The east side of O’Connell Street, Dublin, looking north towards the Spire. Photograph: Alan Betson

We are all familiar, especially in this centenary year, with those striking black-and-white photographs showing the devastation of Dublin city centre(...)

 A child at his apartment window, in the unfinished estate of Belmayne, Dublin in 2011. Photo FRAN VEALE

Earlier this year, myself and another colleague from the planning department of Dublin City Council were called in by the management and told that the(...)

Arrested by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau at Dublin Airport after flying in from the Isle of Man with a bag containing £300,000 in cash and bank drafts. Photograph: The Irish Times

I’ll never forget the time I saw George Redmond positively glowing. It was on a cold, wet day in the month of January during the grim 1980s, and he wa(...)

Former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty will contest the upcoming general election in the constituency of Dublin Mid West. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty has confirmed he will contest the upcoming general election in the constituency of Dublin Mid-West, running as part(...)

Judge Patrick McCartan outside Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judge Patrick McCartan (62) was best known in the earlier part of his career as a left-wing politician and as principal of a prominent criminal law pr(...)

’The cleaning of O’Connell Street is quite extraordinary, because we are a genuinely filthy nation. We are a filthy race of people, but that street is kept really clean and wholesome all the time.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This week, Independent Senator David Norris claimed Irish people were “filthy” as he repeated his criticism of the neglect of Dublin’s O’Connell Stree(...)

The court  heard that Fossett’s Circus had been walking a financial tightrope and late last year faced potential collapse

Fossett’s Circus will know in little over a fortnight whether or not it will have to fold up its tents for the last time.Mr Justice Raymond Groarke w(...)

Senator David Norris: critical of owners of buildings with multiple occupation whom he feared were “rack-renting”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sections of Dublin city centre have been described by Independent Senator David Norris as “an area of dereliction and waste”.He told the Seanad that i(...)

A rainbow flag during a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade.  South Dublin County Councillors  have heard  LGBT teachers dare not reveal personal relationships in the classroom. Photograph: Reuters

Most LGBT teachers, nurses and care workers do not apply for senior management roles, do not teach religion, and do not teach sexuality education for (...)

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(...)