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A homeless man sleeping rough in Dublin’s Temple Bar. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An additional 80 emergency beds for the homeless are being put in place in Dublin to address increasing rough sleeping in the city. This will bring t(...)

Volunteers with Inner City Helping the Homeless in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A 17-year-old boy begging outside Spar on Dame Street, Dublin, two couples bedded down at Liberty Hall, five men with sleeping bags inside the railing(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke: motion to block British royal presence will be tabled at forthcoming meeting of Dublin City Council.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke is to seek support for a motion blocking any British royal presence at 1916 Rising commemoration events. Mr Burke,(...)

Cllr Kevin Sheahan (right) after being elected cathaoirleach of the new Limerick City & County Council, at the University of Limerick Concert Hall. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

The formation of ruling coalitions on county councils yesterday, as well as new mayors taking up their chains of office, saw the changes ushered in by(...)

Councillors will elect a new Lord Mayor at City Hall this evening. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Independent councillor Christy Burke has this evening been elected Lord Mayor of Dublin for 2014/2015.Sinn Féin will hold the position of Lord Mayor o(...)

It is expected that the grouping of Independents, which comprises 12 councillors, will nominate Cllr Christy Burke (above) for the position of lord mayor 2014/2015 at a meeting in City Hall tomorrow.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin will hold the position of Lord Mayor of Dublin for the 1916 centenary commemorations under a deal agreed by Dublin City councillors.The arra(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn: will hand over chain of office next Friday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On Friday night Dublin city councillors will decide who gets to be the capital’s first citizen, when the current Lord Mayor of Dublin, Labour’s Oisín (...)

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