Fire services personnel protest outside Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Firefighters may strike if the Government proceeds with a proposed reduction in crewing numbers, according to trade union officials.Speaking at a rall(...)

Kilkenny Castle: repeated awards show the city is winning the battle against litter. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

Kilkenny city completed a clean sweep of litter awards today as it added top spot in the latest Irish Business Against Litter rankings to last Septemb(...)

Northern light: Parnell Square, between the Hugh Lane gallery and the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

These are bleak times for cultural policy in Ireland, so last week’s announcement by Dublin City Council of plans for a new cultural quarter in(...)

A vision of the  Parnell Square redevelopment

Plans for the redevelopment of Dublin’s Parnell Square and the provision of a cultural quarter there including a new city library and cultural (...)