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(...)

Cllr John O’Donnell from Donegal filmed in a meeting with an undercover RTÉ reporter. Mr O’Donnell ’s membership of the LAMA has been ‘terminated with immediate effect,’ after he refused to resign. Photograph: RTÉ

Two of the councillors who featured in the RTÉ Investigates programme on Monday night have resigned from Local Authority Members Association (LAMA), t(...)

A third county council has said it will review issues raised in an RTÉ programme on political lobbying. Monaghan County Council has said it is carry(...)

A protest against homelessness in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Local authorities around the State “will not be found wanting in doing everything they can” to help address Dublin’s homelessness crisis, the chair(...)

When Maddie Kelly, who has died aged 102, was three years old, her father became excited by events in Dublin and drove from his Co Monaghan home towar(...)

Trevor Magill, who says he is ‘surprised there is more affluence on the north side’, in the post office in Middletown, Co Armagh. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

Standing beside a bank of flat- screen televisions in his electronics store, Bernard Marron considers how best to describe the economic reality of Bor(...)

Willie “The Hill” McKenna: born into Fianna Fáil, his father having been a founder member

Former Monaghan county councillor Willie “The Hill” McKenna, who has died aged 81 after a short illness, was the cement that bonded ties between his n(...)

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(...)

Hugh McElvaney (FG), Ciara McPhillips (FG) and newcomer Eugene Bannigan (FG) celebrating yesterday in the Ballybay-Clones electoral area which will complete the shape of Monaghan. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

Fine Gael defied recent local election trends when it took three of the six seats in the rerun of the election to the Ballybay-Clones electoral are(...)

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 (...)