Pearse Doherty  said the Government had “picked up the Fianna Fáil playbook and took it to a whole new level”, leaving people feeling betrayed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has committed to not participating in a Government which is led by Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil after the General Election. The party’s f(...)

Phil Hogan: Government to defer specifying the proportion of the proceeds of the Local Property Tax to be retained in each local authority until 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dubliners are subsidising their country counterparts in the funding of local services by up to 50 times, an analysis by Dublin City Council shows. (...)

 Kieran Binchy (centre): said he was supporting the motion “with a heavy heart” because the buildings could never be brought back but he was against a “Disneyland version of a Georgian street”. Photograph:  Sandra Harney

Dublin city councillors have voted to change the city development plan to facilitate the ESB’s redevelopment (...)