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Planning regulator Niall Cussen: “For people who have toiled with the commute, the lure of remote working or blended working options will be very strong.” File photograph: Alan Betson

Pandemic positives are a bit thin on the ground but its timing, in one particular way at least, has been auspicious given the attention it has brought(...)

Plans for at least four new ‘urban villages’ will be devised under the new Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2228 to help house an expected increase in population of up to 70,000.

The days of the three-bed semi-detached house “are over” in Dublin, the city council’s most senior planner has said, as work gets under way on plans f(...)

Bewley’s on Grafton Street, Dublin is listed under the city’s Record of Protected Structures. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Tom Brabazon, is to spearhead plans to try to again save Bewley’s cafe on Grafton Street, following the announcement it is t(...)

Stock image of Ballina and the River Moy in Co Mayo. Photograph: iStock

The six-year-old boy who died in a drowning accident in a stream near his Co Mayo home on Sunday has been named locally as Louie Chen. Shortly after(...)

Emma Geoghegan, Conor Sexton and Jutarat R Suwankeeree at the Nightmarket restaurant in Ranelagh in Dublin, which is providing a takeaway service.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Restaurants must be given a dispensation from planning regulations to allow them operate as takeaway services during the coronavirus crisis, the Resta(...)

The rezoning of old industrial lands across Dublin for up to 3,500 homes has been delayed by Dublin city councillors. File photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

The rezoning of old industrial lands across Dublin for up to 3,500 homes has been delayed by Dublin city councillors, following objections from local (...)

Impression of the Salesforce tower – to the immediate left of the Central Bank’s docklands headquarters.

The High Court has quashed An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve developer Johnny Ronan’s 13-storey tower beside Salesforce’s Dublin docklands headqu(...)

Construction has already begun on  the development at Spencer Dock, but according to a statement from the  company it will now have to cease.

In the on-going multi-storey War of the Docklands, Dublin City Council has won the latest and possibly most significant battle yet. On his third atte(...)

Councillors on Monday night voted to initiate a change to the city development plan to limit hotels. Photograph: iStock

Dublin is facing a shortfall of more than 1,000 hotel rooms Fáilte Ireland has said, despite calls by Dublin city councillors for a curb on hotel cons(...)

Independent councillor Mannix Flynn suggested a motion had been introduced to facilitate the ‘commercial friends’ of some councillors but he later withdrew the comment. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dublin city councillors have voted to limit the number of hotels being built in the city to halt the “increasing erosion of cultural life and space”, (...)

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