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An order for the eviction of a couple from the home they have lived in for 15 years can be sent to the County Sheriff for execution, a judge has said.(...)

Violet and Martin Coyne have been ordered to leave their home in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A Dublin couple, who have been ordered by Dublin Circuit Court to vacate their home by midnight tomorrow, say they have nowhere else to live and fac(...)

Fingal County Council is second in State to signal intention to cut the rate. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fingal County Council has become the second council in the State to signal its intention to reduce the local property tax by 15 per cent, following a(...)

Local Property Tax receipts accounted for €32.5 million in funding for Fingal last year, and such a move will see a reduction of almost €5 million in council finances next year if similar figures are recorded. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fingal County Council has become the second council in the State to signal its intention to reduce the Local Property Tax by 15 per cent following (...)

The top earner in Irish local authorities is Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan, who earns €175,721 a year.

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has confirmed that there are 216 local authority staff currently earning more than €100,000 each.The top earn(...)

Old Wesley, one of four rugby clubs to receive the maximum €200,000 grant.

It’s two years since the Government last divvied up in terms of the Sports Capital Programme, where grants are made to sports clubs and local communi(...)

Fingal County Council had alleged that Joseph McGrath had ‘failed to negotiate the steps in a careful manner’ but the court awarded him damages of €59,000. Photograph: Collins

Fingal County Council must pay out €30,000 pending the outcome of its appeal against a €59,000 award made to a man over injuries received when he slip(...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said recent media reports heralding the return of Metro North were wide of the mark and that the project, designed to link Dublin Airport to the city centre using underground rail lines, is not a priority. Photograph: Sportsfile

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has ruled out any plans to revive the Metro North project, while indicating the proposed Bus Rapid Transport (BRT)(...)

 Blue Flag awards are in recognition of high water quality, safety provision and infrastructure across 5,000km of Irish coastline. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Eighty Blue Flags have been awarded by An Taisce to beaches and marinas across the State - six more than last year.The awards are in recognition of hi(...)

The contest for seats has been tight for many of the candidates across the state as eight recounts got underway today.   Photograph: Dave Meehan

The strongly contested last seats available in the local area elections have been filled today, with the exception of two postponed wards. Following (...)