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The former glass bottle site on the Poolbeg peninsula. Developers are obliged to set aside 350 apartments for social housing.

The first application for the long awaited redevelopment of the former Irish Glass Bottle site in Ringsend, which has been designated up to 3,500 home(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: ‘This isn’t about allowing for high density bedsits, it is about a new style of accommodation.’ File photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has defended the development of co-living apartment schemes described by housing charity Threshold as “21st century(...)

Newtown Industrial Estate in Coolock is one of four industrial areas Dublin City Council has identified as “new key growth areas of the city”. Photograph: Collins

Up to two-thirds of Dublin city’s industrial estates and business parks are set to be redeveloped for housing under new plans from Dublin City Council(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

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(...)

Boramar 110 Rock Road Booterstown Co Dublin

For centuries, many merchants in Irish cities lived above their businesses. Travelling on the upper deck of buses in Dublin city today, the number of (...)

Pope Francis: towards the end of 2017, he named Fr Patrick Peyton as Venerable   in recognition of his “heroic virtue”. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/AFP/Getty Images

Relatives of an Irish-born priest who drew millions to his worldwide Family Rosary rallies in the 1940s and 1950s have confirmed his body is to be exh(...)

Author Philip Roth, at home in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in January 2018. Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Art(...)

Overhead potential? Dún Laoghaire’s George’s St. Photograph: Eric Luke

With a shortage of housing supply and a lengthy lead-in time before enough new homes are built, it makes sense to examine how the State might maximise(...)

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