Críona Ní Dhálaigh, the new Lord Mayor of Dublin. Photograph: Sinn Féin website

A Sinn Féin councillor has taken office as Lord Mayor of Dublin for the first time, putting the party centre stage for the capital’s 1916 commemoratio(...)

Fianna Fáil’s spokesman on justice and equality Niall Collins TD says the referendum is about the fundamental issue of equality. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Sharp differences between delegates emerged during the ardfheis debate on the marriage equality referendum. Dublin delegate Peter Soden claimed Fiann(...)

Garda Kevin Martin wants the Data Protection Commissioner to conduct an oral hearing to fully investigate his complaint. Photograph: David Sleator

A Garda has claimed his credit union showed his confidential financial statements to his father and indicated his loans were in trouble. Garda Kevin M(...)

Dublin council offices:  council workers made claims for “needle-stick” injuries at work. Photograph: Scott Tallon Walker architects

More than €8 million was paid by Dublin City Council last year to settle personal injury claims by the public and the council’s employees.New figures(...)

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(...)

Paul Gallagher SC argues in a new book that the seriousness and extent of the challenges posed by EU law are not widely understood by the public, politicians or lawyers. Photographer: Paul O’Driscoll

Recent EU treaty changes have had much less significance for Ireland than the “regular and automatic” changes brought about by new laws from Brussels(...)

 The Local Property Tax forms sent out by Revenue. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Revisions in the property tax including a two-year freeze and a decoupling from house prices are unlikely to be formally announced until next year’s b(...)

Supporters of the Irish Water protesters at the Four Courts in Dublin today after the High Court action taken by GMC. Photograph: Collins Courts

The High Court has adjourned to early next month contempt proceedings against a number of people over protests about the installation of water meters.(...)

Jim O’Callaghan said it was grossly unfair his clients were “hung out” by the Goodman group as the “fall guy” for the scandal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A company of Larry Goodman wrongly “hung out” a small rival beef processor as a “rogue trader” responsible for the 2013 horse meat scandal here, it h(...)

Jim O’Callaghan, counsel for a firm installing meters on behalf of Bord Gáis, said lGMC/Sierra recognised the entitlement of any member of the public to protest against the installation of water meters.

SAURYA CHERFI It was only a matter of time before somebody was badly injured in the violent protests now taking place against the installation of wate(...)