Marc Carroll  and Sharon Brerton outside their log cabin   in Raheny,  Dublin. Photograph:James Forde

Dublin City Council is to consider allowing the temporary construction of log cabins in back gardens for people to live in as the housing crisis conti(...)

The  Dublin City Council report says  the development of affordable housing is essential to “reduce the worst aspects of our dysfunctional housing market”

Dublin is facing continuing “inadequate and imbalanced” housing supply, particularly in the provision of affordable homes to rent or buy, according to(...)

Zoran Varmuza, Duty Manager of Academy Plaza Hotel with a sign asking guests to conserve water. Photograph: Tom Honan

Overseas visitors to Ireland are more put out by the lack of air conditioning in hotels than the gentle requests for them to use less water during the(...)

The former Carroll’s headquarters, later used by Irish Nationwide Building Society, on Grand Parade. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Elaine Edwards The National Transport Authority (NTA) has rejected a suggestion, by residents of a heritage area in south Dublin, that a proposed red(...)

A council spokeswoman said it was committed to the “highest level” of public safety. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin Fire Brigade had to reduce its services on Friday due to staff shortages Dublin City Council has confirmed. One fire appliance had to be take(...)

The former Irish Nationwide premises and headquarters of the cigarette manufacturer Carroll’ls on Grand Parade in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The proposed redevelopment of the old Carroll’s building at Grand Parade in Dublin will not prejudice the delivery of the preferred MetroLink route an(...)

Broken glass on the beach at Brittas Bay. Photograph: Brittas Bay Beach Care/Facebook

While beachgoers enjoyed the sun in Co Wicklow last weekend, Brittas Bay Beach Care were preparing for their weekly clean-up. Volunteer Sinead Keane (...)

So-called mosquito alarms emit a very high-frequency noise usually only audible to people under the age of 25

Concerns about the use of so-called “mosquito alarms” – anti-loitering devices designed to repel teenagers – should be reported to An Garda Síochána, (...)

Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel should immediately close the embassy in Dublin.  Photograph: EPA/ Atef Safadi

Israel’s defence minister has called on his country to close its embassy in Dublin in response to the Seanad backing a Bill banning the import of good(...)

Palestinian farmer Muna al-Taneeb, from the West Bank, with Senator Frances Black outside Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/AP Images for Avaaz.

Irish ambassador to Israel Alison Kelly met foreign ministry officials in Jerusalem on Thursday after being summoned to hear Israel’s displeasure at t(...)

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