Minister of State  Kathleen Lynch. The proposed commission of inquiry is designed to deflect criticism before an election. Photograph: Joe Boland

Back in 2013, I quoted John Byrne, a lecturer in social care practice in Waterford Institute of Technology. He said the most common misconception abo(...)

Loachfail, Out Farm Lane, Castleknock, Dublin 15

With its vibrant village, top schools and the 1,750-acre Phoenix Park on its doorstep, it’s easy to understand the appeal of Castleknock. Still ranki(...)

With the overcrowding crisis in public hospitals showing little signs of dissipating – recent figures put the number of patients on trollies at still(...)

A man who performed a handbrake turn into oncoming rush hour traffic in order to avoid gardaí­ has been sentenced to four and half years with the las(...)

Exploring Ireland’s postcolonial archictural identity: architect John McLaughlin and academic Gary Boyd. Photograph: Alice Clancy

While a Modernist revival arose during the Tiger’s cub years, fostered by the new breed of architecture, Ireland is not often associated with the ori(...)

Overturned truck on the M50. Photograph: @DublinFireBrigade

Lengthy delays are expected on the M50 this afternoon after a truck overturned. Emergency services were called about 12.45pm and driver was taken to(...)

Home safe and sound: Wuffles made it back safely to Linda Malone and her daughter Aoife

Recently at my local bus stop there was a printed-out poster asking if anyone had seen a lost, forlorn-looking collie called Dionne. Dionne was a tim(...)

A wind map showing Ireland and the UK on December 4th. Photograph: Earth.nullschool.net

Met Éireann has urged citizens on the west coast to “take action” to protect themselves and their properties as the most concentrated levels of rainf(...)

Businessman Jim Kennedy: owner of Jackson Way Properties Ltd. Photograph: Collins Courts

The owner of property which adjoins lands in south Dublin rezoned in the early 1990s is claiming €5.8 million of a €12.8 million compensation award ma(...)

A website promising to take some of the stress out of Christmas shopping in Dublin by offering real-time information on car and human traffic, parking, likely journey times on the M50 and more besides has gone live. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

A website promising to take some of the stress out of Christmas shopping in Dublin by offering real-time information on car and human traffic(...)