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

Simon Coveney (left with shovel) turning the sod in June 2016 on a planned redevelopment of the Dominick Street flats during his time as minister for housing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The €39m redevelopment project will provide 72 social homes in Dublin’s inner city

Owner-occupiers, tenants and landlords at the College Gate apartment complex have formed the Save College Gate group in an attempt to prevent the demolition of their homes. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Townsend Street block demolition proposed for Metrolink

Residents of College Gate Apartments in Townsend Street, Dublin, protesting in September over the planned demolition. Photograph: Tom Honan

Swimming pool and apartments on Townsend Street are due for demolition for rail line

The proposed development of Merchant’s Arch Bar would lead to an “overconcentration” of licensed premises in Temple Bar, An Bord Pleanála said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Merchant’s Arch Bar one of last remaining guildhall buildings in Dublin

The former model school on Church Avenue in Glasnevin sold for €870,000.

Councillors had called for sites to be retained by State

Dublin City Council’s head of traffic said there was an “urgent need” to reconfigure College Green to take account of increased numbers of pedestrians and cyclists “and the new requirement to cater for 55m-long Luas cross-city trams”.

Council considering seeking judicial review of plaza refusal

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Plans for the pedestrian and cycle plaza would have seen a ban on all traffic, including buses and taxis, from accessing Dame Street through College Green

Dublin City Council is considering seeking a judicial review of decision on €10m project

Residents of College Gate Apartments on Townsend Street: it is not known what solution has been found for the apartments and pool set for demolition. Photograph: Tom Honan

Tunnel extension under Ranelagh expected to be added to revised trajectory of line

McSweeney House on Berkeley Street, Dublin. Catholic Housing Aid Society chief executive Miceal McGovern says the building is no longer fit for purpose. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One resident says, ‘Once the people left, the very next day, the students moved in’

James McSweeney House on Berkeley Street, Dublin 7. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The students are paying over three times the rent the older people paid for the Dublin flats

The Department of Housing has compiled a “watch list” of  projects totalling more than 2,000 homes which it said it is “absolutely essential” councils complete by year-end. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Councils told to complete projects as just 28% of planned homes finished in first half of 2018

Peter Casey: ‘I’ll definitely not be standing as a county councillor, that’s far too much hard work.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Derry man says he intends to eventually become Taoiseach of a ‘revitalised’ party

The College Gate complex on Townsend Street, Dublin

NTA accused of ‘jumping the gun’ by pre-empting the results of a consultation process

Western Building Systems has constructed a psychiatric and cystic fibrosis units at Beaumont in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Concerns have been raised about issues in schools built by Co Tyrone construction firm

Junction of Dorset Street and Blessington Street. Artist’s impression courtesy Kelliher Miller Architects.

Dorset Street was built as an upmarket residential area in the 18th century

College Green’s proposed changes: now a thing of the past as buses need to pass in front of Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dublin City Council/PA

An Bord Pleanála’s ruling buses beat civic space aesthetics comes after stalled decisions

A view of  College Green in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Owen Keegan says he is ‘very disappointed’ by rejection of proposed €10m Dublin scheme

The board said it would not approve the scheme because of “significant adverse impacts on pedestrians and on bus transport within the city centre”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Pedestrian and cycle plaza would have ‘significantly negative impacts’

Sandbags in Clontarf during Storm Callum. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Cost of project has risen from €4m to €10m

The city council has a housing stock of just under 25,000 homes and about 11,000 of these could be eligible for purchase by tenants at discounts of up to 60 per cent of the market value. Photograph: Frank Miller

Council house tenant succession and purchase rights must be halted, report urges

Presidential candidates Peter Casey, Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman, Seán Gallagher, incumbent Michael D Higgins and Liadh Ní Riada in studio for a debate on RTÉ Radio 1 in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Higgins defends use of helicopters as radio debate runs into heavy ground of finances

The former Garda station in Stepaside which is set to be re-furbished.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Plan to install prefab station has been abandoned

 Addressing the ‘Wheel’ members,  presidential hopeful Joan Freeman said she wanted to be a champion of all communities. Photograph:   Nick Bradshaw

People are the most important, says Senator Joan Freeman

The seminary, which dates from the mid-1800s,  sits opposite Croke Park Stadium and its lands are already used for parking on match days.

Dublin Archdiocese plans to sell former Holy Cross College Seminary and surrounding land on Clonliffe Road in ‘exclusive’ deal

Markievicz Building on Townsend Street: faces compulsory purchase and demolition under existing MetroLink plans.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Councillors say MetroLink acquisition of building would be ‘destruction’ of city life

Low-income workers will be able to buy homes at a discount of up to 40% on market rates through a €310m fund announced in Budget 2019. File photograph:  Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Mixed reaction to ‘heartbreaking’ provision of €60m for emergency accommodation

Homeless  in Dublin. The increase in homeless funding this year to €146m   is by now depressingly expected. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Analysis: The reintroduction of an affordable purchase scheme was announced three years ago as part of Budget 2016

 Fishamble Street: Dublin City Council plans to start construction in November on a block of five apartments on a derelict site there. Photograph: Eric Luke

Councillors support Fishamble Street apartments despite existing residents’ concerns

A protest in 2016 at the Irish Glass Bottle site at Poolbeg  calling for affordable housing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin council is finalising apartment prices with the site receiver

Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland   president David Browne said moving the port outside Dublin would present a “golden opportunity” for the development of the city. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin Port Company chief criticises RIAI president over ‘mischievous’ suggestions

 David Browne, president of the RIAI: “Affordability is probably the biggest challenge to addressing the housing deficit at the moment,” he says.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin Port relocation ‘a golden opportunity to create a modern high-density city within the city’

Last August a spokesman for the board said a decision would not be issued until October 5th because of the “extreme complexity” of the case. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Planning board defers decision on city centre pedestrian and cycle area to end of October

Star Apartments, which are capable of providing permanent accommodation in a dense urban area. Photograph: Iwan Baan

Los Angeles development, erected in just three weeks, could be a model for Dublin

The Baths  outdoor swimming pool in Clontarf: part-glazed wooden pergola must be removed.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pergola dining area detracts from original concept for site, says Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council’s  executive manager, Tony Flynn, says for any scheme over €20 million you have to develop a cost benefit analysis. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A very long lead-in time to getting ‘a hole in the ground’, says council official

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

Pair clashed publicly over plans for housing estate in Dublin suburb of Inchicore

Dublin City Council head of housing Brendan Kenny said the cost of building a social home on land owned by the council was an average of €300,000, Photograph: Alan Betson

Construction of 54 properties at St Teresa’s Gardens to cost almost €500,000 each

From left, Minister of State for Housing Damien English, Kristine Taylor, St Teresa’s Gardens resident, and Stephen Rourke,  chairman of St Teresa’s Gardens Regeneration Board. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Work on 54 homes at St Teresa’s Gardens in Dublin’s inner city to start next month

The most expensive site on the Vacant Sites Register in the city is the former Player Wills cigarette factory, valued at €23.8 million

Almost 200 sites and properties are lying empty in the capital and county amid a housing crisis

The former Player Wills cigarette factory, on the South Circular Road in Dublin, is valued at €23.8m. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Almost 90 sites in the city worth more than €400m have been identified

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

No Irish deaths reported on Wednesday, which was ‘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

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