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DCC 'confident' of meeting target to deliver 895 new builds this year, Committee to hear
Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan will appear before an Oireachtas Committee later today.
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From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?
Protesters and politicians called on the council chief to resign this week.
Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union
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
The protest heard several calls for Owen Keegan to resign as the council’s chief executive.
Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing
“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
Minister of State Niall Collins has called on Owen Keegan to apologise, but not resign.
Dublin City Council chief criticised for suggesting UCD SU should build houses to fix shortage
UCD Students’ Union had written to Owen Keegan amid a shortage of housing for third-level students.
Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents
He said the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate”.
Council chief exec says 'there's a whole industry' sustaining homeless people sleeping in tents
Owen Keegan said that the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate.”
Whitewater rafting: Dublin City Council CEO explored crowd-funding controversial project
The proposed facility at George’s Dock was first announced in 2019.
Green councillors want a team of 'night marshals' to monitor popular outdoor gathering spots
These night marshals would be separate from Gardaí and would look out for anti-social behaviour in these popular areas.
Council hits out at 'hostile' commentary around white-water rafting facility
The Council has written to elected members to explain the benefits of the controversial project.
Dublin City Council chief: All we're asking is for businesses that are largely unaffected to pay their rates
Owen Keegan said that “if there is a complete failure to pay rates, it’ll have very serious implications” for the city’s services.
Extinction Rebellion: Parks chief was worried removal of Merrion Square camp would look 'aggressive'
The camp was set up by protesters during a week of demonstrations last month.
DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option
That is according to correspondence obtained by under Freedom of Information.
Council Chief Executive criticised for saying good homeless services create demand
“Dublin is a major draw for people who are homeless,” Keegan said.
'Strong case' for directly elected Mayor for Dublin, council CEO says
The campaign for directly elected mayors has grown in recent years.
Dublin city traffic restrictions to be reviewed following delay of College Green public hearing
A pedestrian-prioritised €10 million plaza is planned for Dublin’s College Green.
Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis?
Dublin City Council said that it is a possibility.
'Irish people are suckers for celebrity endorsements': Dublin council chief on Apollo House
Owen Keegan has criticised the occupation.
Will buses be banned from one of Dublin's busiest junctions?
Big changes are coming to College Green.
City manager: I was completely wrong about Dublin Bikes
Owen Keegan said he wasn’t sure if the scheme would be a success.
Dublin Bikes still has one big issue to overcome
The scheme celebrated its 10,000,000th journey today, but the city still needs to adapt to how popular cycling is.
Gardaí are investigating dodgy Garth Brooks objection letters
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Councillors surprised and shocked to hear work will begin soon on Poolbeg incinerator
One councillor said it would have been “good manners and good practice” to contact them.
Poolbeg incinerator is set to go ahead
The €500 million incinerator will process over 550,000 tonnes of waste each year.
Enda got 1,000 emails about the Garth Brooks concerts. Here's what some of them said...
“I want to ask you to do something to save this country from a complete shambles.”
Owen Keegan: 'I never gave an assurance that five gigs would go ahead'
The DCC chief also accused the GAA and Peter Aiken of “failing to address residents’ concerns”
Sorry, but it's not over: City manager to be grilled on Garth Brooks debacle... again
Yes yes yes, we know, yesterday we said it was all over, but an Oireachtas committee has other ideas.
It's finally over: Garth Brooks refunds to begin today
Fans will definitely be missing the dance.
No court intervention yet over Garth Brooks gigs after Aiken seeks legal advice
The concerts may be off, but the Oireachtas wanted answers. Here’s what Aiken and the GAA told them.
The Dublin city council chief talked about the Garth Brooks debacle
Here’s what he said.
'The Garth Brooks ship leaves tonight', but city manager won't budge on licensing decision
However, councillors still voted in favour of all five concerts going ahead.
Dublin council blames tenants for drop in rent collection
Dublin City Council now has arrears of over €20 million as a result of residents not paying rent, and says there is a “culture of under-declaration of income”.
Poolbeg incinerator company may look for repayment if project doesn’t go ahead
But the taxpayer could lose €96 million.