Irish Rents have been rising steadily since 2013, particularly in Dublin. Rents in the capital rose 9.2 per cent in the year to the end of June, an(...)

Air pollution levels in smaller towns not covered by the ban on ‘smoky’ coal in Dublin exceed accepted EU limits, research says.  File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Asthma Society of Ireland has been to the fore in campaigning for a national coal ban for decades. Emeritus board member Ann Robinson, from Ennisc(...)

‘We need to learn from this. We can’t keep building crap.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin’s motto is obedientia civium urbis felicitas (the citizen’s obedience is the city’s happiness). This is perhaps the most unDublin motto ther(...)

Anything that would help to alleviate the severe housing shortage in Dublin must be welcomed, including “expressions of interest” from housing associa(...)

Hallelujah: the singing Co Meath priest Fr Ray Kelly, in the video that went viral

The list of most-read stories of 2014 on tells us a little about what our readers like to consume, but it tells us more about media,(...)

A €500 million water supply project aims to pump 350 million litres of water a day from the river Shannon. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Dublin region could be facing water shortages for another decade due to delays in rolling out a viable supply network from the river Shannon, a se(...)

On the road: commuters may turn to cycling to economise, escape traffic jams or get in shape. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Teams of Lycra-clad cyclists haul themselves up the country’s mountains at weekends. Families take to parks, seaside promenades, canals and riversi(...)