Eilis Ryan

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Residents of the building that went on fire on Mountjoy Square last week pictured outside the premises: Dayane Silva  and Laís Souza, Brazil, Jehan Fouquet, France, Lirlanda Freites and Yara Silva, Brazil. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

As she gasped for air in her smoke-filled apartment, Laís Souza from Brazil was afraid she might not survive to see her family again. The teacher ca(...)

 O’Devaney Gardens flat complex, Dublin. Dublin city councillors are facing pressure to reverse their decision to redevelop the site as a council-owned rental complex. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Pressure is mounting on Dublin city councillors to reverse their decision to redevelop O’Devaney Gardens as a council-owned rental complex. Dublin Ci(...)

Councillors last month voted in favour of a motion from Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan requiring all of the 479 planned new homes which will replace the dilapidated O’Devaney Gardens  complex (above) to be “public, mixed-income housing”.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Dublin city councillor behind a motion to redevelop O’Devaney Gardens as a public rental-only complex has appealed to her fellow councillors to co(...)

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