Melisa Halpin

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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(...)

Social housing: Local authorities have yet to build the homes, but they have been ordered to establish a ‘scheme of priority’ to determine in what order prospective buyers will be chosen. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dubliners who had to leave the capital because of high rents, face discrimination under a new affordable housing scheme for low and middle income work(...)

People Before Profit councillor  Melisa Halpin speaks at a meeting of the Bulloch Harbour Preservation Association. Photograph: Eric Luke

A controversial development proposed for Bulloch Harbour near Dalkey in south Dublin has been refused planning permission. Bartra Capital Ltd, found(...)

Dún Laoghaire Harbour (above): At a council meeting on Monday night, councillors unanimously agreed “serious risks for the local authority” had been raised in a due diligence report commissioned by the council into the position of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company. File photograph: Getty Images

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown county councillors from all the main parties have expressed concern at potential financial liabilities involved in taking over (...)

“Dún Laoghaire harbour should focus on the niche market of small cruise ships and leave the super-sized cruise liners to Dublin Port,” said TD Richard Boyd Barrett. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dún Laoghaire could still provide a berth for “super-sized” cruise ships in spite of the introduction of a development plan which blocks their entry (...)

Councillors will get a final vote on whether to include the ban on super-sized cruise ships when the development plan is adopted, expected to be in February. Photograph: The Irish Times

A move by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillors to limit the size of cruise ships allowed to berth in Dún Laoghaire harbour – effectively banning “supers(...)

Three pieces of the roof of the former Glenalbyn swimming pool in Stillorgan in Dublin were brought to a Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on Monday night.  File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Three pieces of the roof of the former Glenalbyn swimming pool in Stillorgan in Dublin were brought to a Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on Mond(...)

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(...)

The new central library and cultural centre in Dún Laoghaire. One woman suggested €2 million would be “worth spending” to demolish the new building. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire’s new seafront library, the cost of car parking in the area and social issues, including housing and drug treatment facilities, were rai(...)

People Before Profit councillors Melisa Halpin and Hugh Lewis had raised a motion regarding a rise in the rent cap and the resourcing of appropriate emergency accommodation.

Two People Before Profit councillors walked out in protest at a Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council meeting on Monday night after a motion they h(...)