Community warden with Meath County Council Alan Nolan with a mattress  dumped between Laytown and Bettystown. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

More than 5,700 black bags of roadside rubbish – which would stretch for 5km if laid end-to-end – have been collected by members of the public in Co M(...)

A previous roller coaster proposed for Tayto Park was refused planning permission in July 2019. Photograph: iStock

An Bord Pleanála has given the green light to Tayto Park for a new €15.5 million “Coaster 2021” rollercoaster for the theme p(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said there was opportunity for further growth and development and also for joint North-South trade missions to promote investment.  Photograph: iStock

Dublin, Belfast and London Ministers have told a conference of the “huge” opportunities of exploiting the “Dublin-Belfast economic corridor” to drive (...)

Community warden Alan Nolan examining illegal dumping near Clonee in Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reports of illegal dumping have been on the rise since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and one council worker is blunt when he describes those res(...)

Local politician Yemi Adenuga outside the Meath County Council offices. Photograph: Alan Betson

When Yemi Adenuga relocated to Ireland from Nigeria in 2000, she had no interest in any political office. Yet in 2019, the former Gogglebox Ireland st(...)

Tayto Park owner Ray Coyle is very hopeful that Tayto Park can open for longer this year as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.  Photograph: Leon Farrell  / Photocall

The Covid-19 pandemic took a large bite out of Tayto Park’s income last year, with revenues plunging by 82 per cent. Theme park owner Ray Coyle said (...)

The development was designated a strategic housing project, which allows a developer to apply directly to An Bord Pleanála for planning approval. Photograph: iStock

An environmental group has obtained leave to bring a legal challenge aimed at overturning planning permission for a development of 320 residential uni(...)

Retailers  fear a shutdown in advance of the critical Christmas shopping season. Photograph: Sam Boal /

Retailers have written to Government urging them to class all retail as essential as stores fear a shutdown in advance of the critical Christmas shopp(...)

Robert Mockler.

“Sometimes people think you don’t make sense when you’re talking, but sometimes, when I’m speaking to people without DLD, they don’t make any sense to(...)

File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Eight local authorities have more Traveller families identified as needing housing than the councils plan to deliver over the next four years, accordi(...)

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