Race for Áras an Uachtaráin (top row): Jimmy Smyth, Patrick Feeney, John Groarke, Pádraig Ó Céidigh. Middle row: Kevin Sharkey, Sarah Louise Mulligan, Seán Gallagher, Joan Freeman. Bottom row: Gemma O’Doherty, Gavin Duffy, Sinn Féin’s as-yet-unannounced candidate, President Michael D Higgins

The Government is signing the presidential election order on Tuesday, kick-starting a 28-day period in which hopeful candidates can secure a place on (...)

Race for Áras an Uachtaráin (top row): Jimmy Smyth, Patrick Feeney, John Groarke, Pádraig Ó Céidigh. Middle row: Kevin Sharkey, Sarah Louise Mulligan, Seán Gallagher, Joan Freeman. Bottom row: Gemma O’Doherty, Gavin Duffy, Sinn Féin’s as-yet-unannounced candidate, President Michael D Higgins

As it gathers momentum, so it gathers participants. The process of nominating candidates for the presidential election has been a background hum to th(...)

Michael D Higgins and Niall Ring, the Lord Mayor of Dublin: The Office of President does not fall under the remit of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 but receives significant public funding. Photograph:  Maxwell Photography

Fianna Fáil is to consider tabling legislation to extend the Freedom of Information Act to the Office of President. The party spokesman on transport,(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív wants to reopen Micheál Martin’s decision not to stand a presidential candidate against President Michael D Higgins at a s(...)

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(...)

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