Candidate numbers are also concentrated in Dublin Bay North, which has been described as a “constituency of death” because of the competition. The ballot paper is likely to be about 45 cm (18 inches) long. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The ballot papers handed to voters in Dublin Bay North are likely to be up to half a metre long because of the large number of candidates who have to (...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton:  the job losses were “a reminder to us that every day is a battle”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has said the owners of Cadbury were committed to an €11.7 million investment at its Coolock plant. Owners Mondelez I(...)

Leo Varadkar:   ‘It is an attempt to provide a bit of equity across the regions so that people do not face excessive delays just because they happen to live in the wrong place.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The HSE policy of offering orthodontic treatment to children in regions other than where they are located is a good practice because of the variation(...)

Eamon Gilmore speaking at a press conference in Iveagh House, Dublin, this afternoon, during which he announced his resignation as Labour Party leader: Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Eamon Gilmore has announced his resignation as Labour leader in the wake of huge losses for his party at the local and European elections. Mr Gilmore,(...)

Dublin City Council said it did not have the power to remove  old telephone kiosks and boxes because  they are the property of the relevant telecom operator.

Dublin City Council has said it has no powers to remove redundant phone kiosks, some of which have been out of service for more than five years.Some 1(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed Islamic Cultural Centre including a large mosque at Clongriffin in the north of Dublin city.

Plans for Ireland’s largest mosque at Clongriffin in north Dublin have been given the green light by An Bord Pleanála. The three-story mosque will be (...)