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 (...)

The number of homeless children in the State peaked in November last year,  the just-published end-of-year figures show. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The number of homeless children in the State peaked in November last year, almost doubling from 865 in 401 families in January 2015, to 1,709 children(...)

The cranes may be back on the Dublin skyline, but will it mean more residential units for sale? Photograph: Alan Betson

Last June, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly sent what now seems like a subtle warning to Dublin City Council, telling it not to put any “unreas(...)

Kerry Co Council is facing a six figure bill after being ordered by the Supreme Court to pay the costs of former Fianna Fáil senator Dan Kiely’s successful appeal for a total recount of votes in the 2014 local elections for the Listowel electoral area.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Kerry Co Council is facing a six figure bill after being ordered by the Supreme Court to pay the costs of former Fianna Fáil senator Dan Kiely’s succe(...)

 Paul Gogarty: he said he and his colleagues were trying to prevent over-development in the area. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Builder New Generation Homes is set to clash with county councillors who are bidding to have a site that it has already earmarked for housing rezoned (...)

A poster for Renua’s Terence Flanagan has had its “public meeting” sticker begin to peel off in the wind (left), while other posters have seen the stickers removed completely (right). Photographs: Stephen Ray

Storm Henry may have left some disgruntled election candidates in its wake after Monday night’s strong winds blew stickers off public meeting posters,(...)

Game of Thrones: Line of interlinking Beech trees known on the show as the Dark Hedges were damaged by Storm Gertrude

A DUP Minister has called a meeting of a special preservation group to try to devise a means of safeguarding a tunnelled avenue of beech trees that fe(...)

 Minister for the Environment  Alan Kelly (c) at a housing development in Glasnevin, Dublin. File  photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

No newly built apartments or houses are available to buy in Dublin city centre, new figures reveal. Numbers recently compiled by the four Dublin loca(...)

Members of the  Save Roscommon campaign.

On a map, the 30 sq km of Roscommon that is being proposed as an addition to Westmeath looks like a square wedge marked off by one of those colonial l(...)

Limerick riverfront: The city cam top in a survey of 367 cities across nine countries. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

To the evident bemusement of local estate agents, Limerick has been declared the most affordable place to buy a home. In a survey of 367 cities acros(...)