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Gavin Duffy at a  pro-hunting demonstration at  the Green Party annual convention in 2010. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Gavin Duffy’s bid to become president was barely hours old when it was mired in controversy over his involvement in hunting. Animal right(...)

Gavin Duffy, who says  he entered the race “to give voters a choice”. He is a member of the Louth Hunt and a former chairman of the Hunting Association of Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Gavin Duffy has confirmed he is seeking a nomination to run in the presidential election. In a post on Twitter, Mr Duffy said he is seeki(...)

Some of the tyres found at a disused customs weighbridge between Carrickarnon and Ravensdale junctions. Photograph: Cllr Antóin Watters

A cross-Border clampdown on “brazen” illegal dumpers has been urged after hundreds of used tyres were discarded next to the motorway between Dublin an(...)

The Department of Housing also plans to revisit ghost estates as a potential source of vacant homes. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Local authorities must make greater use of compulsory purchase orders to acquire vacant homes for social housing, the Department of Housing, Planning (...)

 FAI chief John Delaney.  Switching its debt from KKR to Bank of Ireland helped  reduce the FAI’s  interest payments from €4.25m in 2016 to €1.6m   last year.   Photograph:   David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

FAI chief executive John Delaney has again insisted that the association is in a position to have cleared its stadium-related debt by the end of 2020,(...)

 Joan Freeman: she is understood to have told those supporting her that she does not believe she will have a difficulty  raising funds

Aspiring presidential candidate Joan Freeman has urged local authorities to hold special meetings soon to facilitate the nomination of challengers to (...)

President Michael D Higgins: would be very welcome if he decided to attend end-of-month meeting, says Cllr Joe Kelly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Presidential candidates, who are seeking nominations, have been invited to “state their case” to a special meeting of Waterford City and County Counci(...)

An aerial view of the Irish Cement facility at Platin, Co Meath. Photograph: Aerial Eye

Heavy industries using intense heat in their manufacturing face the hardest task in trying to decarbonise and wean off large amounts of fossil fuels. (...)

A file image of Michael D Higgins and Seán Gallagher during the 2011 presidential campaign.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Businessman Seán Gallagher has written to local authorities across the State asking them to consider supporting independent candidates in a presidenti(...)

The Law Library in the Four Courts, Dublin. File photograph: David Sleator

A young woman with profound physical and mental disabilities living in a damp council house unsuitable to her needs has failed to get court orders aim(...)

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