photograph: PA

Less than 15 per cent of €100 million fund for Dublin region

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy last month announced plans to tighten the rules around the use of properties for short-term lets in areas of high housing demand. File photograph: Getty Images

Regulating short-term lets expected to be ‘logistically very difficult’ says head of planning

 Minister of State for Housing Damien English said his department was  exploring policy options for the housing of older people. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Conference aims to develop better housing choices for elderly

The €200,000, which was proposed by Sinn Féin, Labour, the Greens, and the Independent group, will fund one toilet each on the northside and southside of the city

Dublin City Council sets aside €200,000 for two WCs out of €970m budget

Developer Johnny Ronan was last month refused permission by Dublin City Council, for a second time, to build a 22-storey tower, Dublin’s tallest building, on Tara Street.

Developer has again appealed to An Bord Pleanála for 22-storey tower on Tara Street

The Courtyard, Hampton Wood. Dublin City Council has agreed to buy homes in Hampton Wood  estate for social housing.

Houses and apartments will cost an average of €380,400 in area dominated by social housing

More than 20,000 full- and part-time students are due to attend DIT’s consolidated campus  in Grangegorman, Dublin 7, by 2020. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Application for 300-bed development seeks use of council land

Sharon Keegan,  from Ballyfermot, Dublin, places a candle on the altar in memory of her  son, James who died at the age of 21 in October 2010 at a special mass to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims at St Michan’s Church in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

Remembrance day for victims: 130 people killed on the State’s roads so far this year

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy at the official opening of phase one of a housing regeneration project at Dolphin House in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Dilapidated 1950s Dublin estate had persistent damp, mould and sewage problems

Funding for Dublin homeless services for this year was set at €142m, and while the council expects to have exceeded this figure by year’s end, the rate of overrun has slowed, with the final tally due to come in at just under €145m

Budget for hostels, hotels and other homeless supports up by €90m in last five years

Pearse House flats Photograph:  Tom Honan

Dublin city councillors move to allow demolition of Herbert Simms flats

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