Glenamuck halting site where 10 people perished in a fire in October 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has confirmed that it moved units on the Carrickmines temporary halting site where 10 people died in a fire on O(...)

Blackrock site: to be sold on behalf of Rosemont Education Foundation

With house builders under pressure to find suitable sites, particularly in south county Dublin, Savills is expecting considerable interest in a new de(...)

Maura Healy-Rae will be co-opted to take the council seat of her father Danny, centre, and join her brother Johnny, left, on Kerry County Council. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Dozens of vacancies in local authorities created by the election of councillors to the 32nd Dáil are to be filled this week. The new councillors will(...)

Records show the school says it swapped parking and play areas in 2007. Photograph: The Irish Times

A south Co Dublin primary school is at the centre of a planning dispute over the use of a former children’s playground as a staff car park. Parents o(...)

The house where May and Frances live with Auntie Nellie (Niamh Cusack) is a former Garda superintendent’s house on Harcourt Terrace

We knew it was coming, the whole audience was waiting, and it didn’t disappoint. The final scenes in the latest Star Wars movie, starring Skellig Mic(...)

Travellers provide negative reassurance that a culture deeply shaped by mass migration, and utterly neurotic about its sense of home, is “settled”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

If Travellers did not exist, Irish society would have to invent them. How else could the rest of us possibly be described as “settled people”? It esca(...)

The site of Carrickmines Castle, in Co Dublin: the omission of any reference to its national monument status from the Carrickmines Conservation Plan highlights the urgent need for review of heritage policy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Thirteen years ago, a small, diverse group of concerned citizens called “Carrickminders” entered the site of the Carrickmines Castle, south Dublin. We(...)

The entrance to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council Ballyogan depot car park, on the Ballyogan Road where a temporary halting site for the survivors of the Carrickmines fire is being set up. The survivors are expected to move in next Sunday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Amid scenes of unspeakable sadness outside two churches this week, many members of the Traveller community were reluctant to express their anger. “It(...)

The scene at the funerals of Thomas and Sylvia Connors and their children Christopher, Jim and baby Mary at the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The deaths of 10 people, including five children, at a temporary halting site two weeks ago must be a “watershed moment” in relations between the Trav(...)

Rockville Drive where the proposed site to house Travellers is located at the end of the road. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Carrickmines residents will today meet officials from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for a seventh time amid continuing disagreement over the l(...)