Dermot Lacey

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A homeless man photographed on Wolfe Tone Quay in Dublin earlier this year. Dublin City Council wants to turn a former hotel in Georgian buildings on Fitzwilliam Street into a supported temporary accommodation unit for 30 men and women.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors are at odds over plans to open a homeless hostel in the city’s south Georgian conservation area. The council wan(...)

 Kieran Binchy (centre): said he was supporting the motion “with a heavy heart” because the buildings could never be brought back but he was against a “Disneyland version of a Georgian street”. Photograph:  Sandra Harney

Dublin city councillors have voted to change the city development plan to facilitate the ESB’s redevelopment (...)

The Naomh Éanna after it was towed into a dry dock in the Grand Canal Basin for dismantling. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has rejected appeals to save the former Aran island ferry Naomh Éanna, which is due to be br(...)

MV Naomh Éanna, the CIÉ transport ship that serviced the Aran islands for years, is awaiting scrappage at Grand Canal  Docks in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Joyce’s Ulysses publisher Sylvia Beach and writers Brendan Behan and Breandán Ó hÉithir were among the many who travelled and reminisced about travell(...)

A suggestion to rename the Millennium Spire in O’Connell Street, Dublin, in memory of Nelson Mandela has been dropped. Photograph: Theana Calitz/New York Times

A suggestion to rename the Millennium Spire in O’Connell Street, Dublin, in memory of Nelson Mandela has been dropped after a Dublin City Council comm(...)

A special committee of Dublin City Council is to consider renaming Dublin’s Millennium Spire after the late Nelson Mandela at a meeting today.

A special committee of Dublin City Council is to consider renaming Dublin’s Millennium Spire after the late Nelson Mandela at a meeting today. (...)

 A homeless  man  begs  on  a  Dublin city street. Dublin City Council’s budget  proposes that   unding for homeless services will be cut by €6 million. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Funding for homeless services has been cut by €6 million, housing adaptation grants have been cut by €3 million and social housing rents have been (...)

Rosie Hackett, trade unionist and Lockout activist. The new bridge in Dublin is to be named after her.

The new Liffey crossing will be named the Rosie Hackett Bridge, following a vote by Dublin City Council last night.It is the first time that any brid(...)

  Dermot Lacey:  contacted the paper to complain that the IDA had not outlined any concerns to him, which he found “contemptuous”. Photograph: David Sleator

IDA Ireland has irked some of the elected members of Dublin City Council over its lobbying to allow more skyscrapers in Dublin’s docklands. Some counc(...)

Dublin City Councillors were last night asked to consider the introduction of planning controls which would prohibit certain types of retail outlet from opening on Grafton Street on the grounds they “would detract from the character of the street”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Charities have been given a reprieve by Dublin City Councillors who have voted not to ban their shops from opening on Grafton Street.Councillors were (...)

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