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.(...)

There will be demand for at least 35,000 homes over the period 2014-2018, while planning permission has been granted for just 26,000, according to a new report by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council  are the areas with largest shortfall, it adds. Photograph: Frank Miller

There are 2,233 hectares of land zoned and available for the development of up to 100,000 homes in the four main local authority areas of Dublin, a(...)

Given the Republic’s track record on infrastructural projects, it’s no real suprise we are still transporting aviation fuel between Dublin’s port and airport (above) by truck, rather than by pipeline, which is what happens in most other European countries. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Republic has always had a problem getting its infrastructure right. The motorways built in the last decade were actually part of a series of natio(...)

A planning application for an aviation fuel pipeline between Dublin port and Dublin airport is to be lodged with the City and Fingal councils in comin(...)

Violet Coyne (61), outside the Four Courts today after being evicted from their home. Photograph: Bryan O’Brian/The Irish Times 1:27

The possessions of Violet and Martin Coyne will be collected from their home tonight by an arrangement made in the court today. Reacting outsid(...)

Fingal County Council is warning swimmers not to use the water at Burrow Beach in north Dublin until further notice. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

While a bathing warning was issued today for Burrow Beach in Sutton, Dublin all complete swimming bans were yesterday lifted at Dublin beaches . The (...)

Bathing bans are in place at five Dublin beaches including Killiney (pictured). File  photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Bathing bans have been introduced at several beaches along the east coast due to poor water quality results . Many of the samples were taken on Monday(...)

New cathaoirleach Cllr Kevin Sheahan is congratulated by Limerick City and County Council councillors. The recently amalgamated council will pay €565,000 in gross payments to former members. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

Ten local authorities will make payments totalling almost €3.7 million to former members of city, county, borough and town councils who retired or l(...)

A three day swimming prohibition was put in place by Wicklow County Council at Brittas Bay south, today after water quality results were received. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Swimming bans have been introduced at one of the east coast’s most popular beaches today and extended on six north Dublin beaches. A three day swimmin(...)