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(...)

Siptu president Jack O'Connor will annouce the union’s stance on the Croke Park agreement this afternoon. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Siptu president Jack O'Connor has said the union unequivocally hopes members vote to accept the proposed Croke Park agreement. The union,(...)