Bridget Harty and Helen (Nellie) Reilly with five of Bridget’s nine children (Nellie’s grandchildren), Mikey Reilly (18 months), Biddy Reilly (8), Nelly Reilly (6 months), Judy Reilly (3) and Diane Reilly (6) beside one of the wagons on a halting site the family live in just off the M8 at Cashel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Brigid Harty (28), her husband, John Reilly, and their nine children – all under 12 – share a caravan on a muddy, rocky site just off the M8 motorway (...)

Clonmel locals claim the proposed development is a mosque as it would be used for prayers five times daily. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Planning permission has been granted for a new cultural centre, including prayer rooms, for Muslims living in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, despite strong op(...)

Approximately 50mm of rain fell in a short period of time. Photograph: iStock

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has said future flooding that closed the M8 motorway between Junction 12 Mitchelstown and Junction 11 Cahi(...)

The two couples must present themselves before the High Court next Wednesday in relation to their failure to leave the site at Cabragh Bridge as ordered. Photograph: Getty Images

The High Court has ordered two Traveller couples to appear before it next week for failing to vacate an unofficial halting site in Thurles. The two c(...)

Margaret Casey of Tipperary Rural Traveller Project at Cabragh Bridge, Thurles, last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two Traveller families have been given until 5pm on Monday to leave an unofficial halting site outside Thurles in Co Tipperary or potentially face arr(...)

Hedge-cutting is banned between February and September, except where overgrown hedges pose a risk to drivers and pedestrians.

Following in his father’s footsteps, 46-year-old Paraic O’Brien has cut hedges in south Tipperary around Cahir and Clonmel for a quarter of a century,(...)

Margaret Casey of the Tipperary Rural Traveller Project speaking after presidential candidate Peter Casey visited Cabragh Bridge. Photograph: Alan Betson

A security guard, a fence and discarded protest signs on the ground outside six new houses are all that remains of the political storm that blew throu(...)

The zero emission Fuso Canter e-Cell parked on the charging station. The Fuso Canter is the one of the most ecological small trucks in Europe. Irish local authorities only have 75 low-emission vehicles in use.  Photograph: iStock

Less than 2 per cent of local authority vehicles are electric or hybrid while no common policy exists on “greening” council fleets, data obtained from(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

A woman who fell off her bike and hurt her back when it skidded as she cycled near her Co Tipperary home has been awarded €66,000 at the High Court. Filehotograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A woman who fell off her bike and hurt her back when it skidded as she cycled near her Co Tipperary home has been awarded €66,000 at the High Court. (...)

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