Dublin Corporation was the only local authority to retain its ambulance service in 1970 when, under the Health Act, others relinquished theirs to the new health boards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The HSE, which delivers ambulance services across the State outside Dublin, and to some extent in Dublin too, has been consolidating its National Ambu(...)

Brian O Donnell (right) pictured arriving at the Four Courts with his son, Blake  for a Supreme Court judgement last month. Photograph:  Collins

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his family have been fighting a legal battle over his €1 billion property empire and upmarket home on Vico Road in Killi(...)

 Seán Conlon:  The Employment Appeals Tribunal found he threatened  his secretary  with losing her job in a “wholly inappropriate manner” and cast doubt on some of his evidence and claims made. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

An Employment Appeals Tribunal has found a Fine Gael TD made a “litany of breaches” of his former secretary’s employments rights and threatened her i(...)

(A 16-year-old student, who injured her left knee and back after she slipped and fell in a Tesco store, has been awarded almost €40,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court. Photograph: Leon Nealleon/Getty Images

A 16-year-old student, who injured her left knee and back after she slipped and fell in a Tesco store, has been awarded almost €40,000 damages in the (...)

Frederic William Burton’s the Meeting on the Turret Stairs, 1864, which will be on display for one hour on Valentine’s Day. Photograph: National Gallery of Ireland

Festival of Russian cultureDublin city will celebrate the coming of spring through the Russian Cultural Festival from Saturday to Sunday, February 22n(...)

 Mark Gray from  Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin: ‘By the time you’re on your third or fourth social worker, you’re just fed up of explaining yourself.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Mark Gray knows first-hand the reality of growing up in a care system under strain. He was just six years old when he was placed in a residential home(...)

Two ladies figurative digital print silk viscose shirt-dress with leather collar €495

Stained glass, particularly medieval glass with its rich luminous colours has often fascinated fashion designers, notably Alexander McQueen and Jea(...)

The heart of Dublin was so riddled by urban blight 40 years ago that one former Lord Mayor (the late Jim Mitchell, of Fine Gael) complained that it(...)

 Lord Mayor Christy Burke with previous lord mayors Eibhlin Byrne and Oisín Quinn at the Mansion House event. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It has been 300 years since Dublin’s Mansion House, the home of the city’s Lord Mayor, was bought for a song at just £3,500.Even in today’s money – b(...)

The Procession of Light picutred going down Grafton Street in Dublin as part of the New Year’s Festival tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley. 1:44

Nobody could accuse the organisers of Dublin’s New Year’s Festival of lacking ambition. The capital’s reputation as a party city did not tradit(...)