Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad and two other ex-TDs who lost their Dáil seats are also expected to win in the Upper(...)

Green Party candidate and former surfing champion Grace O’Sullivan was elected to the Agricultural panel, overcoming Fianna Fáil’s Michael Smith despite his higher vote. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil’s poor strategy in organising its Seanad campaign has resulted in the loss of one of its four seats on the Agricultural panel. Green Part(...)

Richard Guiney of Dublin Town at the Christmas Market on St Stephen’s Green the organisation helps to organise. In 2013 and 2014, Dublin Town recorded total income of just over €3 million. Last year this was made up of €2.6 million in levies and €447,000 in unspecified ‘sponsorship and funding’.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

There is an arrhythmia in the economic heartbeat of the capital. The business improvement district (Bid), established in 2007 to nourish healthy comme(...)

The proposed construction at Dún Laoghaire harbour poses “real and significant risks to the stability of the harbour piers”, according to a submission by Water Wags Sailing Club. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company’s planned €18 million berth for cruise ships could cause a “catastrophic failure” of the 200-year-old piers because of (...)

An alliance of Independent TDs attending an event in the Bridge Hotel, Tullamore on Saturday

Independent TDs in a new alliance will not strike any individual deals with political parties in exchange for supporting a government, Dublin Rathdown(...)

The East Pier in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin: the local council plans to spend €164m next year. Photograph: Eric Luke

A 15 per cent cut in the level of local property tax, a cut in commercial rates of 2 per cent and an €18 million social housing provision are the main(...)

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has installed a network of hidden and visible security cameras in an attempt to clampdown on graffiti in the area. Above is a file image of graffiti on a Martello Tower near Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is installing security cameras, some of them hidden, in an attempt to clamp down on graffiti in the area. The co(...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa (18), who is  in prison in Egypt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillors have unanimously supported a motion calling for the immediate release on humanitarian grounds of Irish citizen Ibr(...)

 Dr Irene Hillary pictured  in 1981. She said she was concerned that  an inquiry into the vaccination trials, under the aegis of a commission set up to inquire into child abuse, would have implications for her professional reputation. Photograph: Kevin McMahon/The Irish Times

A member of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse has said that a significant amount of work had been done and documentation collated when its v(...)

A voting arrangement involving Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green party has seen  Fine Gael’s Marie Baker elected to the chair of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council - her second time to hold the position. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael councillors have taken the positions of cathaoirleach and leas cathaoirleach in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown. A voting arrangement involving Fine (...)