Euro 2016: Whereas Martin O’Neill’s team had to rely on a playoff victory to book their Euro 2016 berth, Northern Ireland sailed through their qualification group. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

It appears likely that city halls in Dublin and Belfast will hold receptions for the Irish teams that qualified for Euro 2016 after an SDLP motion pas(...)

Transdev wants a special group to be set up to  tackle anti-social behaviour on Luas trams. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Transdev, the company running the Luas, wants a special group to be set up to help tackle anti-social behaviour on trams. Anti-social behaviour remain(...)

Despite a recommendation by council chief executive Owen Keegan (pictured) that the full local property tax charge be levied on homeowners, councillors voted by 47 to 12 to cut the rate by 15 per cent. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times.

Dublin homeowners will see no increase in Local Property Tax next year after Dublin City councillors voted to apply the maximum discount of 15 per cen(...)

A modular home: the sample houses are prefabricated and can be assembled within days. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Plans to install up to 250 modular houses on vacant sites in Dublin for homeless families living in hotels are to be backed by city and county counci(...)

A pair of endangered peregrine falcons that are nesting on the Poolbeg chimneys in Dublin have successfully hatched two chicks.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

A pair of endangered peregrine falcons that are nesting on the Poolbeg chimneys in Dublin have successfully hatched two chicks. The number of peregri(...)

The Institute of Guidance Councillors has welcomed plans to award “compensatory” CAO points to students who score below the existing 40 per cent pass (...)

Homeless trust founder Fr Peter McVerry said on Tuesday  for the “first time since the famine, we now have families sleeping in the streets, families with young children being told ‘there’s no accommodation available, you’re on your own’”.

A housing conference has been told the Government’s plan to provide 35,000 new social housing units by 2020 and end homelessness by 2016 are a “fantas(...)

Numbers 9 and 10 Fitzwilliam Street Lower. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Plans to convert a former hotel on Fitzwilliam Street, opposite the ESB headquarters in Dublin 2, into a homeless hostel, have been approved by Dublin(...)

The late Jim Mitchell with Patsy, Ruairí and Sinéad in 1976

Walking up the stone steps and opening the front door of the Mansion House with their own keys is one the most striking memories for the families o(...)

The site of the former Longfield’s Hotel: the conversion will not add to the total number of places for homeless people as the Simon Community will close its Harcourt Street centre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A former hotel on Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin 2 is to be turned into a homeless hostel, seven years after it was bought by Dublin City Council for al(...)