Nearly 60 per cent (7,173) of the planned housing units are not yet at construction stage, and a quarter (2,955) do not have planning permission. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Just a third of social housing units planned to be built this year by the Department of Housing have been completed, according to latest construction (...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha:  for some time there has been a demand for the Dublin metropolitan area to have a directly-elected mayor.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw
Elected mayors must have power

Cities are now unquestionably the engines of most countries’ economies and need good governance if they are to attract inward investment and tourism. (...)

 Gardaí continue their investigations at the scene of a  shooting in Parlickstown Gardens, Co Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí believe a woman discharged the gun that left three people, including a baby, wounded in west Dublin on Monday. A shotgun, which gardaí believe(...)

Dublin Airport.

An appeal is being considered by Friends of the Irish Environment over the High Court’s rejection of its challenge to a new €320m runway at Dublin Air(...)

South Dublin County Council said four long-term voids had been refurbished since last year along with 325 short-term voids.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe

The vast majority of social housing units brought back into use under a scheme to refurbish “boarded-up properties” were only empty for a short number(...)

The Solidarity strategy would entail councils developing their own 100% public, mixed-tenure housing on their own land. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 1,000 homes could be built on the last piece of council-owned, zoned “residential” land in Fingal, under a plan advanced by the Solidarity p(...)

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(...)

Jimmy Guerin General Election poster from 2016 election, Killester, north Dublin. Source: Jack Power

An election poster from Independent candidate Jimmy Guerin in the Dublin Bay North constituency, was last week still up on a lamp post in Killester 20(...)

Fingal County Council chief executive Paul Reid said it was ‘one of the most progressive’ among local authorities. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Businesses in north county Dublin are facing the first hike in commercial rates in almost a decade as the Fingal County Council agreed a €227 million (...)

The court was told there had been ‘an explosion of raw sewage up through the toilet’ and that it was spread all over the floor, walls, bath and wash hand basin. Photograph: iStock

A mother and son, whose bathroom was splattered in “an explosion of raw sewage” have been awarded €20,000 damages against Fingal County Council and Ir(...)

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