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Dublin City Council will now prepare a report for councillors on how to fill the vacant seat. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An attempt to fill a seat on Dublin City Council, vacant since the death last August of Independent councillor Anthony Flynn, has failed after council(...)

From left,  Dublin city councillors  Hazel Chu,  Larry O’Toole, Catherine Stocker and  Janet Horner outside Leinster House after handing a letter to the Minister of Health. Photograph: Leah Farrell/ RollingNews.ie

More than half of Dublin city’s councillors have signed a letter calling on the Minister for Health to reconsider plans to build the new National Mate(...)

The naming of a place – a town, a street, a housing estate – is a profoundly political act. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

At a Dublin City Council committee meeting this week, Independent councillor Christy Burke bemoaned that developers were giving names to new housing a(...)

Anthony Flynn’s funeral cortege passing the Inner City Helping Homeless office on Amiens Street in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Both inside and outside the Our Lady of Lourdes church on Seán McDermott Street, members of Dublin’s north inner city community lined out in numbers (...)

 ICHH is to apply to the High Court to have an inspector appointed to review the charity’s operation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) is to apply to the High Court to have an inspector appointed to review its operations after a controversy over sexu(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland plans to tackle the issues through a multi-agency group. Photograph: Lord Mayor of Dublin/Twitter

Dublin Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland has identified open drug dealing and homelessness as “high-level” issues on the streets of the city centre to be ta(...)

Councillor Christy Burke has temporarily taken over as interim chair of the board of Inner City Helping Homeless. Photograph: Collins

Councillor Christy Burke has temporarily taken over as interim chair of the board of Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH), following the recent resignat(...)

The funeral cortège of  Anthony Flynn as it passed the Inner City Helping Homeless office on Amiens Street in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan

The late Dublin city councillor Anthony Flynn had “a heart of pure gold” and “made a mark on this world that will never be erased,” said his fellow no(...)

Grogan’s Pub manager Daniel Smith said some of the street drinking that was common in the area during periods of lockdown had lingered, but he did not feel it was menacing. Photograph: Alan Betson

There’s a burst of frantic activity from inside the noisy group before a man staggers away, bloody nosed and looking dazed having just been punched in(...)

Kellie Harrington is expected to arrive back at her family home on Portland Row early on Tuesday evening. Photograph:  Buda Mendes / POOL / AFP via Getty Images

Olympic gold medallist Kellie Harrington is expected to be paraded on an open top bus on Tuesday evening when she arrives back in her native Dublin. (...)

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