Film director Neil Jordan and his wife Brenda Rawn objected to an  enclosed flat roofed shelter/changing area in the rear of their neighbour Robin Power’s home (at extreme right, above) at Sorrento Terrace, Dalkey, Co Dublin. File photograph:  Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A local authority has agreed to quash planning approval for a bathing changing area already built at the home of a neighbour of filmmaker Neil Jordan,(...)

A legal dispute over preservation of buildings on Dublin’s Moore Street linked to the 1916 Rising must be urgently decided or a commemorative centre will not be ready for the Rising centenary commemorations, the State has told the High Court.

A legal dispute over preservation of buildings on Dublin’s Moore Street linked to the 1916 Rising must be urgently decided or a commemorative centre w(...)

Attendees at a conference  in 2012 entitled ‘Dublin Offlines; Speaking out against the cult of Scientology’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Zabina Collins, a leading member of the Church of Scientology in Ireland, launched “a vicious character attack” on a former member who had given a tal(...)

The moving statue at Ballinspittle, Co Cork in 1985. File photograph: Jack McManus/The Irish Times

Apparitions of the Virgin Mary at the grotto in Mount Melleray, Co Waterford, 30 years ago in August 1985 are being marked by evening prayers and proc(...)

A local resident has brought a legal challenge over works being carried out on a property at Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Street which are intended to provide(...)

Brittas Bay,Co Wicklow: the county council claimed the new ‘modular’ dwellings were double the size of a traditional mobile home

A judge has allowed “extraordinarily foolish” holidaymakers who replaced their mobile homes with “modular houses” without planning permission to keep (...)

The lightwell feature in the headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society in the City Assembly House on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Following the accelerated urbanisation of the boom years that allowed excessive building in inappropriate locations to go unchecked, efforts to take a(...)

Dr Lafayette Ronald Hubbard,  founder of the Church of Scientology, pictured in 1959. Photograph:  Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images

Allegations of intimidation and counter proceedings of alleged defamation involving existing and former members of the Church of Scientology linked fo(...)

Mary and Brian O’Shaughnessy from Bird Hill, Co Tipperary,  leave the Four Courts  after the announcement of a settlement in their High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

A couple whose home was demolished without any prior notice to them while a new dual carriageway was being constructed between Limerick and Nenagh has(...)

Scientologists Zabrina Collins and Michael O’Donnell have won High Court orders restraining former Scientologists Peter Griffiths and John McGhee from harassing, assaulting or intimidating them. File photograph: Reuters

A judge has warned warring members and former members of the Church of Scientology to “sit down and be reasonable” with each other if they want to avo(...)