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Apartments on sale for €260,000, close to what they originally made at top of market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

Visitors to the Wholesale Fruit Market on Mary’s Lane in Dublin as part of the architecture weekend open day. 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

The Dún Laoghaire estate of 12 houses is close to the sea front and the town centre. It is the first ‘rapid’ or ‘modular’ housing scheme by local authorities to tackle the homelessness and housing crises to be shortlisted for the awards.

Dún Laoghaire ‘rapid build’ project the first modular council housing scheme considered

President Michael D Higgins with Michael Holohan from the Forget-Me-Nots choir who was at  Áras an Uachtaráin in 1939 as a six-year-old boy.

Michael Holohan returns to the Áras 80 years after attending its first garden party

Thousands of eligible buyers are likely to be vying for the council’s 370 homes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Buyers will have to jump through hoops to compete for limited pot of discount homes

More than 370 houses and apartments to be built on three sites. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Homes in Ballymun and Ballyfermot to be available to low- and middle-income buyers

The O’Connell Street Revival Society says illuminating the Spire and the O’Connell and Parnell monuments could be achieved at an annual cost of about €300,000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Revival group’s plans for Dublin main thoroughfare include 50 benches and illuminating the Spire

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

Judicial review of previous refusal of developer Pat Crean’s application ongoing

Rose Cottage, which dates from around 1800, has traditionally been the home of the Phoenix Park’s head deer keeper, but was vacated in the last decade and has fallen into disrepair. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

OPW wants to turn former dwelling of the park’s head deer keeper into a holiday home

 The OPW has put forward proposals for several new visitor attractions in the Phoenix Park including a funicular train, a driverless shuttle-bus, and the redevelopment of the Ashtown visitor centre. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Green Party councillor claims proposal constitutes a considerable overdevelopment

Impression of Salesforce tower – to the immediate left of the Central Bank’s docklands headquarters.

Johnny Ronan’s development company to appeal High Court ruling

Max and Molly Rooney playing football in front of Áras an Uachtaráin in Phoenix Park. Photograph: James Forde

The park’s facilities are ‘creaking’, says OPW, but there has been disquiet about changes

Independent councillor Mannix Flynn

Independent councillor took fifth and final seat in South East Inner City

Green Party winners Patrick Costello and Hazel Chu with their daughter Alex in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Green election victories for Chu and partner Patrick Costello

Mannix Flynn tackles People Before Profit for acting like Isis

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

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