Last November An Bord Pleanála refused permission for Dublin City Council’s €10 million plaza scheme due to concerns about the ‘significantly negative impacts’ it would have on bus transport, and traffic in the city. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

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

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

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