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(...)

Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment speaks to media as Irish Water controversy continues. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

The case of Irish Water and its consultancy costs isn’t unique in the political context but this type of process controversy is the first to have affe(...)

Brendan Howlin: All he is doing is trying to weed out the timewasters. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brendan Howlin is “surprised” and “bemused” by the controversy that has blown up over his Filleting of Information Act. In Leinster House yesterday af(...)