The development was designated a strategic housing project, which allows a developer to apply directly to An Bord Pleanála for planning approval. Photograph: iStock

An environmental group has obtained leave to bring a legal challenge aimed at overturning planning permission for a development of 320 residential uni(...)

Rosalie Flanagan in 2007. She is a former permanent secretary to the North’s Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Rosalie Flanagan, a former senior Northern Ireland civil servant, has been appointed to the commission charged with finding the bodies of the Disappea(...)

Sinead O’Connor has been awarded €4,700 through the €1.7 million Music Industry Stimulus Package. File photograph: Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images

Sinead O’Connor, Sharon Shannon and Damien Dempsey are among hundreds of musicians who will receive Government assistance to cope with Covid-19. O’Co(...)

Following on from the smash-hit Vikings (above), Valhalla is set 100 years later towards the end of the era and will dramatise the lives of historical characters such as Norse explorer, Leif Eriksson, and William the Conqueror.

Filming of the new Vikings spin-off drama series for Netflix, Vikings: Valhalla, was temporarily suspended this week in Co Wicklow after close to a do(...)

Proinsias O’Rathaille, grandson of The O’Rahilly, pictured outside the house of The O’Rahilly at Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There was widespread dismay this week over the demolition of the home of 1916 Rising leader The O’Rahilly, just two weeks after Dublin city councillor(...)

The O’Rahilly home was demolished. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council planners advised An Bord Pleanála this year to grant permission to builders to demolish the Herbert Park home of 1916 Rising leade(...)

In May, it emerged 23 common European buzzards  were   poisoned with carbofuran. Photograph:  Frank Miller

“Carbofuran has the unpleasant distinction of being so hazardous to wildlife, that it simply cannot be regulated or managed accordingly without mortal(...)

Proinsias Ó Rathaille, grandson of The O’Rahilly, outside the  vandalised house of The O’Rahilly on Herbert Park, Ballsbridge. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council has advised An Bord Pleanála to grant permission for the demolition of “The O’Rahilly” house in Ballsbridge and its replacement wi(...)

David and Stephanie Duffy and Tom and Oyun-Erdene Duffy, co-owners of Tom Duffy’s Circus, at their practice grounds near Navan, Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

David Duffy, the managing director of Duffy’s Circus, lives, eats and breathes the big tent, the performers, the noise. This year, Duffy’s Circus, a s(...)

In April, locals out walking in River Valley Park Swords spotted exposed human skeletal remains.

Skeletal remains of a 12 year old found in a north Dublin park earlier this year in a medieval “plague” burial ground have been removed for analysis f(...)

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