St James’s Hospital said the demolition, which took place one week ago over the weekend, was necessary to ensure public safety. Photograph: Alan Betson

The demolition of a terrace of historic houses owned by St James’s Hospital in Dublin is under investigation by Dublin City Council amid concerns the (...)

Fingal County Council, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Clare County Council are among the local authorities to publicly state they are closing playgrounds.  Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has reiterated its stance that there is no need for parents to have a complete ban on play dates. It comes as pla(...)

Derry and Sallyanne Clarke: their new business venture will see them partner in a facility which can seat 80 in the restaurant area and 120 in the bar. Photograph: Tom Honan

If there’s one thing l’Ecrivain restaurateurs Derry and Sallyanne Clarke don’t like, it’s Tripadvisor. As an outsider, one would think criticism rarel(...)

Dublin City Council said City Hall would close (except for private events and the cafe. File photograph: Tom Honan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the closure of schools, colleges and other public facilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic at a press confe(...)

Red ribbons around trees to be felled on Baggot Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way...” Conflicts about the management of o(...)

Financialisation of housing Everyone has a right to a home. I was one of the lucky ones – buying my first home in Cork in 1972 when I was a 22-year-o(...)

Shouldn’t height deliver more affordable apartments. Photograph: Getty

We’re repeatedly told the answer to Ireland’s housing problem is to build up, not out – in other words more apartments in urban areas. But developers (...)

The Rathmines co-living plan foresees 97 units. Photograph: iStock

A community group in Rathmines has appealed the decision to give the go-ahead to a planned shared co-living 97-unit plan for the area. Blondie Issuer(...)

The cinema will be located in the basement of the building that already houses The Ivy.  Photograph: Alan Betson

An Bord Pleanála granted permission to Green Reit for a two-screen cinema in the basement area of the One Molesworth Street in Dublin 2, whi(...)

 An image of the development of 657 apartments in blocks up to nine storeys  beside St Anne’s Park in Raheny, Dublin

Dublin City Council will not pursue a judicial review of Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant more than 650 apartments beside St Anne’s Park in Raheny, d(...)

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