The Government has announced a series of new requirement for event promoters in a bid to prevent a reoccurance of the Garth Brooks scenairo when tickets were sold before planning was secured.

Event promoters will be required to hold consultation with local authorities and interested parties before advertising a concert, the Government has a(...)

Connemara, west Galway. A Connemara-based community organisation’s action over alleged gerrymandering in Galway County Council’s voting process in choosing a provider of certain services can proceed, the High Court has ruled. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A Connemara-based community organisation’s action over alleged gerrymandering in Galway County Council’s voting process in choosing a provider of cert(...)

Almost half of dogs impounded in three council areas were put down last year. Photograph:  Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty

Almost half of dogs impounded in three council areas were put down last year statistics published by the Department of Environment show. One in five (...)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: said the Department of the Environment had not yet released any of the funding pledged

Dublin City Council is offering sleeping bags to homeless people instead of emergency accommodation, the Dáil has heard.Sinn Féin social protection s(...)

Brian Ambrose, chief executive of Belfast City Airport. Photograph: PA

A request by George Best Belfast City Airport to the Northern Ireland Department of the Environment to remove the limit on the number of seats it can (...)

 Munster rugby player Denis Hurley with  NCBI shop manager Teresa O’Brien at the opening of the charity’s new shop in Cork.

The majority of registered charities have not yet engaged with the charity regulator, according to its chief executive. Úna Ní Dhubhghaill, chi(...)

The study said 1,148 deaths of adults in the Republic aged over 30 years were attributable to air-pollution particles in 2011. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 1,140 adults in the Republic died as a result of air pollution caused by residential fuel-burning in 2011, a new North-South study has estim(...)

The Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency will lose its €81,000 annual allocation from Tusla Child and Family Agency due to cost-cutting measures. Photograph: Getty Images

A group which promotes social inclusion for people with disabilities has said it will have to cease certain operations from July after Tusla officials(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said on Wednesday the Government was planning to introduce legislation with a “general provision for debt whereby people wouldn’t go to jail. I think we’re all concerned about people going to jail for two hours for not paying their TV  licence”.

People will no longer face the threat of jail for non payment of fines, including water charges under new legislation planned by the GovernmentThe Cab(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: he has agreed new measures with the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to remove the threat of prison for those who cannot afford the levy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is to introduce legislation to ensure people who cannot pay their water charges will not go to jail. The Minister for the Enviro(...)