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Developer Andrew Gillick  has offered a complex of 471 apartments at the site of the former Chivers factory in Coolock to the State for social housing.

Plans for almost 500 apartments in blocks nine storeys tall in north Dublin that could be used for social housing have been described as “greedy” and (...)

The Orchard Lawns Estate in Cherry Orchard, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Fears are growing for the planned development of thousands of new homes in Cherry Orchard following revelations of attacks and protection rackets at b(...)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government  Eoghan Murphy said  he was ‘disappointed’ parties on the council were rejecting a deal they themselves had formulated. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has accused Dublin city councillors of “hypocrisy” following their threats to block the regeneration of the former (...)

Dublin City Council is building 56 social homes on the dilapidated O’Devaney Gardens site in Dublin 7. Bartra Capital has been chosen to build another 768 houses and apartments. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A decision on the regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens by Bartra Capital has been delayed by Dublin city councillors following warnings from Minister for(...)

Redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens:  Dublin City Council is in the process of building 56 social homes on the site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The redevelopment of the former O’Devaney Gardens flat complex by Bartra Capital is set to be blocked by Dublin city councillors on Monday, unless aff(...)

The original estate, of 272 flats built in 1954 and now demolished, had been entirely social housing. Several councillors had suggested the new housing should be kept in council ownership through the use of cost rental or affordable rental models. File photograph: Tom Honan

The redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens “will have to be abandoned” if councillors fail to approve a €7 million deal with Bartra Capital on Monday, Dub(...)

A Dublin City Council image of how the Yi Garden could look in Herbert Park.

The planned installation of a Chinese “friendship garden” in Dublin’s Herbert Park will not go ahead next month, due to the decision of the Chinese sp(...)

The site at Springvale in Chapelizod opposite the Church of the Nativity. Photograph: Tom Honan

Dublin City Council has dropped plans to use emergency powers to build more than 120 social homes without seeking planning permission on two sites on (...)

Dublin Landings, one of the few new docklands developments which will have social housing

It’s a predicament across the world. In New York, the city authorities offered developers tax breaks if they committed to making a certain percentage (...)

Brendan Kenny, deputy chief executive of Dublin City Council, Helene Schauer, (MVD, Austria) and David Silke, Housing Agency, at a seminar on Planning and Housing for the 21st Century as part of the Vienna Model of Housing Exhibition. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What can Dublin housing experts learn from Vienna where two-thirds of the city’s inhabitants live in public housing was the question being asked at th(...)

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