The building, at 12-14 Old County Road in Crumlin, had planning permission for retail use. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Planning inspectors found no evidence of “residential use” earlier this year when they visited a property in Dublin which was evacuated last week over(...)

The Taoiseach told  TD Joan Collins in  there was no chance of the water system being privatised because it requires a subvention of €1 billion just to exist. Photograph:  Collins Dublin

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has ruled out a referendum on ownership of the public water system. He said any urgency for such a poll was gone. “Privatising(...)

‘T’Kuvma is overseeing the funeral of his murdered chum. The speed of the funeral proceedings make me feel he might be one of the Offaly T’Kuvmas.’

Once upon a time Star Trek’s lead character was Kennedyesque internationalist and man-of-appetites James T Kirk, who wished to seek out new worlds and(...)

 Bruce Forsyth and Beryl Reid (right), singing ‘Piccadilly,’ on stage at the old Brixton Music Hall.

Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history, from Sunday Night at the London Pall(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: the Government is committed to spending €5.35 billion, about €1 billion annually, to deliver 47,000 social homes by the end of 2021.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The majority of the 90,000 people on the housing waiting list are already living in a house or apartment, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. He said th(...)

Solidarity/People Before Profit  TDs Mick Barry, Bríd Smith, Paul Murphy and Gino Kenny.

The alternative left, like all populist movements, relies on the contrivance of perpetual conflict between those they seek to portray as “ordinary cit(...)

Joan Collins said she would call the Taoiseach’s housing policy a failure.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A suggestion by Independent TD Joan Collins that 50,000 houses could be built on State land was described as “facile’’ by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in shar(...)

Irish Film Archive still from Ronson advertisement. It is a hair dryer but  one that comes with a shoulder strap. ‘Apart from a mink coat, what else could a girl want?’

It’s easy to age almost any Irish person by asking what their favourite ads were as a child. Hip young millennials will wistfully recall that Kellogg’(...)

 Will Ruth Coppinger TD be ejected for refusing to stand for prayer? Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Oireachtas Golf Society held its agm recently in Leinster House recently. Outgoing captain Eamonn Coghlan, who was one of the Taoiseach’s nominee(...)

Writer-director-actor Warren Beatty in Los Angeles: “Rather than sit around and mourn the demise of the big screen and an audience of hundreds, we should be waiting for a revival of movies that are not sequels: a revival of the unknown.” Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

There’s a photograph of Warren Beatty that I’ve often wondered about. In it, Nancy Reagan is beaming like a star-struck teenager. Warren Beatty is bes(...)