“The key issue for me was why people [joined the revolution]? How were young working-class men and women, just ordinary people, radicalised?” Playwright Deirdre Kinahan pictured in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Bryan Meade

It has been almost 20 years since playwright Deirdre Kinahan made her theatrical debut. It was 1997, and she had been hovering around the amateur dram(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly is to publish the report this week. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A lack of transparency, poor record-keeping and some irregularities in the planning process were evident in a number of county councils, a report for(...)

The 34 acres of  land on the Blackcastle Demesne on the northern banks of the river Boyne in Navan

DTZ Sherry FitzGerald has secured a little more than the guide price of €3 million for 34 acres of housing and high-amenity land on the Blackcastle De(...)

Siptu is to speak with workers at Geith International. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Siptu is to meet with workers at Co Meath firm Geith International amid concerns that the company may be about to dramatically reduce its workforce. (...)

Sinn Féin councillor Sinead Burke will contest the Seanad byelection against Labour candidate Máiría Cahill, Fianna Fáil candidate Dr Keith Swanick and Independent Jerry Beades.

Sinn Féin councillor Sinead Burke will contest the Seanad byelection against Máiría Cahill, who is the Labour Party nominee for the seat left vacant b(...)

Longboat Quay apartments in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Residents of the Longboat Quay apartments in Dublin have been given one month by Dublin Fire Brigade to start fixing the fire safety defects in the co(...)

A general view in the area of Navan’s main square, in Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An Bord Pleanála’s refusal to grant planning permission for a nine-screen cinema, cafe and several retail units in Navan, Co Meath, is to be challen(...)

Computer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration. Approval to build a data centre campus in two phases over 10 years in Clonee has been granted

Facebook’s €200 million data centre planned for Clonee in Co Meath has been granted planning permission by Meath County Council. The social med(...)

Wind turbines: An extensive wind farm project has been planned for Emlagh, near Kells, in Co Meath. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A Meath engineer has been granted leave to appeal the High Court rejection of his challenge last month to the decision-making process in relation to a(...)

Thirteen local residents have lost their High Court challenge to the granting of planning permission for the construction of a biomass heat and power (...)