Barristers don’t have to wear a wig these days, although it is unwise not to wear one in certain judges’ courts. Some barristers say wigs are useful on bad hair days.    Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

At an age when most of my peers were thinking about retirement, I trained as a barrister. I had worked successfully as a town planner for years, now I(...)

The HSE plans to build the new hospital facility on the grounds of St Ita’s Hospital in Portrane, north County Dublin, near the village of Donabate. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Councillors from north Dublin have voiced concerns over plans to build a new mental health hospital in the region.Fingal County Council discussed the (...)

Matt Brammeier is yet to make his plans for next season public. Photograph: Ciaran Fallon/INPHO

The start of 2015 is just over a month away but multiple Irish road race champion Matt Brammeier is yet to make his plans for next season public. Bram(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly yesterday moved to allay fears that there is a long-term plan to privatise Irish Water. He said he would intro(...)

The 155-bed Premier Inn hotel at the entrance to Airside Retail Park near Swords, Co Dublin, which is being sold by Nama.

Another hotel close to Dublin Airport goes for sale today on the instructions of Nama. Fiona Kennedy and Colm Luddy of agents CBRE are guiding €9.6 m(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett of the Right2water campaign. The Government is “continuing to allow Irish Water to act in an outrageous manner, allowing them to attempt to secure the personal details of tens of thousands of households’ information”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish Water has written to every local authority in the State seeking the names and addresses of all their council tenants. They have not asked for t(...)

Swords Castle, Fingal, is to receive funding for development in an attempt by the county council to bolster the north Dublin town’s tourist industry. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Income from commercial rates in Fingal is projected to increase by €2 million next year, which chief executive Paul Reid says is an indication of “buo(...)

Designed by Scott Tallon Walker and built in 2007 by Bernard McNamara, the buildings have raised access floors and air conditioning

It is seldom enough that the property market throws up a particularly noteworthy modern office building for sale in the Dublin suburbs. Agents CBRE w(...)

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(...)

Protesters from the ‘We Won’t Pay’ campaign returning water packs collected at protests to Pearse Roe, of Irish Water, earlier this month. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Many local authorities across the State have confirmed they will not intervene to ensure their tenants sign up with or pay their bills to Irish Water.(...)