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From TheJournal.ie 19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019 Homelessness

19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019

One hotel received payments between €4 million and €5 million.

From TheJournal.ie Mystery objector successfully stalling Dublin city centre getting its first new cinema in years Scene Stealer

Mystery objector successfully stalling Dublin city centre getting its first new cinema in years

Legal firm Arthur Cox says the company behind objection doesn’t exist.

From TheJournal.ie Permission granted for new co-living development just 1km from Dublin city Rathmines

Permission granted for new co-living development just 1km from Dublin city

Dublin City Council refused permission for the development last year.

From TheJournal.ie Permission granted for 657 new homes beside Dublin park despite strong local opposition Raheny

Permission granted for 657 new homes beside Dublin park despite strong local opposition

An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the development despite opposition from hundreds of locals.

From TheJournal.ie Council seeks €30 million in Government funding for City Library at Parnell Square CITY LIBRARY

Council seeks €30 million in Government funding for City Library at Parnell Square

An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for the City Library last May.

From TheJournal.ie Planning permission granted for 97-unit shared co-living accommodation in Rathmines Green Light

Planning permission granted for 97-unit shared co-living accommodation in Rathmines

The council has given the project the green light in spite of concerns expressed by a small number of locals.

From TheJournal.ie Design of major new Dublin suburb with 3,500 planned homes approved by council Poolbeg West

Design of major new Dublin suburb with 3,500 planned homes approved by council

The new area will be known as Poolbeg West.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are afraid, people are anxious': Former Assistant Garda Commissioner sets out roadmap for Darndale's future North Dublin

'People are afraid, people are anxious': Former Assistant Garda Commissioner sets out roadmap for Darndale's future

Jack Nolan’s report examining Darndale in North Dublin will be published in May.

From TheJournal.ie Here's where the top 10 clamping blackspots were in Dublin city last year Clampers

Here's where the top 10 clamping blackspots were in Dublin city last year

The number of vehicles clamped in Dublin city in 2019 was up 8% to 46,516.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council opposes plans for over 650 apartments beside St Anne's Park Raheny

Dublin City Council opposes plans for over 650 apartments beside St Anne's Park

The proposed development has long been opposed by local residents and politicians.

From TheJournal.ie DCC declares application for redevelopment of historic Iveagh Markets invalid Liberties

DCC declares application for redevelopment of historic Iveagh Markets invalid

An application was lodged by the businessman Martin Keane to redevelop the Liberties marketplace last year.

From TheJournal.ie No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal' Homelessness

No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal'

The man was sleeping in his tent when it was being removed in an attempt to tidy the canal walk way.

From TheJournal.ie G.B. Shaw's Dublin birthplace now belongs to the people...but it won't be open to the public much Synge Street

G.B. Shaw's Dublin birthplace now belongs to the people...but it won't be open to the public much

It’s estimated it will cost €140,000 to refurbish and will be completed by 2021.

From TheJournal.ie 'Its reuse is of critical importance': Developer set to lodge planning for Player Wills site in coming weeks Dublin 8

'Its reuse is of critical importance': Developer set to lodge planning for Player Wills site in coming weeks

The Player Wills Factory site on Dublin’s South Circular Road covers 9.33 hectares of prime city centre land.

From TheJournal.ie Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night Dublin

Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night

The woman, who was in a distressed state, told the volunteer she had been released from an acute hospital.

From TheJournal.ie 'An error of judgement': Martin criticises RIC commemoration but says those attending should be respected RIC

'An error of judgement': Martin criticises RIC commemoration but says those attending should be respected

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the event “should be cancelled”.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council is owed €33 million in rent arrears from its council housing tenants Increase

Dublin City Council is owed €33 million in rent arrears from its council housing tenants

The amount the council is owed in rent arrears rose 14% last year.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council votes to boycott RIC commemoration service Dublin Castle

Dublin City Council votes to boycott RIC commemoration service

The motion described the event planned to be held in Dublin Castle on 17 January as “obscene”.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council workers miss average of 10 to 12 days a year through absenteeism Labour Court

Dublin City Council workers miss average of 10 to 12 days a year through absenteeism

The Labour Court heard that the average absenteeism in the Council is approximately 5%.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council moves to repossess historic Iveagh Markets Dublin 8

Dublin City Council moves to repossess historic Iveagh Markets

DCC has said it is “terminating” contact with Businessman Martin Keane regarding The Markets’ redevelopment.

From TheJournal.ie Council street crews called out hundreds of times to clean up discarded needles on Dublin streets Drugs Crisis

Council street crews called out hundreds of times to clean up discarded needles on Dublin streets

The city council recorded over 200 official calls from members of the public in relation to used drug paraphernalia in the last two years.

From TheJournal.ie Built in the year 5618* and neglected for years, this Dublin landmark is slowly being restored Jewish Cemetery
From TheJournal.ie Less than 500 public payphones are left in Ireland – a drop from 4,000 a decade ago End Of The Line

Less than 500 public payphones are left in Ireland – a drop from 4,000 a decade ago

There were 4,000 public payphones across the country 10 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council boss wants 'Grafton Quarter' sign replaced next Christmas after public outcry Dublin Town

Dublin City Council boss wants 'Grafton Quarter' sign replaced next Christmas after public outcry

“‘Grafton Quarter’ has no Christmas feel to it and nothing to do with Dublin’s Grafton Street of old,” one person said.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to turn James Joyce House of the Dead into a hostel put on hold by council Dublin

Plans to turn James Joyce House of the Dead into a hostel put on hold by council

The house was the setting of Joyce’s famous short story The Dead.

From TheJournal.ie Legal limbo to end for Dublin's horse-drawn carriage drivers as new law to sort out licence debacle Unregulated

Legal limbo to end for Dublin's horse-drawn carriage drivers as new law to sort out 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 Coats on Ha'penny Bridge could save someone's life, says organiser Dublin City Council

Coats on Ha'penny Bridge could save someone's life, says organiser

On Saturday, Dublin City Council said that the coats would be removed for health and safety reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Coats left on Ha'penny Bridge for homeless removed by DCC for 'health and safety' reasons Removed

Coats left on Ha'penny Bridge for homeless removed by DCC for 'health and safety' reasons

The council said that the coats would be “redistributed” through its homeless services.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's winter plan for rough sleepers 'doesn't go far enough', says CEO of city's oldest charity Mendicity Institution

Dublin's winter plan for rough sleepers 'doesn't go far enough', says CEO of city's oldest charity

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive activated its Cold Weather Strategy last month.

From TheJournal.ie Murder, drugs crimes, and other offences on the rise in Dublin region in the last 12 months Dublin's Fair City

Murder, drugs crimes, and other offences on the rise in Dublin region in the last 12 months

Begging offences on the streets of Dublin has decreased but some representatives said this does not reflect the reality.

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 A 'bit of a joke' or a 'big idea for the city'? Councillors defend decision to back Dublin's white-water rafting attraction IFSC

A 'bit of a joke' or a 'big idea for the city'? Councillors defend decision to back Dublin's white-water rafting attraction

The €22m project is expected to take 18 months to complete and development is expected to get under way next year.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council to consider introducing 'exclusion zones' for election posters Election Posters

Dublin City Council to consider introducing 'exclusion zones' for election posters

Over 200 complaints were made about the location of posters during the local and European elections.

From TheJournal.ie Councillors reject motion to have support for O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment project rescinded Controversial

Councillors reject motion to have support for O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment project rescinded

The O’Devaney project will see a number of new homes developed, including social and affordable housing.

From TheJournal.ie Councillors vote in favour of €22 million white-water rafting facility in Dublin's IFSC All Aboard

Councillors vote in favour of €22 million white-water rafting facility in Dublin's IFSC

Dublin Fire Brigade addressed Councillors in the council chamber this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'Christmas can be a very lonely time of the year': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter ALONE

'Christmas can be a very lonely time of the year': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter

The advice comes as part of the Dublin City Council and Alone’s cold weather initiative.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to cut speed limits to 30km/h in 'all residential areas' in Dublin Go Slow

Plans to cut speed limits to 30km/h in 'all residential areas' in Dublin

Dublin City Council will vote on the proposals this week.

From TheJournal.ie €100,000 allocated to free period products in Dublin City Council budget Pads And Tampons

€100,000 allocated to free period products in Dublin City Council budget

The initiative was trialed in Dublin city last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm sick of being railroaded': Angry scenes as locals meet to oppose State's largest homeless hostel Avalon House

'I'm sick of being railroaded': Angry scenes as locals meet to oppose State's largest homeless hostel

Avalon House in Dublin 2 is set to become a 150-bed homeless hostel in January.

From TheJournal.ie This is what the new white-water rafting attraction at Dublin's IFSC will look like First Look

This is what the new white-water rafting attraction at Dublin's IFSC will look like Exclusive

The €22m project is expected to take 18 months to complete and development is expected to get under way next year.

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