Almost one-third of county councils are in a position to cut the property tax by the full 15 per cent allowable next year and still be in a position (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly said ‘top ups’ from the ‘equalisation fund’  are necessary ‘to create a balanced system of funding across local authorities’.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Nineteen county councils will receive €100 million of redistributed funds from urban and other areas which take in more property tax.Minister for the (...)

Rockhill House, Letterkenny: the house was occupied by Anti-Treaty forces during the Irish Civil War

Why is it of interest? Rockhill House is a 19th century country house on the banks of the River Swilly on the edge of Letterkenny, Co Donegal. It is(...)

SIPO heard that Pádraig Doherty attended a meeting of Údarás na Gaeltachta in Furbo, Co Galway for which he claimed mileage expenses and overnight expenses despite spending that night in Donegal. Image: Google Street View

Former Donegal County Councillor Pádraig Doherty contravened ethical standards for local representatives by double claiming expenses for the same even(...)

Independent Frank McBrearty was elected in the Stranorlar electoral area on the first count. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Stranorlar electoral area in Co Donegal has returned five outgoing councillors - with the sixth additional seat this time around going to Sinn Féi(...)

Full list of candidates The big question in Donegal is how Sinn Féin is going to do. Gerry Adams reckons his arrest over the murder of Jean McC(...)

SIPO heard that  Cllr Pádraig Doherty attended a meeting of Údarás na Gaeltachta in Furbo, Co Galway for which he claimed mileage expenses and overnight expenses despite spending that night in Donegal. Image: Google Street View

A Donegal County Councillor has appeared before the Standards in Public Office Commission over allegations around travel and subsistence expenses, inc(...)

Election posters in Dublin; one candidate had to remove a poster covering traffic lights on Custom House Quay. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

How far will local election candidates go to win your vote and themselves a seat? To the highest peak in the land it seems. Posters of Ke(...)

 Poulaphouca reservoir before it flows into the Liffey Works water treatment plant,  Ballymore Eustace. Photograph: David Sleator

The Department of Health has confirmed that it has requested the Health Research Board to car(...)

On  the Clare coast  waves tore pavements apart and hammered the Lahinch promenade. Photograph: Press 22

As the country recovers from the recent storms that battered the entire island, local authorities are facing tens of millions in clean-up and repai(...)