Lettie McCarthy of Labour looks set to be re-elected in Glencullen, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In the weeks leading up to election day, a certain sense of optimism had crept into the ranks of the Labour Party. RTÉ’s exit poll has shown, however(...)

People Before Profit councillor John Lyons wants a change to the development plan so that families could provide accommodation for relatives who are facing high rents and homelessness. File photograph:James Forde

Unscrupulous landlords could provide substandard accommodation for vulnerable tenants if log cabins are permitted in back gardens of family homes, Dub(...)

Dublin city is  facing a shortage of residentially zoned land within four years. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Proposals to rezone for housing large tracts of Dublin’s industrial estates have been welcomed by private and social housing providers and business g(...)

Brendan Howlin succeeded Joan Burton as Labour leader in May 2016.

Sixteen Labour councillors have signed a letter in support of the embattled party leader Brendan Howlin. The party’s low poll ratings, which have sh(...)

Copenhagen, Denmark has been named the most bike-friendly city in the world for the second year running. Photograph: Getty Images

There is something thrilling about using a bicycle to explore a new city. Street life seems more vibrant as you whizz past the crowds and down side st(...)

Tens of thousands of people will be stuck not being able to afford their own homes or access social housing if current policies continue, a housing expert has said. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of people will be stuck not being able to afford their own homes or access social housing if current policies continue, a housing ex(...)

The council management wants to start the process of seeking a project group to develop all six sites this month. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Plans to build 500 social homes in Dublin and its surrounding commuter counties using a public private partnership (PPP) deal, have been approved by D(...)

Regeneration: new social housing near one of Ballymun’s old apartment blocks in 2008. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ballymun was built in a hurry, an emergency response to a housing crisis precipitated by a pair of terrible events in the summer of 1963. Two elderly (...)

At 28m the maximum height for most of the city would be half the height of Liberty Hall (59m). File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Dublin City councillors have approved plans to allow apartment blocks to up 24m, the equivalent of eight storeys tall in “low-rise” areas of Dublin c(...)

The council wants to increase the fee to €25 this year and €30 next year. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Dublin Bikes subscriptions are set to be increased by 50 per cent, and a new funding strategy that could see advertising panels at the College Green p(...)

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