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No homeless family will have to move outside Dublin during the Pope’s visit, the chief executive of Dublin City Council has said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

No homeless family will have to move outside Dublin during the Pope’s visit, the chief executive of Dublin City Council has said. “We don’t think an(...)

“Intensive lobbying has been conducted at national and local level in favour of rezoning run-down, city-based industrial estates.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The rezoning of industrial brownfield sites in Dublin City may not produce an immediate flush of affordable homes or buy-to-let, high-rise apartments.(...)

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(...)

Dublin city’s industrial estates could be replaced by thousands of homes under large-scale rezoning plans. File photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin city’s industrial estates could be replaced by thousands of homes under large-scale mass rezoning plans from Dublin City Council to tackle the (...)

 That vacant property site on Fishamble street had been earmarked by the council for a pilot owner-designed and built apartment scheme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Prefabricated “rapid delivery” apartments planned for a Dublin City Council-owned site on Fishamble Street will not be reserved for homeless families (...)

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan said the lengthy delays meant the housing projects would “be difficult to describe” as rapid build. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The head of Dublin City Council has said something is “seriously wrong” in the delivery of rapid-build modular housing, with projects delayed by nearl(...)

The exterior of the now derelict Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Ronan McGreevy A proposal to sell an old Magdalene laundry site in Dublin to a Japanese hotel chain for €14 million is likely to face serious opposi(...)

“The only local authorities building houses are local authorities down the country.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

It will cost Dublin City Council €330,000 to build an average unit of housing even when it owns the land, a senior council official has warned. Brend(...)

Mercer House flats in Dublin: architects seek their preservation while residents live with the flaws.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Recently, the self-described “Ronaldo of the property market” Greg Kavanagh sought permission to build a block of apartments at the foot of the Dublin(...)

Dublin council’s head of housing Brendan Kenny: “We are concerned that families may endure a prolonged period in emergency accommodation  and not consider alternatives.” Photograph:   Alan Betson

Dublin city councillors have agreed to stop giving homeless families priority for housing ahead of applicants with a longer time on the social housing(...)

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