Fingal County Council is second in State to signal intention to cut the rate. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fingal County Council has become the second council in the State to signal its intention to reduce the local property tax by 15 per cent, following a(...)

Local Property Tax receipts accounted for €32.5 million in funding for Fingal last year, and such a move will see a reduction of almost €5 million in council finances next year if similar figures are recorded. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fingal County Council has become the second council in the State to signal its intention to reduce the Local Property Tax by 15 per cent following (...)

Fingal County Council’s meeting in Swords, Co Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

There were more obstacles put in the path of Dublin having a directly elected mayor than there are in the Grand National, so it was not surpris(...)

Fingal has voted against the proposal to hold a public vote on setting up a directly elected mayor. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 2:26

Fingal county councillors have blocked Dubliners from voting next May on whether to have a directly elected mayor for the capital. Just s(...)

A file picture of councillor Ruth Coppinger. She has said the  Socialist Party did not want to block Dubliners from voting. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Fianna Fáil group vote to allow Dubliners to decide whether they want a directly elected mayor could push the prospect through Fingal County Coun(...)

 Ruth Coppinger  during an anti-austerity protest: got 21.1%  of the vote at the 2011 byelection. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Different rules apply to byelections. They can be a bit of a lottery, with voters giving gove(...)

Cllr Ruth Coppinger (right)  will expect to be in the running for the vacated seat. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Different rules apply to by-elections. They can be a bit of a lottery, with votes giving governments mid-term kicks or giving a chance to a qui(...)

Fingal mayor Kieran Dennison, said he would be voting against putting the proposal to the public, and he expected the majority of Fingal councillors would do the same

Plans to give Dublin a directly elected mayor are set to be dropped without being put to a referendum, as cou(...)

 Westlink Toll Bridge: Following a protracted eight-year legal battle, involving three separate appeals, National Toll Roads’ view that it had been overcharged on its rates was eventually vindicated. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

National Toll Roads (NTR) has received a multi-million euro refund from the taxpayer after successfully appealing a 2005 valuation of its M50 West-(...)

The exterior of the Romanian Pentecostal Church near Mulhuddart. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Warning notices are likely to be issued to religious groups in the Fingal County Council area who are using warehouses on industrial estates as places(...)