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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(...)

Illegal dump in Darndale,  Dublin. A resident with children said he has not been able to allow them to play on the green space since he moved in.  “There are rats running around, syringes, nappies, all sorts of rubbish.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An illegal rubbish dump is continuing to operate in north Dublin, despite Dublin City Council spending more than €230,000 last year to remove accumula(...)

Ciarán Cuffe: “I don’t think we should be relaxing building regulations to facilitate homes which may not be up to standard”

Proposals to permit ‘log cabins’ in the back gardens of family homes in Dublin to ease the housing crisis have been rejected amid fire safety and subs(...)

 TDs Gino Kenny, Richard Boyd Barrett and Bríd Smith with (behind) Cllr John Lyons and MLA Gerry Carroll at the People Before Profit national conference at Wynn’s Hotel, in Dublin, in 2017. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Cllr John Lyons has resigned from People Before Profit over “difficulties” with its leadership, he announced on Monday. Cllr Lyons was elected to Du(...)

A log cabin in a garden in  Dublin. Photograph: James Forde

Erecting log cabins or “sheds” in back gardens will not solve the housing crisis and will set a “dangerous precedent”, the Irish Planning Institute (I(...)

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(...)

The former model school on Church Avenue in Glasnevin sold for €870,000.

A Dublin city-centre car park overlooking the Grand Canal, owned by the Office of Public Works (OPW), has sold for almost twice its guide price at auc(...)

Dublin City Council’s head of traffic said there was an “urgent need” to reconfigure College Green to take account of increased numbers of pedestrians and cyclists “and the new requirement to cater for 55m-long Luas cross-city trams”.

Dublin City Council spent almost €1.5 million on the College Green plaza project, which was refused permission by An Bord Pleanála three weeks ago, it(...)

Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh said the court ruling was ‘probably an even-enough result’. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Supermac’s boss Pat McDonagh has been ordered to reimburse more than €150,000 in “overpaid” council rates and rent to the tenants of one of his fast-(...)

 Marc Carroll  and Sharon Brerton outside their log cabin   in Raheny,  Dublin. Photograph:James Forde

Dublin City Council is to consider allowing the temporary construction of log cabins in back gardens for people to live in as the housing crisis conti(...)

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