The top earner in Irish local authorities is Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan, who earns €175,721 a year.

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has confirmed that there are 216 local authority staff currently earning more than €100,000 each.The top earn(...)

A picture of firefighters Mark O’Shaugnessy (left) and Brian Murray at the scene where they died in a fire at a disused building in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Niall Carson

The three people in charge of Co Wicklow’s fire service declined to answer more than 1,300 questions when interviewed by Garda detectives investiga(...)

Hazel O’Brien, partner of Bray fire fighter Mark O’Shaughnessy, with (right in sunglasses) Mary Murray, widow of fire fighter Brian Murray and friends and supporters. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Strong criticism of Wicklow County Council was voiced tonight by the jury in the inquest into the 2007 deaths of two Bray fire fighters, Brian Murr(...)

The fire-damaged disused ink factory at Adelaide Villas in Bray, Co Wicklow, where firefighters Brian Murray and Mark O’Shaugnessy died in 2007. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

The chief fire officer of Co Wicklow carried out no investigation following the death on duty of two of his firefighters, an inquest heard today. The (...)

Michael Burns is one of the people known as the “on-the-runs”. He is  charged in the North with the attempted murder of off-duty prison officer John Carlisle. Photograph: The Irish Times

A verdict in a case in which two Wicklow councillors are suing the county manager for defamation is expected at Wicklow Circuit Court this morn(...)

The disused warehouse in Bray where firemen Brian Murray and Mark O’Shaughnessy died fighting a blaze.

A special meeting of Wicklow County Council is to be held tomorrow to discuss the inquest into the 2007 deaths of(...)

Firefighters Mark O’Shaugnessy (left) and Brian Murray at the scene where they died in a fire at a disused building in Bray, Co Wicklow, in September 2007.

It can’t have been the easiest of tasks going to firefighter Mark O’Shaughnessy’s station locker to clear out his belongings days after his death.On S(...)

Firemen at the scene of the fire in Bray in September 2007 in which firefighters Brian Murray and Mark O’Shaughnessy died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish Times submitted two sets of questions to Wicklow County Council via Tony O’Brien Communications, a public relations company retained by it i(...)

John Kidd,  national secretary of the Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association, who  has described comments by the Wicklow county manager as a ‘disgrace’. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

The head of a body representing firefighters has called for the resignation of Wicklow county manager Eddie Sheehy in the wake of the council’s trial (...)