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Dublin City Council unveils plaque honouring anti-slavery leader Fredrick Douglass
# Commemoration
# Commemoration

Dublin City Council unveils plaque honouring anti-slavery leader Fredrick Douglass

Updated 3 hours ago 16,561 Views 41 Comments

Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass visited Ireland in 1845.

# dublin-city-council - Monday 18 October, 2021

Giant chequered teapot sculpture unveiled in Smithfield Square
# I'm A Little Teapot
# I'm A Little Teapot

Giant chequered teapot sculpture unveiled in Smithfield Square

Mon 1:30 PM 32,093 Views 31 Comments

Smithfield Utah is the second of six sculptures being created as part of Dublin City Council’s Sculpture Dublin initiative.

# dublin-city-council - Saturday 16 October, 2021

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?
# Profile
# Profile

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?

Sat 8:00 PM 50,573 Views 32 Comments

Protesters and politicians called on the council chief to resign this week.

# dublin-city-council - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union
# Accommodation Crisis
# Accommodation Crisis

Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union

Oct 13th 2021, 5:30 PM 20,766 Views 20 Comments

Owen Keegan came under heavy fire after saying that students’ unions should become developers to fix the accommodation crisis.

Students protest Dublin City Council over CEO Keegan’s comments on student housing
# Owen Keegan
# Owen Keegan

Students protest Dublin City Council over CEO Keegan’s comments on student housing

Oct 13th 2021, 3:05 PM 17,092 Views 18 Comments

The protest heard several calls for Owen Keegan to resign as the council’s chief executive.

# dublin-city-council - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing
# Dismissive Comments
# Dismissive Comments

Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing

Oct 12th 2021, 10:25 PM 54,687 Views 50 Comments

“I couldn’t believe it, I thought it was facile. I just didn’t understand the point he was making.”

Sinn Féin councillors call on DCC chief Owen Keegan to resign over student housing comments
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Sinn Féin councillors call on DCC chief Owen Keegan to resign over student housing comments

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 3:53 PM 25,496 Views 37 Comments

Minister of State Niall Collins has called on Owen Keegan to apologise, but not resign.

# dublin-city-council - Monday 11 October, 2021

Dublin City Council chief criticised for suggesting UCD SU should build houses to fix shortage
# Owen Keegan
# Owen Keegan

Dublin City Council chief criticised for suggesting UCD SU should build houses to fix shortage

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 10:46 PM 46,038 Views 53 Comments

UCD Students’ Union had written to Owen Keegan amid a shortage of housing for third-level students.

# dublin-city-council - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Green light for Conrad to transform into 'world class, five star hotel'
# Planning
# Planning

Green light for Conrad to transform into 'world class, five star hotel'

Oct 5th 2021, 10:11 PM 34,290 Views 11 Comments

Archer Hotel Capital has secured permission for an eight storey extension.

# dublin-city-council - Monday 4 October, 2021

Dublin councillors postpone vote to fill Anthony Flynn's council seat
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Dublin councillors postpone vote to fill Anthony Flynn's council seat

Oct 4th 2021, 8:39 PM 10,442 Views 0 Comments

Councilors were split on the best approach to take when filling the seat held by the late councillor.

# dublin-city-council - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Dublin councillors at odds over filling Anthony Flynn's seat amid ICHH controversy
# Ichh
# Ichh

Dublin councillors at odds over filling Anthony Flynn's seat amid ICHH controversy

Oct 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 17,615 Views 0 Comments
  • Some DCC members want Flynn to be replaced on Monday, while others want the vote postponed, Órla Ryan reports
  • A number of independent councillors are set to put forward Geraldine Molloy, an ICHH volunteer, to fill the seat
  • Mannix Flynn questioned bringing in a candidate while investigations into ICHH are ongoing

# dublin-city-council - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Dublin City Council received 7,000 submissions about traffic-free streets initiative
# Dublin
# Dublin

Dublin City Council received 7,000 submissions about traffic-free streets initiative

Sep 22nd 2021, 11:54 AM 14,431 Views 8 Comments

Dublin City Council closed off two Dublin Street to traffic to facilitate outdoor dining

# dublin-city-council - Monday 13 September, 2021

An Bord Pleanála issues rebuke to city council's 'too many hotels' claim
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

An Bord Pleanála issues rebuke to city council's 'too many hotels' claim

Sep 13th 2021, 10:36 PM 19,283 Views 9 Comments

This follows the appeals board giving the green light to Ringline Investments for a nine storey hotel.

# dublin-city-council - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Council expresses 'serious reservations' on Merrion Square 'build to rent' scheme
# Dublin 2
# Dublin 2

Council expresses 'serious reservations' on Merrion Square 'build to rent' scheme

Sep 7th 2021, 6:22 PM 22,129 Views 12 Comments

The six storey scheme includes 19 build to rent apartments.

# dublin-city-council - Monday 30 August, 2021

Public consultation launched on traffic-free trial of two Dublin streets
# Pedestrianisation
# Pedestrianisation

Public consultation launched on traffic-free trial of two Dublin streets

Aug 30th 2021, 6:34 PM 18,051 Views 23 Comments

Dublin City Council has been running a pedestrianisation trial on Parliament Street and Capel Street.

# dublin-city-council - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents

Aug 17th 2021, 1:32 PM 24,514 Views 35 Comments

He said the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate”.

# dublin-city-council - Friday 13 August, 2021

New parking blackspot emerges in Dublin during 2020 as clamping revenue takes €1m pandemic hit
# Clamp Down
# Clamp Down

New parking blackspot emerges in Dublin during 2020 as clamping revenue takes €1m pandemic hit

Aug 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,043 Views 51 Comments

Clarendon Street saw the highest number of vehicles clamped during 2020.

# dublin-city-council - Thursday 5 August, 2021

'Safe but spectacular': Council planning for Kellie Harrington's Dublin homecoming
# Olympics
# Olympics

'Safe but spectacular': Council planning for Kellie Harrington's Dublin homecoming

Aug 5th 2021, 4:43 PM 24,460 Views 18 Comments

The boxer will come back from the Olympics next week with at least a silver medal.

# dublin-city-council - Monday 26 July, 2021

Councillors query long-term lease deal for 124 apartments at car park of former Regency Hotel
# Long Term Leasing
# Long Term Leasing

Councillors query long-term lease deal for 124 apartments at car park of former Regency Hotel

Jul 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 36,317 Views 28 Comments
  • The Department of Housing recently signed off on the leasing deal between the Council and the developer, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • The move comes amid criticism of the State's reliance on expensive social housing leases.
  • Sinn Féin's Eoin O'Broin said "these kinds of expensive long-term leases are bad for social housing tenants."

# dublin-city-council - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Dublin City Council is using compulsory purchase orders to buy buildings to expand Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Dublin City Council is using compulsory purchase orders to buy buildings to expand Abbey Theatre

Jul 18th 2021, 7:30 AM 27,767 Views 25 Comments

Plans to expand the theatre were first unveiled in 2017.

# dublin-city-council - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

'People in Ballymun are wary of plans because of the failed regeneration so we'll see if we can win them over'
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

'People in Ballymun are wary of plans because of the failed regeneration so we'll see if we can win them over'

Jul 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,870 Views 11 Comments

New plans envisage the current square next to Ballymun Main Street being transformed into a new plaza divided into two sections.

# dublin-city-council - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Assistant Commissioner dismisses claims there are not enough gardaí on Dublin streets
# Dublin Gardai
# Dublin Gardai

Assistant Commissioner dismisses claims there are not enough gardaí on Dublin streets

Jul 6th 2021, 8:29 PM 21,255 Views 30 Comments

Assistant Commissioner Anne Marie Cagney made her comments having received criticism from an inner city Councillor.

# dublin-city-council - Monday 5 July, 2021

Dublin City Council passes motion calling for pilot of four-day week for staff
# Work
# Work

Dublin City Council passes motion calling for pilot of four-day week for staff

Jul 5th 2021, 10:34 PM 45,746 Views 76 Comments

Councillors across parties supported the motion to try shortening the working week.

# dublin-city-council - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

'We're sick waiting': Oliver Bond residents call for fast-tracking of regeneration works
# Sick Waiting
# Sick Waiting

'We're sick waiting': Oliver Bond residents call for fast-tracking of regeneration works

Jun 30th 2021, 6:20 AM 14,201 Views 18 Comments

Residents of Oliver Bond House say they been told it will be ‘at least 15 years’ before they can expect completion of the long-promised regeneration programme.

# dublin-city-council - Monday 21 June, 2021

'It's a dumping ground': Minister set to meet council over future of Oscar Traynor lands
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

'It's a dumping ground': Minister set to meet council over future of Oscar Traynor lands

Jun 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 22,588 Views 7 Comments

Councillors have accused the Housing Department of stalling tactics over new proposals.

# dublin-city-council - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Part of Sandymount Village to be pedestrianised for July and August
# Sandymount
# Sandymount

Part of Sandymount Village to be pedestrianised for July and August

Jun 15th 2021, 8:06 PM 16,075 Views 9 Comments

Dublin City Council has announced the eastern side of the village will be pedestrianised on a 24 hour basis in the two summer months.

# dublin-city-council - Monday 14 June, 2021

Dublin City Council passes large land rezone in Finglas despite opposition
# Housing
# Housing

Dublin City Council passes large land rezone in Finglas despite opposition

Jun 14th 2021, 8:49 PM 31,783 Views 27 Comments

The rezoning provides for around 2,200 new residential units, but opposers raised concerns over affordability.

# dublin-city-council - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Portobello Plaza will no longer be closed off at weekends
# Complaints
# Complaints

Portobello Plaza will no longer be closed off at weekends

Jun 8th 2021, 5:49 PM 16,348 Views 11 Comments

Documents show local residents had complained to the council about issues including “public urination, defecation, open selling and use of drugs”.

# dublin-city-council - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Council to take €250,000 loss on Dublin property it bought just four years ago
# Dublin
# Dublin

Council to take €250,000 loss on Dublin property it bought just four years ago

Jun 6th 2021, 3:54 PM 56,205 Views 31 Comments

Though commercial property prices have generally risen since then, the council says the condition of the property has deteriorated.

Gardaí restrict access to Dublin streets and arrest 10 people for public order incidents
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

Gardaí restrict access to Dublin streets and arrest 10 people for public order incidents

Jun 6th 2021, 12:47 AM 45,462 Views 96 Comments

Gardaí say they came under fire on South Anne Street and Temple Bar.

# dublin-city-council - Saturday 5 June, 2021

More bins and portable loos placed in cities this weekend (but some areas are still fenced off)
# Bank Holiday Weekend
# Bank Holiday Weekend

More bins and portable loos placed in cities this weekend (but some areas are still fenced off)

Jun 5th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,197 Views 26 Comments

The public facilities come as pubs and restaurants reopen their outdoor spaces next week.

# dublin-city-council - Friday 4 June, 2021

Several Dublin streets to close to vehicles on weekend evenings for 'traffic-free' trial
# Pedestrianised
# Pedestrianised

Several Dublin streets to close to vehicles on weekend evenings for 'traffic-free' trial

Updated Jun 4th 2021, 4:00 PM 12,373 Views 28 Comments

Parliament Street and Capel Street are among those being made traffic-free on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings for six weeks.

# dublin-city-council - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Whitewater rafting: Dublin City Council CEO explored crowd-funding controversial project
# Owen Keegan
# Owen Keegan

Whitewater rafting: Dublin City Council CEO explored crowd-funding controversial project

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:03 PM 16,648 Views 42 Comments

The proposed facility at George’s Dock was first announced in 2019.

Ciarán Cuffe: Dublin City Council needs a new 'public realm czar' to oversee public spaces
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Ciarán Cuffe: Dublin City Council needs a new 'public realm czar' to oversee public spaces

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 12:00 PM 10,669 Views 27 Comments

The MEP says it’s now clear that local councils in Ireland have have weak powers compared to the rest of Europe.

Dublin City Council to install more bins and toilets across the capital
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Dublin City Council to install more bins and toilets across the capital

Jun 3rd 2021, 11:47 AM 15,922 Views 62 Comments

150 toilets and over 100 extra bins are to be installed across the city this Bank Holiday weekend.

# dublin-city-council - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Andrea Horan: Whose job is it to provide a liveable city?
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Andrea Horan: Whose job is it to provide a liveable city?

Updated Jun 2nd 2021, 4:00 PM 23,591 Views 42 Comments

The Dublin businesswoman, campaigner and broadcaster says Covid-19 has exposed the under-resourcing and neglect of Dublin’s outdoor spaces.

Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless

Jun 2nd 2021, 2:14 PM 7,535 Views 7 Comments

A new report from Dublin County Council found that there is a higher mortality rate among single homeless people.

# dublin-city-council - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

DCC pledges 'more facilities' for bank holiday weekend as Eamon Ryan urges councils to 'get the message'
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

DCC pledges 'more facilities' for bank holiday weekend as Eamon Ryan urges councils to 'get the message'

Jun 1st 2021, 5:22 PM 21,657 Views 17 Comments

Ryan said that funding is available for waste services.

# dublin-city-council - Monday 31 May, 2021

'No point in fooling ourselves into telling people not to go out': Call for extended park opening hours
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

'No point in fooling ourselves into telling people not to go out': Call for extended park opening hours

May 31st 2021, 6:40 PM 36,970 Views 52 Comments

Meanwhile, young people told us about their experiences gathering over the weekend.

# dublin-city-council - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Traffic changes for three Dublin city streets from today to facilitate outdoor dining
# Streets
# Streets

Traffic changes for three Dublin city streets from today to facilitate outdoor dining

May 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 32,584 Views 23 Comments

Hume Street, Ely Place and Merrion Row will see traffic changes from today.

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