In November 2013, the owners of Sligo’s Lissadell House secured a Supreme Court ruling that there are no public rights of way across most of four routes through the estate. The issue of costs has not been finalised by the courts. Photograph supplied by Lissadell House

The legal costs of the Lissadell right of way court battle was described as “the elephant in the room” yesterday, as members of Sligo County Council d(...)

Former Green Party TD Dan Boyle said he would like to see a proper recognition of local government in the Constitution. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Protection of the environment should be enshrined in the Irish constitution as happens in many other European countries, the first of a series of regi(...)

Voting taking place at aConvention on the Constitution meeting in Malahide, Co  Dublin.

The Convention on the Constitution is to hold eight public meetings throughout Ireland later this month and in November. It is intended that these wil(...)