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(...)

Senator Lynn Ruane said volunteers she had encountered had taken into account the personalities of the homeless people they met. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Independent Senator Lynn Ruane has criticised remarks about homelessness made by Eileen Gleeson, director of the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive. (...)

Fr Peter  McVerry said there were no written standards for emergency accommodation in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leading homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has expressed his anger at comments by a senior housing official about the merits of handouts to peop(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s James McClean (right) and Daryl Murphy stand dejected after a 5-1 defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night ended their World Cup qualification hopes. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Eh, well, that didn’t exactly go to plan, did it? Denmark’s carpet bombing of Ireland’s World Cup dreams last night will dampen the nation’s mood con(...)

An artist’s impression of what the proposed hotel  at the site of Twilfit House in Dublin 1 may look like

An investment group has sought planning approval to demolish Twilfit House at the junction of Jervis and Upper Abbey streets in Dublin 1 and replace i(...)

“We are going to be faced with the night-time economy again, as we were in 2008-2009.” Above, Temple Bar. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There has been a rise in alcohol-fuelled offending in Dublin as the city’s night-time economy returns to Celtic Tiger levels, the Garda officer in cha(...)

Homeless people are “quite happy to continue with the chaotic lifestyle they have”, Dublin Region Homeless Executive director Eileen Gleeson said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Volunteer groups who are only handing out food and clothing on the streets to long-term homeless people are not helping them, a senior local authority(...)

Unless there is ‘some unexpected significant shock or a substantial increase in housing supply’, prices will continue to climb, the ESRI says. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

A new report published by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) on Tuesday predicts Irish house prices will rise by at least 20 per cent o(...)

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