Joined-up thinking: a photomontage by engineers Roughan O’Donovan of the new Liffey bridge, the Rosie Hackett, seen from O’Connell Bridge, with a tram passing over, part of a new project which will link the Luas Green and Red lines.

What do we talk about when we talk about design? Discussion of it is often confined to the lifestyle sections of our newspapers: attractive furniture (...)

St James’s Hospital in Dublin. An Taisce says the “apparent failure” to co-locate the proposed new national children’s hospital  with a maternity hospital, as recommended in a number of expert reports, “sends alarm bells ringing”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An Taisce has called on the Government to move the site for the proposed new national children’s hospital from St James’s Hospital to land beside the (...)

Ms Julie Le Brocquy  leaving the Circuit Civil Court   after she was awarded  €11,042 in an action against  architect, John Patrick Colclough. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Film producer Julie Le Brocquy has been awarded just over €11,000 against an architect who, a judge said, had failed to provide her with “a reasonable(...)

Workers delivering water treatment chemicals to the Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant in Co Wicklow. City engineer Michael Phillips warned that any relaxation in restrictions would leave the capital and surrounding region dry within days. Photograph: Collins

Dublin will be left with no water if night-time restrictions are lifted, city engineer Michael Phillips has warned. The council last night announced t(...)

The Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant in Wicklow which is experiencing production difficulties.

Nightly water restrictions that affect more than one million people in counties Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare, will continue into next week, Dublin City(...)

 Halloween masks are offered for salein Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

A number of campaign groups and organisations have advised the public to be careful this Halloween around bonfires and fireworks. Revellers have also (...)

A photograph of water reportedly taken from a tap in  Dublin city restaurant the  Camden Kitchen at 7pm yesterday. Photograph: @CamdenKitchen via Twitter

Nightly restrictions on water supplies are being implemented in the Dublin region for the second night in a row and will continue into next week. Com(...)

A €500 million water supply project aims to pump 350 million litres of water a day from the river Shannon. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Dublin region could be facing water shortages for another decade due to delays in rolling out a viable supply network from the river Shannon, a se(...)

Water restrictions are to come into force in the Dublin region from 8pm tonight and are expected to continue for several days.

Water restrictions came into force in the Dublin region at 8pm tonight and are expected to continue for several days. The move, a result of an as yet (...)

The ban on ‘supercube’ lorries  announced in January 2007  will come into force tomorrow night. Phototograph: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

More than 5,000 lorries are to be forced off the road this week following the introduction of a ban on vehicles more than 4.65 metres tall.The ban on(...)

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