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People Before Profit councillor John Lyons wants a change to the development plan so that families could provide accommodation for relatives who are facing high rents and homelessness. File photograph:James Forde

Unscrupulous landlords could provide substandard accommodation for vulnerable tenants if log cabins are permitted in back gardens of family homes, Dub(...)

 New home construction is struggling to meet demand in the absence of developers’ ability to scale up. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The developer which acquired land formerly belonging to RTÉ in Donnybrook has signalled its intention to build up to 17 per cent more units than origi(...)

Mayor for Dublin

This article is part of the Capital Ideas series of proposals to improve Dublin city’s infrastructure, economy, services and the daily life of its cit(...)

Markievicz Building on Townsend Street: faces compulsory purchase and demolition under existing MetroLink plans.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin City councillors have objected to plans by the National Transport Authority to demolish a public swimming pool and an apartment block to make w(...)

 Fishamble Street: Dublin City Council plans to start construction in November on a block of five apartments on a derelict site there. Photograph: Eric Luke

Plans for Dublin’s first prefabricated “portable” apartment block on a site close to Christ Church Cathedral have been supported by city councillors, (...)

 Norma Burke aka Bunty Twuntingdon McFluff at City Hall. “I did this because I got so angry listening to people who want to be candidates but haven’t read the constitutional requirements for the job,” she said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

If you think things are daft now, imagine how completely bonkers the presidential candidate selection process is going to be in seven years’ time. An(...)

Dublin urgently needed a ‘single strong voice and strong leadership’ to provide solutions to the many challenges faced in the region. Photograph: iStock

Dublin City Council has urged Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to resist “metrophobia” and allow Dublin to have a directl(...)

Brendan Howlin: sources close to the Labour Party leader   insist that he will not stand down

A group of Labour councillors is trying to muster further backing for a move to oust Brendan Howlin by garnering the support of over half of local rep(...)

An image of the apartment block on Eglinton Road in Donnybrook that Avestus is seeking permission to build.

Planners are demanding more information from property player Avestus on controversial proposals for an €80 million apartment block in Donnybrook, pote(...)

Scouting Ireland are in the middle of a controversy over the handling of a rape allegation made in 2016, concerning two adults from an incident in 2009. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The membership of Scouting Ireland have approved an overhaul of the organisation’s governance structures at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) hel(...)

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