A dog waiting outside a polling station on Friday while his owner casts his vote. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The strong Yes vote returned by many working class areas, particularly in Dublin and Limerick, showed such communities were embracing social change fa(...)

Dublin City Council received 1,491 ‘repair requests’ from tenants about excessive damp and mould growth in their homes

Almost 1,500 complaints of damp and mould were made to Dublin City Council in the past year by tenants of its flats and houses.In almost all cases – 9(...)

Protesters during the Stand Up to Racism and Fascism national demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London on Saturday. Photograph: PA

The Irish State remains in denial about racism, a rally in Dublin to mark UN international day against racism on Saturday was told. The United Nations(...)

SICAP funding will begin in April, replacing the Local and Community Development Programme which had been the funding stream for the sector for almost 20 years. Photograph:  iStockPhoto

Hundreds of jobs will be lost and public services cut in some of the poorest areas under Government plans to change how community projects are funded(...)

Council tenants will be pursued for any unpaid water bills by their local authority housing managers, under legislation being drawn up by Government. Above, People before Profit Kim O’Donnell, Brid Smith, Paul Shields and Andrew Keegan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Council tenants will be pursued for any unpaid water bills by their local authority housing managers, under legislation being drawn up by Government. (...)

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan said the decision to cut costs for property owners could hit homeless services. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin homeowners, the State biggest payers of local property tax, will see their bills fall next year, following the decision of city councillors to (...)

Greyhound workers have been locked out of the company depots in west Dublin since mid-June in a dispute over pay cuts and redundacy terms. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Members of Dublin City Council are set to object to the renewal of the authority’s contract with Greyhound Recycling, when it comes up for renewal in (...)

Bríd Smith (second from right) at a water charges protest during the local election campaign with fellow People Before Profit candidates Paul Shields,  Kim O’Donnell and Andrew Keegan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Every householder will be asked to provide their bank account details, their PPS numbers and the PPS numbers of any children living with them to Irish(...)

Croftwood Gardens, Ballyfermot, Dublin, where a six-year-old boy was shot on Friday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Croftwood Gardens, situated near Cherry Orchard Hospital in the west Dublin suburb of Ballyfermot, would be a great place to raise children were it no(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)