Leo Lieghio, whose 16-year-old daughter Marsia was killed in a hit-and-run incident in 2005

Wednesday marks ‘European day without a road death’

Residents of College Gate apartments on Townsend Street. Photograph: Tom Honan

College Gate apartments on Townsend Street face acquisition under MetroLink proposals

Resident of College Gate Apartments in Townsend Street, Dublin, which is to be demolished to make space for the MetroLink rail station. Photograph: Tom Honan

College Gate housing complex threatened by MetroLink development

Two council sites are already being developed for a private affordable housing scheme by housing co-operative Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance. Above, the site at Ballymun, earlier this year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

City council-owned land to be used for houses to sell to low- and middle-income workers

Catherine Byrne had asked councillors to come to Leinster House  ahead of a council meeting  on plans to develop cost-rental and social housing in Inchicore.

Catherine Byrne sought meeting to oppose redevelopment plans for Inchicore

Sean Sherlock: “As the third budget of this Government approaches, there has still been little action to address the escalating costs of childcare. In many parts of the country parents are paying over €1,000 a month per child.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Budget must address high childcare costs with an increased subsidy to parents and providers, says Labour spokesman

Nursing and midwifery workforce remains predominately Irish at more than 86 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Largest declines in psychiatric and disability nursing while general and children’s nursing have seen increases

Catherine Byrne: ‘I believe that the proposal on the table for the former St Michael’s Estate site is simply the wrong one if it doesn’t include an option for long-term, permanent housing, alongside amenities and services which would benefit the community as a whole.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Catherine Byrne says Dublin project designated by colleague Eoghan Murphy represents over-development

Dublin urgently needed a ‘single strong voice and strong leadership’ to provide solutions to the many challenges faced in the region. Photograph: iStock

Nial Ring condemns ‘anti-Dublin bias’ as councillors call for directly elected mayor

Celebrity chef Rachel Allen (pictured) and her husband Isaac have said they are ‘devastated’ by the arrest of their son Joshua in relation to drugs charges

Parents say Joshua Allen (18) held over €30,000 seizure, made a ‘huge mistake’ and admitted guilt

Scene of subsidence on Edmondstown Road, Rathfarnham. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Council to repair Edmondstown Road while case against Ghandi Mallak continues

 The  former Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott Street in  Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Toyoko Inn has offered Dublin City Council €14.5m for Sean McDermott Street site

The Big Tree in Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

The site of the famous north Dublin tavern is to be converted into a 163-bedroom hotel

Independent Dublin city councillor Mannix Flynn. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Move by Dublin councillor a reaction to ‘disrespectful’ and ‘ridiculous’ nominations

The tower at Phibsborough shopping centre will be clad with ‘expanded metal mesh and existing roof-top antennae will be screened with the same material. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

1960s concrete tower to be clad in metal mesh

LPT property valuations have been frozen at 2013 levels until October of next year

Local authorities will decide next month on how much tax to charge in their area

Restaurants Association of Ireland chief executive Adrian Cummins said the visit was a missed opportunity to highlight what Dublin city centre had to offer. Photograph: Eric Luke/THE IRISH TIMES

Up to 50 per cent drop in sales over papal weekend as retailers rue ‘missed opportunity’

Bernie Hill, from Queen B’s creche: such is the demand, she’s about to open another creche in Pelletstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Pelletstown is to get a train station. Yet the area is so obscure even locals barely use its name

The proposed U2 visitor centre at Hanover Quay in Dublin’s south docklands.

Dublin City Council blocks planned centre amid ‘serious concerns’ over the scheme

Pope Francis arrives in St Peter’s Square  at the Vatican on  March 21st, 2018. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Residents and firms express fears over effect of traffic restrictions

Pelletstown station was proposed in the late 1990s and in 2002 was earmarked as an 'immediate priority' in Irish Rail’s greater Dublin area integrated rail network plan.

Irish Rail to start building Pelletstown station after approval granted by city council

Ballymun shopping centre pictured in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Council secures vacant possession of 50-year-old dilapidated complex

Cathedral Leisure Limited wants to construct the 28m hotel in the centre of the old red-brick industrial bakery, built in the mid-1860s. Photograph: ODOS Architects

Eight-storey building in Boland’s site off Dublin’s Capel Street will be tallest on block

Donabate main street: Fingal County Council is gauging the interest of developers in building on land at Ballymastone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fingal County Council aims to build social and private homes on Donabate land

Artist’s impression of Tara House, proposed by Johnny Ronan to become Dublin’s tallest building

Urban areas need to be ‘built upwards rather than outwards’, Irish Planning Institute said

Builder Gary Martin, Francis Doherty of Peter McVerry Trust, David Carroll of Ravenswood, director of fund raising Anne Marie Conway, and trust chief executive Pat Doyle at the three buildings on Sherrard Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Victorian houses on Sherrard Street will be converted to 16 apartments for the homeless

The four-storey redbrick terrace is one of the most prominent derelict buildings in the south inner-city Dublin and has been listed on Dublin City Council’s register of vacant sites. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Victorian redbrick facade of prominent Dublin city centre property to be retained

Dublin city is  facing a shortage of residentially zoned land within four years. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

City councillors urge caution on rezoning of lands for housing

Dublin city’s industrial estates could be replaced by thousands of homes under large-scale rezoning plans. File photograph: Alan Betson

City councillors will be asked to consider mass rezoning of lands, says housing chief

Designs for a new Garda command and control centre on Military Road near Heuston Station, Dublin. Source: OPW

City council’s concerns over Military Road transport plans discounted

The social housing projects will be the first large-scale PPPs pursued since the collapse of the developer-led social housing system 10 years ago. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Plan to provide housing through public-private partnership announced four years ago

Castleforbes, in Dublin’s north docks, 26 apartments bought by Tuath for €4.9m

Housing association says property funds buying entire blocks pushing up rental prices

A decision on the €10m civic plaza at College Green, already been beset by delays, will not be made until October 5th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Decision on plaza and construction of 3,000 homes delayed by Bord Pleanála

Dublin City Council knew more than a decade ago that it was going to have to do something about the volumes of traffic coming through College Green. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Planning process logjams push back College Green and Glass Bottle project completions

Steven Holl Architects had competition from 98 teams from 28 countries and the shortlist included some of the world’s top design practices including Studio Libeskind, John Ronan Architects and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

US architects chosen for €48 million creative design centre at Belfield campus

Covanta exports bottom ash in 4,000 tonne shipments from the South Docks to the Netherlands. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Byproduct could be valuable resource as material used in place of sand and gravel

The Poolbeg incinerator’s plume can appear red at night because of aviation warning lights on the chimney stacks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Proposed rise in volume of waste processed due to lower energy density, operator says

Poolbeg incinerator operator is to apply to An Bord Pleanála to take 15 per cent more waste than the plant’s current 600,000 tonne limit. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Us waster firm Covanta hopes to take 90,000 tonnes of additional waste in 18 months’ time

 That vacant property site on Fishamble street had been earmarked by the council for a pilot owner-designed and built apartment scheme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Council may use emergency planning powers to build housing

Singer David Kitt said he was leaving Dublin because of unaffordable rents. Photograph: Michael Burnell/Redferns

Analysis: Co-op movement could provide housing option for the creative class

In the High Court , Mr Justice David Barniville said he would “remit” the planning application by Crekav Trading to An Bord Pleanála, which will allow it to reconsider its decision.

Residents had challenged ‘fast-track’ decision on development of 500 homes on pitches

The NTA came under significant pressure from senior politicians, including Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, to scrap the road closure plans Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Two options drawn up to avoid closure of road linking Ranelagh and Rathmines

Designs for a new Garda HQ on Military Road near Heuston Station, Dublin. Source: OPW

OPW to decide within weeks whether the planned command centre will go ahead

 Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring and  Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy  at the redevelopment announcement. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Housing scheme rebranded but development in Inchicore still just a glint in Minister’s eye

Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy and Minister of State Catherine Byrne at the announcement  of the  redevelopment of local authority  lands at Inchicore, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Cost rental scheme planned for Dublin’s Inchicore finds favour with left wing politicians

The most expensive vacant site in Dublin is the former Player Wills cigarette factory on the South Circular Road, valued at €23.8 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hoarded development land could accommodate thousands of dwellings

Fishamble Street: Dublin City Council is seeking tenders from modular housing builders to provide and erect “portable” apartments a site there. Photograph: Eric Luke

Portable apartments scheduled to be installed in Dublin city centre by March

The Dublin Bus network redesign sees the replacement of all existing route numbers with a simplified lettering system. Photograph: Alan Betson

TDs, union officials say some communities will be worse off following network redesign

Spending review shows large variations in contributions paid by social housing renters

Dublin City Council indicated it would be working to transfer Cromcastle Court tenants to alternative accommodation. Photograph: Google Street View

Significant and hazardous structural defects discovered in stairs at block in Coolock area

The unused Kishogue train station, which was built in anticipation of future development at  Adamstown and Clonburris in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Homes for more than 21,000 could be built at Clonburris

The  Dublin City Council report says  the development of affordable housing is essential to “reduce the worst aspects of our dysfunctional housing market”

‘Inadequate and imbalanced’ housing supply to continue in the capital

Restaurants say  the water restrictions will  be  even more burdensome later in the night when businesses need to run dishwashers. Photograph: Getty Images

Restaurants Association of Ireland says there is no information on contingency plans for ‘night time economy’

A council spokeswoman said it was committed to the “highest level” of public safety. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fire tender taken out of line as no crew on hand and firefighters unavailable for overtime

Covanta has now sought “pre-application consultations” for a 15% increase in capacity. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Covanta may seek leave to burn an additional 90,000 tonnes annually at Poolbeg

The Vartry water treatment plant in Roundwood, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Restrictions will affect greater Dublin area between midnight and 5am from Monday

So-called mosquito alarms emit a very high-frequency noise usually only audible to people under the age of 25

Department of Justice advises that use of anti-loitering devices may constitute ‘assault’

 Kevin Humphreys, Labour TD:   ‘It is far too early to rule the tunnel option out”.

Tunnel through Ranelagh ‘obvious solution’, says Labour’s Kevin Humphreys

Eoghan Murphy: “I can confirm that the NTA and TII are looking seriously at alternative options that will not see the community segregated.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy opposes Ranelagh road closure at Beechwood

Dublin Airport Authority was last year it was granted a five-year extension to planning permission to allow it to build the north runway by 2022.

Regulator needed for removal of planned night-time flight restrictions

The hosepipe ban is currently in place until July 31st, but may be prolonged. Photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times

Nationwide ban came into force at 8am on Friday as State remains in ‘absolute drought’

Sightseers are  being warned to stay away from the Slieve Bloom mountains. Photograph: Offaly Fire & Rescue Service/Facebook

Agency has responded to 50 forest fires across State, with the largest in the Slieve Bloom mountains

The Construction Industry Federation says many schemes that had been granted permission remain “unviable”. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Construction industry body says developers waiting on apartment-height changes

 Residents join Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing, Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, and Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Nial Ring as they turn the sod on the first phase of the regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Collapse of 2008 deal foretold the housing crisis – Paschal Donohoe

O’Devaney Gardens: the 1950s flat complex, close to the Phoenix Park in Dublin 7. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost 600 homes planned for former flat complex site

Dublin Bus on Nassau Street: decades-old routes will be replaced by new itineraries. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Architect of plan says current system is inflexible and ‘immensely complicated’

The new Dublin Bus network, due to be in place at the end of next year, promises more frequent buses and a faster service. Photograph: Getty Images

New network will see more changes of bus for some trips

Numbering system for Dublin buses to be scrapped for lettering system

The tobacconist shop of 1916 leader Thomas Clarke on Amiens Street. Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring requested the shop be added to the list of protected structures.

The Georgian building on Amiens Street, Dublin was Tom Clarke’s home and tobacconist shop

A month-long ban on the watering of gardens, washing cars or boats, and filling pools from public water supplies, using a hose, comes into force in the capital on Monday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Utility increases call centre staff as conditions raise concerns over water supplies

Dublin City Council last week had to undertake emergency works at Cromcastle Court in Coolock. Image: Google Maps

Large gaps and movement found in stairs at 50-year-old block in Coolock

The watering of gardens attached to hotels or other businesses is banned, but garden centres and “visitor” gardens, such at the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, are exempt from the ban. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish Water assessing more than 100 ‘at-risk’ supplies

A swimmer dives into the sea at Sandycove, Co Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Irish Water assessing more than 100 ‘at risk’ supplies around State which may also be affected

A section of the crowd who turned up in January to protest against the application by Crekav Trading GP Ltd to build 536 residential units on playing fields at St Anne’s Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Residents had challenged ‘fast-track’ decision on development of 500 homes on pitches

 Ciaran Berry (7) from Mullingar cooling off in Lough Ennell, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One hundred water supply schemes ‘at risk’ as Ireland records hottest day since 1976

A woman carries an inflatable shark on  Salthill beach, June 26th. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Forests, dogs and drivers at risk as orange warning gives way to ‘condition red’

Dubliners are facing unavoidable water restrictions following a prolonged spell of dry weather. Photograph: Shutterstock

Irish Water warns of ‘unavoidable’ restrictions if spell of dry weather continues

Impression of a Dart Underground station

Site owners face levies of €300,000 over next two years for vacant site they cannot develop

The Dart crossing  at Merrion Gates in Dublin 4. Photograph: Eric Luke

New cycling route proposals could see property acquisition at Seapoint

Smoking causes 100 deaths and more than 1,000 hospital admissions in the State each week, research from the Health Service Executive (HSE) states.

Numbers consuming tobacco down 20% since 2005 but more people now rolling own cigarettes

Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin. File photograph: Collins

Audit finds multi-million euro prepayments made despite a lack of invoiced hours

Reliance Investments Ltd plans to refurbish the 18th century Aldborough House on Portland Row for use as offices

Derelict mansion was second-biggest private residence in Dublin after Leinster House

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy with Brian Friel from Peter McVerry Trust and service user Toni Reid and her daughters Ruby aged nine and Indi aged five.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A total of 800 social houses were due to have been provided by the end of 2017

The former motor tax office, River House, on Chancery Street in Dublin is on the vacant sites register. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Local authorities must tell property owners if they will face levy by next Friday

  Merchant’s Arch Bar on Wellington Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Owner wanted to expand Merchant’s Arch Bar to cater to ‘bus loads of tourists’

Public transport use in Dublin has reached record levels with more than half of all city commuters using buses, trams or trains last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Annual study shows numbers cycling up by 3% while use of private cars falls

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan told councillors the board’s decision could have legal implications for the city development plan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Deadline looms for judicial review over decision to permit 500 homes

Fruit and vegetable market on Mary’s Lane: set for a €3 million redevelopment as a continental-style food market. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Market will not be ‘generic’ but sprinkled with ‘magic dust’, says council executive

With a decision on the apartments imminent it has now lodged plans for the first of six schools.

Decision on build-to-rent apartments in new south Dublin town due in weeks

One of Europe’s largest sports retailers Decathlon is to open its first ‘megastore’ in the State in Ballymun.

Dublin City Council to sell site beside Ikea outlet to French sports retail giant

TII chief executive Michael Nolan said the M50 was approaching the point of ‘intolerable congestion’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Transport Infrastructure Ireland wants to introduce ’multi-point’ electronic tolling

Mercer House flats in Dublin: architects seek their preservation while residents live with the flaws.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘Demolish them, get rid of them. It’s very cold. It’s very small , and it’s very noisy”

Children protesting over the planned use of lands including sports pitches near Mobhi Road in Glasnevin, Dublin for the proposed  Metrolink route. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Anne Graham says authority considering options to ‘mitigate’ impact on schools, clubs

Dublin council’s head of housing Brendan Kenny: “We are concerned that families may endure a prolonged period in emergency accommodation  and not consider alternatives.” Photograph:   Alan Betson

Council hopes move will prompt families to use financial supports and rent independently

Dublin City Council wanted to refurbish Sackville Place and Cathedral Street, which link O’Connell Street to the new cross-city Luas line on Marlborough Street. Image: Google Maps

Blind Legal Alliance warned new layout would cause difficulties for guide dog users

Robbie Sinnott from the Blind Legal Alliance   said: “Large sections of both streets will be used by taxis 24-7, and cyclists will have free reign. So, curbs and dished crossings need to be provided for vulnerable pedestrians.” File Photograph: Collins Courts

Council said it will consider using coloured paving to help avoid confusion

Even with this sharp increase, the national cycle commuting population is under 3 per cent. Yet cyclists account for almost one in 10 people killed on the roads last year.

Smoother surfaces, drivers observing speed limits and more responsible cycling could save lives

Pigeon House site: Dublin City Council is “particularly interested in receiving proposals from those involved in creative, technological and green industries”.

Poolbeg site to become cultural ‘precinct’ perhaps with film studio under council plans

The Mercer Street flats in Dublin, designed by Herbert Simms: “It is a lovely building . . . but the place is in bits,” said Independent councillor Sonya Stapleton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Housing meeting told of appalling conditions for tenants in ‘beautiful architectural buildings’

An architect’s drawing of the proposed apartment complex beside the Golden Ball pub in Kilternan.

Six-storey complex of almost 100 apartments intended for site at Golden Ball pub Kilternan

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