Kenneth Egan, who won a silver medal for Ireland at the 2008 Olympics, is ‘in talks’ with Fine Gael about representing the party in the local elections in May. Photograph: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the decision of Olympic silver medallist Kenny Egan to enter into talks to stand as a Fine Gael candidate in next Ma(...)

Some 247 houses were built in Killester between 1918 and 1922 for Irish ex-servicemen and their families by the Local Government Board on the “garden suburb” model.

One of the last remaining British legion halls in the State, built in Killester, Dublin for veterans of the first World War, has gone on sale for €(...)

The  East Link bridge. City engineer Michael Phillips will next week recommend that councillors choose to retain the €4.2 million in annual toll revenue.

Dublin City Council is proposing to continue charging motorists to cross the East Link Toll Bridge after the 30-year private contract comes to (...)

Derelict site on Cork Street near junction with Ormond Street. The council’s survey of almost 1,500 people found just under 90 per cent wanted unused, vacant or derelict lands in the city brought back into productive use. Photosgraph:  Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dubliners are backing calls for the introduction of a levy on vacant sites, with more than 80 per cent in favour of the charge, according to a Dublin (...)

15 Gulistan Terrace

It’s a sign of the demand in Dublin 6 and the preference for period red-bricks that a two-bedroom terraced house, 15 Gulistan Terrace in Rathmines,(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisin Quinn. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Dublin Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn has failed to overturn a Standards in Public Office Commission finding that he inadvertently committed minor breaches of(...)

The fire fighters’ union, the Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association, maintains, in an afidavit sworn by its chairman John Kidd, that the Scott breathing equipment currently in use has a high failure rate and is a danger to fire fighters. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A request by some Dublin fire fighters for an injunction forcing the withdrawal from service of certain breathing apparatus which they maintain is unr(...)

More than 16,000 applicants are waiting for council housing in the city, but the council cannot provide sufficient suitable housing for them, assistant city manager with responsibility for housing Dick Brady told the councillors.

Only 29 houses were built by Dublin City Council last year, councillors were told by a senior official at a meeting last night. More than 16,000 appli(...)

The Death of Cuchulain statue in the GPO. An Post plans to build the exhebition centre in a courtyard behind the main hall of the O’Connell Street building

Plans for a 1916 Rising exhibition and visitor centre for the GPO have been lodged with Dublin City Council by An Post. The facility, expected to cost(...)

Literary laureate: the writer Samuel Beckett. Photograph: Louis Monier/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Within the next 18 months Dublin could have a significant new literary-themed tourist attraction. That’s the plan of Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, the head of (...)

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