A commemorative plaque at 16 Moore Street where leaders of the 1916 Rising made the decision to surrender. Photograph: Frank Miller.

The Government is expected to publish its plans for the 1916 centenary celebrations in the coming weeks, with a public consultation process to follow(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade responded to over 500 incidents last year, 196 of which were fires. Photograph: AP

Dublin Fire Brigade attended more than 500 fires and other incidents on Halloween night last year, a reduction of 20 per cent on the previous year.How(...)

Shrewsbury Road residents are appealing against the proposed redevelopment of Walford, which includes extensive new tree planting and landscaping. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An appeal against plans to redevelop Ireland’s most expensive house, bought by developer Sean Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea Dunne for €58 million (...)

Buskers on  Grafton Street.  New bylaws would require buskers to pay to perform on Dublin’s streets and would set time limits on performances. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons. 3:23

Buskers will be banned from Temple Bar but will be allowed to perform on Grafton Street until 1am if new bylaws are approved by Dublin City Council. T(...)

Pelletstown station has been planned since the late 1990s and in 2002 was earmarked as an “immediate priority” in Irish Rail’s greater Dublin area rail network plan

Irish Rail has been granted permission for a new train station at Pelletstown in Dublin in an area designated for major residential development by Du(...)

Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant: decades of research says that fluoride at low concentrations has no ill-effects on human health. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Anti-fluoride campaigners say that our water is being poisoned by a toxic and dangerous chemical. Ignorant or downright scheming scientists and jou(...)

Rose Hynes:  chairwoman of  Irish Water

Irish Water Rose Hynes (chairwoman) Ms Hynes is the chairwoman of both Ervia (formerly known as Bord Gáis) and Irish Water, to which she wa(...)

Members of Combined Residents Against Incineration outside the dail protesting against the controversial US energy company Covanta and their plan to build a monster incinerator in the Dublin Bay area. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Residents opposed to the Poolbeg waste incinerator in Dublin marched on the Dáil today, stepping up their campaign to have it stopped.Work is now unde(...)

The headstone over WT Cosgrave’s grave, damaged by vandals, in Goldenbridge cemetery,  Inchicore. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The headstone of WT Cosgrave, the first leader of the Irish Free State, has been vandalised in Goldenbridge cemetery in south Dublin. The top of the m(...)

Zwena McCullough (on left), the award-winning allotment provider and the owner of the Hydro Farm Allotment site in Blarney, Co Cork, with plot holder Peggy Murray. Photograph: Richard Johnston

If I had to single out one of the very best things to emerge from the economic wreckage of the late noughties, it would be that, as a nation, we redis(...)