Dublin Bay: its sea level  has risen by twice the global average in the past 20 years,  according to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin Bay’s sea level appears to be rising faster than initially forecast, and has risen by twice the global average in the past 20 years, underlinin(...)

South Dublin County Council and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR) County Council voted on Monday night to apply the maximum discount of 15 per cent to the rate charged.

Homeowners in three of the four Dublin local authority areas will not see any changes to their local property tax (LPT) bill next year, as councillors(...)

Dublin Airport is Ireland’s biggest and handled more than 31 million passengers last year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Fingal County Council is seeking the public’s views on the draft local area plan for Dublin Airport. The council says that the plan provides for the (...)

Aer Lingus aircraft at Dublin Airport. Under EU legislation, flights can be restricted only where other measures to ease aircraft noise will not work. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin Airport owner DAA is likely to apply shortly to Fingal County Council’s Airport Noise Competent Authority to change planning conditions attache(...)

Retired fisherman Fred Hammond at Balbriggan harbour. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fred Hammond points up at a grubby apartment block from his makeshift seat on a pile of fishing nets and wonders how it was allowed to be built. It r(...)

Some of the material deposited by diggers on a Fingal beach. Photograph: Sinead McCoy/An Taisce

Fingal County Council has been criticised by environmental groups and local people for its failure to clear piles of waste that include plastics, wipe(...)

Most complaints are made by people living on Dublin’s northside in areas located on or close to flight paths, including The Ward, Portmarnock and St Margaret’s. Photograph: Getty Images

A number of repeat objectors are responsible for an almost-tenfold increase in complaints about noise from aircraft using Dublin Airport in the first (...)

Paul Carroll, senior engineer said the scheme will provide a ‘scenic and direct route’ between the growing communities of Malahide and Donabate (above). File photograph: Tom Honan

Planning permission for a new six-kilometre walking and cycling route between Malahide and Donabate in north county Dublin has been lodged by Fingal C(...)

 Nancy Dempsey (93) on Portrane beach, north Dublin,  with the four artists chosen for a  public art project: from left, Joanna Hopkins, Fiona McDonald, Mary Conroy and  Mark Clare. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

At 93-years-of age, Nancy Dempsey can remember Portrane beach in north Dublin when it was straddled by a long wooden boardwalk and when children playe(...)

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(...)

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