Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich outside the house he built on a truck in Baile na bPoc. Locals in the west Kerry Gaeltacht are finding it almost impossible to get planning permission. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Tiny-house living fascinates Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, though it is more by accident than design. His own tigín in west Kerry’s Baile na bPoc bears all(...)

The Horsehead Nebula, as observed from the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve, one of only three dark-sky reserves in the world. Photograph: George Doyle.

Plans for a once-off mobile observatory, the first of its kind in Europe, are under way in Kerry. The observatory would operate day and night in all w(...)

Meath County Council is sending the largest delegation of six to New York for St Patrick’s Day.

More than 50 county council representatives are travelling to New York for St Patrick’s Day at a cost of more than €100,000. Representatives from al(...)

The country’s three waste authorities are looking at by-laws to ensure that anyone producing waste is disposing of it properly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hoarding household waste in spare rooms, yards, sheds and attics is increasingly common, according to local authorities, who complain that they cannot(...)

Residents have said that the Knockeenduff site earmarked for a new public cemetery floods and there is poor drainage

Undertakers have “serious concerns” about land earmarked for a new public cemetery in Killarney, it has emerged . The five acres of grazing land on (...)

Environmental inspectors found large quantities of waste around Paul Redican’s property, including refuse bags, domestic waste and old cars.

A man has been jailed for five months for failing to dump waste, including old cars and bags of refuse, from around his house in Kerry, following repe(...)

Kerry County Council is investigating dumping incidents at tourist spot overlooking the Lakes of Killarney. Photographs: Anne Lucey

Kerry County Council is investigating repeated cases of illegal dumping at one of the State’s best-known beauty spots, overlooking the Lakes of Killa(...)

A Kerry County Council member has said people issued with littering fines should be named and shamed. A similar policy was followed at a littering blackspot in Dublin, where photos of people seen illegally dumping were made public.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Kerry County Council has been urged to take tougher action against dumping and fly-tipping after it emerged that fewer than a third of the litter fine(...)

Iarnród Éireann tweeted this evening that the 17:05 Connolly-Sligo would have to return to Connolly shortly “and will then depart for Sligo via Newcomen Junction”. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Traffic appears to be moving relatively reasonably through Dublin city on Friday evening after severe weather earlier today but there were some issues(...)

Until mid-2015, the contract for grass cutting and related ground maintenance at St Finan’s was held by Roughty Plant Hire, the company owned by Michael Healy-Rae TD. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The HSE spent over €170,000 in once-off costs in “decommissioning” two hospitals in Co Kerry and in security against anti-social behaviour, figures re(...)

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