O’Connell Street during last year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He banished snakes from the country but people attending St Patrick’s Day parades around Ireland this weekend may well wish our patron saint had focus(...)

The library records of 20 people living in Dublin were edited to add in information of a ‘highly inappropriate, sexually explicit nature’, an audit by the Data Protection Commissioner found.  File photograph: Getty Images

The library records of 20 people living in north Co Dublin were edited to add in information of a “highly inappropriate, sexually explicit nature”, an(...)

The Central Library at Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, where staff are objecting to a decision by management to open on Sundays without any library staff present. Photograph: Eric Luke.

When he was junior minister in the department of local government in 1947, Fianna Fáil’s Erskine Childers was centrally involved in the introduction (...)

Irish Water’s logo.

Fianna Fáil environment spokesman Barry Cowen has said the implementation of water charges is “getting more farcical by the day” because PPS number(...)

Revenue assumed responsibility for collecting the Household Charge, which has  been replaced by the Local Property Tax, in July 2013, when all outstanding liabilities increased from €100 to €200.  File photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

A decision to withdraw a legal action against a builder who did not register for the Household Charge does not set a precedent, according to Mayo’s co(...)

Housing tax: homeowners who had not contacted local authorities to explain their non-payment by midnight  last night face a spiralling bill. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Homeowners who have not paid the tax on second homes risk late payment penalties of up to €7,230 from today after a deadline for paying the charge ex(...)

Because interest earned in 2013 is not applied to customer accounts until January 2nd, 2014, Ulster Bank customers will have to pay the new rate of 41(...)

Kathryn Stockett author of ‘The Help’

American novel The Help was the most borrowed adult fiction book in Irish libraries last year, according to figures from the Local Government Manageme(...)

Tim Willoughby: "We didn't have the money we used to have and saw open-source packages could do the job of proprietary software at a fraction of the cost."

There is an argument that budget cuts and reduced resources inspire fresh ideas; that austerity can actually drive innovation. Sceptics, however, migh(...)

Householders who have not paid the household charge  have less than 90 days to do so before local authorities pass on their register to the Revenue Commissioners.

Local authorities are preparing to hand over a database to the Revenue Commissioners that will help identify almost 400,000 ho(...)