The mural by Irish artist Joe Caslin on the side of a building on Dublin’s South Great George’s Street. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The artist who erected a large paper mural on the side of a building in Dublin city centre expects to hear soon whether the piece will be allowed to r(...)

The Revenue Commissioners said that more than 67,000 mandatory deductions have been made from wages or pensions to collect the local property tax this year. File photograph: Joe St Ledger/The Irish Times

More than 67,000 mandatory deductions have been made from wages or pensions to collect the local property tax. Total compliance rates for 2013 and 201(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s compliance committee said it was not an “absolute requirement” that programme makers balance a show by including speakers representing each side of a debate. Photograph: Getty

A complaint that a discussion on RTÉ Radio 1’s Marian Finucane Show was biased in favour of same-sex marriage has been rejected by the Broadcasting Au(...)

Billy Hutchinson: leader of the Progressive Unionist Party, which is linked to the UVF, said: “We will move on to the next part [of the graduated response]. It will be peaceful . . . as it was today, so I think we’re in a good position.”

PSNI chief constable George Hamilton has praised the Orange Order and unionist and nationalist politicians for helping ensure that Saturday’s 12th of(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald said the new law aims to make best safeguarding practice the “cultural norm” for anyone working with children. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The publication of the long-awaited Children First Bill was broadly welcomed today but some campaign groups and opposition members voiced conce(...)

Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland

The State visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland three years ago garnered no small amount of media attention here. Although President Michael D(...)

JudgementThe failure to afford young offenders in Oberstown detention school with the benefit of statutory remission rules amounts to a plain breach o(...)

Into the west: the M4 motorway. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

What did the Celtic Tiger ever do for us? Well, the roads, for one thing. The years from 2003 to 2010 saw the Irish motorway network expand from a len(...)

Prof Luke Drury, president of the Royal Irish Academy, who won the Young Scientist of the Year in 1969. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In a long career, Royal Irish Academy president Professor Luke Drury has amassed no shortage of scientific accolades so it’s a measure of the esteem i(...)

Access all areas: Martin Collins of Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The view from the council depot on Mount Anville Road, in Mount Merrion, is one to savour. With a sweeping view of Dublin Bay, the south Dublin neighb(...)