Janyce Condon playing Tosca and Simon Morgan playing Scarpia in Tosca in Temple Bar yesterday, as part of  Dublin City Council’s Opera in the Open series. Photograph: Alan Betson

The 14th annual Opera in the Open kicked off yesterday with a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca at Meeting House Square in Dublin’s Temple Bar(...)

GoCar: city dwellers  can now avail of a pool of cars parked around the capital, paying for them by the hour. Dublin City Council’s 30,000 pay-and-display car parking spaces can be used by car clubs for the first time.  Photograph: Conor McCabe

It’s been on the go for quite a while in other European capitals like Paris and Berlin, but Dublin is finally getting a fully-fledged car-sharing s(...)

The docklands scheme, similar to the International Financial Services Centre, is being promoted by a company called ISSC Dublin, along with State agencies the Irish Maritime Development Organisation and IDA Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Denis O’Brien is backing an ambitious proposal to build an international shipping services centre, a hub for the maritime industry in the Dublin dock(...)

The shipping services centre “in Dublin docklands will become the prime location for shipping finance, leasing, innovative debt structuring products and specialist maritime services including securitising and listing,” ISSC said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

IDA Ireland is backing plans to develop a shipping-finance centre in Dublin, in a bid to emulate the city’s position as an international aviation leas(...)

The weir at the Dropping Well on the river Dodder, one of the barriers to be modified in a new fish-pass scheme. Photograph: Eric Luke

Several man-made weirs on Dublin’s Dodder river are to be modified to allow wild salmon and sea trout back upstream for the first time in more than 2(...)

An image of the original U2 Tower design. The new proposed building would have 18 storeys, half as many as the original project endorsed by the  rock band.

The National Asset Management Agency is seeking to resurrect a plan to build a residential property in Dublin known as the U2 Tower five years after t(...)

Gardaí are investigating the cause of a fire at a house in Phibsborough, Dublin owned by landlord and ex-Garda Kevin Galvin who was jailed in 2010 for breaching court orders in relation to fire safety at one of his properties. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Gardaí are investigating the cause of a fire at a house in Phibsborough, Dublin owned by landlord and ex-Garda Kevin Galvin who was jailed in 2010 (...)

A capital idea

There has been a danger in the debate about political reform that both the desire for change and frustration at the concentration of power in few hand(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn: said people had clearly shown a preference for a strong mayor with executive powers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dubliners want a directly elected mayor with wide-ranging powers to control transport, waste, housing and policing, according to new research from Du(...)

Bord na Mona chief executive Gabriel D’Arcy: ‘We have done the engineering studies for it with regards to our part of the project.’ Photograph: Frank Miller

Bord na Móna has said it is ready to submit its part of the planning permission for a giant reservoir which will supply the east coast with water. T(...)

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