The majority of dogs that enter pounds are reunited with their owners, re-homed or transferred to welfare groups.

The number of dogs euthanised in local authority pounds continued to decrease last year with the figure now just a fraction of the high point in 2002.(...)

(Front from left to right)  Catherine Murphy,   Róisín Shortall  and newly elected councillors at the Social Democrats conference in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews

The Social Democrats launched a wide-ranning attack on the Fine Gael-led Government and its market-led solutions to issues such as health and housing (...)

Out of the loop: when part of our road was widened without our knowledge, the works filled in drainage pipes from our garden. Photograph: Moment/Getty

My neighbour has a business down the road. He is looking to have part of the road widened, and we understand he is talking to the local authority. As (...)

The unrelenting presence of plastic continues to mar Irish coastlines, as demonstrated during this year’s Coastwatch survey

The proliferation of “wet wipes” contaminating Irish coastlines is a new trend featuring in the reports of volunteers participating in the 2018 Coastw(...)

At the meeting, Michael O’Leary told  shareholders that further strikes were likely to follow this summer’s industrial unrest at Ryanair as the airline got to grips with trade unions.

Ryanair looks likely to face increasing pressure from shareholders in the future to make changes to its board, even though investors voted to re-elect(...)

Ilabek Avetian (39) at  Beaumont Hospital. He suffered severe head injuries after a scrambler bike fell on him as he sunbathed in a Dublin park this summer. Photograph: Olivia Lynott

Legislative action must be taken to end the illegal use of scramblers and quad bikes in urban areas across the country in order to protect people’s li(...)

Gerry Scully who lives beside the  site where  Japanese knotweed is growing at O’Devaney Gardens  off the North Circular Road, Dublin. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Dublin City Council has declined to say how long it has been aware of the growth of Japanese knotweed on land it owns near the Phoenix Park or to outl(...)

Homeowners in Wales were awarded  compensation when their homes became unsaleabe because Network Rail failed to clear knotweed on their land.

Homeowners near the Phoenix Park should consider taking legal action to force Dublin City Council to deal with an “epidemic” which has seen one of the(...)

Darragh O’Brien, Fianna Fáil’s housing spokesman, said councils would be given ‘specific targets’ of how many houses they should build.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil is to propose a €10 billion affordable housing scheme for people who are paying more than a third of their income on rent or mortgage repa(...)

Hugh McElvaney  was secretly filmed in a meeting with an undercover RTÉ reporter in 2015. He was  named by Revenue this week as having underdeclared his income tax by €29,000

Monaghan county councillor Hugh McElvaney, who once asked an undercover RTÉ reporter for payment to assist with a prospective planning application, ha(...)

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