it is a “legal requirement” for a bible to be present in all polling stations

Many voters in the referendums have been struck by the presence of bibles in polling stations.This has set many people wondering why there would be li(...)

File photograph of the opening of a ballot box. Up to 400 members of the public have been refused access to Dublin Castle for the declaration in the same-sex marriage referendum. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Up to 400 members of the public have been refused access to Dublin Castle for the declaration in the same-sex marriage referendum.The Department of th(...)

The part of the same-sex marriage referendum ballot paper where voters will mark either Yes or No. The full wording of the amendment is also published on the ballot paper.

  I have registered to vote for the first time – does that mean I don’t have to go to the polling station? Not as strange a question a(...)

Brian Ambrose, chief executive of George Best Belfast City Airport: removal of the seat cap would allow airport to   “compete and actively pursue additional airlines”. Photograph: PA

The Dutch airline KLM will relaunch services from Belfast City Airport today for the first time since 1999 as a major public inquiry begins in the No(...)

Several city councillors have submitted questions to the city council chief executive asking how much cash has been released to date. Replies indicate no money has been forthcoming from the Department of the Environment

More than €50 million sought by Dublin City Council to house homeless people and bring empty council houses and flats back into use has yet to be paid(...)

Figures published by the Department of the Environment on Thursday show there are 3,081 homeless people, including 1,054 children

Over a thousand children in the State are now in emergency accommodation, an increase of 22 per cent since January.Figures published by the Department(...)

“Kelly has robbed the hard left of the possibility of more publicity by removing the threat of jail, while also blunting their charge of oppressive State machinery being out to get the anti-water charges movement.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

After weeks of to-ing and fro-ing, Alan Kelly’s water compliance measures finally go to Cabinet today. The main friction seemed to be between t(...)

Targets set under Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly’s Social Housing Strategy 2020 mean that the private sector will supply three-quarters of the new social housing to be supplied in several major local authority areas. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Three-quarters of new social housing to be supplied in several major local authority areas under the Government’s social housing strategy will be sou(...)

Irish Steel workers on their way into the plant on Haulbowline in Cork Harbour in the 1990s. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has said the completed upgrade of bridges to Haulbowline in Cork Harbour will pave the way for the continuing cl(...)

A social housing development, left an abandoned “shell” for more than five years, has been completed and opened to tenants in west Dublin.Grand Canal (...)