Galway Harbour Company’s decision after the Buncrana deaths to limit access to its slipway has aroused criticism from water users.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Five weeks after five members of one family died when their car skidded into Lough Swilly, the Department of the Environment has issued no specific di(...)

Workers preparing the cross-city Luas line last year, one of GMC Utilities projects. The group saw turnover – including from the group’s joint ventures – increase to €79.9 million in 2014. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Civil and mechanical engineering group, GMC Utilities, whose projects include the Luas cross-city extension, saw pretax profits jump by 420 per cent i(...)

The former lock-keeper’s cottage: sold to unnamed financiers for €1.7 million

We thought Dublin 4 had lost the run of itself last month when 12 new luxury apartments overlooking the canal on Percy Place came to the market comman(...)

53 Percy Place:  strong price suggests the site has good redevelopment potential.

An infill site at Percy Place alongside the Grand Canal in Dublin 4 has just been sold by agent CBRE at the equivalent of €17 million per acre. No 53 (...)

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said: “Meetings have taken place between the Department, local authorities in the midlands and Waterways Ireland about a Blueway concept,” he said. File photograph: BluewaysIreland.org

A new initiative to promote tourism in the midlands is being prepared by the Government, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said on (...)

A motorist stranded on the roof of his car in flood water near Ennereilly, Co Wicklow on Monday. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is chairing a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Committee in Dublin this afternoon during which the State’s respons(...)

Suggested projects to ease flooding include dredging and engineering works. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Projects to ease the flooding situation along the river Shannon may require the Government to breach EU habitats directives on wildlife, a Government (...)

Two Government Ministers have defended Taoiseach Enda Kenny amid Opposition claims he has not taken enough interest in areas seriously affected by recent flooding. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Two Government Ministers have defended Taoiseach Enda Kenny amid Opposition claims he has not shown enough interest in areas seriously affected by re(...)

Flooded fields and roads near Athlone, Co Westmeath, as waters along the river Shannon rose to  severe flood levels during Storm Desmond. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Storm Desmond has come and gone, but is anything but forgotten. Communities up and down the river Shannon continue to struggle; thousands of acres are(...)

Flooding in the area of Corbally in Limerick. Photograph: PA

Limerick City and County Council has hit back at a statement made by Waterways Ireland on its handling of serious flooding in the Corbally area of the(...)