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President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, with Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring and artist Vera Klute, having unveiled the Luke Kelly statue in Dublin 1, on January 30th, 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We all have our heroes, some of us may even do heroic things, but it is not given to everyone to have a statue erected in their memory, never mind two(...)

The exterior of 422 North Circular Road, dramatist Seán O’Casey’s last residence. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The last Dublin home of dramatist and socialist Sean O’Casey, where he wrote his best known plays, is being bought by Dublin City Council for use as h(...)

Fianna Fáil candidate Brian Mohan said using the term ‘gypsy’ was ‘ill-advised and an ill-informed choice of words when referring to someone’. File photograph: Collins

A Fianna Fáil candidate for the upcoming local elections in Dublin city has apologised for using the word “gypsy” to describe an individual on social (...)

Anthony Flynn from Inner City Helping Homeless who is running in the upcoming local elections in May. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Prominent homelessness campaigner Anthony Flynn is to contest the upcoming local elections for a seat on Dublin City Council. Mr Flynn is the founde(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, with Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring and artist Vera Klute, at the Guild Street site, in the docklands. Mr Higgins unveiled two sculptures of   Luke Kelly  on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Luke Kelly’s version of A Town I Loved So Well is regarded as the definitive one though it was written about Derry and not his native Dublin. The la(...)

The Luke Kelly statue by Dublin artist Vera Klute is lowered into place on Sherrif Street in Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Kelly

You wait years for a Luke Kelly statue, and then two of them come along at once. Tomorrow, the city unveils two separate sculptures, on either side of(...)

The remains of actor Jer O’Leary, being carried out of the Church of St. Agatha’s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Actor, activist, artist, raconteur, orator, and trade unionist Jer O’Leary (73), who died in Dublin on St Stephen’s Day, had a favourite quotation: “I(...)

More than 20,000 full- and part-time students are due to attend DIT’s consolidated campus  in Grangegorman, Dublin 7, by 2020. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Plans for a seven-storey apartment complex for almost 300 students beside the new DIT campus at Grangegorman could be blocked by Dublin city councillo(...)

Simon Coveney (left with shovel) turning the sod in June 2016 on a planned redevelopment of the Dominick Street flats during his time as minister for housing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The €39 million redevelopment of the Dominick Street flats in Dublin’s north inner city is to begin within weeks, more than two years since former min(...)

 Joan Freeman: she is understood to have told those supporting her that she does not believe she will have a difficulty  raising funds

Aspiring presidential candidate Joan Freeman has urged local authorities to hold special meetings soon to facilitate the nomination of challengers to (...)

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