Monteco Holdings  was given permission to demolish the Ormond Hotel and redevelop a new hotel on the site.

Several of the largest international property investment firms currently operating in the State are among more than 50 private companies entered on Du(...)

 Most of the sites owned by  Dublin City  Council  are former flat complexes the council plans to redevelop such as O’Devaney Gardens, above,  and Dominick Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin City and Donegal County Councils are the only local authorities to have published any entries on the register of vacant sites set up to to stop(...)

Outgoing Dublin city manager John Tierney: “If a decision had been taken then to meter new homes, today we would have 40 per cent of the national housing stock metered at no cost to anybody.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Instead of abolishing water charges in 1997, the then rainbow Coalition government should have required that all new houses be metered for wate(...)