Housing tax: homeowners who had not contacted local authorities to explain their non-payment by midnight  last night face a spiralling bill. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Homeowners who have not paid the tax on second homes risk late payment penalties of up to €7,230 from today after a deadline for paying the charge ex(...)

Because interest earned in 2013 is not applied to customer accounts until January 2nd, 2014, Ulster Bank customers will have to pay the new rate of 41(...)

Kathryn Stockett author of ‘The Help’

American novel The Help was the most borrowed adult fiction book in Irish libraries last year, according to figures from the Local Government Manageme(...)

Tim Willoughby: "We didn't have the money we used to have and saw open-source packages could do the job of proprietary software at a fraction of the cost."

There is an argument that budget cuts and reduced resources inspire fresh ideas; that austerity can actually drive innovation. Sceptics, however, migh(...)

Householders who have not paid the household charge  have less than 90 days to do so before local authorities pass on their register to the Revenue Commissioners.

Local authorities are preparing to hand over a database to the Revenue Commissioners that will help identify almost 400,000 ho(...)