The River Lee in Cork city. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Business owners in Cork city are coming under increased strain following several consecutive flooding incidents and are fast reaching breaking point, (...)

A council spokeswoman said December’s spend involved the purchase of 41 large trees. Photograph: Frank Miller

The country’s largest local authority spent €144,504 on Christmas trees last December. The spend by Dublin City Council includes €36,908 on the inst(...)

 A child at his apartment window, in the unfinished estate of Belmayne, Dublin in 2011. Photo FRAN VEALE

Earlier this year, myself and another colleague from the planning department of Dublin City Council were called in by the management and told that the(...)

Collaboration: ‘Plumage’, by Love & Robots, in association with Niamh Lunny of the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Love & Robots

Taking stock of the Year of Irish Design 2015, what was it for and what did it do? Doubtless, almost as an act of design itself, ID2015 gathered, mat(...)

Gandon House: Bars placed on the window ledges at the Department of Social Protection, Amiens street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

The installation of “anti-homeless devices” at a Department of Social Protection office in Dublin was carried out by the landlord and not the departme(...)

A seven day hold-up on the completion of 22 units which were to be made available to homeless families by Christmas was blamed by Dublin City Council on demonstrations at  Balbutcher Lane (above) in Ballymun, on which the site is located. File photograph: Google Street View

An updated programme for the completion of modular homes in Dublin, delayed last month by local protests and weather conditions, will be submitted to (...)

A policeman stands beside floral tributes at the gates of Cults Academy Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Reuters

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of Bailey Gwynne, who was fatally stabbed at an Aberdeen secondary school. Bailey, als(...)

Cork City Hall: Cllr John Paul O’Shea wrote to Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Chris O’Leary after Cork City Council agreed to seek legal advice on taking a judicial review of the local government review process. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Mayor of Cork County has written to his counterpart in Cork city asking that Cork City Council to hold off on taking legal action against the p(...)

A Limerick couple who lost their premature baby son have discovered the plot he was buried in was later sold for adult burials. No record was kept of (...)

The certificate granting the ‘Freedom of the City of Dublin’ to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auction later this month. Photograph: Fine Art & Collectibles Auctioneers & Valuers

The certificate granting the Freedom of the City of Dublin to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auc(...)