A spokeswoman  for Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys said the Minister “was not consulted in advance and she had no role in the decision-making process” on the sale of the Beit paintings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The decision by the trust that runs Russborough House to sell valuable paintings in London to raise funds was presented as a “done deal” to Minister f(...)

Michael Burns is one of the people known as the “on-the-runs”. He is  charged in the North with the attempted murder of off-duty prison officer John Carlisle. Photograph: The Irish Times

A man accused of murdering a father of two in Dublin five years ago told gardaí he knew the deceased’s girlf(...)

A view of Carlisle Pier in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire’s controversial business plan to rejuvenate the town with a mandatory levy charge from ratepayers was voted in by councillors last ni(...)

A month ago, 805 business owners in Dún Laoghaire were balloted on whether or not the town should become a Business Improvement District. The Yes vote won and now councillors must decide whether the proposal proceeds. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More people than usual will be watching tonight’s meeting of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Some say the outcome of one vote will be a (...)