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Iarnród Éireann chief executive, Jim Meade, said accessibility was central to the design of all improvements planned for new trains and improved station facilities being introduced under the National Development Plan. Photograph: Frank Miller

Iarnród Éireann is to spend €3.3 million on upgrading lifts at 12 train stations in Dublin to improve access for passengers with reduced mobility. Th(...)

Oberstown detention campus  in Lusk, Co Dublin. It can accommodate 48 boys and six girls up to the age of 18. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than half the children at the Oberstown detention campus last year were not engaged in any education prior to being sent there, and almost a quar(...)

Thomas Cahill Donohue (35) was holding a pet chihuahua when he threatened residents of a north Dublin housing estate and tried to steal several cars. File Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A recovering drug addict has described as “completely bizarre and ridiculous” his multiple failed attempts to steal cars while high on crack and holdi(...)

The stabilisers came off her bike a week into lockdown and now she’s Evel Knievel. Photograph: iStock

Sometime midway through 2016, we were on the road to Monaghan when a garda in an unmarked car pulled up behind us and flashed the blue light. Quick m(...)

 Ivan Carroll clears the ball as David Withero attempts to block during a soccer session at Kilmore West Recreational Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It is a sad fact that people with long-term mental illness in Ireland die 15-20 years earlier than the national average. What often happens is that in(...)

Shane Halpin (25), of Fouillard Lane, Lusk, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assaulting Garda Derek Dalton causing him harm on September 2nd, 2018. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

A man attacked and bit a garda who drove him home after he was found lying in his own vomit on the side of a road in north Co Dublin. Shane Halpin (2(...)

  Martina Murphy with her two-year-old son Ethan in their home in Lusk. Martina cares for her mother since  her father passed away. Photograph: Alan Betson

“I knew there had to be a name for it,” Martina Murphy says as we discuss her carer role as part of the “sandwich generation” – the name given to thos(...)

Darragh O’Brien should easily hold his seat and is likely to top the poll again as he did in the 2016 general election. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin Fingal (five seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 Lab, 1 SF, 1 GP Voters in Dublin Fingal only went to the polls on November 29th, 2019, in the byel(...)

The living area. Photograph: Ste Murray

There are trends in architecture in the same way that fashion, film and music have their moments. But some date faster than others and the measure of (...)

The tale of the water facility proposed for George’s Dock in Dublin’s IFSC is a classic case of the 'system' trying to get a project through. Photograph:  BP

“Are we back to 2007?” That was the question in a WhatsApp from an Irish friend now living in London. Attached were two headlines: “Visit to white-wat(...)

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