The Alfie Byrne memorial seat as it looks today (left) and how it looked shortly after completion. Dublin City Council said said the seat was “not considered to be of great artistic merit” and “the cost of maintenance or conservation required is considered excessive”

A stay of execution has been granted to the memorial to 10-times lord mayor of Dublin Alfie Byrne, following the intervention of its creator. D(...)

The new Liffey bridge under construction. Rosie Hackett was recorded in the 1911 census as living in nearby Old Abbey Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

One hundred years after an ordinary young Dublin woman played an extraordinary role in the remarkable events unfolding around her, Rosie Hackett is ba(...)

Gardaí  have appealed for the public’s assistance in tracing the last movements of  Henryk Piotrowski whose body was found in a bin truck at a waste facility in Dublin on Friday.

  Support groups in Dublin have confirmed that the homeless Polish man who was crushed to death when the refuse bin in which he was sle(...)

Brown Thomas, shop fronts on Grafton Street, Dublin. The company, which employs some 1,000 people, is next year facing a large increase in its commercial rates bill – to €1.1 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times
A perverse rate hike

Does Dublin City Council have a jobs strategy for the city? The question is prompted by some pertinent comments from Stephen Sealey, managing director(...)

Trust co-founder  Alice Leahy says that for many migrant homeless people there is no stability. “They’re often not eligible for social welfare and they can’t access mainstream homeless services, so they have to ring up a freephone number every day and there’s no guarantee of a bed.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Henryk Piotrowski came to Ireland several years ago in search of a better life.He left his friends and family behind in Poland. But alcoholism, couple(...)

Vandalism and neglect

The destruction of the Viking site at Wood Quay to make way for Dublin civic offices represented one of the greatest acts of official vandalism in the(...)

Muslim women offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Hazratbal shrine in Kashmir, India. Photograph: Getty Images

A warden has been suspended after allegedly telling two Muslim women they could not pray in a park.An investigation has been launched after the women (...)

Aungier Street as it will appear after Dublin City Council’s proposed regeneration

A strategy to turn around the fortunes of Dublin’s first planned post-medieval street will be published today by Dublin City Council. Aungier Street (...)

The Alfie Byrne memorial seat as it looks today (left) and how it looked shortly after completion.

The artist who created the Alfie Byrne monument in Clontarf has hit back at Dublin City Council for “belittling” his work.The council is to decommissi(...)

The Alfie Byrne memorial seat at Clontarf in Dublin has been neglected and vandalised in recent years.

A monument to one of Dublin’s most popular and longest-serving lord mayors is to be “decommissioned” by Dublin City Council. The council is to remove (...)

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