The way forward:  Dublin City Council and Ó Cualann co-operative has built houses in Ballymun with a starting price of €140,000.

There are two giant roadblocks to solving the housing crisis. The first is the five-year electoral cycle. The second is the persistent refusal by poli(...)

Billboard at the old Guinness Power Station, with an artist’s impression of the new distillery

Everywhere I turn these days there seems to be a new distillery opening, or planned. This is in part because I live in Dublin 8, an area soaked in whi(...)

Part of the Clontarf flood defence wall will be lowered at a cost of €500,000

Work on lowering the Clontarf sea wall in Dublin is to begin at the start of April, Dublin City Council has said. A spokeswoman said the work to lowe(...)

Magdalene laundry: the back wall of the Gloucester Street laundry, which closed in 1996. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/NYT

A few minutes’ walk across central Dublin from the GPO, shrine to Irish freedom, stands a monument to a very different side of our history – although (...)

The average rent paid under the scheme was highest in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown at €1,577 a month, followed by South Dublin council at €1,232 a month, and Fingal at €1,173 a month. Photograph: Getty Images

Private landlords in Dublin received an average of €1,266 a month from three local authorities for properties they leased under the State’s rental acc(...)

A spokesman for Irish Guide Dogs said the new crossings at College Green are an example of ‘how people who are blind or vision-impaired have yet again been forgotten’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish Guide Dogs has called for “immediate action” to address the new layout of pedestrian crossings at Dublin’s College Green which it says presents (...)

 The agency recommended that interventions to prevent people “presenting as homeless” would be beneficial “where there is a potential for a perverse incentive for households to present as homeless in order to secure social housing”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Housing Agency warned the government almost two years ago that it was in danger of incentivising people to declare themselves homeless if it conti(...)

Brendan Ogle, left, at the launch of the Home Sweet Home emergency housing plan  in 2017. Mr Ogle issued defamation proceedings against RTÉ last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

A second action alleging defamation has been initiated arising from the Home Sweet Home occupation of Dublin’s Apollo House last winter, an initiative(...)

Numbers living in emergency accommodation also rose last year compared with 2016. Photograph: Collins

Almost two-thirds of homeless individuals and families who moved into homes in Dublin last year were housed in private sector accommodation, according(...)

To be hit with a levy, sites must be bigger than 0.05 of a hectare, be ‘idle’ for more than 12 months, be zoned for residential or regeneration purposes, and be in an area in need of housing. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fingal County Council has published details of eight properties on its register of vacant sites, leaving Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council the onl(...)

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