Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 building. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by local residents over the planned €320 million new runway at Dublin Airport. In a published determi(...)

Dublin Airport Authority was last year it was granted a five-year extension to planning permission to allow it to build the north runway by 2022.

Legislation allowing noise restrictions planned for the new runway at Dublin Airport to be scrapped will be introduced to the Dáil in November, an Oir(...)

Proposed Coolquay halting site: locals say it is “highly unsuitable” due to flooding issues. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fingal county councillors have voted in favour of a controversial Traveller halting site, clearing the way for an urgently needed new runway at Dublin(...)

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(...)

Taking off from Dublin Airport. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is to seek approval this week to appoint a new authority to regulate noise abatement conditions for the planned runw(...)

Alicia McKiernan from Gorey at  Aras an Uachtarain in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A temperature of 32 degress was recorded in the west of Ireland on Thursday as the State’s heatwave continued. Met Éireann said seven weather statio(...)

Site of  a proposed housing development beside the Martello Tower, Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A major development planned for the seaside village of Howth in north Dublin has sparked concerns over plans to remove thousands of tonnes of sand fro(...)

Maggie O’Neill, who lives on Terenure Road East, and is concerned about the ramifications of the bus corridor. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s 8am on Wednesday and about 20 commuters are queuing up on Swords Main Street to get on a bus into Dublin city centre for work. They are waiting f(...)

Thomas Ward, Anna Ward, Demelia Ward and Declan Ward Jnr at St Mary’s Halting Site, Cappagh Road, Finglas, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

A north Dublin Traveller site, described by a local authority as “among the worst in the country”, cannot be made more habitable as council staff have(...)

Main Street in Swords. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Swords was founded by St Colmcille in 560. The saint called the north Co Dublin town Sord, meaning clear, and in this sense pure of faith or pure wate(...)

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