Sinn Fein councillor Chris Andrews: “This is an incredible decision and is just another piece of evidence that the residents have been treated disgracefully.” Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Residents of Longboat Quay have been informed by the Revenue Commissioners that they must pay their full rate of property tax, despite being told bef(...)

Labour’s Joanna Tuffy: I am relatively happy . . . I feel momentum going towards us. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Private polling research by the Labour Party has given it hope that it could capitalise on concerns of a large block of non-Coalition supporters that(...)

Independent councillor Mannix Flynn:  in favour of street performances. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin City Council is to hold an eight-week public consultation on the regulation of busking in the city, to be completed early next year. Council(...)

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan: said council had ‘no direct role’ in relation to Longboat Quay apartment complex. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin City Council will not be able to rehouse the residents of the Longboat Quay apartment complex if it is evacuated, council chief executive Owen (...)

Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council is to sell off the commercial assets of Temple Bar Cultural Trust, the State company disbanded last year following controversy ov(...)

Analysis of election spending for the last general election and subsequent byelections shows successful TDs spent an average of €18,746 campaigning. Image: Paul Scott

As our politicians gear up for the general election, many will be considering how much their campaigns will cost. Analysis of election spending(...)

David McSavage:‘A desperation to prove myself to others, sponsored by an extreme feeling of unworthiness, is the thing that drives me to produce good things.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

My Obituary is a column in which people are given the chance to write their own obituaries while they are still alive. Some may be famous, others n(...)

Luke Ming Flanagan in a count centre in Cavan. He is  on course for a European Parliament seat in Midlands North West. Photograph: Aine McMahon

The electorate has bluntly told the Government parties it is no longer prepared to pay what they have presented as the “present price for our future p(...)

About 28 per cent of those going forward for county or city council seats later this month for listed as non-party.

They come from the left, right and centre. Some are company directors. Many more are farmers. And a good number of this cohort of just over 2,000 peop(...)

Co Kildare-based councillor Thomas Redmond who said today he has left the Labour Party to join Sinn Féin.

A Co Kildare councillor has left the Labour Party to join Sinn Féin. Thomas Redmond (34), Cathaoirleach of Athy Town Council, said the decision(...)