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(...)

A file image of Karen Middleton (centre, without glasses) with her son Luke, other family members and supporters, outside Carlow County Council offices last June.

A woman and her six-year-old son have “no idea” where they will sleep on Monday night after a judge rejected their demand that Carlow County Council i(...)

It’s hard to believe 15 years have passed since the Carlow Garden Festival took its first baby steps with just a handful of garden experts as part of (...)

Niamh O’Neill  outside the offices of Carlow County Council. “I’m emotionally stressed over this – it’s gone beyond a joke.” Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

A woman living with cerebral palsy who is currently being housed in emergency accommodation in a hotel in Co Carlow has appealed to the local authorit(...)

Neighbour Elaine Morgan says  claims the building was unsafe were not credible as rafters and bricks showed it was not in bad condition.

The demolition of a building on one of the oldest streets in Carlow town over a bank holiday weekend required planning permission, the High Court(...)

Mount Wolseley: the price is almost twice the €7.5 million paid by Tetrarch Capital (then  Brehon Capital) on behalf of  investors when it was acquired out of examinership in 2014

The owners of the Mount Wolseley resort in Co Carlow are seeking €12.5 million for the hotel, spa and golf course, and €1.75 million for the adjoining(...)

Meath County Council is sending the largest delegation of six to New York for St Patrick’s Day.

More than 50 county council representatives are travelling to New York for St Patrick’s Day at a cost of more than €100,000. Representatives from al(...)

Maurice Manning,  chairman of the advisory committee on the decade of centenaries: “We were into commemoration. We were into history. We were not into politics. We said no,” he told Parnell Summer School.   Photograph: Cathy Loughran

Historians involved in advising on the decade of centenaries “point blank” refused a Government request to use the Northern Ireland peace process as a(...)

Former minister for communications  Alex White has accused Sinn Féin of having ‘very little impact’ on the Easter Rising commemorations. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has made “very little impact” on the Easter Rising commemorations, a former Labour minister has said. Former minister for communications A(...)

An old vacant building near the docklands in Dublin. Owners of vacant houses and apartments may be granted money to refurbish them and to make them available for social housing, under Government plans. File photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

Owners of vacant houses and apartments may be granted money to refurbish them and to make them available for social housing, under plans being drawn u(...)