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From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council is spending €16,250 a month to rent an empty building 21 Aungier Street

Dublin City Council is spending €16,250 a month to rent an empty building

There was opposition to using the building for homeless accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Four new staff to be employed by Dublin council to enforce new sandwich board rules Banned

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.

From TheJournal.ie Merchants Quay to appeal injecting centre refusal to An Bord Pleanála Injecting Centre

Merchants Quay to appeal injecting centre refusal to An Bord Pleanála

DCC last month refused permission for the the injecting centre.

From TheJournal.ie Former drugs minister says injecting centre plan has 'been allowed to die' by government Addiction

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's archaic that we've side-by-side competition': Dublin City Council pushes for single waste collection Waste Collection

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Council says warden will monitor anti-social behaviour as it reopens Dublin Peace Park Antisocial Behaviour

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.

From TheJournal.ie Justice Department hit with €27,000 levy by Dublin City Council for vacant site it is trying to transfer to the council Kilmainham Road

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.

From TheJournal.ie Apartments overlooking graveyard in Dublin get green light despite concerns mourners will be 'robbed of their privacy' Mount Jerome

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.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for 20 serviced apartments in 18th-century buildings in Dublin get the go-ahead after appeal Aungier Street

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.

From TheJournal.ie Green Party set to be major player in Dublin City Council as Sinn Féin takes hit in first count Green Surge

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's first injecting centre delayed further as Merchants Quay needs more time to address planning concerns Extension

Dublin's first injecting centre delayed further as Merchants Quay needs more time to address planning concerns

The centre aims to provide a safe, clean environment for people to inject drugs.

From TheJournal.ie 80% surveyed in student accommodation in Dublin city are international students paying average €250 a week rent Dublin

80% surveyed in student accommodation in Dublin city are international students paying average €250 a week rent

A new report commissioned by DCC looks into student accommodation in the capital.

From TheJournal.ie Hospitality firm loses appeal to run 8 short-term let apartments in Dublin without planning permission The Key Collections

Hospitality firm loses appeal to run 8 short-term let apartments in Dublin without planning permission

An Bord Pleanála rejected an appeal following a DCC decision last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'If I apply for a house in Dublin today - I will be waiting 19 years': 17,745 on Dublin housing list Housing Crisis

'If I apply for a house in Dublin today - I will be waiting 19 years': 17,745 on Dublin housing list

The combined total of people either looking for a house or looking to move stands at 27,762.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's Suffolk Street to be pedestrianised for six weeks starting Saturday Take A Walk

Dublin's Suffolk Street to be pedestrianised for six weeks starting Saturday

The street has been closed to most traffic since works began on the Luas Cross City.

From TheJournal.ie Free sanitary products to be provided in DCC community centres and libraries Period Poverty

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.

From TheJournal.ie No ambulance for 18-month-old baby who stopped breathing and started turning blue Waiting Times

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.

From TheJournal.ie €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.

From TheJournal.ie Independent councillor Nial Ring elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin Lord Mayor

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.

From TheJournal.ie Families who remain homeless for over 12 months far more likely to secure social housing Dublin

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council directs 'The Question of the Eighth' event be cancelled at literature festival Repeal

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have waited a long time': Council plans to demolish Ballymun Shopping Centre Ballymun

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists Homelessness

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.

From TheJournal.ie A new homeless family hub run by a private company is set to open in Dublin next week Lynams

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.

From TheJournal.ie The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again Homelessness

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council 'super depot' gets the green light Ballymun

Dublin City Council 'super depot' gets the green light

The €27 million plan will be built in Ballymun.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Cycling in cities has been in the spotlight, but what are traffic planners doing about it? Cross City

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.

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

'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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Court challenge to Clontarf homeless hub struck out Aisling House

Court challenge to Clontarf homeless hub struck out

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

From TheJournal.ie Complaints over high-pitched mosquito alarm on O'Connell Street Mosquito Alarm

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Two years after it was switched off, Dublin plans to bring back free Wi-Fi Wiffy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Local residents lodge appeal against recovery centre for homeless drug addicts in Dublin city Dublin Simon Community

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

The recovery centre was given planning permission earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing Donegal

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Today is for celebration': Council goes back on plans to cut down 109-year-old Fairview trees Save Our Trees

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Driving to work today in Dublin? Don't forget there are new traffic restrictions in place Bus Priority Measures

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.

From TheJournal.ie Clamping complaints: No 10 minutes grace, app issues and clamped while delivering to charity shop Clampers

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.

From TheJournal.ie Extra bus lanes for Dublin city as cars will be reduced to one lane on quays From This Weekend

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.

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