Teresa Ferreira and Miguel Gomes  from Oporto in Portugal dressed for the occasion on Sunday in Dublin  as the St Patrick’s Festival gets into full swing. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:08

The annual ultimate celebration of Irishness, the St Patrick’s Festival, is in full swing with carnivals and pageants underway ahead of St Patrick’s D(...)

Almost €60 million has been earmarked for homeless services next year, separate to the €5 million contingency money, which is in excess of €7 million more than was spent on homelessness in Dublin this year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A budget of more than €771 million to run Dublin city in 2015 has been agreed by Dublin city councillors by 35 votes to 27.Sinn Féin voted in favour o(...)

 Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan at a press conference after he visited the Ballymore Eustace water-treatment plant  in Co Kildare yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has said he expects the Dublin water crisis to be over by Thursday. Speaking after a visit yesterday to the Ba(...)

Workers delivering water treatment chemicals to the Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant in Co Wicklow. City engineer Michael Phillips warned that any relaxation in restrictions would leave the capital and surrounding region dry within days. Photograph: Collins

Dublin will be left with no water if night-time restrictions are lifted, city engineer Michael Phillips has warned. The council last night announced t(...)

It was surely the sweetest Dublin Marathon victory in 20 years, Sean Hehir becoming first Irish men’s race winner since John Treacy in 1993 – altho(...)

Bull pen: Michael Bloomberg, centre, next to his cubicle surrounded by those of his staff and advisers at City Hall in New York. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/New York Times

What if mayors ruled the world? That’s the bold question being asked by politicians and academics at Interdependence Day, a conference in Dublin this (...)