Independent councillor Anna Quigley has proposed that the Government pay grants to householders in flood-prone areas so they can install protection measures.
The proposal, which was passed unanimously by Dublin City Council, seeks funds for work such as installing flood gates, back-water valves and pumps on drain outlets.
Cllr Quigley said the measures would be cost-cutting in the long run as emergency services would have less call- outs to deal with during heavy rain. She said her plea was based on the human impact much more than the financial implications of flooding:
Council joins tourism push
Dublin City Council is hoping to play a leading role in the capital's promotion now that Dublin Tourism has been taken over by Failte Ireland.
Councillor Nial Ring proposed the motion, based on a report by the Dublin City Business Association which said Ireland was getting the worst value for money from tourism spending.
Ireland spends more than any other country in the EU -- at over €20 per tourist.
Cllr Ring said: "I believe that Dublin City Council and the office of public works can run tourism in this city."
Long-lost footage of The Beatles visiting a chip shop as they filmed their surreal road movie Magical Mystery Tour is to be seen for the first time.
The group made a trip to Smedley's chip shop in Roman Road, Taunton, Somerset, with cast and crew as they filmed the scenes in 1967 for a BBC Christmas special.
Only a small section of the footage made it into the final film but now behind-the-scenes shots have been compiled by makers of a new Arena documentary and are being shown online.
First curator at Satchmo home
The Louis Armstrong House Museum in New York has hired its first curator, David L Reese
The Louis Armstrong House became a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
The museum opened to the public in 2003. The jazz great lived there until his death in 1971.