Rob Kitchin

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Shouldn’t height deliver more affordable apartments. Photograph: Getty

We’re repeatedly told the answer to Ireland’s housing problem is to build up, not out – in other words more apartments in urban areas. But developers (...)

Street Art, Celtic Tiger Bertie by street artist ADW

The so-called Celtic Tiger was a dramatic period in Irish history when a troubled and economically backward country suddenly seemed to have discovered(...)

The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said the State’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency (LDA) should not be shielded from Freedom of Information (F(...)

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in speculative development and the privatisation of public assets, an Oireachtas committee will be told today. Photograph: iStock.

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in “speculative development” and the “privatisation of public assets”, an Oireachtas committee (...)

Cities around the world, including Dublin and Cork, have adopted smart city strategies to deliver improved services, traffic management and to tackle environmental challenges, for example. Photograph: Getty Images

Developing technologies and systems to create “smart cities” in Ireland poses challenges for people’s personal privacy that need to be addressed witho(...)

Digital oversight: there has to be a minimum Bill of rights protecting people so they don’t have to go to court to get defamatory or unlawfully damaging content taken down. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

“As of September 28th, 2015 at 01:52pm Eastern Standard Time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pic(...)

Alan Maguire at the Ghost Estate Farmlea Manor Ferrybank, Waterford.  Photograph: Patrick Browne

Alan Maguire and Carol Anne Kennedy live, with two dogs, on a small housing estate just outside Waterford city. The estate, just over the Co Kilkenny(...)

Dublin Institute of Technology remains unchanged at 94th in the index. Photograph: The Irish Times

There are contrasting fortunes for Ireland’s youngest universities in the latest higher education league table published Wednesday.DCU has risen from (...)

Dublin Dashboard 12 themes which connect to more than 1,000 maps and graphs. Photograph: dublindashboard.ie

Find out which Dublin car parks have spaces right now, how long your journey home will take, and how much of your garden you can cover in tarmac when (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the Royal Irish Academy  where he attended the awarding of gold medals to  Prof Rob Kitchin (left) and Prof  Colin O’Dowd.P hotograph: Aidan Crawley

Research into how to make a city smarter and efforts to understand the impact of climate (...)

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