Lissadell House in Sligo: the council has already paid its own legal bill of €2 million but has been directed by the Supreme Court to pay 75 per cent of the owners’ costs, estimated at between €6 million to €8 million

Sligo County Council has unanimously passed a motion calling on the Government to pay its share of the legal costs of the owners of Lissadell House i(...)

Derry Scully of Bruce Shaw quantity surveyors said the council may be setting the bar “a little too high” given the “serious dearth” of housing in Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Building regulations specific to Dublin City Council are adding up to €40,000 to the cost of constructing an average two-bed apartment, according to (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Minister for State Paudie Coffey pictured at Lord Edward St in Limerick city where they announced housing targets for each local authority area. Photograph: Press 22

Local authorities that achieve their targets set out in a €1.5 billion social housing plan designed to reduce the housing waiting lists by a quarter w(...)

Irish Water says it still intends to pursue businesses for unpaid commercial rates 2:03

Irish Water is to inherit a debt of €100 million in relation to unpaid commercial water rates from local authorities later this year, while a furth(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade was ‘not getting out’ of the ambulance service, Dublin City Council chief executive Brendan Kenny said yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

No money will be saved by the transfer to the Health Service Executive (HSE) of parts of the ambulance service operated by Dublin Fire Brigade, Dub(...)

Apart from exempted works, all extensions, material alterations and material changes of use must comply with the building regulations

Q I own a two-bedroom apartment which was built in 1980. It is very solid but also very cold, particularly the exterior walls and floors (lami(...)

Fire services personnel protest outside Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Firefighters may strike if the Government proceeds with a proposed reduction in crewing numbers, according to trade union officials.Speaking at a rall(...)

Minister for Local Government Alan Kelly: his department has already signalled its unhappiness with a recently submitted 10 year financial plan from Sligo County Council. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sligo County Council is facing cuts to its library services, the shutdown of its motor tax offices and further redundancies as it prepares for a meeti(...)

People take part in the anti-water charges rally crossing the Talbot Memorial Bridge in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:27

Irish Water has reported a surge of people registering with the utility since Friday and said that close to one million of the 1.5 million homes which(...)

When is a deadline not a deadline and other Irish Water questions answered

Another Irish Water deadline? What is this one about?Well, people have until midnight on Monday February 2nd to sign up to Irish Water or else. Or els(...)