Former city councillor Gary O’Flynn:    nine fraud offences which allegedly occurred in a period between 2008 and 2009. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

A former Fianna Fáil councillor who is facing nine fraud charges in relation to mortgages he worked on while operating as a financial consultant has b(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: “There is a clear need to have an independent overview of local government structures in Cork.” Photograph: The Irish Times

A five-person committee has been given nine months to report to Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly on proposals to extend the Cork city boundary (...)

The public consultation resulted in 88 submissions, addressing a range of issues including volume. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 3:23

A public consultation on Dublin buskers found an overwhelming majority of concerns related to “excessive noise”, with many participants seeking a ban (...)

Snow falls on Homeless Jesus in Toronto. Photograph: Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Somebody called the cops on Jesus in Davidson, North Carolina, where one resident reported “him” to the police, mistaking the life-size bronze by C(...)

Dutch far-right Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders in Schilderswijk: there have been problems  with supporters of Islamic State flying the flag, literally, for the new caliphate. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

When the mayor of a major city such as The Hague writes formally to his city council to warn that they have neither the resources nor the expertise to(...)

There were intimations of political change at Dublin’s City Council this week when Sinn Féin representatives voted in favour of a local authority budg(...)

Dublin City Council expects to spend €59.2 million on homeless services next year, up by more than €7 million on this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Surplus local property tax payments from Dublin homeowners will be consumed by the demand for homeless services expected to cost almost €60 million ne(...)

Rising museum and Moore Street

Sir, – A recent news report (“Rising museum postponed”, October 7th) refers to a proposed commemorative centre at 14 to 17 Moore Street, “believed to (...)

Cork City Council yesterday took formal possession of the former Permanent TSB Bank on Lapp’s Quay following a decision by the council last March to acquire the premises.

Cork City Council has invited expressions of interest to find the most appropriate use for a former bank in the city centre which it plans to convert (...)

Cork Chamber has expressed disappointment at the decision of Cork City Council to cut the Local Property Tax, describing it as likely to prove “ a sho(...)