We live on a public road, but do we have any rights to claim the parking area as our own? Photograph: iStock

Our neighbour is a builder and parks his van outside our wall taking up the space in front of our house in which we would normally park and also block(...)

There are many aspects to look at, such as the alteration of the footpath and dishing the kerb. Photograph: Getty

We are looking for planning permission to create a parking space in our front garden. We live on a road with paid parking, which currently has residen(...)

It would be best to formally notify your landlord in writing, setting out all the issues and highlighting the urgency of having these resolved.

I am currently living in a private rented property in Dublin with young professionals. There are a number of maintenance issues with the property, suc(...)

The UN recognised ageing population growth as one of the most distinctive demographic events of the 20th century and it will remain a priority throughout the 21st century. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s population is forecast to return to “pre-Famine levels”, more than eight million people by 2050, says Catherine McGuigan, Age Friendly Irela(...)

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(...)

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