Children  at a blazing Halloween bonfire at Glasthule, Co Dublin, two years ago. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

More than 500 tonnes of pallets, tyres and other materials stockpiled for bonfires has been seized by Dublin City Council in the lead up to Halloween.(...)

There’s a row brewing in Dublin’s sister city of San Jose, California. A local website, San Jose Inside, says 10 members of the city’s councillors and(...)

Going Dutch in Ely Place

Pettigrew and Oulton’s Dublin Directory of 1842 shows the residents of Ely Place were the well to do and included lords, ladies and viscounts. In t(...)

Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects said the winning design that the ESB has for the site was in keeping with a “philosophy within contemporary architecture that you can restore the essence of a historic fabric, in this case the Georgian streetscape, in a contemporary way”.

The traditional Georgian street facade which was torn down in 1965 to make way for the ESB’s headquarters in Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin should not b(...)

Lessons of Priory Hall

Few victims of the property bust have been quite so unfortunate as the 240 residents of Priory Hall. Not only did they pay inflated prices for their a(...)

The Supreme Court has over the past year or so greatly clarified and expanded the principles underpinning judicial review. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Supreme Court has over the past year or so greatly clarified and expanded the principles underpinning judicial review. This is evident in three ar(...)

Following a €10 million refurbishment of Priory Hall, Dublin City Council plans to sell the former owner-occupied homes.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin City Council’s Supreme Court appeal against orders that it pay the accommodation costs of the 240 residents evacuated from Priory Hall is to go(...)

The Taoiseach announced that Dr Martin McAleese has agreed to oversee implementation of the agreement. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Priory Hall residents have agreed to accept the Government’s deal which will allow them to finally leave behind the unsafe apartments from which they (...)

The Supreme Court has dismissed a bid to overturn a decision giving a residents’ group the right to legally challenge a¤270 million extension to the Ringsend sewage treatment plant in Dublin.
 Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

The Supreme Court has dismissed a bid to overturn a decision giving a residents’ group the right to legally challenge a€270 million extension to the R(...)

Changing times: photographs from Dublin City Council’s new website bridgesofdublin.ie: O’Connell Bridge in 1905; after Easter Week, 1916; and in 2013. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Many a pub quiz has descended into disarray over this question: how many bridges span the River Liffey in Dublin? The answer, according the Dub(...)

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