Organisers Katherine McKenna, Dermot Richardson and Joan Hunt at Tallaght Adventure World. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Dermot Richardson and his partner, Katherine McKenna, decided to serve Christmas dinner to the homeless in their community in Tallaght, Dublin, (...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern TD at a special ceremony to mark the commencement of construction at Adamstown in west  Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Plans to kickstart the stalled construction of the west Dublin suburb of Adamstown have been approved by An Bord Pleanála. However, the board has blo(...)

Judgments: key cases in brief

New evidence of female genital mutilation was not properly considered in a decision not to revoke deportation order. HK & Ors vs Minister for J(...)

“At night we keep the milk under the car to keep it cold”: Shane and Ciara Dwyer. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shane (27) and Ciara (29) Dwyer, a married couple from the Jobstown area of west Dublin, say they have been sleeping in their car for three weeks. Th(...)

Challenge taken to An Bord Pleanála’s decision to give the owners of the Square shopping centre in Tallaght the go-ahead for €40m extension of the centre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Dunnes Stores has taken a legal challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s decision to give the owners of the Square shopping centre in Tallaght the go-ahead for(...)

A new stand at Tallaght stadium is one of the potential projects that would receive funding from South Dublin Co Council’s budget surplus. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Residents of the South Dublin Co Council area are to share a multimillion euro “windfall”. A surplus of some €3.4 million in council finances in 20(...)

A man in his 40s who had been sleeping rough, in Clondalkin, Dublin died in recent days. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A “dramatic increase ” in the number of beds for rough for rough sleepers outside Dublin’s city centre is “urgently needed” if deaths are to be avoide(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett of the Right2water campaign. The Government is “continuing to allow Irish Water to act in an outrageous manner, allowing them to attempt to secure the personal details of tens of thousands of households’ information”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish Water has written to every local authority in the State seeking the names and addresses of all their council tenants. They have not asked for t(...)

Workmen clean up Ashwood estate in Clondalkin after flooding this morning. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

At least two houses in an estate in Clondalkin were evacuated today after being flooded when a water main burst. The leak was reported at around 6.15a(...)

Managing director of OxyMem Wayne Byrne (front left) and Dr Eoin Syron, technical director of OxyMem, with the team of the UCD spin-out when celebrating the completion of the world’s largest membrane aerated biofilm reactor. Photograph: David O’Shea
Innovation profile: OxyMem

In the welter of recent debate about how much water we all use and how much it’s going to cost us little if any attention has been paid to what happen(...)