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(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll touches down for his last-minute try. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Ireland 20 Australia 20 Croke Pk, Dublin November 15th, 2009The game began and ended on set moves to release Brian O’Driscoll; the first of them coug(...)

A wind turbine base at Lettergunnet, Co Galway. Photograph: Ronan Browne

Mayo County Council has backed a demand by north Mayo residents for substantial “community gain” payments by the ESB and Bord na Móna if their planned(...)

The proposed greenway on the Collooney to Claremorris section of the disused Galway-Sligo railway line aims to replicate the success of the Great Western Greenway from Westport to Achill. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Mayo County Council is under pressure from rival lobby groups over the future of a large section of the disused railway line between Galway and Sligo,(...)

Declan O’Brien: went close to scoring for Drogheda United last night at Swedbank Stadium, Sweden. Photograph: Inpho

Malmo 2 Drogheda 0 (Malno win 2-0 on agg): For all of their bravery, Drogheda United bowed out of the Europa League last night following a 2-0 defe(...)

Drogheda’s Paul O’Conor and Malmo’s Markus Halsti during last night’s Europa League qualifying round 1st Leg in Tallaght. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mick Cooke had said beforehand that he would settle for taking this tie back to Malmo where a young side that includes full and under-21 international(...)

Drogheda manager Mick Cooke, with asisstant Robbie Horgan, training in Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Drogheda United return to Tallaght for the first time since their 7-1 humbling by Shamrock Rovers in the Setanta Cup tonight, with manager Mick Cooke (...)

Some DIT staff have objected to the use of Shell money at a recent staff meeting. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

An innovative new art degree, to be part-funded by Shell, is causing controversy among staff at two third-level colleges. The proposed new visual art (...)