Kilkenny councillors on Friday voted to exclude members of the public and the press from SPC meetings, which formulate policy. Photograph: iStock

There has been a call for a national approach on access to council meetings, after Kilkenny County Council voted to exclude public and press from all (...)

In March last year the 30km/h speed limit zone was expanded to certain residential areas and in the vicinity of schools in Dublin city centre.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

New bylaws to allow the introduction of 30km/h speed limits across all residential streets in the capital have been accepted by Dublin City Council’s (...)

 Marc Carroll  and Sharon Brerton outside their log cabin   in Raheny,  Dublin. Photograph:James Forde

Dublin City Council is to consider allowing the temporary construction of log cabins in back gardens for people to live in as the housing crisis conti(...)

Galway 2020 chief executive Hannah Kiely was invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday of Galway City Council’s strategic policy committee with responsibility for the arts but was unavailable.

A former Galway city mayor has said that there is a “confidence crisis” over the future of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture project. Fine (...)

The Transportation Strategic Policy Committee  will hear  that smartphone-users are at a higher  risk of stepping into traffic or walking into stationary objects. Photograph: Getty Images

Smartphone-users walking around sending texts, reading emails and using social media while looking at their devices are creating serious health and sa(...)

The public consultation resulted in 88 submissions, addressing a range of issues including volume. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A public consultation on Dublin buskers found an overwhelming majority of concerns related to “excessive noise”, with many participants seeking a ban (...)