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From TheJournal.ie Opinion:  'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one' Opinion

Opinion: 'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one'

I am 57 years old, born and reared in Dublin. I started working when I was 15 but now I’m facing eviction from yet another rented property, writes Janette Byrne.

From TheJournal.ie 'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation Housing Crisis

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Burger joint BuJo wants to topple a decade-old planning rule so it can keep selling food to-go Food And Drink

Burger joint BuJo wants to topple a decade-old planning rule so it can keep selling food to-go

Dublin City Council said it’s investigating the matter.

From TheJournal.ie 'An unprecedented number': 1,700 buildings in Dublin are awaiting protected status Protected Structures

'An unprecedented number': 1,700 buildings in Dublin are awaiting protected status

“A lot of amazing buildings are being torn down because they aren’t protected,” Green Party councillor Patrick Costello has said.

From TheJournal.ie Burrito bar Boojum is fighting to keep a takeaway at one of its Dublin joints Food And Drink

Burrito bar Boojum is fighting to keep a takeaway at one of its Dublin joints

Planners are investigating a complaint against the to-go offering at its Hanover Quay restaurant.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to rezone industrial lands in Dublin to allow for housing revealed Housing

Plans to rezone industrial lands in Dublin to allow for housing revealed

A Dublin City Council month meeting last night was informed of potential “new growth areas” within the M50.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin councillors reject proposals allowing for log cabins in gardens Dublin City Council

Dublin councillors reject proposals allowing for log cabins in gardens

Independent councillor John Lyons had proposed amending the city’s development plan to allow for their construction.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should electric scooters be banned from public roads? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should electric scooters be banned from public roads?

Dublin City Council has led calls for the two-wheeled vehicles to be banned.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin water supply may be disrupted over weekend as repairs to be carried out Weekend Water

Dublin water supply may be disrupted over weekend as repairs to be carried out

Works will be carried out on the trunk water main on the Stillorgan Road, Donnybrook today and tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin campaigners protest demolition of apartment complex and pool for MetroLink Metrolink

Dublin campaigners protest demolition of apartment complex and pool for MetroLink

The Markievicz centre was refurbished by Dublin City Council for €1 million in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Council Chief Executive criticised for saying good homeless services create demand Owen Keegan

Council Chief Executive criticised for saying good homeless services create demand

“Dublin is a major draw for people who are homeless,” Keegan said.

From TheJournal.ie 15 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2018 Homelessness

15 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2018

Dublin City Council is budgeting to spend €154.42m on homeless services this 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 City Council is upgrading the city's lights, re-creating 'heritage luminaires' from old moulds Public Lighting

Dublin City Council is upgrading the city's lights, re-creating 'heritage luminaires' from old moulds

The city is also exploring ‘smart city’ applications for lighting in the capital.

From TheJournal.ie After a three-year absence, free public Wi-Fi is coming back to Dublin - but not the city centre Retail And Services

After a three-year absence, free public Wi-Fi is coming back to Dublin - but not the city centre

The local authority concluded that restaurants and cafés can provide access instead.

From TheJournal.ie Freshly Chopped plans to sell hats, knives and tea towels to keep its Grafton Street outlet alive Retail And Services

Freshly Chopped plans to sell hats, knives and tea towels to keep its Grafton Street outlet alive

The salad bar chain is trying to make peace with Dublin council after a lengthy planning dispute.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City councillors approve parking charge increases Parking Charges

Dublin City councillors approve parking charge increases

The increased rates are set to come into effect on 1 July.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Severe overcrowding is widespread in social housing and it's harming people's health Dublin City Council

Opinion: Severe overcrowding is widespread in social housing and it's harming people's health

There are thousands of families in Dublin living in conditions of severe overcrowding – the worst case I’ve come across was 14 people living in a 2-bed flat, writes Críona Ní Dhálaigh.

From TheJournal.ie Water supply in parts of Dublin disrupted following burst water main Anglesea Road

Water supply in parts of Dublin disrupted following burst water main

The burst water main is located on Anglesea Road.

From TheJournal.ie 'Residents are really pissed off': Dublin City Council plans expansion of city parking zones into suburbs On Yer Bike

'Residents are really pissed off': Dublin City Council plans expansion of city parking zones into suburbs

The proposals come amid plans to raise parking charges across the city for the first time in over a decade.

From TheJournal.ie 'We want to see it at its best': Dublin City Council plans closure of College Green for summer events Dublin City

'We want to see it at its best': Dublin City Council plans closure of College Green for summer events

Plans for the pedestrianised plaza were rejected by An Bord Pleanála last year.

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 Uber's plan to deploy stationless e-bikes in Dublin has been rebuffed by officials Tourism And Transport

Uber's plan to deploy stationless e-bikes in Dublin has been rebuffed by officials

The city council said it would ‘not be appropriate’ to grant such a licence right now.

From TheJournal.ie Repairs to Dublin water mains may cause supply disruption this weekend Irish Water

Repairs to Dublin water mains may cause supply disruption this weekend

Homes and businesses may be impacted by reduced pressure and water outages.

From TheJournal.ie 'Oozing with history': Take a look around the Mansion House, 100 years on from the first Dáil sitting Free Tours

'Oozing with history': Take a look around the Mansion House, 100 years on from the first Dáil sitting

It is the oldest free-standing residential home in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 185-bedroom Vicar Street hotel given green light by DCC despite local objections Vicar Street

185-bedroom Vicar Street hotel given green light by DCC despite local objections

In total, 12 objections have been lodged against the plan.

From TheJournal.ie Locals hold out hope that Weaver Garden allotments will be saved over rapid-build Liberties apartments The Liberties

Locals hold out hope that Weaver Garden allotments will be saved over rapid-build Liberties apartments

“We’re planting something that’s going to grow in Spring, so we’re hoping we get to stay,” a spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street Opinion

Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street

There are vast tracts of underutilised lands close to the city centre, they should be used to build high-quality apartment blocks with generous courtyards and play areas, writes Ciaran Cuffe.

From TheJournal.ie Local residents 'fed up' at delays in building 640 homes on Oscar Traynor Road Housing

Local residents 'fed up' at delays in building 640 homes on Oscar Traynor Road

The land has been earmarked for development for the past number of years.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council spent over €600,000 on design consultants for College Green Plaza DESIGN FEES

Dublin City Council spent over €600,000 on design consultants for College Green Plaza

Under the envisioned pedestrian and cycle plaza all traffic would be banned from entering Dame Street via College Green.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council made almost €100,000 from impounding hundreds of cars this year Clamped

Dublin City Council made almost €100,000 from impounding hundreds of cars this year

More than 800 cars were impounded by the council during the first nine months of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach's constituency office contacted DCC over objections to Papal visit Road Closures

Taoiseach's constituency office contacted DCC over objections to Papal visit Exclusive

An objection sent to the Taoiseach said road closures inflicted ‘unnecessary hardship on local residents’.

From TheJournal.ie Planned supervised injection centre may not open in 2019, new Merchants Quay CEO says Merchants Quay

Planned supervised injection centre may not open in 2019, new Merchants Quay CEO says

A total of 99 objections were lodged against Merchant Quay Ireland’s plans for the centre.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections Opinion

Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections

Bureaucratic and administrative delays could be eliminated if councils were given funding to build homes directly, writes Labour councillor Dermot Lacey.

From TheJournal.ie Clamped outside the Rotunda at 37 weeks pregnant: The complaints against Dublin clampers Appeals

Clamped outside the Rotunda at 37 weeks pregnant: The complaints against Dublin clampers

Over half of the clamping appeals made in the first nine months of the year were successful.

From TheJournal.ie 600 tonnes of bonfire material recovered by Dublin City Council over Halloween Halloween

600 tonnes of bonfire material recovered by Dublin City Council over Halloween

The council also received 600 reports regarding material stockpiling.

From TheJournal.ie Fresh College Green Plaza application to be lodged by Dublin City Council next year College Green

Fresh College Green Plaza application to be lodged by Dublin City Council next year

The council’s original plans for a pedestrianised plaza were rejected last month by the An Bord Pleanála.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council to spend half a million euro on a 'weed control service' Pesky Weeds

Dublin City Council to spend half a million euro on a 'weed control service'

“Total weed control” is required on the 1,051km of road and 94km of laneways under the remit of the council.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council accused of being 'Scrooge-like' for not holding Christmas lights ceremony Overcrowding Concerns

Dublin City Council accused of being 'Scrooge-like' for not holding Christmas lights ceremony

Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer said the event should be moved to Smithfield.

From TheJournal.ie Future of College Green: Council CEO says gradual changes will lead to 'completely traffic-free area' Traffic

Future of College Green: Council CEO says gradual changes will lead to 'completely traffic-free area'

Dubin City Council’s plans for a pedestrianised plaza were rejected in October.

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