Northern light: Parnell Square, between the Hugh Lane gallery and the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

These are bleak times for cultural policy in Ireland, so last week’s announcement by Dublin City Council of plans for a new cultural quarter in(...)

Simon Coveney, Fine Gael transport spokesman in August  2010,  at the publication of the party's Vehicle Immobilisation Regulation Bill.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Motorists who have been victims of the worst excesses of unscrupulous clampers will find great satisfaction in the Regulation of Vehicle Immobi(...)

Grafton Street: Since the 19th century, the street has been fabled as a premier commercial centre in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Grafton Street is to be protected as a high-end commercial experience on which a raft of business types – including internet cafes, sex shops a(...)

Ecological approach: the project has been managed by Maryann Harris, parks superintendent for biodiversity at Dublin City Council. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s a rare pleasure, when so many good developments in our society have been cruelly blighted, to witness the birth of a stretch of biodiverse(...)

Dublin City Council proposes to stop cleaning selected streets for a week at a time and allow the waste to pile up in order to send message that illegal dumping is not acceptable. Photograph: David Sleator

Dublin City Council plans to suspend street cleaning in certain parts of the city from next month because of the “unrelenting issue” of illegal dum(...)

The proposal for a memorial was made in the Ryan Report, which said it should “ provide a point of reference with sensory significance that keeps alive the memory of those who suffered loss and pain”. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Dublin City Council’s planners are expected to approve the winning scheme for a memorial to victims of institutional abuse at the Garden of Remembr(...)

Caps on clamp-release fees to be introduced to protect motorists

Car clampers operating on private property are to be regulated and licensed for the first time under new Department of Transpo(...)

Members of Buibolg theatre group from Wexford in Temple Bar for the annual Trad Fest.

The board of Temple Bar Cultural Trust (TBCT) has decided to wind down the company and leave it to Dub(...)

Dublin’s parking appeals officer said clamp-release charges should be increased by more than 60 per cent to €130 to cover the cost of the service. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin’s most persistent parking offender has been identified after a four-year analysis of registration numbers found one car had been clamped(...)

Members of the Save Moore Street  campaign enter Number 16 Moore Street where the last headquarters of the Provisional Government  was based during the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí/The Irish Times

Campaigners have called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to take urgent steps to save the buildings that housed the last headquarters of the Provisional Gov(...)

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