Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Department of Transport has denied that the Minister for Transport must recommend a selected Galway bypass to Europe before the route applicati(...)

Wind turbines: An extensive wind farm project has been planned for Emlagh, near Kells, in Co Meath. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A Meath engineer has been granted leave to appeal the High Court rejection of his challenge last month to the decision-making process in relation to a(...)

 Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton and Pramerica managing director Caroline Faulkner pictured with a model of the proposed facility  earlier this week

Plans to create 330 new jobs in Co Donegal may be delayed after it emerged that a number of objections have been lodged against the building of a new (...)

Developer Seán Dunne with a model for the proposed development on the site of Jurys and the Berkeley Court hotels in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Berkeley Court and Jurys hotels in Ballsbridge were bought by developer Seán Dunne at the peak of the property boom in 2005 for an astonishing €38(...)

It is advisable to discuss any boundary work you propose to undertake with your neighbour, or neighbours, depending on its possible visual impact. Photograph: Thinkstock

QI have been living overseas for a number of years and in that time rented a house in south Dublin to tenants. I returned in recent months, and for me(...)

A bend on  the N86 near Camp, Co Kerry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A challenge by An Taisce over planning approval for a controversial €65m road widening scheme on the N86 road between Tralee and Dingle has opened bef(...)

Thirteen local residents have lost their High Court challenge to the granting of planning permission for the construction of a biomass heat and power (...)

An Bord Pleanála has been told that the consultation process  on a wind farm development in Co Meath has been ‘hopelessly inadequate’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Consultation with a Co Meath community in relation to a wind farm development has been hopelessly inadequate and does not meet standards set down in E(...)

The scale of the planned wind farm in north Co Meath is difficult to understand, a town planner told an oral hearing. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It is difficult to comprehend the scale of a wind farm proposed for north Co Meath and the project would result in the “sterilisation” of other invest(...)

Cafes on South William Street: Dublin made it to fourth place in the Matador network’s list of the world’s best cities for coffee lovers and is hosting the world barista championships next year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council has set up a working group to examine the various issues relating to cafes and restaurants replacing city centre shops, in the wak(...)