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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(...)

Suggested projects to ease flooding include dredging and engineering works. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Projects to ease the flooding situation along the river Shannon may require the Government to breach EU habitats directives on wildlife, a Government (...)

The Government considers large-scale deployment of the Defence Forces, Coast Guard and Civil Defence. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is considering a large-scale deployment of the Defence Forces, the Coast Guard and the Civil Defence to help “exhausted” volunteers dea(...)

Darren Kearns (34), had just left the Phoenix Chinese restaurant above Cumiskey’s pub (above) on Blackhorse Avenue,   when he was shot dead on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A convicted drug dealer shot dead in the car park of a Dublin pub on Wednesday was in a car with his wife at the time of the shooting, gardaí have con(...)

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