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# Dublin City Council

This week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Dublin City has twinned with Ramallah in Palestine
A formal City to City Friendship Agreement has been signed between the Lord Mayor of Dublin and the Mayor of Ramallah.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 9th December 2023
Dublin Marathon start and end points will 'preferably' include the city centre
Discussions on next year’s route have begun and it’s hoped a ‘positive solution’ will be announced in early 2024.
Dublin Marathon start and end points will 'preferably' include the city centre, organisers say
Discussions on next year’s route have begun and it’s hoped a ‘positive solution’ will be announced in early 2024.
Last month
November 2023
Christmas ceremonies around Dublin get underway this weekend
Dublin City Council listed its tree-lighting ceremonies this year.
Dublin City councillors clash over next steps after failed 'peace flag' motion creates confusion
A vote on flying a so-called ‘peace flag’ above City Hall ran overtime, leading to ambiguity about its result.
Confusion over Palestinian and peace flag votes at Dublin City Council
The Independent Group put forth the emergency motion as a ‘sign of solidarity’ but it failed to reach a majority.
'People don't know what's being lost': Calls for more notice after trees felled in Dublin city
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald
A number of recent fellings by the council have sparked local concerns.
October 2023
Dublin City Council calls on citizens to report stockpiling for Halloween bonfires
The council says it wants to promote a safe season, reminding citizens that any and all bonfires are illegal.
Dublin City Council to appoint 'Storyteller in Residence' with aim of 'inspiring young readers'
It’s hoped to provide opportunities for parents and children to enjoy reading together.
DCC one step closer to 'taking back control' of bin collection, as Oireachtas working group set up
Councillor Daithí Doolan said Dublin is the “Wild West of Europe” when it comes to waste collection.
Council and Fáilte Ireland 'strongly disagreed' with month-long St Patrick's Day Festival plan
Two reports on the festival have been released in redacted form.
Phil Lynott statue needs repairs after being damaged by fans' plectrum tributes
Dublin City Council is planning works to strengthen the statue.
This year
Dublin City Council refuse planning permission for new hotel in Temple Bar
The nine page report recommending refusal states that the Council had serious concerns with the proposed change of use to hotel.
Scammers targeting renters in arrears 'preying on the most vulnerable'
Fraudsters are masquerading as Dublin City Council, attempting to con those in financial difficulty.
'Please don't' message painted on Molly Malone statue - but tourists undeterred
The bronze statue on Dublin’s Suffolk Street was vandalised in an apparent protest against tourists grabbing the fictional fishmongers’ breasts.
Nearly 50 cars clamped near Croke Park on All-Ireland days this summer as DCC reveal blackspots
Motorists were mostly clamped in the Glasnevin and Drumcondra areas.
Molly Malone statue vandalised for the second time in a week
The words ’7 years bad luck’ were painted in green over black paint on the statue’s chest.
Development at 'white water rafting' site at stalemate as council 'in limbo'
A report by
Mairead Maguire
The space had previously been earmarked for a controversial white water rafting facility.
Dublin City Council unveils plaque to James Connolly at his former Ringsend home
Born in Edinburgh in 1868 to Irish parents, Connolly became a key figure in the Irish trade union movement and the Easter Rising.
'Nightmare on matchdays’: Lack of parking and unruly spectators ‘irritating’ Croke Park residents
‘We have a major issue and the only ones who are responsible for it is Dublin City Council,’ a leading coach operator told The Journal.
On-lead and off-lead dog zones proposed for Dublin park 'so elderly feel safe'
The new rules for St Anne’s Park would designate a large area for dogs to run off-lead, amid a ban on nearby Bull Island.
An Bord Pleanála overturns two council decisions to approve controversial development in Booterstown
The plans for the leisure and biodiversity centre had been rejected by Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Dublin's Parliament Street will be traffic-free every weekend from today until late August
Cars, buses and other vehicles will not be able to access the street from 11am to 11pm.
Residents object to proposed sound barrier at Portobello Wetherspoons 'taller than Berlin Wall'
The UK pub giant is proposing the sound barrier to allow it to re-open its beer garden after residents made noise complaints.
Dublin City Council planning to refurbish buildings to create dozens of new artist spaces
Artists have raised concerns in recent years that they’re losing their studios due to commercial development.
Dublin's Parliament Street to go traffic-free each weekend over July and August
Dublin City Council said there will be a ‘particular focus on encouraging families onto the street’.
Dublin City Council begins project to upgrade over 40,000 public lights
It’s described as one of the city council’s key efforts in realising its ‘energy reduction and climate action goals’.
Private cars banned from driving through College Green from today
The College Green bus corridor will be in place for 24 hours, seven days per week.
Almost half of objections to Dublin City Council against new land-hoarding tax were successful
The tax is due to come into force next year and will target zoned, serviced residential development lands.
Plans lodged for new seven storey hotel on Dublin city's Camden Row
Plans have also been lodged for a 10 storey extension of the Clayton Hotel in Dublin 2.
Work begins on 18-month project to improve Dublin's Temple Bar square area
The total cost of the project is €5 million.
Private cars to be banned from College Green at the end of May
Dublin City Council has said that private cars disproportionately increase traffic times in the area and plan to include public seating and planters in the redesign.
Owners of CHQ building asked to scale back multi-stall food market expansion plans
The 19th-century building in Dublin’s Docklands is a listed structure.
Public toilet for dogs installed in Dublin
Dublin City Council will also erect 50 poo bag dispensers around Dublin’s North Inner City.
Burst mains may cause low water pressure or outages in north Dublin
Uisce Éireann said repairs should be completed by 6am tomorrow.
Questions raised over 'lack of resources and detail' for Govt's tenant-in-situ scheme
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
The government has set a target of 1,500 properties to be acquired under the tenant-in situ-scheme.
Ready Steady Book!: Unearth an 1816 murder mystery with this year’s One Dublin One Book title
Jackie Lynam of Dublin City Libraries and author Andrew Hughes interviewed about this year’s country-wide reading initiative taking place this April.
Workers unearth old Dublin city basin that was a social hotspot in the 1830s
The basin – which supplied drinking water to 90 streets – is located near St James’s Hospital in Dublin 8.
Forgotten 10 member Thomas Bryan honoured with commemerative plaque at Dublin family home
The young IRA volunteer fought in the war of Independence and was hanged this day 102 years ago.
Frank Feely, the Dublin City Manager who 'ran' the capital for 17 years, has died
Feely is best remembered for his role in the 1988 Dublin Millennium celebration.