Members of the Army Bomb Disposal team: According to figures released by the Army, 85 of the 250 call-outs in 2013 were to deliberately placed “improvised explosive devices” – the majority of which were in the Dublin area.  Photograph: David Sleator

One third of bomb disposal call outs relate to devices placed by criminals

Lord Mayor Christy Burke: told members he had  met people outside the chamber on the street preparing to sleep in the porches. Photograph: Eric Luke

Proposal to bring property professionals and financiers together to make 30-year plan

Many of the striking Greyhound workers who had earlier protested outside City Hall were also in the public gallery to hear councillors suspend standing orders and describe the strike as “a lock out”.

Lord Mayor says 'heavy-handed tactics' used in policing of pickets

Dublin City Council has voted to confer the freedom of the city on  retired footballer John Giles (2nd right above).   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Labour councillor complains about small number of women nominated to receive honour

CCTV images picked up the fire on the Luas tram as it approached Busáras.

Railway accident authority report into tram fire condemns earlier response by company

The stamp commemorating the late Séamus Heaney was launched today by An Post.

Nobel laureate’s family ‘immensely moved’ by gesture

Members of the 46th Infantry Group training for deployment to Syria, in the Glen of Imaal today. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

46th Infantry Group has been training in Glen of Imaal for patrols in Golan Heights

Striking Greyhound workers and supporters arriving at City Hall last month, following a march from Liberty Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Refuse collection services in parts of south Dublin hit by rally at recycling plant

Councillor Paddy Hill in the village of Finea. Photograph : Barry Cronin

Lack of mobile signal and internet are making it difficult to make a living in Finea

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