As demands for the extra Garda resources are usually created by a commercial events, the force charges for it – the Garda generated €2.869 million from such activities last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda raised almost €3 million last year by charging sports bodies, event promoters and commercial entities for the policing provided to them.Mult(...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy has secured a nations place in the Laser Redial class for the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The National Yacht Club’s (NYC) Annalise Murphy completed a major comeback to secure Ireland’s place in the Laser Radial class for the Rio 2016 Olymp(...)

Sinéad Morrissey: previously won the award book of poems ‘Through the Square Window’

The winner of this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now award is Sinéad Morrissey for her collection Parallax, published by Carcanet Press. The €2,000 prize(...)

The big name on the programme for this year’s Cork International Short Story Festival (September 16-18) is the American author Richard Ford. Photograph: Frank Miller
Festivals, launches and awards
  • Books
  • September 11, 2014, 15:24

To celebrate Culture Night on September 19th, the Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar will host a series of pop-up readings in conjunction with the Big Smok(...)

Mary Hanafin has said she would be putting her name forward for Dáil nomination. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The brother of former Fianna Fáil minister Mary Hanafin has been urging TDs to hold the Dáil selection convention for the Dún Laoghaire constituency a(...)

Information about rent supplement has been mapped by electoral division for the first time. Photograph: Frank Miller

Almost €15 million is spent on rent supplement each month in Dublin, with almost €1 million going to just one electoral area.About €922,279.93 was pa(...)

Almost one-third of county councils are in a position to cut the property tax by the full 15 per cent allowable next year and still be in a position (...)

Ed Sheeran: four nights in a row at Dublin's O2 in October

One season ends and another begins. As the outdoor shows run out of road, it’s time to return to the indoor halls, clubs and arenas. Many would arg(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly said ‘top ups’ from the ‘equalisation fund’  are necessary ‘to create a balanced system of funding across local authorities’.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Nineteen county councils will receive €100 million of redistributed funds from urban and other areas which take in more property tax.Minister for the (...)

The new owners of 31 Strand Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4 are bound to have an opinion on what should happen to the red and white striped towers at Pool(...)