The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) is seeking permission to replace the Luas stop refused by the planning board near the entrance to the Royal Hibernian Way with a new stop outside Hodges Figgis bookshop. Photograph: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

Plans to reinstate a northbound stop on Dawson Street for the new Luas Cross City line will be lodged with An Bord Pleanála in the coming weeks.The Ra(...)

Valerie Bistany at the Irish Writers’ Centre: ‘The board’s vision is that we are for writers.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish Writers’ Centre on Dublin’s Parnell Square, which opened in 1991, has had a troubled recent past. In 2008, it received €200,000 in annual fu(...)

Fianna Fáil councillor Mary Fitzpatrick: to seek nomination to run in European elections in May.

Fianna Fáil councillor Mary Fitzpatrick said today she is to seek a nomination from the party to contest the 2014 European election in the Dublin con(...)

Shreeding trees at a  Christmas tree recycling centre. Galway City Council has advertised a €2 service for recycling trees and owners  can take home a bag of resulting compost.

Local authorities across Ireland are preparing to recycle thousands of Christmas trees as the festive period comes to a close. While January 6th is th(...)

A crane positions a shipping container at Dublin port. An independent study has found that residents in the area are exposed to noise above night-time guidelines set by the World Health Organisation.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

An independent study has found that residents of Pigeon House Road in Dublin port are exposed to noise from the port’s biggest container terminal abov(...)

Deputy city planner John O’Hara (right): said Dublin City Council is responding to demand for houses in the city and for the need to kick-start development. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Dublin City Council has changed its development policies in relation to two major land banks to the north and west of the city to allow the constructi(...)

People walk past as waves crash onto the Coast Road in Malahide, Dublin, today. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A major clean-up operation was ongoing this evening after towns and seafront streets around the country were flooded after high tides and heavy rain l(...)

A derelict site on Cork Street, Dublin 8,  one of the  Dublin City Council sites in the city that remain unused.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 600 vacant sites and parcels of unused prime city- centre development land have been identified by an audit to be published by Dublin(...)

Dublin City Council secured €80,000 and made emergency repairs to just one building, Aldborough House on Portland Row, an 18th-century mansion that had sustained considerable water damage due to the theft of roof lead. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A building conservation fund of almost €700,000 will be available to owners of historic buildings in Dublin city this year.It will be the first time i(...)

Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin was developed in the early 19th  century. Householders have exclusive access to small park.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A scheme to bring the historic houses of Dublin’s south Georgian core back into use is to be introduced by Dublin City Council. The council has assess(...)

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