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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C


This year
Inchicore development with 578 new homes given planning permission green light
The housing development site is located at Emmet Road (formerly St Michael’s Estate), Inchicore, Dublin 8.
Dublin City Councillors decry the state of city centre streets and waste collection system
There have been pilots conducted by DCC trialing the use of stronger bags and foldable receptacles for food waste, but they have proven unsuccessful to date.
Dublin City Council begins project to upgrade over 40,000 public lights
It’s described as one of the city council’s key efforts in realising its ‘energy reduction and climate action goals’.
DCC greenlights Dublin housing development but reduces height by two storeys
The scheme faced some local opposition and in an objection signed by more than 30 residents, it raised traffic concerns over the proposal.
Last year
RTÉ reports median gender pay gap of 13.5% among its staff
There is a legal obligation on companies with 250 or more employees to publish the data.
Dublin City Council carrying out investigations after complaints over LED billboard in Rathmines
The council has received multiple complaints about the sign.
Close to €50 million paid out by DCC for claims from trips and falls since 2017
Almost €5.7 million has been paid out so far this year by DCC.
Shelbourne look set to remain at Tolka Park following Dublin City Council recommendations
DCC chief executive Owen Keegan says the ground should be redeveloped along with Richmond Park and Dalymount Park.
'Boosted' Covid pass comes into effect for EU travel from today
To travel to an EU country from today, you will need to have had a booster dose if you were last vaccinated nine months ago.
New Dublin development plan set to restrict the construction of Build to Rent apartments
The new Draft Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028 is currently open to public submissions.
Updated Covid Digital Certs reflecting booster vaccine to be issued from tonight
New rules on travelling across EU member states are coming into effect from 1 February.
All time
Complaints from people staying in Dublin homeless hostels jump from 34 in 2020 to 122 in 2021
The complaints related to drug use in the facilities, alleged bullying and blood stains on bed sheets.
The complaints related to drug use, alleged bullying and conditions in the facilities, Órla Ryan reports
A number of people reported being harassed or attacked by other residents
One person said the bed covers in their hostel were "covered in blood"
Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum
Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement
Councillors have to date failed to reach a consensus on who should fill the seat left vacant after Flynn’s death.
Councillors were due to vote on replacing Anthony Flynn in October but were split over how to proceed
Some councillors are backing a volunteer from Inner City Helping Homeless, the charity Flynn co-founded
However others say the vote should be deferred until various investigations are complete, writes Órla Ryan
Dublin councillors at odds over filling Anthony Flynn's seat amid ICHH controversy
Criticism of Council vote in favour of approving Oscar Traynor development in north Dublin
The 850-home development was rejected by councillors before, but has been approved after the proportion of social homes increased.
No decision yet on 22 Oct easing, but suggestions Covid Pass system will be extended
The Taoiseach says there is a ‘need for perspective’ but would not be drawn further on re-opening plans.
Dublin City Council chief criticised for suggesting UCD SU should build houses to fix shortage
UCD Students’ Union had written to Owen Keegan amid a shortage of housing for third-level students.
Dublin councillors at odds over filling Anthony Flynn's seat amid ICHH controversy
A number of councillors want Flynn to be replaced on Monday, while others want the vote to be postponed.
Some DCC members want Flynn to be replaced on Monday, while others want the vote postponed, Órla Ryan reports
A number of independent councillors are set to put forward Geraldine Molloy, an ICHH volunteer, to fill the seat
Mannix Flynn questioned bringing in a candidate while investigations into ICHH are ongoing
Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal
Garda Commissioner says vetting for homelessness staff to be reviewed
Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal
However, volunteers say hundreds of people could go without food if certain services are shut down.
Brendan Kenny says there is "currently no vetting on many people who are actually interacting directly with homeless people"
Volunteers say hundreds of people could go without food if certain services are shut down, Órla Ryan reports
"We don't want to be a charity or a business. We're volunteers, we just want to feed the people who need us and go home"
Dublin's homelessness authority wants ICHH to be wound up 'as soon as possible'
Garda Commissioner says vetting for homelessness staff to be reviewed
People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days
Over 34,000 calls were made to the new Digital Covid Certificate helpline yesterday alone.
Extra Digital Covid Cert helpline set up after callers face difficulties getting in touch
The call centre went live yesterday, but many people reported wait times of up to two hours.
Part of Sandymount Village to be pedestrianised for July and August
Dublin City Council has announced the eastern side of the village will be pedestrianised on a 24 hour basis in the two summer months.
Dublin's Stephen's Green closes early as Gardaí respond to large crowds
There were large crowds of people in the park and on Grafton Street this evening.
'No point in fooling ourselves into telling people not to go out': Call for extended park opening hours
Meanwhile, young people told us about their experiences gathering over the weekend.
Beer and goading in Portobello: 'I've cleaned up s**t, I've seen more people pissing'
There were differing views at the canal-side as Dublin City Council fenced off the popular public space.
The council says "about a thousand people" have gathered there in recent weekends, causing disruption for residents
There are to be increased garda patrols of the area
A demonstration this afternoon saw views expressed on both sides
'Crack cocaine and heroin sales are astronomical': Oliver Bond residents 'living in fear'
Drug-dealing has been an issue at the Dublin flat complex for many years, but residents say the situation is getting worse.
Dublin City Council advises shops to avoid special promotions in effort to limit on-street queues
Non-essential businesses can reopen from tomorrow.
Council remains hopeful it will secure funding for white-water rafting project in Dublin as tender delayed until 2021
Covid-19′s knock-on effects mean the tender for the facility’s construction won’t be put out by the end of December as planned.
Debunked: No, council staff have not been banned from entering a flats complex in Dublin because of Covid
The claim, which is being shared in a voice memo on WhatsApp, is not true.
Public toilets installed at top of Dublin's Grafton Street with more facilities to be rolled out across the city
Dublin City Council said that there will be a lack of facilities like bathrooms available to the public while pubs and restaurants remain closed.
Dublin City Council says it can't re-open playgrounds as they're not supervised
DCC Deputy Chief Executive Brendan Kenny said he didn’t think any local authority in the country had supervised playgrounds.
Dublin City Council is spending €16,250 a month to rent an empty building
There was opposition to using the building for homeless accommodation.
Four new staff to be employed by Dublin council to enforce new sandwich board rules
If a premises is found to be using a sandwich board without a licence then the board can be removed by the council.
Merchants Quay to appeal injecting centre refusal to An Bord Pleanála
DCC last month refused permission for the the injecting centre.
Former drugs minister says injecting centre plan has 'been allowed to die' by government
Dublin City Council has refused planning permission for an injecting facility.
'It's archaic that we've side-by-side competition': Dublin City Council pushes for single waste collection
Councillors voted last week to kick-start a process aimed at taking waste collection back into public ownership.
Council says warden will monitor anti-social behaviour as it reopens Dublin Peace Park
The council said upgrades to parks usually displace this kind of behaviour.
Justice Department hit with €27,000 levy by Dublin City Council for vacant site it is trying to transfer to the council
The site at 51A Old Kilmainham Road, Dublin 8, has been vacant for a number of years.
Apartments overlooking graveyard in Dublin get green light despite concerns mourners will be 'robbed of their privacy'
An appeal has now been lodged with An Bord Pleanála by a separate party against the development going ahead.
Plans for 20 serviced apartments in 18th-century buildings in Dublin get the go-ahead after appeal
The high-end apartments will form an annex to the soon-to-be-opened Marlin Hotel.
Green Party set to be major player in Dublin City Council as Sinn Féin takes hit in first count
So far five Green Party candidates have been elected to Dublin City Council.