John O Connor

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Call for Dublin City Council to lower the minimum apartment size and allow studio apartments for renters.

Claims that Dublin City Council’s apartment standards were holding back development were “simplistic, premature” and based on a superficial analysis,(...)

John O’Connor of the Housing Agency is urging the council to reduce permitted sizes of one-, two- and three- bedroom apartments to restart construction and make homes more affordable.

The Government’s Housing Agency wants Dublin City Council to lower its apartment size rules and allow the construction of rental-only “studios” 27 pe(...)

The ESRI report says an average of 12,500 new homes needs to be built every year

Only 2,000 new homes will be built in the Dublin area this year despite the urgent need for housing in the capital, Construction Industry Federatio(...)

The original complaint, taken by Austrian law student Max Schrems (above) against Irish Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes (below), argues that the DPC took the wrong decision in refusing to investigate whether Schrems’s Facebook data was given adequate protection

Trade between companies in the United States and Europe could end up a casualty of a Facebook data lawsuit referred by the Irish High Court to the (...)

Town and country

Town Address: 13 Gilbert Road, South Circular Road, Dublin 8 Agent: Young’s Estate Agents This three-bedroom, 89sq m (958sq ft) end-of-te(...)

The April decision by the ECJ to throw out Europe’s 2006 Data Retention Directive as well as the more recent ruling that Google is a data controller subject to national data protection laws in Europe which also can be forced to remove limited types of content on request, indicated the EU will prioritise personal privacy over certain business or government security arguments

In the wake of recent European Court of Justice decisions on privacy, and ongoing, divergent debates in the US and EU over net neutrality and copyrigh(...)

Social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry said the traditional routes out of homelessness were out of reach for many. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

At least 127 people are sleeping rough on the streets of the capital as homeless authorities scramble to find additional emergency beds to cope with r(...)

Eirgrid and its French counterpart, RTÉ, have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the link on a 50/50 joint venture basis.

Eirgrid, the State-owned operator of the national power grid, says cheaper power imported through the new east-west interconnector (Ewic) between Irel(...)

A  model of the Oxford Knee, which meant a far less evasive operation for thousands of osteoarthritis sufferers.

Seamus Heaney has long been one of Oxford University’s favourite poets. He was professor of poetry there from 1989 to 1994. Now Oxford has hono(...)

Doug Howlett: during his Munster rugby days

Ever wondered what Kiwi and Munster rugby legend Doug Howlett plans to do following his retirement? Mining bauxite in Guinea probably wasn’t hi(...)

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