Schematic drawing of the proposed white-water facility at George’s Dock planned by Dublin City Council

City council plans €12m water sports facility for George’s Dock

Schematic drawing of the proposed white-water facility at George’s Dock planned by  Dublin City Council

Council facility aims to attract kayakers, fire brigade, water polo players and tourists

Five parties are vying to redevelop the old Pigeon House power station and hotel  in Dublin.

Poolbeg power station and hotel seven-acre site aimed at creative, tech and green sector

Oriel Street in Dublin’s north inner city is among the areas identified as litter black spots by Irish Business Against Litter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Social housing areas not improving on dumping problems

Binns Bridge in Drumcondra in Dublin. The Mountjoy Square Society said the proposed Gas Networks Ireland structure would have a “permanent, grossly detrimental effect” on the setting of the 18th-century bridge. Image: Google

Infrastructure would ‘adversely impact’ character of Binns Bridge near Croke Park

Dublin City Council had planned to build the  bridge connecting the old London and North Western Railway Company station on North Wall Quay to Forbes Street on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay south of the river.

Planning board and city council disagree over 150m bridge relocation in Docklands

Lighting and laser display rehearsals at the Customs House, Dublin in preparation for New Year’s Festival  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Light shows and concert in the capital contrast with dim plans across rest of cities

September saw the removal – attended by masked gardaí – of “Take Back The City” housing activists from a property at 34 North Frederick Street, Dublin 1. Six activists were arrested. Photograph:  Jack Power

Review of 2018: Just 28% of planned homes finished by June 2018

Horse Racing Ireland owns two sites next to Leopardstown Racecourse, above. The  levy on the sites would have left HRI with a bill of €2.37 million next year if they were not developed. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/©INPHO

Fines to start next week for sites that could be used for development of thousands of houses

Across the State sites worth more than €300 million have been added to the register by local authorities, including the former Player Wills factory on the South Circular Road, Dublin, above. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘We have 31 local authorities and they are all implementing it differently’

The Mountjoy Square children’s playground and buildings  in 2014. The 4.4-acre park is a perfect square measuring 134m by 134m, and is the only one of the city’s five Georgian squares to have four equal sides. Photograph: Eric Luke

City council plans to reinstate Georgian design of 200-year-old Dublin park

  Metrolink opposition group   Rethink Metrolink stage a protest on December 22nd at Beachwood Luas Stop, Rathmines, Co Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Delays in determining revised route for rail line force authorities to push back project

Metrolink opponents Rethink Metrolink at Beachwood Luas Stop. From left: Grace Maguire, Suzanne Gleeson, Michael Brady, Philip Daly, Eugene Flynn, Ruth Murphy, Colleen McCarthy, Larry Ryan and Ronan O’Connell. The child in the foreground is Mary Kate Gleeson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Residents vow to continue battle against ‘Berlin Wall’ rail line

Eager shoppers enter Arnotts in Dublin at 9am on Wednesday as the start of the  St Stephen’s Day sales. Photograph: Collins

Brown Thomas says more Irish buyers are shopping this year for luxury handbags

The decline in building activity was at its worst in Dublin city; however, there was a drop in home building in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown of 15% to 1,322, and in South Dublin of 12% to 1,138 homes. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Apartment building in capital dries up after announcement of height-guideline changes

The former Readymix concrete site on the East Wall Road was among a number of costly purchases made by the DDDA in 2006, which included the site of the old Irish Glass Bottle Company in Ringsend (pictured).  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Plot of 1.6 acres bought by Dublin Docklands Development Authority in 2006

Dublin Bus will run its Nitelink services until 4am on December 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th and 31st.

Late-night public transport lines running for party season

The largest pot of cash from the funding of almost €42 million will be spent in Dublin city to make three key sites viable. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

More than 80 per cent of funding to be spent in Dublin area

The four Dublin local authorities, combined with approved housing bodies, produced just 601 newly-built homes in the first nine months year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Dublin city meets only a third of social housing targets in first nine month of 2018

Water tests in September found traces of legionella in one water system in the men’s toilets in the basement of the rates office, a Georgian building opposite City Hall on Dame Street.

Dame Street rates office building shut down after discovery of disease-causing bacteria

Building scan image of Main Hall, Trinity Museum Building revealed in Making Victorian Dublin

Trinity Museum Building arrived in Dublin like a ‘buffalo among a herd of elephants’

Essex Quay and Wood Quay on the River Liffey with Fishamble Street in the centre Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Man remains in a stable condition in St James Hospital after incident at Essex Quay

Peter McVerry Trust chief executive Pat Doyle said taking on the properties would allow it to deliver an “even more ambitious social housing programme” in the coming years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Peter McVerry Trust to take over Stepping Stone’s portfolio of 29 homes worth over €8m

The road closure had an impact on traffic for the full length of the south quays and on Dame Street, with Sunday evening shoppers caught up in the gridlock. Photograph: Google Street View

Two arrested by gardaí and scene preserved after man sustains injuries on Essex Quay

The Luas on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Passenger numbers are up but problems, particularly at College Green, persist

A Bord Pleanála rejected a plaza scheme due to concerns about the “significantly negative impacts” it would have on bus transport and traffic in the city. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Increased traffic restrictions due ahead of fresh application in the new year

A log cabin in a garden in  Dublin. Photograph: James Forde

Irish Planning Institute says housing shortage not a reason to ‘abandon good thinking’

Reverend Bridget Spain and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan at the Unitarian Church, St Stephen’s Green for the launch the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Historic Structures Fund for 2019

More than 500 heritage buildings expected to benefit from grants

People Before Profit councillor John Lyons wants a change to the development plan so that families could provide accommodation for relatives who are facing high rents and homelessness. File photograph:James Forde

Extra family accommodation could be used by ‘unscrupulous landlords’ city planner John O’Hara

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announce funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund, at Charleville Mall Library in Dublin. Photograph: PA

Less than 15 per cent of €100 million fund for Dublin region

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy last month announced plans to tighten the rules around the use of properties for short-term lets in areas of high housing demand. File photograph: Getty Images

Regulating short-term lets expected to be ‘logistically very difficult’ says head of planning

 Minister of State for Housing Damien English said his department was  exploring policy options for the housing of older people. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Conference aims to develop better housing choices for elderly

The €200,000, which was proposed by Sinn Féin, Labour, the Greens, and the Independent group, will fund one toilet each on the northside and southside of the city

Dublin City Council sets aside €200,000 for two WCs out of €970m budget

Developer Johnny Ronan was last month refused permission by Dublin City Council, for a second time, to build a 22-storey tower, Dublin’s tallest building, on Tara Street.

Developer has again appealed to An Bord Pleanála for 22-storey tower on Tara Street

The Courtyard, Hampton Wood. Dublin City Council has agreed to buy homes in Hampton Wood  estate for social housing.

Houses and apartments will cost an average of €380,400 in area dominated by social housing

More than 20,000 full- and part-time students are due to attend DIT’s consolidated campus  in Grangegorman, Dublin 7, by 2020. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Application for 300-bed development seeks use of council land

Sharon Keegan,  from Ballyfermot, Dublin, places a candle on the altar in memory of her  son, James who died at the age of 21 in October 2010 at a special mass to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims at St Michan’s Church in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

Remembrance day for victims: 130 people killed on the State’s roads so far this year

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy at the official opening of phase one of a housing regeneration project at Dolphin House in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Dilapidated 1950s Dublin estate had persistent damp, mould and sewage problems

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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Capital Ideas: Dublin needs to stop changing the height restrictions on buildings

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

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

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’

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

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