Tánaiste Simon Coveney. File photograph:  David Young/PA Wire

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has urged the people of Cork city to come out and back a plebiscite to allow for a directly-elected Lord Mayor. The Minister f(...)

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(...)

Dr Aodh Quinlivan, of University College Cork, told the committee hearing at the House of Commons that Brexit could have a major impact on local Government on the island of Ireland. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Brexit could lead to differing standards on either side of the Border as local authorities in Northern Ireland could move away from various EU directi(...)

Tim Pat Coogan: my father abandoned thoughts of practising law and at 24 became the first deputy commissioner of An Garda. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In considering the purge of senior Garda officers revealed in the newly released State Papers, the historical background against which the crackdown t(...)