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#Dublin City Council

From TheJournal.ie North Dublin apartment block refused planning permission following objection from local pub An Bord Pleanála

North Dublin apartment block refused planning permission following objection from local pub

The Bald Eagle raised concerns that the block would negatively impact its business.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's sandwich board wars: A council 'money grab' or a step in the right direction? Two Sides To A Story This post contains videos

Dublin's sandwich board wars: A council 'money grab' or a step in the right direction?

The council will begin enforcement from the start of next month. Business owners aren’t happy.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should sandwich boards be banned from pathways? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sandwich boards be banned from pathways?

The Clockwork Door in Dublin raised objections with the planned €630 a year payment for the advertisement boards.

From TheJournal.ie An Post has been given approval to hang advertising banners on the front of the GPO despite objections Witness History

An Post has been given approval to hang advertising banners on the front of the GPO despite objections

An Post claimed visitor numbers to the GPO had almost halved in the past three years.

From TheJournal.ie Planning battle after tenant told he needs permission for Smithfield's Horseboy mural Horseboy

Planning battle after tenant told he needs permission for Smithfield's Horseboy mural

The case has been referred to An Bord Pleanála, with the owner seeking to have the mural removed.

From TheJournal.ie Special council meeting called to address Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ Dublin City Council

Special council meeting called to address Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ

It is understood protesters were approached by gardaí yesterday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Student accommodation planned for former Rialto Cinema site Rialto Cinema

Student accommodation planned for former Rialto Cinema site

The plans state that the original Art Deco facade would be retained, but the rest of the site demolished.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws Airbnb

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council is coining it on 'sunshine tax', according to the Restaurants Association Building And Property

Dublin City Council is coining it on 'sunshine tax', according to the Restaurants Association

The industry body said incoming sandwich board licence fees are ‘shockingly excessive’.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's College Green will be pedestrianised again today - these diversions will be in place College Green Plaza

Dublin's College Green will be pedestrianised again today - these diversions will be in place

The area is being pedestrianised on a trial basis.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's loads of space for people': Can Dublin break down the barriers to pedestrianisation? College Green

'There's loads of space for people': Can Dublin break down the barriers to pedestrianisation?

Dublin City Council is trialling three traffic-free days at College Green this summer.

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 Dublin City Council refuses planning permission for Ireland's first injecting centre Merchants Quay

Dublin City Council refuses planning permission for Ireland's first injecting centre

The Council gave its decision yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was forced to pay twice': Only very small number of cars clamped in Dublin city successfully appealed Clampers

'I was forced to pay twice': Only very small number of cars clamped in Dublin city successfully appealed

Only a small percentage of those who are clamped seek to reverse the €80 fee.

From TheJournal.ie Traffic-free measures at Dublin's College Green to be reviewed after security barriers draw complaints No Cars Go

Traffic-free measures at Dublin's College Green to be reviewed after security barriers draw complaints

The council trialled the first of three traffic-free events in the area today.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's College Green will be pedestrianised tomorrow - these diversions will be in place No Traffic

Dublin's College Green will be pedestrianised tomorrow - these diversions will be in place

The area is being pedestrianised on a trial basis.

From TheJournal.ie New app allows public to check if HGV vehicles have valid permit to be in Dublin city centre Permit Check

New app allows public to check if HGV vehicles have valid permit to be in Dublin city centre

HGV drivers who enter the cordon in the city without a valid permit can be fined €800.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting? The Family Silver

Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?

A commitment not to sell off valuable sites has been welcomed – but it will be years before housing is actually built.

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 Parking costs in Dublin city are increasing to €3.20 per hour from next Monday Dublin City Council

Parking costs in Dublin city are increasing to €3.20 per hour from next Monday

The changes will also include an expansion of “high-demand” yellow and red zones across the city.

From TheJournal.ie Emails highlight confusion at Dublin City Council over unexpected change to Africa Day Farmleigh House

Emails highlight confusion at Dublin City Council over unexpected change to Africa Day

It added that an offer of funding was made by the Department of Foreign Affairs in March 2019, “at which stage Dublin City Council had finalised the local Africa Day programme”.

From TheJournal.ie Warning signs ordered for pond in Dublin's Bushy Park after dog killed by swan Terenure

Warning signs ordered for pond in Dublin's Bushy Park after dog killed by swan

The dog was swimming in the duck pond near a group of swans and cygnets when it was attacked.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The new rules on Airbnb hosting come into effect today - here's what you need to know Short-term Lets

Explainer: The new rules on Airbnb hosting come into effect today - here's what you need to know

These regulations mean a number of new rules – and potential penalties – for those affected by them.

From TheJournal.ie Council working towards 'site of conscience' plan for former Magdalene laundry but funding still major issue Magdalene Site

Council working towards 'site of conscience' plan for former Magdalene laundry but funding still major issue

Social Democrat councillor Gary Gannon has said the State should help fund an on-site memorial.

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 Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder Emily Ruskovich

Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder

Idaho is inspired by author Emily Ruskovich’s childhood.

From TheJournal.ie It would cost Dublin City Council €29 million per year to resume household waste collection, council says Waste Collection

It would cost Dublin City Council €29 million per year to resume household waste collection, council says

The council stopped household waste collection in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Plan for 94 homes in Dublin 4 given go-ahead despite concerns over loss of trees and impact on house prices Donnybrook

Plan for 94 homes in Dublin 4 given go-ahead despite concerns over loss of trees and impact on house prices

The development has been the subject of dozens of complaints from local residents.

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 Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McAuliffe elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin Lord Mayor

Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McAuliffe elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin

McAuliffe becomes the 350th Lord Mayor of the city.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council shoots down Johnny Ronan's bid to increase heights of docklands developments Dublin Docklands

Dublin City Council shoots down Johnny Ronan's bid to increase heights of docklands developments

City planners have issued the double refusal in spite of heavy lobbying by Ronan.

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 257-bed student housing complex on site of historical bakery in Dublin's north inner city given green light Student Housing

257-bed student housing complex on site of historical bakery in Dublin's north inner city given green light

The complex will be built near two other student developments in the area.

From TheJournal.ie HubSpot has hit a signage snag at its new Dublin docklands office Startups And Tech

HubSpot has hit a signage snag at its new Dublin docklands office

The US giant hopes to emblazon the 112,000 sq ft unit with four signs, including a ‘logo sculpture’.

From TheJournal.ie 21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area Final Countdown

21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area

Former TDs, a lord mayor and Dublin’s longest serving councillor are all in the mix.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's unjustifiable': Demolition of 19th-century Dublin distillers structure slammed by An Taisce Smithfield

'It's unjustifiable': Demolition of 19th-century Dublin distillers structure slammed by An Taisce

The 19th century structure was converted and refurbished in the 1970s.

From TheJournal.ie 101 problems: Election posters blocking traffic signals and obstructing paths in Dublin Dublin City Council

101 problems: Election posters blocking traffic signals and obstructing paths in Dublin

Most complaints are about posters being at a height that is too low or are obstructing traffic signals and signs.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme Cost Rental Model

Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme

The scheme was approved at the council’s final monthly meeting this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin carriage drivers say they're 'in limbo' and want Shane Ross's help with licence debacle Dublin City Council This post contains videos

Dublin carriage drivers say they're 'in limbo' and want Shane Ross's help with licence debacle

Since 2018 Dublin City Council no longer issue carriage drivers licences, which drivers say could lead to unlicensed operators and concerns for animal welfare.

From TheJournal.ie Pigs, chickens ... a pony called Moses. Take a tour of Dublin city's first public urban farm ST ANNES PARK This post contains videos

Pigs, chickens ... a pony called Moses. Take a tour of Dublin city's first public urban farm

Based in St. Anne’s Park in Raheny, the farm is free to the public.

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