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Traveller housing in Ballymun, Dublin. Seventeen local authorities have between them failed to spend €10.3 million on Traveller housing in the first three-quarters of this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Less than a fifth of funding allocated for Traveller accommodation this year has been spent, and more than half of local authorities have spent nothin(...)

Presenter Anne Cassin couldn’t have seemed more enthusiastic

The most endearing thing about Nationwide (RTÉ One, Wednesday, 7pm) on its midweek broadcast, was the benign assumption that anyone was watching at al(...)

Coolquay residents Liam O’Grady, Joe Finnegan and Alvean Finnegan at the proposed site in north Co Dublin for the Traveller halting site. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A row over the location of a Traveller halting site in north Dublin is threatening to delay the construction of an urgently-needed new runway at Dubli(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, Minister of State with Responsibility for Housing Damian English and Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring: social housing waiting list stretches to 100,000. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister of State with Responsibility for Housing Damien English might as well have broken a bottle of champagne off the side of one of the new social(...)

Mia McMahon, affectionately known as the farm manager, feeds four identical Charolais heifer calves born in Lahinch, Co Clare. Photograph: Brian Arthur

1. Storm Doris: Violent wind leaves 46,000 homes without powerStorm Doris has swept across the country on Thursday bringing violent gusts of wind whic(...)

The Irish fishing fleet has shrunk in size in recent years and many of the jobs on boats are now taken by non-Irish and often non-EU workers. File photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty

Revenue officials, gardaí and other agencies have raided fishing vessels in Dublin and Cork as part of an investigation targeting undocumented workers(...)

Minister of State for  Regional Economic Development Michael Ring and SuperValu managing director Martin Kelleher with treasurer Maeve McGann, chairwoman  Anne Doyle and other members of the Skerries Tidy Town Association as they celebrate being named the Overall Tidiest Town In Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Even before they set foot in Skerries, visitors get an inkling as to why it has been declared overall winner of the Tidy Towns competition. Arriving(...)

Fingal County Councillors today approved a proposal to extend a car park and provide a forest adventure facility at Malahide Demesne, which features Malahide Castle (above). File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fingal County Councillors have voted to approve a controversial proposal to extend a car park and provide a forest adventure facility in the Malahide (...)

Members of the Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society re-enacting the Battle of Ashbourne at the launch of the Fingal 2016 Centenary Programme in Swords County Hall last month

February 26th, 1916 A disgruntled “observer” of Dublin student life has penned a caustic letter to The Irish Times noting the contrast between the n(...)

Members of the Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society re-enacting the Battle of Ashbourne at the launch of the Fingal 2016 Centenary Programme in Swords County Hall last month.

Fingal County Council has unveiled a comprehensive centenary programme centred around the Battle of Ashbourne which occured during Easter Week 1916. (...)

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