Hammerson, the UK property group that owns the site stretching from O’Connell Street to Moore Street, said it wanted to lodge a planning application with Dublin City Council this year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Derelict national monument has ‘destroyed footfall’, Moore Street businesses say

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said he would like to remain in the role after the general election. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Party plans to reduce discount for low earners and return to 10-year minimum tenancy

Merrion Strand:  its problems are said to be largely due to polluted streams ‘discharging’ on to the beach.

Merrion Strand may become first Irish beach with the prohibition amid water quality concerns

Poolbeg wastewater plant: Local residents and sports clubs using the bay are tired of the failure to address its problems. Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy

EU directive flouted as lumps of raw waste present in Dublin Bay, says SF Chris Andrews

A Spine buses remain routed though College Green. File photograph: The Irish Times

Several routes set to cross College Green and would be in conflict with council’s initiative

Under the plaza plans, public transport traffic, including trams, buses and taxis, would continue to run north and south in front of Trinity College to access Nassau Street. File photograph: The Irish Times

Previous request from council for civic space appealed by Dublin Bus as ‘socially regressive’

A  barrel  outside a pub in Temple Bar, Dublin. ‘These barrels provide customers with outdoor space and add a lot to the atmosphere of the city,’ said Donall O’Keeffe of the Licensed Vintners Association. Photograph: iStock

Barrels to be banned outside Dublin’s pubs in a further crackdown on street ‘clutter’

An artist’s impression of the proposed interpretative centre and spa shows Booterstown bird sanctuary in the foreground.

Conservation groups say Paddy McKillen trying to build commercial leisure centre at site

The site at Oscar Traynor Road, just to the east of the entrance to the Dublin Port Tunnel, which is valued at €44 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 100 plots of land across city and county are liable for vacant-site levies

A view of the Iveagh Markets building, in Francis Street, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Local authority to act to take back Edwardian building from hotelier Martin Keane

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the decision to  commemorate the RIC and DMP. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister criticises those ‘seeking headlines’ as mayors say they will not attend ceremony

If sold, €15m from the sale of Tolka Park football stadium, pictured, would be used for the development of Dalymount stadium. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Owen Keegan says land not appropriate for housing, wants funds for culture, sport

Sandwich boards on Dublin’s Dame Street, before the licensing system was introduced. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Almost 150 unlicensed boards seized since new regulations and fee introduced

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton wants to make the use of brown bins for compostable waste compulsory for all households within the next two years. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton wants brown bins in all homes

In 2006, Dublin City Council considered reopening the College Street toilet facilities. The structure has since been demolished. File photograph: Eric Luke

Money earmarked a year ago to provide facilities in the city centre remains unused

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy  removed caps on the height of buildings which developer Andrew Gillick said put ‘an onus on me to maximise the use of the land’. Photograph: Tom Honan

New 10-storey scheme with 200 more units than originally proposed a ‘slap in the face’

Local authorities are required to carry out inspections within eight months of the tenancy starting and have met this target in 83 per cent of cases. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Almost 50,000 households are living in Hap tenancy properties nationally

A section of the Grand Canal cycling path at the Naas road junction. Image: Google Maps

Cameras had been repeatedly vandalised and are at risk of further damage, says council

A cyclist is pictured along the Grand Canal in Dublin. Gardaí have increased their presence along the canal in west Dublin following a recent spate of attacks on cyclists and the thefts of their bicycles.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Move comes as two cyclists attacked by metal bar-wielding teenage gangs on Bluebell path

An application with Dublin City Council proposes to demolish the Kildare Street Hotel and replace it with a five-storey block over a two-storey basement

Larry Goodman plan to demolish Georgian buildings would ‘erode’ Dublin heritage

The owners of the former Regency Hotel, now the Bonnington, in Whitehall, Dublin, have been ordered to reassess their plans to build a seven-storey ‘room only’ hotel on the grounds. Image: Google Maps

Dublin City Council says it has ‘significant concerns’ about proposal

An Bord Pleanála has ruled that permission should have been given for the buildings at 60 and 61 Middle Abbey Street to be used for short-term holiday lettings.

An Bord Pleanála rules council should have granted permission for Abbey Street venture

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said ‘there is big hypocrisy in this debate’ as some politicians calling for action also object to housing projects. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Eoghan Murphy criticises TDs for ‘rabble rousing’ communities against developments

The social housing scheme will be backed by a three-part loan from AIB. File image:  Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Social and affordable housing will be built using €51 million AIB loan

The OPW will press ahead with developing plans for the Ashtown centre, the Magazine Fort (above) and for the mobility study. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

More than 1,500 people made written submissions in response to strategic review

The OPW proposed 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

Public opposes retail elements in Dublin’s park but shuttles and train may materialise

A planning design of the proposed Blood Stoney Bridge. Image: Dublin City Council

Cycle and pedestrian crossing will be south of Samuel Beckett bridge

 Homes  at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Photograph: Niall Noonan

Council site to be developed in joint venture with private builder Adwood

Part V of the planning Acts requires developers to sell 10 per cent of their apartment blocks and housing estates of more than 10 homes to their local authority for social housing. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

City council will pay €2.7m in private management charges next year

There are cases where a tenant’s rent increases because a son or daughter living in the house has a job. However they are not necessarily giving their parents any money.

More than €27,000 each owed by 25 tenants in unpaid rents to Dublin City Council

Number 21 Aungier Street was leased by the Peter McVerry Trust for emergency accommodation for up to 25 homeless adults.

21 Aungier Street, one of Dublin’s oldest buildings, was leased for homeless hostel but never used

Dublin city councillors approved €7m deal with Bartra for development near Phoenix Park last month

The 100m by 70m basin for the white water rafting facility is located between the IFSC and the CHQ building next to the river Liffey. Image: Smart Docklands/ YouTube

Concern expressed facility will be used by ‘stags and hens’

Last year Dublin City Council   pushed the 30km/h limit out to 12 more south-side suburbs and 19 on the north side. Photograph: Getty Images

Traffic committee to be asked to approve increase in parking charges up to €3.50 an hour in the city

A group  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. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Templeogue Synge Street GAA Club says scheme necessary to fund planned upgrades

An e-scooter near Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is no legal grey area, Department of Transport official maintains

A computer-generated image of the proposed white-water rafting facility at George’s Dock, Dublin. Image: Smart Docklands/YouTube

City councillors will decide whether to approve the George’s Dock project next month

Independent councillors claim a vote to facilitate the regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens in Dublin 7 never took place. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Councillors refuse to pass 2020 budget; dispute over vote on O’Devaney Gardens deal

Cannabis plants worth an estimated €12,000 were found last week during searches at 22 and 23 Moore Street. Photograph: Darren England/EPA

Dublin city centre building forms part of the 1916 battlefield site

Cllr Alison Gilliland,  Minister of State for Housing Damien English,  Peter McVerry Trust’s Pat Doyle and  Cllr Michael Watters turn the sod for homes on New Street South.   Photograph: Tom Honan

Councillors refused to pass budget over €8.4m Irish Water rates loss

Dublin city councillors approved by 39 votes to 18 a plan which would see more than 800 new homes on the O’Devaney Gardens site. Photograph: Tom Honan

Deal for affordable rental units would be ‘entirely separate’ to procurement process

O’Devaney Gardens in  North Circular Road. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Q&A: The council has agreed a deal with Bartra for regeneration of the derelict flats

Labour councillor Dermot Lacey said it was ‘grossly unfair’ that tenants were being faced with rent increases when others were not paying what was owed. File photograph: David Sleator

Arrears of €33m across city the largest sum ever owed to a local authority in unpaid rents

The 41 runs from the city centre to Dublin Airport and on to Swords, while the 15 runs from Ballycullen Road, Knocklyon, through the city centre, on to ClongriffinPhotograph: Alan Betson

Routes 15 and 41 will operate around the clock from December 1st

The new branding has proved unpopular with hundreds of social media users and other city business groups. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Decision by Dublin Town ‘points to the lack of accountability in the organisation’

 Christmas lights  turned on in Dublin’s  Grafton Street earleir this week. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Dublin City Council chief says he does not like new sign installed by business organisation

Avalon House on Aungier Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Avalon House on Aungier Street would be State’s largest facility for rough sleepers

Avalon House hostel on Aungier Street is to be turned into Dublin’s biggest homeless hostel for single adults. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Avalon House tourist hostel in Dublin to provide accommodation for rough sleepers

The plant at Clonshaugh east of Dublin Airport, will be the second-largest sewage works in the State after the Ringsend plant in Dublin 4

Facility at Clonshaugh will be State’s second-largest sewage plant after Ringsend

Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul McAuliffe: “There is a perception the city is awash with money.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Increased charges and reduced services not acceptable, claims Paul McAuliffe

East Link: toll for cars is to rise from €1.40 to €1.90 from April 1st  to yield an extra €1.9 million for road improvements. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Council losing €8.4m rates income on Irish Water-owned properties

Siptu members in GoSafe protesting outside Leinster House earlier this month. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Sitpu and management at speed camera company to meet on November 22nd

Boil-water notice in DCU, due to the failure at Leixlip water-treatment plant. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The capital’s water supply zone is a labyrinth and you could be drinking a mix

Last month the High Court was told protection money was paid by the council, and contractors working on its behalf, to west Dublin gangland figures to stop vandalism and assaults on workers at social housing sites in Cherry Orchard, Ballyfermot. Photograph: iStock

Review will examine relevant documents and interview Dublin City Council officials

The National Transport Authority  asked to use a camera-based enforcement system to stop private cars, vans and lorries from driving in bus lanes. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Transport says Government spending a ‘lot of money’ on cycle safety

Dublin City Council yesterday approved the regeneration plans for O’Devaney Gardens. Photograph: Tom Honan

Analysis: The affordable housing plan for this regeneration project seems aspirational at best

O’Devaney Gardens was once one of Dublin city’s most troubled social housing estates. Photograph: Eric Luke

New deal approved to supply 30% of units in development for below market rental value

There was a run on bottled water in shops and supermarkets after a boil water notice last month. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Water says heavy rainfall has caused contamination at Leixlip treatment plant

The Usher’s Island James Joyce house, location of  the short story,  The Dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Proposals lodged to turn the setting for famous short story into a 56-bedroom hostel

A recent report from the Moore Street Advisory Group found the market was in a ‘vicious circle of decline’, with a lack of basic facilities such as toilets and inadequate power, water, lighting and cleaning. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Traders welcome the move but say trading conditions on the street remain intolerable

A protester from Extinction Rebellion. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Activists lay in pools of imitation blood outside Burlington Hotel in Dublin

The area near the entrance to the War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge has become overrun with illegal parking, the OPW said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Commuters and builders parking inappropriately at Islandbridge site, says OPW

The OPW earlier this year sought planning permission to refurbish Rose Cottage in the Phoenix Park for  use as a short-term holiday rental. Photograph: James Forde

Concerns raised over proximity to Áras, housing crisis and ‘harassment’ of deer

At least two convictions have been secured against motorists so far  this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Proposal for minimum passing distance previously shelved after AG concerns

Number  44 bus in Enniskerry: Almost all the routes in the new plan have been tweaked.

Everything you need to know about the proposed Dublin Bus network revamp

Dublin’s bus plans: the top complaint, cited by 45 per cent, was that the “existing service” would be lost. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin bus network revamp’s main obstacle is newfound fondness for existing routes

A redesign of the bus network in Dublin was launched on Tuesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/File

Planners say new design will increase capacity and is more coherently planned

If accepted, the development at the former Chivers factory in Coolock would be the biggest social housing project yet under the new ‘enhanced leasing scheme’ introduced last year. File photograph: Getty

Councillors fear nine-storey scheme in north of city could replicate problems of Ballymun

Developer Andrew Gillick  has offered a complex of 471 apartments at the site of the former Chivers factory in Coolock to the State for social housing.

Councillor says developer acted in bad faith over rezoning and proposal for Coolock site

Almost 50,000 people made submissions to the NTA on the redesign proposals over the last year. File photograph: The Irish Times

Network to be implemented between 2021 and 2023 to ensure ‘manageable change’

Dublin’s  Victorian fruit and vegetable market which closed in August after 127 years of wholesale trade

Tenders to redevelop Victorian fruit and vegetable market expected to be sought next month

 In a letter to councillors Owen Keegan said he was aware of ‘considerable disquiet’ among councillors concerning the ‘allegations of protection payments’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

DCC chief has ‘grave reservations’ about request for special meeting on protection payments

The HSE notified Waterways Ireland of “a number of cases” of leptospirosis following exposure to the water in the Dublin section of the Royal Canal. Photograph: Alan Betson

Waterways Ireland says people should not swim or dive in canal until further notice

People protesting in January 2018 against a new development planned beside St Anne’s Park, Dublin. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New proposal would see apartment-only scheme in nine-storey blocks

Orchard Lawns, Cherry Orchard, where builders were being targeted while constructing a social housing project. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Councillors hear of efforts to protect staff as they condemn extortion at building sites

Extinction Rebellion activists in Merrion Square for the duration of their Action week. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Senior management unaware of local decision to sanction park stay, says Owen Keegan

Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland: called for greater clarity on the Land Development Agency’s ‘objectives, powers and compellability’.

New €1.25bn agency needs ‘compellability’ tools to ensure homes are built, TDs told

Bleeperbike began operating in Dún Laoghaire in October 2017 and expanded into Dublin city last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Councillor calls on four Dublin authorities to establish bike-sharing scheme for county

The Orchard Lawns Estate in Cherry Orchard, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Up to 2,700 homes planned for west Dublin suburb but concerns are mounting

Contractors were left with two options – either pay the money or walk off the site. ‘Neither option was attractive . . . the pragmatic option was chosen,’ said a source.

Council ‘does not condone the payment of protection money by any of its contractors

Pelletstown: since 2014, the Dublin Housing Taskforce has identified it as one of six areas in the city that could accommodate large-scale housing developments. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Stop on Royal Canal will open in 2021 and serve growing northside suburban location

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy  said he ‘can’t condone that kind of activity, or officials from any local authority being involved in that type of activity’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Survey is considered after allegations that Dublin authority paid protection money

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government  Eoghan Murphy said  he was ‘disappointed’ parties on the council were rejecting a deal they themselves had formulated. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Councillors reversed support for housing plan

The information in relation to Dublin City Council paying  protection money to two west Dublin criminals arose during a case taken by the Criminal Assets Bureau     in the High Court on Tuesday. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

High Court told council workers suggested to construction firms they use services of criminals

Lime trees on St Canice’s Road in Dublin,  planted in the early 1930s, are among the “largest in the Irish landscape”, Dublin City Council  said,	and line “very narrow footpaths with inadequate rooting capacity and beneath overhead services”. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Residents say lime trees can stay if council repairs and properly maintains footpaths

Over the last five years, 62,739 HAP tenancies have been “created”, but almost a quarter of these tenants, 14,478, have since transferred into local authority or approved housing body homes.

Housing assistance payment system now supports 50,000 households across Ireland

The State’s housing budget has been increased by €200 million to €2.5 billion for next year.  File photograph: Frank Miller

Cuts to funds for local authority housing sites condemned by voluntary sector

Dublin City Council is building 56 social homes on the dilapidated O’Devaney Gardens site in Dublin 7. Bartra Capital has been chosen to build another 768 houses and apartments. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eoghan Murphy threatens funding withdrawal if deal blocked

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. File photograph: Tom Honan

Analysis: Move has potential to disrupt existing housing market measures

Redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens:  Dublin City Council is in the process of building 56 social homes on the site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some councillors want 100% public housing but accord will hinge on affordable terms

Planners must build trust with people to help them see “what’s best for them” rather than “what they think they actually want”. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister says development also needs to shift from ‘greenfield’ suburban sites to the reuse of urban land in towns and cities

The former director of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company has called for the release of its final accounts. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former harbour company director says council must not be saddled with €38m debt

A stallholder at the  market in Moore Street  in Dublin, which may cease trading after 200 years. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Drive for development has been chipping away at street trade for decades

  Moore Street in Dublin: a document     signed by 17 traders,   indicating that they wish to exit their licence agreement,  has been sent to Dublin City Council. Photograph:  Laura Hutton

Licence holders consider ‘exit’ from market over criminality and neglect

The original estate, of 272 flats built in 1954 and now demolished, had been entirely social housing. Several councillors had suggested the new housing should be kept in council ownership through the use of cost rental or affordable rental models. File photograph: Tom Honan

Redevelopment to be ‘abandoned’ unless councillors sanction €7m deal with Bartra

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Ccouncil needs to undertake about €10 million in ‘immediate works’ with priority to be given to ‘works which impact on health and safety’, particularly €1.6 million needed to fix the East Pier damaged during storm Emma last year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ferry services unlikely to return to Dun Laoghaire, chief executive tells councillors

New figures show that to the end of last month An Bord Pleanála had granted permission for 67 strategic housing developments schemes. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Rachel Kenny calls for public representatives to resist Nimby attitudes to developments

Computer-generated image of part of the apartment scheme that was planned beside the former Smurfit printworks at Daneswell, Glasnevin

Scanron wants to build apartments instead of houses at luxury Daneswell development

The Save Clondalkin Convent Campaign said the “multi-storey” nursing home would “completely obscure” the mid-19th century convent and “undermine the important heritage of the village”. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Development on convent lands in Clondalkin will undermine historic village, locals claim

Docklands resident Michael Ingle believes the cost of rents in the area, while not desirable, is to an extent understandable. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Dublin’s docklands has gone from an area few wanted to live in, to one few can afford

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