Newly elected Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell: ‘My objective is to represent the people of Limerick and to regain my Dáil seat at the next election.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Two Fine Gael politicians who lost their Dáil seats in the general election have been elected to the Seanad. Former TDs Kieran O’Donnell and Gabriel(...)

A Prince fan carries her dog past a sea of purple balloons and flowers at a memorial wall outside the Paisley Park compound in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Prince’s sister is not “business savvy” enough to handle the rights to her brother’s vast music catalogue, his former manager has said, amid reports (...)

South Dublin County Council wrote on January 6th to clarify why the application had not been successful but the precise reason for the refusal remains unclear, it is claimed. Photograph: The Irish Times

A homeless family living in emergency hotel accommodation has sued South Dublin County Council over its refusal to give them priority status for housi(...)

Liffey Valley shopping centre in Dublin. File  photograph: Matt Kavanagh

South Dublin County Council has raised serious concerns over plans for a major expansion of the Liffey Valley shopping centre in Dublin, which include(...)

Holiday lettings: If other agencies, such as Booking.com or the Key Collection are included with the 1,748 on AirBnB’s website, the overall number in Dublin exceeds 2,000. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Homeowners who rent out their houses for short-term holidays are not taking housing off the market, the company Airbnb has said. It was responding (...)

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(...)

Newly-elected TD Gino Kenny of Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit speaking to people at Neilstown shopping centre in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

When Mary Kenny (77), mother of new TD Gino Kenny, moved to the suburb of Neilstown, west Dublin, in 1978, there was “nothing here”, she says. She and(...)

Finian McGrath TD says that the major political parties needed to ‘get over themselves’ and ‘respect the mandate of the people in all elections’. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The main political parties are suffering from “intellectual and political snobbery” in its refusal to talk to Independents, says Independent Alliance (...)

While politicians are busy trying to convince voters that they have the solution to the housing shortage, they seem to have forgotten our planning sys(...)

 Paul Gogarty: he said he and his colleagues were trying to prevent over-development in the area. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Builder New Generation Homes is set to clash with county councillors who are bidding to have a site that it has already earmarked for housing rezoned (...)