A planning application for an aviation fuel pipeline between Dublin port and Dublin airport is to be lodged with the City and Fingal councils in comin(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said a mandatory wage-setting body should set pay and working conditions in the waste industry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Domestic water meters are now being installed at a rate of one every 30 seconds, with more than 400,000 already in place, Minister for Environment Ala(...)

Clare County Council has announced it is to buy Holy Island, also known as Inis Cealtra, a 50 acre, former monastic settlement on Lough Derg.

Clare County Council has announced it is to buy Holy Island, also known as Inis Cealtra, a former monastic settlement on Lough Derg.The council propos(...)

David Fitzgerald, chairman of the Kilkenny’s Tidy Town’s committee, with Nora Darcy and other committee members as the city celebrates winning the SuerValu TidyTowns competition, at The Helix in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Tidy Towns organisers were nothing if not punctual.With just minutes to go before the 1pm deadline, Tipperary man and Minister for the Environment(...)

Kilkenny Castle taken from  St John’s Bridge. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan/The Irish Times

After putting on a thrilling display in the All Ireland hurling final yesterday, Kilkenny has another reason to feel proud today. It has been named Ir(...)

Members of the Army and Defence Forces marching through O’Connell Street as part of the Commemorations to mark the 90th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Good progress has been made by the defence forces in introducing policies which respect gender equality, diversity and anti-bullying strategies, accor(...)

Members of the Army Bomb Disposal team: According to figures released by the Army, 85 of the 250 call-outs in 2013 were to deliberately placed “improvised explosive devices” – the majority of which were in the Dublin area.  Photograph: David Sleator

Improvised bombs placed by criminals accounted for more than one-third of all Army bomb disposal unit call-outs last year. According to figures releas(...)

Lord Mayor Christy Burke: told members he had  met people outside the chamber on the street preparing to sleep in the porches. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin City Council is planning to bring together property professionals and financiers in an attempt to find “creative 30-year solutions” to the hou(...)

Many of the striking Greyhound workers who had earlier protested outside City Hall were also in the public gallery to hear councillors suspend standing orders and describe the strike as “a lock out”.

Dublin’s Lord Mayor and a majority of city councillors stood and applauded striking workers from the Greyhound Recycling and Recovery company, at t(...)

Dublin City Council has voted to confer the freedom of the city on  retired footballer John Giles (2nd right above).   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Dublin City Council has tonight voted to confer the freedom of the city on Brother Kevin Crowley of the Capuchin Day Centre and John Giles, the former(...)