An empty Liffey Valley during last year’s Level 5 lockdown. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The planned €135 million expansion of Liffey Valley shopping centre in Dublin “is wholly unsustainable”, planning consultants acting for The Square in(...)

The western end of Liffey Valley shopping centre.

Property group Hines has secured planning permission for a €135 million major extension to the Liffey Valley shopping centre. South Du(...)

Image of the proposed development at Stocking Lane in Ballyboden. Source: Digital Dimensions

An Bord Pleanála has denied plans for a €42 million residential development in south Dublin over the developer’s failure to publish a newspa(...)

Mary Cooney at her home in Balgaddy, Clondalkin, where damp and mould are a serious problem. Photograph: Alan Betson

The human rights of local authority tenants living with mould and damp, sewage problems, inadequate insulation and rat infestations continue to be vio(...)

 Clare O’Byrne: she says  a  lack of maternity leave is a “huge barrier” for women in politics. Photograph: Green Party website

A Green Party councillor who has resigned from her local authority seat has criticised the lack of maternity leave for women politicians. New mother (...)

If old age is always 15 years older than you are, then you have time to plan. Photograph: iStock

The number of people in Ireland aged 65 and over will reach one million in the next decade. Compared to first-time buyers, their housing needs rarely (...)

The closure of food businesses, quiet city streets and a rise in fly-tipping are all said to be contributing to the increase in reported rodent activity. Photograph: iStock

If it had been claimed a year ago that rodent activity was set to become a bigger issue for Dublin homeowners due to the city centre being largely de(...)

A view of the Vartry reservoir water treatment works in Co Wicklow. A new reservoir is to be built in Saggart, Co Dublin. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Construction of a new 100 million litre reservoir, to secure water supplies across Dublin city and south Co Dublin, will begin next month, Irish Water(...)

The flood relief scheme runs between St Enda’s Park (above) and the confluence of the stream with the Owendoher river in Rathfarnham. Image: Google Streetview

A local residents group has taken a High Court challenge over planning approval for flood relief works in Rathfarnham in south County Dublin. Ballybo(...)

The Griffeen River running through the centre of Lucan village. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Lucan in west Dublin is set to be transformed into a tourism “destination town” under a series of South Dublin County Council projects. Despite its p(...)

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