Hugh Lewis

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Housing under the scheme will be built on local authority land and be offered for sale at a discounted price.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An affordable housing scheme which discriminates against Dubliners who have had to leave the capital because of high rents has been approved by counci(...)

 Josepha Madigan, when seeking a council seat in 2014, said in her election literature that it would be a ‘dreadful waste of taxpayers’ money’ if the site were used for Traveller accommodation. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Plans for Traveller housing at Mount Anville Road in Mount Merrion have been dropped by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council more than 30 years after(...)

The Cottage Home  child and family service in Shankill sold its Tivoli Road building in Dún Laoghaire and the proceeds have funded the service up to now.

A south Dublin service for vulnerable families, which says it has kept children from going into State care, will close in coming months unless it can (...)

Ossian Smyth, Green Party councillor and chair of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,  said the Mount Anville site cannot be sold without a “specific disposal motion” coming forward. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

An attempt to keep a south Dublin site earmarked for Traveller accommodation from being sold has been voted down by councillors. At the monthly meeti(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan: Said in 2014 – when still a councillor – it would be a “dreadful waste . . . of taxpayers’ money” if the Mount Anville site was used for Traveller accommodation. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Councillors in south Co Dublin will be asked on Monday evening to vote in favour of selling a site earmarked for Traveller accommodation. The controv(...)

Amanda Barnes (23), with Luca and Millie. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Amanda Barnes (23), a mother of three children, had been living in homeless accommodation for three months when she found her family’s current home – (...)

“The reality of HAP is that it is an insecure and private contractual arrangement that can be pulled from under the tenant’s feet at the mercy of their landlord.” Photograph: Getty Images

A key aspect of the Government’s strategy to deliver social housing is not working for an increasing number of families, housing experts have warned. (...)

Willie Lynch, Tara Gilbert and Jodie (9) who died in the fire in Carrickmines.

Two boys, aged 14 and six, whose parents Sylvia and Thomas Connors died in the fire at Carrickmines on Saturday morning, remain in hospital. One is in(...)

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has decided to contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service over the urban fox “problem” in the area. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has passed a motion to address the urban fox “problem” in that area of south Dublin. After a heated debate last (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Kate Feeney has been elected  in the Blackrock ward.Photograph: DAVE MEEHANS

The counting of votes in the Dún Laoghaire ward of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been adjourned indefinitely.Labour requested that ballots(...)

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