Michael Fitzmaurice, a former chair of the Turf-Cutters’ Association, has outstanding issues and was arguing against the tide of EU habitats directives on turf-cutting. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Is it going to happen today, finally? The vote for the nomination of taoiseach (the fourth vote) is scheduled for 12pm. Will it finally happen? Well (...)

The government to be announced tomorrow will have a very different configuration than anything that has gone before.. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The government to be announced tomorrow will have a very different configuration than anything that has gone before. There have been shake-ups before (...)

 A child at his apartment window, in the unfinished estate of Belmayne, Dublin in 2011. Photo FRAN VEALE

Earlier this year, myself and another colleague from the planning department of Dublin City Council were called in by the management and told that the(...)

Newly elected Independent TD for Galway West Catherine Connolly has said she will not return to the Labour Party which she quit a decade ago, and says(...)

“It is not surprising the Taoiseach acted in the interest of the existing Senators from Trinity and the NUI colleges.” Photograph: Eric Luke

QUESTION: As a graduate of DCU, I have been looking forward to voting in the forthcoming Seanad election. This follows Enda Kenny’s pledge in 2013 to(...)

Candidate numbers are also concentrated in Dublin Bay North, which has been described as a “constituency of death” because of the competition. The ballot paper is likely to be about 45 cm (18 inches) long. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The ballot papers handed to voters in Dublin Bay North are likely to be up to half a metre long because of the large number of candidates who have to (...)

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(...)