Leopardstown Racecourse: Horse Racing Ireland says it wants to  unlock the potential of both sites “to ensure that Leopardstown remains one of the best racecourses in Europe”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

State agency Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is weighing plans for housing, a hotel and a school on land it owns at Leopardstown in Dublin that a local cou(...)

Illegal dumping on the Sally Gap:  Dara Grehan described finding “medical waste, latex gloves and medical wrappers, probably syringes ...  household rubbish, nappies”. Photograph: Dara Grehan

The lack of a prompt response to widespread fly-tipping of rubbish along one of the most scenic routes through Co Wicklow and south Dublin is allowing(...)

Cherrywood in south Dublin: undeveloped land bank is set to become new town centre.

To much fanfare, the Government identified Cherrywood as south Dublin’s newest suburb back in 2010. Wedged southeast of Carrickmines and northwest of (...)

Senior class at Dance Theatre of Ireland, at Bloomfield Centre, Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Loneliness is often described as being more detrimental to older people’s health than physical illness. But not every older person wants to play bridg(...)

South Korean    embassy officials described the proposed development in Carrickmines, south Dublin as “overbearing visually”. Photograph: Getty Images

The South Korean embassy has cited the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations as part of an effort to prevent a development next to its ambassador’(...)

To be hit with a levy, sites must be bigger than 0.05 of a hectare, be ‘idle’ for more than 12 months, be zoned for residential or regeneration purposes, and be in an area in need of housing. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fingal County Council has published details of eight properties on its register of vacant sites, leaving Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council the onl(...)

Broombridge, Cabra: Henry O’Brien, Dolores Ferris and John Coffey. Ferris says she has has witnessed “huge” changes to traffic levels  but is readying herself for a seismic shift. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Cabra residents wake up next Monday morning, many will be afraid to peer out their windows. The nightmare in this Dublin suburb is that their rel(...)

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, in whose area 10 members of one Traveller family died in a fire on an unauthorised site in October 2015, had the largest draw-down, spending €1.95 million on Traveller accommodation since January 2016 – just over the €1.92 it was allocated. It was the only local authority to overspend on Traveller accommodation. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost half the money allocated to local authorities for Traveller accommodation over the past two years has not been spent, figures from the Departme(...)

As there are no docking stations, Urbo users can start and end their journey at any designated bike parking area and simply lock them when they arrive at their destination

Urbo, an Irish start-up that rents out bicycles on a short-term basis via a mobile app and QR codes, is looking to raise €5 million as it seeks to rol(...)

The abandoned Sentinel building in Sandyford:  a beacon of the recession, it is   to be turned into 294 “office suites” following   Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s granting of  permission. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The landmark 14-storey Sentinel building in Sandyford, south Dublin, which has been left as an unfinished shell for a decade, is to be redeveloped as (...)

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