Road works at College Green have resulted in heavy levels of “builders’ litter”, the survey found. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin is once again becoming a dirty old town with its city centre slipping down the rankings of the Irish Business Against Litter (Ibal) national (...)

Leanne O’Callaghan (20) and son Aaron at her grandfather’s home in Gurranabraher, Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A Cork mother who cannot afford to rent is sharing the family home with four generations. Leanne O’Callaghan (20) is living at her grandfather’s (...)

Cork City Hall: given that the city’s governance dates back to the 12th century, it would be an act of folly of historic proportions for the Smiddy committee to recommend amalgamation of the city and county. Photograph: Getty Images.

It is surely unprecedented in the history of this State that no less than 18 former mayors, from all shades of the political spectrum, would join toge(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: his department published data  showing that the  number of children becoming homeless outside the capital is increasing at almost three times the rate in Dublin. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

The cost of accommodating homeless families with children outside Dublin has increased by up to 75 times since January, figures obtained by The Irish (...)

Niamh Randall, national spokeswoman for the Simon Communities: “Seeing things we have never seen in all our time working in housing and homelessness policy.” Photograph: The Irish Times

On November 18th last year, on the floor of Leinster House, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “A situation whereby children, in particular, are homeless is n(...)

Starbucks has attracted negative attention from the local authority in Cork in recent months

Starbucks has been ordered to cease work on its new store at Patrick Street in Cork, with the company receiving its third enforcement file from the ci(...)

Carys Davies has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.  Photograph: The Frank O’Connor Award

Welsh writer Carys Davies has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for her selection of short sto(...)

Councillors in Cork city are keen to maintain the integrity of a premises dating to 1730. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The opening of a Starbucks cafe at the historic Queen Anne House at the corner of Emmett Place/Opera Lane in Cork city centre has worried councillors.(...)

Construction and engineering group BAM is in pole position to win a State contract to build a number of courthouses in the State and refurbish others(...)

From left, Mary Hickson of Cork Opera House, Julie Kelleher of the Everyman Palace Theatre, and Lorraine Maye of Cork Midsummer festival, at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Mary Hickson, chief executive of Cork Opera House, has a powerful gut. Right now it is telling her that the future will be exciting, but it won’t b(...)