The needle exchange at Merchants Quay drop-in centre. Photograph: Alan Betson

The development of the State’s first supervised injecting centre has been dealt another blow, following a ruling that planning permission would be req(...)

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, in whose area 10 members of one Traveller family died in a fire on an unauthorised site in October 2015, had the largest draw-down, spending €1.95 million on Traveller accommodation since January 2016 – just over the €1.92 it was allocated. It was the only local authority to overspend on Traveller accommodation. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost half the money allocated to local authorities for Traveller accommodation over the past two years has not been spent, figures from the Departme(...)

The foundation stone for new social homes in Clongriffin, Dublin, fell over and broke shortly after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had left the stone-laying ceremony.

Almost 4,000 new “public homes” will be built next year by local authorities, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said, despite the fact that fewer than 500 so(...)

A fee-paying school run by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, St Michael’s regularly appears in the latter stages of the Leinster Schools Senior Cup. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A row over balls landing in gardens next to a well-known Dublin 4 rugby school has reached the State’s planning body with local residents describing a(...)

A  page from documents lodged in support of Ronan’s application, showing the proposed basement space at the bottom of the image.

A number of residents in Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Square are up in arms over plans by one of Ireland’s best known developers, Johnny Ronan, to go undergro(...)

On a leafy street in Ranelagh in south Dublin, members of a residence for retired members of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, a Catholic order, (...)

Alice Leahy: “The politicians haven’t a clue, really.” Photograph: Jason Clarke

Homeless campaigner Alice Leahy finds criticisms of unofficial homeless agencies “deeply insulting”. Caring for the roughest of rough sleepers for 42(...)

As there are no docking stations, Urbo users can start and end their journey at any designated bike parking area and simply lock them when they arrive at their destination

Urbo, an Irish start-up that rents out bicycles on a short-term basis via a mobile app and QR codes, is looking to raise €5 million as it seeks to rol(...)

The Engineering Project of the Year title went to Malachy Walsh and Partners (MW&P) for the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Centre of Excellence. Pictured: Engineers Ireland director-general Caroline Spillane, Jack O’Leary (MW&P), Richard Leonard (MW&P), Paul Collins (MW&P), Seámus Kelly (MW&P), Frank Murphy (Cork GAA county board), David Cotter (John Sisk & Son Ltd), Seán Breen (MW&P), Michael Barrett (Michael Barrett Partnership), Bryan Roe (project architect), Michael Nolan (Transport Infrastructure Ireland)

The Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with the ESB, are presented in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demo(...)

Eoin Murphy (left), originally from Armagh, who has been homeless since 2014, with Gerry Carney, case management, Inner City Helping Homeless. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The chief executive officer of Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH), Anthony Flynn, has called on the director of the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive(...)

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