Olivia Burke (21) was one of the students who died after a balcony collapsed in Berkeley on Tuesday. President of IADT Dr Annie Doona said “it is a very sad day for her fellow students and the staff”.

President of Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Annie Doona has said counselling services and space for students to gather w(...)

Kevin O’Malley: The US ambassador to Ireland  said parents of the injured should not have to worry about the cost of medical care. Photograph:  Fergal Phillips.

Aer Lingus, Google, the Department of Foreign Affairs, USIT, UCD and IADT Dún Laoghaire are among companies and agencies offering support services to(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Minister of State for Housing Paudie Coffey sent a letter to Dublin councils instructing them to make “viability and early delivery” of houses the “top priority” of their development plans. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Architects and planners have criticised a request by Ministers not to introduce unreasonable or excessive building standards which could delay the qui(...)

A man in his seventies was stabbed on Monday in west Dublin. A  woman in her seventies was arrested at the scene and is being questioned by  gardaí.

A male pensioner in his seventies was seriously injured when he was stabbed near his home in Clondalkin in west Dublin on Monday evening. Neighbours (...)

The closed shutters of Clerys Department Store in O’Connell Street, Dublin. today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

Two more members of the Government have joined Tánaiste Joan Burton in criticising new owners of Clerys department store in Dublin, after the store wa(...)

Deirdre Gough from Kilbarrack, Dublin holds a wing mirror as part of the new RSA campaign targeting cyclists and HGV drivers to highlight ‘Blind Spots’ on trucks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government will decide within weeks on the imposition of fixed penalty fines for errant cyclists, but is not considering a registration system for(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Sean Fleming (left) and Senator Darragh O’Brien during a press briefing outisde Leinster House on Monday. Photograph: Collins

The alleged leaking of a statement from the Oireachtas banking inquiry could undermine the work of the committee, Fianna Fáil said today. Former Secr(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney  warned against buying dogs of unknown provenance. Photograph: Alan Betson

Animal welfare charities are to be given €100,000 to assist them in microchipping dogs. Charities with a proven track record in animal care will be(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said there had been more than seven million tests for BSE since 2002 and more than 100,000 on animals who died on farms last year alone. Photograph: Getty Images

A search for the source of BSE, which is thought to have killed a cow on a farm in county Louth, will involve assessing the feed given to the herd and(...)

Move brings to 163 the number of new homes on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council’s  social housing programme. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has agreed to build four housing schemes comprising 109 homes for those on its council housing list. The move b(...)