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Dublin: 8 °C Sunday 18 November, 2018

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# dcc - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Free sanitary products to be provided in DCC community centres and libraries

Despite being essential, sanitary products are often priced as if they are luxury goods.

# dcc - Saturday 21 July, 2018

No ambulance for 18-month-old baby who stopped breathing and started turning blue

After almost 30 minutes of waiting, the baby’s father called back and said he would drive his daughter to the hospital himself.

# dcc - Saturday 7 July, 2018

€28 million was paid in rent to landlords last month under the Housing Assistance Payment DCC

€28 million was paid in rent to landlords last month under the Housing Assistance Payment

Hap and Homeless Hap are a form of rental benefit payment to assist lower income households.

# dcc - Monday 25 June, 2018

Independent councillor Nial Ring elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin

Ring was elected by fellow councillors this evening and becomes the 349th Lord Mayor of the city.

# dcc - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Families who remain homeless for over 12 months far more likely to secure social housing

Dublin has about 77% of all homeless families in Ireland.

# dcc - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Dublin City Council directs 'The Question of the Eighth' event be cancelled at literature festival

The event in question was due to be held on Monday 21 May – four days before the Eighth Amendment referendum.

# dcc - Saturday 17 March, 2018

'We have waited a long time': Council plans to demolish Ballymun Shopping Centre

As things stand, the council says that the last tenant is expected to leave the building by this summer.

# dcc - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists

The council said it is doing so in order to encourage families to seek housing in the private rented sector.

# dcc - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

A new homeless family hub run by a private company is set to open in Dublin next week

After months of delays, Lynam’s Hotel in Dublin is due to open this week as a family hub.

# dcc - Sunday 14 January, 2018

The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again

The figures had been dropping, but November shows an increase in families staying in hotels.

# dcc - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Dublin City Council 'super depot' gets the green light

The €27 million plan will be built in Ballymun.

# dcc - Friday 5 January, 2018

'Nowhere is taking anybody': Concern among homeless families asked to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month

670 people were in hotel accommodation at the end of November.

# dcc - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Cycling in cities has been in the spotlight, but what are traffic planners doing about it?

Dublin City Council says each fatality is reviewed to see if improvements can be made.

# dcc - Friday 1 December, 2017

'Christmas can be very hard if you're on your own': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter

The advice comes as part of the Dublin City Council and older person’s charity Alone’s cold weather initiative, which was launched today.

# dcc - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Dublin City Council ordered to pay €25k to breast cancer survivor who wasn't allowed work from home

The woman’s medical adviser stated that a working home arrangement would serve to alleviate the symptoms of fatigue.

# dcc - Friday 20 October, 2017

Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis?

Dublin City Council said that it is a possibility.

Court challenge to Clontarf homeless hub struck out

The council plans to turn the Victorian era red brick terraced properties into a “homeless hub”.

# dcc - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Complaints over high-pitched mosquito alarm on O'Connell Street

DCC has received complaints around the noise which comes from an office building.

# dcc - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Two years after it was switched off, Dublin plans to bring back free Wi-Fi

We examine the state of public internet services across Ireland’s cities.

# dcc - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Local residents lodge appeal against recovery centre for homeless drug addicts in Dublin city

The recovery centre was given planning permission earlier this month.

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing

The family of seven are living in a caravan without basic facilities such as running water.

# dcc - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'Today is for celebration': Council goes back on plans to cut down 109-year-old Fairview trees

Plans to cut down the trees were met with strong resistance from local residents when announced earlier this year.

# dcc - Monday 21 August, 2017

Driving to work today in Dublin? Don't forget there are new traffic restrictions in place

There is no longer a right turn now from Bachelors Walk onto O’Connell Bridge – except for buses, taxis and bicycles.

# dcc - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Clamping complaints: No 10 minutes grace, app issues and clamped while delivering to charity shop

In two cases, people claimed that they were clamped because the Parking Tag app allowed them to pay for parking in an area that became a clearway.

# dcc - Monday 14 August, 2017

Extra bus lanes for Dublin city as cars will be reduced to one lane on quays

Cars will also be banned from turning right onto O’Connell Bridge from Bachelors Walk.

# dcc - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Clamping complaints: Elderly woman with no mobile or credit card clamped while at mass

A passerby stopped with the woman and had to pay the fine.

# dcc - Monday 26 June, 2017

This man is the new Lord Mayor of Dublin city

Mícheál Mac Donncha was elected as the new Lord Mayor this evening.

# dcc - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

How does a person end up owning land that belonged to Dublin City Council?

Cases of adverse possession are quite common in Ireland.

# dcc - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

20 people living in Dublin city building to leave the property over fire safety concerns

A family and about a dozen students have been living in the building.

# dcc - Monday 19 June, 2017

Residents hit out at 'disgusting' illegal dumping in Dolphin's Barn

“Some people just put rubbish on the street because they know the council will come and take it away.”

# dcc - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Taking rundown Dublin buildings and turning them into homes

A homelessness charity sees vacant or derelict sites as a way of alleviating the homelessness crisis.

# dcc - Friday 16 June, 2017

Council says new 'stationless bike' company does not have permission to operate in Dublin

The Council said it understands that the stationless bike sharing app BleeperBike intends to launch its service this weekend.

Dublin woman now owns a quarter acre back garden due to council oversight

The woman’s grandfather had previously paid rent on and kept the land.

# dcc - Monday 29 May, 2017

These areas will have the speed limits on their roads reduced to 30km/hr this week

The expansion will come into effect from midnight on Tuesday 30 May.

# dcc - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'It's impossible to get any rest': Dublin residents frustrated at late-night Luas works Luas Cross City This post contains videos

'It's impossible to get any rest': Dublin residents frustrated at late-night Luas works

Construction on the Luas Cross City has been ongoing in Dublin since early 2013.

# dcc - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Greens say traffic plans are 'too generous to cars' and anti-public transport

There is concern car traffic in Dublin city could slow down the new Luas line.

# dcc - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Number of homeless families and children reaches new record high

A rough sleeper count for Dublin found 138 adults sleeping on the street.

Traveller family left without sanitation facilities for 6 months wins equality case

“This is a very important decision for the Traveller community.”

# dcc - Monday 3 April, 2017

After 22 months living in a hotel with her daughter, Erica Fleming has moved into her new home

Fleming has been a strong campaigner on issues of homelessness in Ireland.

# dcc - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

'It's only getting worse': Up to 80 beggars on Dublin's city streets at any one time

There have been calls for a clampdown on eastern European begging gangs.

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