Glenveagh now has a choice of going back to the drawing board and revising its plan, or to press ahead with the planning permission already in place for the site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Plans by Glenveagh Homes, one of the country’s largest housebuilders, for a large extension to a €75 million residential development at Donabate in no(...)

The Local Area Plan, drawn up by the council, involves converting the 45 hectares of farmland to housing. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

The financing of 1,150 new homes in west Dublin would be seriously affected by a delay arising from a legal challenge to a local plan for the site, it(...)

Skerries locals have devised a rota to protect their trees from Fingal County Council.

Residents of Skerries, north Co Dublin are maintaining a rota of protestors, who are on “chain saw patrol” and attempting to prevent the felling of ma(...)

With five locations in Dublin failing to meet minimum standards –  Portrane, Rush South, Loughshinny, Merrion Strand and Sandymount Strand (above) – Dublin’s bathing waters were worse than in 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin is being promoted on the basis of its “wonderful natural environment”, but the reality is raw sewage continues to be discharged into many bathi(...)

The High Court has thrown out three legal challenges against plans for a new €320 million runway at Dublin Airport. In what were lengthy and detailed(...)

Years of patient efforts to reintroduce red kites into Ireland have resulted in three chicks being fledged in two nests in Fingal this year, the Golden Eagle Trust (GET) said.

Three newly fledged red kite chicks are soaring over Dublin after a successful breeding programme. Years of patient efforts to reintroduce red kites (...)

Nature’s way: The refurbished playground in Merrion Square, Dublin, which is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story The Selfish Giant

Swings and roundabouts: What playground do you favour, and why? Email swayman@irishtimes.com or comment on the article below. We hope to publish a (...)