John Paul and Frances Doyle of Kenagh Co Longford say they had no option but to move into an empty council house without permission. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A local authority has no suitable council accommodation for a couple and their five young children who say they had “no option” but to move into an em(...)

A local authority has started High Court proceedings against a couple it claims have moved into a vacant council house without permission. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A local authority has started High Court proceedings against a couple which it claims has moved into a vacant council house without permission. Longf(...)

South Dublin County Council wrote on January 6th to clarify why the application had not been successful but the precise reason for the refusal remains unclear, it is claimed. Photograph: The Irish Times

A homeless family living in emergency hotel accommodation has sued South Dublin County Council over its refusal to give them priority status for housi(...)

Connolly Barracks: closed in early 2009

Colliers International is looking for expressions of interest by April 18th to redevelop the former Connolly Barracks and a nearby vacant shopping cen(...)

Tim Caffrey, entitled to a gross pension lump sum of €238,364. Photograph: Willie Farrell.

A local authority chief executive who was criticised by the political standards watchdog for contravening ethics legislation has received a €238,364 (...)

Artist’s impression of the  planned Center Parcs   resort at Newcastle Wood, Co Longford -  a subtropical swimming pool viewed from a lake. File photograph: Center Parcs/PA Wire

Longford County Council has granted planning permission for the €232 million Center Parcs holiday village in Newcastle Wood, outside Ballymahon. Pla(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said on Friday the money from the severe weather fund would ensure local and regional roads were repaired as quickly as possible. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

About €85 million will the given to councils to fix roads across the country after the storms and flood damage. Minister for Transport Paschal Donoh(...)

The Standards in Public Office Commission has issued a damning report into the behaviour of Longford County Council chief executive Tim Caffrey. Photograph: Willie Farrell

Longford County Council chief executive Tim Caffrey is disputing the negative findings of a Standards in Public Office Commission inquiry into his beh(...)

Artist’s impression of the planned resort at Newcastle Wood, Co Longford: The plan envisages building 500 chalets on the 375-acre site in the midlands. Photograph: PA

A planning application for the €233 million Center Parcs project has been formally submitted to Longford County Council. The UK-based leisure g(...)

Tim Caffrey: claims he declared his interest in the property before the council applied for the grant and that he had no direct involvement in the grant process. Photograph: Willie Farrell.

The chief executive of Longford County Council is to face a public hearing into an alleged breach of ethics. The Standards in Public Office Commiss(...)