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 (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Kate Feeney has been elected  in the Blackrock ward.Photograph: DAVE MEEHANS 4:34

The counting of votes in the Dún Laoghaire ward of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been adjourned indefinitely.Labour requested that ballots(...)

Mary Hanafin being interviewed at the City West count centre in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times 4:34

Both former minister Mary Hanafin and party colleague Kate Feeney were elected in the Blackrock local electoral area of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. (...)

The new central library and cultural centre in Dún Laoghaire. One woman suggested €2 million would be “worth spending” to demolish the new building. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire’s new seafront library, the cost of car parking in the area and social issues, including housing and drug treatment facilities, were rai(...)

People Before Profit councillors Melisa Halpin and Hugh Lewis had raised a motion regarding a rise in the rent cap and the resourcing of appropriate emergency accommodation.

Two People Before Profit councillors walked out in protest at a Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council meeting on Monday night after a motion they h(...)

A view of Carlisle Pier in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire’s controversial business plan to rejuvenate the town with a mandatory levy charge from ratepayers was voted in by councillors last ni(...)

A month ago, 805 business owners in Dún Laoghaire were balloted on whether or not the town should become a Business Improvement District. The Yes vote won and now councillors must decide whether the proposal proceeds. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More people than usual will be watching tonight’s meeting of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Some say the outcome of one vote will be a (...)

Councillors in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown voted to rezone land to allow for the expansion of biopharmaceutical company Amgen and its neighbour the National Rehabilitation Hospital.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Councillors in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown tonight voted to rezone land to allow for the expansion of biopharmaceutical company Amgen and its neighb(...)