A Poolbeg incinerator protest in 2010.   At a meeting last night Councillor Ossian Smyth called on Dún Laoghaire chief executive Philomena Poole to find the courage to “back away” from the project. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Councillors in Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown voted last night to ask their chief executive not to sign a deal to begin development of the controversial Pool(...)

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(...)

Louth County Council spent more than €446,000 on two properties, including refurbishments. Both had been in the private ownership of council staff.  Photograph: David Sleator.

The Louth county manager has conceded “weak” systems were in place when Louth County Council bought two houses from senior me(...)

Owen Keegan  moved to Dublin City Council last year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A new county manager has been selected for Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to repla(...)

 A council spokesman said this investigation was into “the acquisition of properties under the 2010 Social Housing Investment Programme”. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Department of the Environment has confirmed that two members of staff with Louth County Council have been suspended as part of an ongoing inquiry (...)

 A council spokesman said this investigation was into “the acquisition of properties under the 2010 Social Housing Investment Programme”. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Department of the Environment has confirmed that two members of staff with Louth County Council have been suspended as part of an ongoing inquiry (...)