Bishop Francis Duffy has apologised for comments about the same-sex marriage referendum made by Nigerian priest Father Joseph Okere during Mass in St (...)

 The site of Carrickmines Castle,  off the M50 in south County Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) physical access”. According to Tim Carey, heritage officer with Dún Laoghaire council, the plan is “an(...)

UTV Ireland and Newstalk FM’s Chris Donoghue is reported to have left the UTV Ireland Live current affairs show, citing pressure of work. Mr Donoghue(...)

 Newsreader Eileen Dunne delivered the news without the use of the autocue. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ’s main evening news bulletin was delayed by about 10 minutes on Monday night as a technical issue hit the studio’s sound system. The glitch happe(...)

 Paschal Donohoe: introduced  fines in July ‘to discourage dangerous cycling’.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Penalties for cyclists who break red lights and commit a range of other offences are being handed out at a rate of about 100 a month since introduced (...)

A McDonald’s drive-thru is to be located near three schools in Greystones. Photograph: PA

Planning permission has been approved for a McDonals drive-thru restaurant, located opposite three schools at the Blacklion Centre in Greystones, Co W(...)

Legislation to introduce a smoking  ban in cars in the Republic was passed by the Dáil last December, but implementation is awaiting regulations governing fixed penalty notices and the size of possible fines. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A ban on smoking in cars when children are present has come into effect in England and Wales. The new law, which seeks to protect children from the ef(...)

Move is aimed at motorists who do not have their licences with them when before the courts for offences. Photograph: Getty Images

A new database to match motorists’ driving licences with vehicle registrations is to be prepared by Government. The move is aimed at clamping down on(...)

Dundrum Town Centre: The 124,774sq m (1,343,000sq ft)  mall  it   18 million visitors a year. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Plans to limit the height of a proposed extension to Dundrum Town Centre have been put forward by the cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County (...)

The Gibson Hotel in the  Point Village, Dublin: The adjacent student accommodation will be within walking or cycling distance of the National College of Ireland and Trinity College. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A planning application for Dublin’s largest off-campus student accommodation has been lodged with Dublin City Council. Designed to cater for up to (...)