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Capital Ideas is a series of 10 proposals on ways to improve Dublin city’s infrastructure, economy, services and the daily life of its citizens. Read (...)

Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s. “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character. Donald Clarke looks at why cinema is obsessed with ‘Whitey’ Bulger and other criminal maniacs.

Trinity College Dublin has seen a 20 per cent decline in applications from students in the North this year due to Brexit, it said an open letter publi(...)

Almost 200 sites and properties worth millions of euros are lying empty in Dublin city and county amid a housing and homeless crisis, data compiled by(...)

The way forward: Dublin City Council and Ó Cualann co-operative has built houses in Ballymun with a starting price of €140,000.

There are two giant roadblocks to solving the housing crisis. The first is the five-year electoral cycle. The second is the persistent refusal by poli(...)

Homeless people are “quite happy to continue with the chaotic lifestyle they have”, Dublin Region Homeless Executive director Eileen Gleeson said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Volunteer groups who are only handing out food and clothing on the streets to long-term homeless people are not helping them, a senior local authority(...)

Dear LinkedIn, Could we talk. I do not need to be connected with my esteemed colleague Conor Pope. He sits in front of me. Or Carl O’Brien, to my r(...)

Newspapers can go in the recycling bin (generally green). Photograph: Getty

When it comes to managing our bins, many of us are rubbish. But then it’s not like we get much help from the State, the waste management companies or (...)

A plague of flies of ‘biblical proportions’ has descended upon the south Dublin suburbs of Sandymount, Ringsend and Irishtown. File photograph: Hans Lang/Getty

A plague of flies of “biblical proportions” has descended upon the Dublin 4 suburbs of Sandymount, Ringsend and Irishtown, according to residents and (...)

Justin Morahan, Dublin, outside Apollo House, a vacant Nama-owned property in Dublin city centre which  has been taken over by “concerned citizens” including  personalities and is being used to accommodate homeless people. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There are 21,000 vacant residences in Dublin city, but this weekend activists have felt the need to appropriate an empty office block to house the hom(...)

‘Neo-liberal political entities, such as Fine Gael, love such [commercial] “relationships”, because it removes the responsibility of the State to altruistically fund things.’ Photograph: David Sleator

I love Dublinbikes. As a daily user, the scheme is convenient, cheap, environmentally friendly and easy to use. But it’s also a victim of its own succ(...)

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