Hauliers protest outside Dublin Port this morning over what they claim are high taxes on the sector. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Traffic was severely disrupted around Dublin’s East Wall and the Dublin Port Tunnel this morning due to a tax protest by lorry drivers. The drivers bl(...)

Food surplus redistribution hub: (from left) Karen Horgan, project manager, Trevor Keating, depot manager, Brendan Dempsey, director, and Leonard Murphy (driver) at the Bia Food Initiative’s hub in Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The industry term is surplus food, but that’s merely a euphemism for food waste – a problem said to cost the Irish economy up to €4 billion a year.W(...)

Members of the emergency services are attempting to extinguish a fire on the M50 near Blanchardstown this evening. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Northbound lanes of the M50 have reopened tonight at Blanchardstown after being closed for several hours after a lorry carrying hay caught fire earli(...)

File photograph by Alan Betson

Two investigations are under way into an incident in which a Greyhound Recycling rubbish truck overturned, injuring three agency workers, one serious(...)

The night Spain played Chile in the World Cup, I was driving back to Dublin on the M1, hoping to make it to a television before kick-off. Instead, jus(...)

For years, the National Parents Council has waged an unsuccessful war against voluntary contributions

A dilemma about voluntary school contributions A reader from Dublin contacted us with a problem that will resonate with many parents in the co(...)

With the demand for starter homes in south Dublin at its highest level for many years, a substantial development site in Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, has (...)

The scene at Kippure near Sally Gap in the Dublin Mountains, where the body of Marioara Rostas was found in January 2012.  Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

From a family of 15 siblings, born in Timisoara in western Romania, Marioara Rostas arrived in Ireland on December 7th, 2007. She took a Ryanair fligh(...)

Ssssssh: the atmosphere keeps kids quiet and the books keep them entertained. Above: the National Library. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 2:05

Free time is rarely free, and this is never more true than when you are trying to keep children entertained during the long days of summer. A trip (...)

You shall not pass: why is it so difficult to use mainstream debit cards at toll barriers? Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For whom the toll doesn’t accept his debit card A reader called Mark was travelling from Dublin to Galway recently when he came across what he(...)