Minister for Local Government Alan Kelly and Minister for State Paudie Coffey at Lord Edward Street, Limerick, where they announced housing targets for each local authority area. Photograph: Press 22

The target of providing more than 20,000 new social housing units by the end of 2017, announced yesterday by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, (...)

Housing and homeless protest outside Dáil Éireann today.

Protesters called for emergency measures to tackle the escalating housing and homeless crisis outside Dáil Éireann today as the Budget was set to b(...)

A motion calling on Irish Water to fix the underground pipe in Dún  Laoghaire was  passed by members of the council’s  area committee. Photograph:  Frank Miller

A broken pipe which has been pouring water on to the west pier in Dún Laoghaire for the past eight months, is the responsibility of the owner to fi(...)

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has installed a network of hidden and visible security cameras in an attempt to clampdown on graffiti in the area. Above is a file image of graffiti on a Martello Tower near Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is installing security cameras, some of them hidden, in an attempt to clamp down on graffiti in the area. The co(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Kate Feeney has been elected  in the Blackrock ward.Photograph: DAVE MEEHANS 4:34

The counting of votes in the Dún Laoghaire ward of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been adjourned indefinitely.Labour requested that ballots(...)

Mary Hanafin being interviewed at the City West count centre in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times 4:34

Both former minister Mary Hanafin and party colleague Kate Feeney were elected in the Blackrock local electoral area of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. (...)

The new central library and cultural centre in Dún Laoghaire. One woman suggested €2 million would be “worth spending” to demolish the new building. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire’s new seafront library, the cost of car parking in the area and social issues, including housing and drug treatment facilities, were rai(...)