The judge granted leave to bring  judicial review proceedings and granted a stay on the variation of the housing targets. Photograph: iStock

A developer has launched a High Court challenge to a decision of Kildare County Council to slash housing targets for the county. According to a varia(...)

McCarthy Meats claimed the Minister was wrong in law and in fact in making the decision. Photograph: iStock

The High Court has rejected a challenge to a direction from the Minister for Housing Planning and Local Government reversing a councillors’ rezoning d(...)

Conor Ryan and Sam Corcoran play football on Portmarnock beach, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

This bank holiday Monday is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far with a maximum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius forecast for Connacht a(...)

Paddlers and swimmers take to the water at Seapoint in Dublin during the fine weather. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí were forced to disperse crowds at a number of beauty spots over the weekend as large numbers gathered in coastal areas to enjoyed the sunshine.(...)

Firefighters are tackling a blaze just 500 metres away from an explosives factory. Photograph: Maria Khlystunova/via AP

Firefighters are tackling a blaze just 500 metres away from an explosives factory in Co Kildare. Units from Kildare County Council fire services and (...)

An estimated 150 people are intended to be employed during the 25-month construction phase and a solar farm in Co Kildare

Concerns around the fate of the Small Skipper and Marsh Fritillary butterflies have delayed An Bord Pleanala making a ruling on pl(...)

Works on sections of the   M7 upgrade are ongoing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Speed restrictions on the new three-lane carriageway on the M7 motorway in Co Kildare will be lifted in mid February, according to the latest project (...)

Ruby Walsh rides Klassical Dream to victory at the  Punchestown Festival, Punchestown Racecourse, Co Kildare, in April 2019.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The future of several major stud farms in Co Kildare is under threat from the proposed development of a quarry near Kilcullen, according to leading fi(...)

A woman signs a book of condolence at RTÉ Radio Centre in Donnybrook, Dublin, for broadcaster Marian Finucane, who died on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Women were to the fore in signing books of condolence for the late broadcaster Marian Finucane, who was remembered on Friday as a “brilliant journalis(...)

Kilkea Castle in Co Kildare was home to the Duke of Leinster.

It started off as a kind gesture when the Duke of Leinster offered an ancient stone table to the RDS during the sale of Kilkea Castle in 1961, but Sta(...)

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