Move is aimed at motorists who do not have their licences with them when before the courts for offences. Photograph: Getty Images

A new database to match motorists’ driving licences with vehicle registrations is to be prepared by Government. The move is aimed at clamping down on(...)

Dundrum Town Centre: The 124,774sq m (1,343,000sq ft)  mall  it   18 million visitors a year. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Plans to limit the height of a proposed extension to Dundrum Town Centre have been put forward by the cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County (...)

The Gibson Hotel in the  Point Village, Dublin: The adjacent student accommodation will be within walking or cycling distance of the National College of Ireland and Trinity College. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A planning application for Dublin’s largest off-campus student accommodation has been lodged with Dublin City Council. Designed to cater for up to (...)

New flood relief funding is to  provide protection for areas such as Dublin, Kilkenny, Fermoy, Mallow and Clonmel, together with investment in projects to address more localised flooding. File photograph: Stephen Wilson/PA Wire

The State will provide €430 million between 2016 and 2021 for capital investment in flood relief schemes – some €20 million more than was spent on suc(...)

A package of €300 million in heritage and cultural funding has been announced by Minister for the Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys. File photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Funding for the renovation of the Kevin Barry Rooms at the National Concert Hall to create a new 130-seat auditorium is part of a €300 million heritag(...)

The site of the N2 bypass bridge near Slane, Co Meath. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

At €6 billion, the surprise in the capital allocation for road building in the Government’s investment plan is not what is included, but what is left (...)

Breifne Earley won the world record-breaking cycle race through 25 countries and returned home this July to his home near Leitrim village, Co Leitrim. Bad luck hit on Sunday night when his bike, valued at €3,500 but worth much more to him in sentimental value, was one of two stolen off a the back of an SUV.

An Irish international cyclist who pedalled almost 30,000km around the world to raise awareness of suicide has had his top-tier bike stolen in Co Rosc(...)

Listowel was crowned Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town. Photograph: Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus 1:50

To miss out on winning by one point is difficult. Nobody knows that better than the three runners-up in the 2015 National Tidy Towns competition. Whi(...)

Anne McGowan with her son Patrick, as Letterkenny is the overall tidy towns winner during presentation of prizes in The Helix, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 1:50

Letterkenny, Co Donegal, has been named Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2015 in the annual Supervalu National Tidy Towns Awards competition. It beat 860 v(...)

A file image from 2014 showing chairman of the Kilkenny Town Tidy Towns committee, David Fitzgerald pictured with the overall award for the 2014 winners of the SuperValu Tidy Towns competion to Kilkenny Town Committee. Photograph: Collins

Several-thousand members of Tidy Towns committees from across Ireland are gathering at Dublin City University to await the naming of Ireland’s Tidiest(...)