A view of Carlisle Pier in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire’s controversial business plan to rejuvenate the town with a mandatory levy charge from ratepayers was voted in by councillors last ni(...)

Shreeding trees at a  Christmas tree recycling centre. Galway City Council has advertised a €2 service for recycling trees and owners  can take home a bag of resulting compost.

Local authorities across Ireland are preparing to recycle thousands of Christmas trees as the festive period comes to a close. While January 6th is th(...)

Arrested development: The Land Aggregation Scheme was set up in 2010 to stop  mounting interest payments on  loans taken out by councils to buy land which had  lost the potential for development. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government has scrapped a €600 million scheme to pay off the loans local authorities took out on land bought for social and affordable housing tha(...)

Emer Costello MEP presented  A Practical Guide to Assisting Integration for Local Authorities in Dublin today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin’s four local authorities in collaboration with New Communities Partnership formally launched a guide today aimed at promoting integration of mi(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan has run a few over the years as have British Olympic champions Mo Farah and Alistair Brownlee. But a more representative sample of pa(...)

 Jim Kennedy: had denied giving Mr Dunlop £25,000 in 1991 to bribe councillors to vote in favour of rezoning land at Carrickmines

The Criminal Assets Bureau action against businessman Jim Kennedy is to proceed despite the criminal case against him having failed and the findings i(...)

Report  found that almost a quarter of the 34 local authorities were not using development levies for the purpose intended

City and county councils are failing to charge interest on unpaid levies owed by property developers, according to a Government audit of the scheme.Pr(...)

Bylaws should be introduced to help prevent the “dumping” of pet rabbits and domestic goats on Dalkey Island in Dublin Bay, a draft report on conse(...)

Many sports clubs in the Dublin City Council area, whose clubhouses have bars, face rises in their rates

Rates on rugby, GAA and many other sports clubhouses in the Dublin City Council area may rise by 50 to 100 per cent next year, according to valuer Bri(...)

Two months of free time as the State’s 3,000-plus primary schools close their doors for the summer at the end of this week – it’s a delightful prospec(...)

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