A group of Dublin businesses have succeeded in blocking attempts by the city council to force them to contribute to the upkeep of a company set up by the local authority to promote the centre of the capital.

A group of Dublin businesses have succeeded in blocking attempts to force them to contribute to the upkeep of a company set up by the local authori(...)

The new bridge linking Burgh Quay and Marlborough Street under construction over the river Liffey in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre has launched an online “urgent petition” seeking to have the new bridge on the River Liffey, currently under constructio(...)

 The building at the junction of Moss Street and Gloucester Street, Dublin, which will be redeveloped by Dublin City Council. Photograph: Eric Luke

A derelict Dublin flat complex built 100 years ago is to be restored and redeveloped as part of an almost €9 million investment in new social h(...)

Northern light: Parnell Square, between the Hugh Lane gallery and the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

These are bleak times for cultural policy in Ireland, so last week’s announcement by Dublin City Council of plans for a new cultural quarter in(...)

Simon Coveney, Fine Gael transport spokesman in August  2010,  at the publication of the party's Vehicle Immobilisation Regulation Bill.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Motorists who have been victims of the worst excesses of unscrupulous clampers will find great satisfaction in the Regulation of Vehicle Immobi(...)

Grafton Street: Since the 19th century, the street has been fabled as a premier commercial centre in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Grafton Street is to be protected as a high-end commercial experience on which a raft of business types – including internet cafes, sex shops a(...)

Ecological approach: the project has been managed by Maryann Harris, parks superintendent for biodiversity at Dublin City Council. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s a rare pleasure, when so many good developments in our society have been cruelly blighted, to witness the birth of a stretch of biodiverse(...)

Dublin City Council proposes to stop cleaning selected streets for a week at a time and allow the waste to pile up in order to send message that illegal dumping is not acceptable. Photograph: David Sleator

Dublin City Council plans to suspend street cleaning in certain parts of the city from next month because of the “unrelenting issue” of illegal dum(...)

The proposal for a memorial was made in the Ryan Report, which said it should “ provide a point of reference with sensory significance that keeps alive the memory of those who suffered loss and pain”. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Dublin City Council’s planners are expected to approve the winning scheme for a memorial to victims of institutional abuse at the Garden of Remembr(...)

Caps on clamp-release fees to be introduced to protect motorists

Car clampers operating on private property are to be regulated and licensed for the first time under new Department of Transpo(...)

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