Fine Gael councillor Kenny Egan has resigned the party whip. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fine Gael Councillor and former Olympic boxer Kenneth Egan has resigned the party whip after breaching public health guidelines earlier this mont(...)

Cyclists and  cars near Riverview Educate Together school on Limekiln Road in Dublin 12. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

A west Dublin primary school is appealing to two local authorities and Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan to urgently install safe cycling infrastructu(...)

Fine Gael Senator Mary Seery Kearney: ‘One of the direct messages pretty much amounted to a rape threat.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

A Fine Gael senator has said she experienced threats of physical and sexual violence online following a simple post about canvassing last year. Fine (...)

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(...)

Sinn Féin Cllr Paddy Holohan has been criticised heavily for questioning Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s links to Ireland because of his Indian ancestry.  File photograph:  Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

On a rainy Tuesday morning outside The Square shopping centre in Tallaght there was little interest in the controversy enveloping Sinn Féin’s Dublin S(...)

Save the Hellfire group protesting against the development by South Dublin County Council and Coillte, at the Hellfire club in Dublin in 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Local groups who opposed the development of a €15 million visitor centre at Dublin’s Hell Fire club have described An Bord Pleanála’s approval of the (...)

South Dublin County Council relies on rates for approximately 52% of its income – some €132m a year.

As soon as the first wave of coronavirus restrictions hit back in mid-March there was an immediate clamour from businesses facing closure for a morato(...)

Dublin’s Grafton Street devoid of people as coronavirus restrictions remain in place. Photograph Alan Betson

A Government scheme which pays the councils rates of businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic will expire tomorrow. Dublin local authorities said t(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Fine Gael would need a ministerial team balanced along gender and geographic lines if it re-entered government. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to assuage the concerns of Fine Gael councillors about entering government with the Greens, insisting rural Ireland (...)

Niamh Brennan, in foreground, and Alice Bentley outside the allotments in De Courcy Square, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lettuces rotting in the ground, tomatoes burning in polytunnels and cucumbers breaking from their stems and mouldering into the soil will be among the(...)

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