Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Candidates in the European elections last May spent almost €3 million in their campaigns, according to a report published by the Standards in Public (...)

 Midi de Paor Walsh of Rethink Pylons: “We started out all about the pylons about a year ago and then we realised very quickly the pylons and wind farms are connected.” Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

Wind farm and pylon opponents from across the country have vowed to target Fine Gael politicians in an effort to change energy policy.Representatives(...)

George O’Malley, restoring the plaster work by Michael Stapleton at Belvedere College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘You can often gauge the health of a society by the way it treats its heritage and old buildings,” says George O’Malley, Ireland’s leading master p(...)

Paul Rowe of Educate Together: says there  have been unexpected hold-ups due to “real estate” problems, including that many schools earmarked for transfer were owned by religious trusts or foundations

Plans to divest primary schools from the Catholic Church to other patrons are being hindered by unexpected legal complications, including an absence (...)

Beck on the main stage at Electric Picnic last night. Photograph: Dave Meehan 1:00

As Electric Picnic drew to a close, details of next year’s festival were already emerging. Tickets go on sale at noon today and organisers Festival Re(...)

Will Dublin progress to a first TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship final since 2010 or can Galway end a nine-year wait?That question (...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan: the dual star has amassed 4-28 in five championship games this summer. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If Dublin minor manager Cyril Kevlihan was taking his lead from the county’s Blue Wave action plan, he could take a day off tomorrow and spare himself(...)

James Donlon: “They are all enthusiastic about meeting other Irish planners, and about keeping a foot in the door at home as well, so they might be able to return at some point.”

James Donlon (26) felt lucky to secure a JobBridge place on a graduate programme with a town planning agency in Dublin in July 2011. But by the end o(...)

Kathleen Reynolds follows the coffin as it is carried from the Mansion House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At nearly 10pm on Saturday night, the queue to sympathise with an exhausted Kathleen Reynolds and her family was still moving slowly up the aisle of D(...)

Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds with his wife, Kathleen, in 1996: he got a palpable buzz out of life and people, without a drop of alcohol passing his lips (apart from a sip of champagne in September 1994 when the IRA declared a ceasefire, his life’s great achievement). Photograph: Frank Miller

It was 1977, the general election was in full swing and the one feature that could not be ignored – apart from Fianna Fáil’s brazen, vote-buying mani(...)