Election candidates  using electronic signs similar to those used for traffic alerts  face enforcement action to have them removed.

Election candidates who promote themselves using electronic signs similar to those used for traffic alerts have been warned they face enforcement acti(...)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly  at the Fold Ireland housing project  in Finglas on January 26th, 2016 with  Cathy Norris (left), housing officer, Fold Ireland and resident Hilda Hickey Wrenn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has accused the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) of being “hypocritical” and “wrong” in its(...)

A Department of the Environment spokesman said it would not accept the suggestion that there are massive inaccuracies in the register. Photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Environment has said it does not accept a suggestion that almost half a million people too many are registered to vote. A study of(...)

The High Court decision is “devastating”, said a former leader of a taxi drivers’ representative group. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Three taxi drivers face a multimillion euro legal bill following their failed suit over industry deregulation. The High Court decision is “devastatin(...)

Snow in a playground, Lanesboro, Co Longford. Photograph: Brigid Mullooly

A snow and ice warning has been extended for nine counties across Ireland until midday on Friday as temperatures are expected to drop to -6 degrees ov(...)

Save Roscommon claims a committee set up by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly last June intends to recommend that the areas of Monksland, Bealnamulla and Hodson Bay (hotel pictured above) in  Co Roscommon should come under Westmeath County Council. File photograph: Google Street View

A group called Save Roscommon set up to oppose what it describes as State-sanctioned annexation of parts of the south of the county is to hold a publi(...)

Jim Casey of the OPW said all its gauges across the Shannon recorded a drop in water levels of up to 7cm over the last 48 hours, but emphasised the situation remains severe in areas such as Athlone (above, January 5th), where the Shannon remains 2cm above its 2009 peak. Photograph: Irish Air Corps Athlone

River levels continue to fall across much of the country, but Wednesday night’s heavy rain brought fresh flooding to houses in Co Wicklow. Parts of (...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney Said the Government wanted to be “generous and fair” to people who needed help. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

No limit has been set on the amount of compensation people affected by flooding can be paid under a Government assistance scheme. Applications from a(...)

 Flooding in Athlone. Major insurance companies  must do more for those who have been flooded, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

Major insurance companies are making “sizeable” profits in Ireland and must do more for those who have been flooded or face a high risk of being affe(...)

Sandbags along the  banks of the east side of the River Shannon at  Athlone  keep the river from flooding houses in the Strand Area. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The European Commission has rejected suggestions that EU laws are to blame for the recent severe flooding in Ireland. A spokeswoman for the European(...)