The LPT automatically returns to the base rate each year and the current regime is based on house valuations from May 2013. Photograph: Getty

The majority of local authorities have voted to keep the level of local property tax at the same rate for the coming year. Only a small number of cou(...)

Leitrim County Council refused permission for the proposed new development. It said the proposed increase in retail space involved would breach local guidelines. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Lidl is appealing Leitrim County Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for new two-storey outlet on a greenfield site on the outskirts of C(...)

Steering group  Destination Athlone is banking on a collaborative approach to secure city status.

Athlone should get an indication about how the Government feels about its bid for regional city status in coming months, when the first draft of the N(...)

Sean Callaghan, a part-time retained firefighter based at Castlerea Fire Station (above), sued his employer, Roscommon County Council, over its decision last month to terminate his employment.

A firefighter has won his legal challenge over a decision to dismiss him. Sean Callaghan, a part-time retained firefighter based at Castlerea Fire St(...)

Three-year-old Rocco Ulrich in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Compiled by Jennifer O’Connell, Damian Cullen, Sylvia Thompson, Leonie Corcoran, Lorna Siggins, Noel O’Reilly and Malachy Clerkin ANTRIM Carnfu(...)

Men dressed as the Three Kings take part in a traditional parade  in San Sebastian, Spain. The procession celebrates the arrival of the Three Kings on the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany, on January 6th. Photograph: Javier Etxezarreta/EPA

1. Almost 8,000 multiple-ban drivers still behind wheel - RSA There are almost 8,000 drivers on Ireland’s roads who have multiple concurrent disquali(...)

Flooding on the river Shannon just over a year ago. Seán Canney TD says a maintenance programme on the Shannon will get under way shortly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A community which was cut off by floods for several months last year is appealing for government intervention to ensure a protective barrier is erect(...)

Tony Ward, chairperson of the Save Roscommon campaign, in front of a sign welcoming drivers to Co Roscommon after driving over the bridge on the N4, a crossing point from Westmeath to Roscommon. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Co Roscommon is to remain intact following a controversial boundary review which looked at whether over 30 sq km of the south county should be subsume(...)

A view from the Roscommon side of the river Shannon, close to Athlone town centre. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A Government Minister has said a “land grab” that could see a 30sq km section of Co Roscommon subsumed into Co Westmeath will not be going ahead under(...)

Dublin City Council had the highest number of local authority builds last year, at 19, followed by Waterford at 11 and Monaghan with nine. File photograph: Getty Images

Seven local authorities built no social housing in the three years from 2013 to 2015, according to figures released by the Department of Housing. The(...)

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