Among the poor housing conditions cited are persistent damp, mould growing inside homes, persistent bad odours, poor plumbing and lack of central heating. Library photograph: Thinkstock

A class action against the State, taken by residents of 20 local authority estates, alleging poor-quality housing is breaching their human rights, has(...)

President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicolas Kearns: will give judgment on demolition request after Easter.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Wicklow County Council wants the High Court to order the demolition of the home of a young couple and their child alleged to have been built without p(...)

A former Wicklow county and town council official who is facing charges of corruption has had his case adjourned again at Wicklow Circuit Court.

A former Wicklow county and town council official who is facing charges of corruption has had his case adjourned again at Wicklow Circuit Court.Frank(...)

A new € 500,000 National Lifeguard Training Centre will be officially opened on Monday in the seaside resort of Tramore following a unique collaboration involving a number of agencies. The centre will be fully operational for the upcoming peak summer season with beach lifeguards using an observation deck on the third floor to avail of panoramic views across the bay.

A new € 500,000 National Lifeguard Training Centre will be officially opened on Monday in the seaside resort of Tramore following a unique collaborati(...)

Brittas Bay,Co Wicklow: the county council claimed the new ‘modular’ dwellings were double the size of a traditional mobile home

A judge has allowed “extraordinarily foolish” holidaymakers who replaced their mobile homes with “modular houses” without planning permission to keep (...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys: Limerick must submit its bid to her department in October.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Limerick City of Culture director Mike Fitzpatrick is to lead the city’s bid for European Capital of Culture in 2020, it has been confirmed.Widely re(...)

The Arlington Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

The basement kitchen of the Arlington Hotel on Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2, was one of 12 food businesses in Ireland served with enforcement orders b(...)

One of the burned-out Cork County Council water service vans in the council yard in Bantry. Photograph: Tony McElhinney/Provision

Gardaí have begun an investigation after two water service vans belonging to Cork County Council were destroyed in an arson attack in Bantry, west Cor(...)

A fire-damaged Cork County Council Water Service van in Council Yard in Bantry. Photograph: Tony McElhinney/Provision

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described the treatment of Tánaiste Joan Burton in Tallaght over the weekend as “disgraceful”, adding that behaviour by prote(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett of the Right2water campaign. The Government is “continuing to allow Irish Water to act in an outrageous manner, allowing them to attempt to secure the personal details of tens of thousands of households’ information”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish Water has written to every local authority in the State seeking the names and addresses of all their council tenants. They have not asked for t(...)