The house built by the Murrays at Faughan Hill, Bohermeen, Co Meath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In the words of the courts, the construction of the nearly 600sq m house outside Navan, Co Meath, was “a flagrant breach of the planning laws” and “co(...)

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for a 50-acre solar farm on a site in Kilbrew, Co Meath. File photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images.

An Bord Pleanála has overturned a decision by Meath County Council and refused planning permission for a 50-acre solar farm on a site in Kilbrew, Co M(...)

Limerick City and County Council has said it is taking legal advice about aspects of the hi-tech CCTV technology it is rolling out as part of a pilot “smart city” project. Image: Getty

Limerick City and County Council has said it was taking legal advice about aspects of the hi-tech CCTV technology it was rolling out as part of a pilo(...)

Under community CCTV schemes the local authority must agree to be the ‘data controller’. Photograph: Istock

Community CCTV schemes, mostly funded by the Department of Justice, have expanded enormously in recent years, particularly in response to fears about (...)

Local authorities are set to apply stringent eligibility requirements when the new affordable home loan scheme goes live this Thursday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Local authorities are set to apply stringent eligibility requirements when the new affordable home loan scheme goes live this Thursday. This means tha(...)

 Dunboyne’s Main Street. The largest development in the area is Dunboyne Castle, located along the Maynooth Road, with a total of 552 homes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just inside the Meath border, Dunboyne is a popular village that has grown consistently over the last 15 years. It is right on the fringes of Dublin, (...)

Mayo’s 42km Great Western Greenway runs from Westport to Achill and is used by 250,000 people every year

The notion that we might willingly allow outsiders build pathways across our property is farcical considering our often craven, clawing grasp of land.(...)

 Protesters in Ballivor, Co Meath, opposing  a new Scientology-linked  drug treatment centre in the village. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

A Scientology-linked drug treatment facility opening in Co Meath intends to treat addicts with sauna sessions and vitamins, according to planning docu(...)

The abandoned national school in Ballivor, Co Meath. The Narconon Trust, which is linked to the Church of Scientology, is looking to develop the building into a drug rehabilitation centre. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly

The Narconon drug treatment programme, which is to be offered by a Scientology-linked rehabilitation centre in Co Meath, does not meet HSE criteria fo(...)

Rumours have circulated that an  abandoned national school in Ballivor has been taken over by a controversial drug rehabilitation group linked to the Church of Scientology. Image: GoogleMaps

For the last several months rumours have circulated in the small Co Meath town of Ballivor suggesting that its abandoned national school had been take(...)

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