Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan said the decision to cut costs for property owners could hit homeless services. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin homeowners, the State biggest payers of local property tax, will see their bills fall next year, following the decision of city councillors to (...)

The byelections to replace two TDs who have been elected to the European parliament, will take place on Friday, October 10th, Taoiseach Enda Kenny h(...)

Greyhound workers have been locked out of the company depots in west Dublin since mid-June in a dispute over pay cuts and redundacy terms. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Members of Dublin City Council are set to object to the renewal of the authority’s contract with Greyhound Recycling, when it comes up for renewal in (...)

Many of the striking Greyhound workers who had earlier protested outside City Hall were also in the public gallery to hear councillors suspend standing orders and describe the strike as “a lock out”.

Dublin’s Lord Mayor and a majority of city councillors stood and applauded striking workers from the Greyhound Recycling and Recovery company, at t(...)

Cape Clear: The council is supplying between 30,000 and 40,000 litres of water a week to the island off the west Cork coast. Photograph: Frank Miller

A tanker of 30,000 litres of water is due to be delivered to Cape Clear island today to supply islanders facing chronic water shortages.Cork County Co(...)

Pat Dunne, a United Left councillor, leaving the Four Courts yesterday after a High Court action. Photograph: Paddy Cummins/PCPhoto.ie

Greyhound Recycling has been granted an injunction in the High Court restraining three Dublin politicians from blockading and interfering with the c(...)

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has installed a network of hidden and visible security cameras in an attempt to clampdown on graffiti in the area. Above is a file image of graffiti on a Martello Tower near Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is installing security cameras, some of them hidden, in an attempt to clamp down on graffiti in the area. The co(...)

Judge said the matter was a public health issue and was particularly serious. Photograph: David Sleator

Greyhound Recycling was yesterday granted an injunction restraining Dublin councillor Gino Kenny from blockading the company’s bin lorries collecting (...)

In a video shown to the court, Gino Kenny could be seen obstructing a lorry trying to leave Greyhound premises in Clondalkin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Greyhound Recycling has been granted an injunction today restraining Dublin councillor Gino Kenny from blockading the company’s bin lorries collecting(...)

Coroner for South Kerry Terence Casey said: “I have been speaking openly for the last couple of years about suicide, trying to bring it home to people it’s not something to be hidden - it’s to be talked about to try to reduce the number of deaths by suicide.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The coroner for South Kerry, Terence Casey, has criticised plans to exclude the cause of death from new death certificates. Mr Casey who has been outs(...)