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(...)

CCTV: Part of Duleek’s €50,000 system. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Data Protection Commissioner is to examine the status of community CCTV schemes and the use of automatic number-plate recognition cameras by An Ga(...)

Poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge was killed by a German shell on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele, July 31st, 1917. File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge will be honoured 100 years after his death in his home village of Slane, Co Meath, with a statue. Ledwidge bec(...)

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(...)

Eileen Quinn, Thomas Ashe’s niece, with her son Gregory Quinn at the State commemoration in Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the centenary of his death. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The graves of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and Thomas Ashe lie back-to-back in the republican plot at Glasnevin Cemetery. Their deaths, the former in Au(...)

The site of the Old Mill in Julianstown, Co Meath: council declared it derelict in 2008 but did not place it on the derelict sites register

Meath County Council has confirmed it will finally take steps to force the owners of a site on which a long-derelict hotel stands to take action to ad(...)

Relatives of Lance Corporal Francis Ledwidge, Frank Ledwidge  and Joseph Ledwidge in his birthplace during the State Commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the poet’s death.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The people of Slane never forgot Francis Ledwidge even while the rest of the country was indulging in what FX Martin called “national amnesia” over th(...)

Computer generated images of the planned seven-storey hotel in Tayto Park, Co Meath

Tayto Park has applied to Meath County Council for planning permission to build a €48 million, 250-bedroom hotel on the grounds of the company’s facil(...)

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

The Supreme Court has given a Co Meath couple 12 months to demolish a house they built more than a decade ago in “flagrant breach of the planning laws(...)

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