Center Parcs chief executive Martin Dalby  at  the Fachjan Project Plants facility in the Netherlands where the company has sourced tropical plants for its new holiday resort in Longford

Fachjan Project Plants is a wonder of the horticultural world. Situated in a suburb south of The Hague in the Netherlands, the private greenhouse oper(...)

Official statistics returned to the EPA suggest local authorities regulate more than 6,000 waste operations and carry out more than 25,000 inspections each year. File photograph: David Sleator

There are significant discrepancies between the sums of money county and city councils across the Republic spend policing illegal dumping with some se(...)

The Swiss Cottage outside Cahir, Co Tipperary, is a fairy-book cottage orné with a curving thatched roof, ideal for a family excursion.

Ireland is fortunate to have so many architectural remains of our ancestors surviving still in the landscape, stretching right back to when we first s(...)

The never-opened Longford shopping centre has been acquired by cinema chain. Photograph: Wojtek Bartkowski

Omniplex Cinemas is to double the size of its cinema operation in Longford town after acquiring a purpose-built shopping centre that had been close to(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency said local authorities needed to improve segregation of household food waste to avoid avoid odour nuisance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has criticised two local authorities for failures in environmental enforcement performance between 2014 and (...)

The LPT automatically returns to the base rate each year and the current regime is based on house valuations from May 2013. Photograph: Getty

The majority of local authorities have voted to keep the level of local property tax at the same rate for the coming year. Only a small number of cou(...)

Longford Town Centre: for sale as part of a package or separately for €950,000

A purpose built shopping centre which was close to completion when the property market crashed in 2008 and a former army barracks on a substantial sit(...)

Cameron: At present 220 people are employed by Cameron in the town but only 50 of those posts are expected to be retained. Photograph: Google Street View

The midlands suffered a significant blow on Wednesday with news that a Co Longford factory is closing with the loss of at least 170 jobs. The Cameron(...)

Dublin City Council had the highest number of local authority builds last year, at 19, followed by Waterford at 11 and Monaghan with nine. File photograph: Getty Images

Seven local authorities built no social housing in the three years from 2013 to 2015, according to figures released by the Department of Housing. The(...)

John Paul Doyle with his wife Frances and  their  children outside the Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Longford County Council has applied to jail a man who illegally moved his family into a vacant local authority house, for alleged contempt of court o(...)

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