Chloe Walshe (6), TJ Ormond (6) and Ellie Moonie (8) with Dessie Dolan at the launch of the    Irish Times/Pfizer Healthy Town initiative. molloyphotography

Former Westmeath county footballer Dessie Dolan has stressed the importance of setting realistic goals when embarking on a fitness regime. He was spea(...)

Fingal County Council has called on Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly to let local authorites reduce the Local Property Tax (LPT) rate by more than 15 per cent, due to concerns about house price increases. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fingal County Council has called on the Minister for the Environment to let local authorities reduce the Local Property Tax (LPT) rate by more than 15(...)

Swords Castle, Fingal, is to receive funding for development in an attempt by the county council to bolster the north Dublin town’s tourist industry. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Income from commercial rates in Fingal is projected to increase by €2 million next year, which chief executive Paul Reid says is an indication of “buo(...)

 Des Molloy from Portlaoise with his son Harry (9 months),  with Editor of The Irish Times  Kevin O’Sullivan and Pfizer Healthcare Ireland Managing Director Paul Reid. Photograph: Jeff Harvey/HR Photo 1:51

He’s bound by the rules of political diplomacy when commenting on international disputes, but the Minister for Foreign Affairs doesn’t hold back when (...)

Many actors are taught a method, others learn a technique, and some, like Coonan, above, discover what kind of actor they are on the job. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Not too long ago, at a party thrown by Aidan Gillen, two actors fell into conversation without knowing they were up for the same part. “Has anyone (...)

Fingal County Council is second in State to signal intention to cut the rate. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fingal County Council has become the second council in the State to signal its intention to reduce the local property tax by 15 per cent, following a(...)

Local Property Tax receipts accounted for €32.5 million in funding for Fingal last year, and such a move will see a reduction of almost €5 million in council finances next year if similar figures are recorded. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fingal County Council has become the second council in the State to signal its intention to reduce the Local Property Tax by 15 per cent following (...)

The top earner in Irish local authorities is Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan, who earns €175,721 a year.

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has confirmed that there are 216 local authority staff currently earning more than €100,000 each.The top earn(...)

Most people believe modern technology and social media are detrimental to the health of young people, according to a new survey.This sentiment is part(...)

Stage Struck

‘Human kind cannot bear very much reality,” goes a line in a TS Eliot poem. It helps to explain the appeal of art, which transforms even the re(...)