There has been a sharp rise in the number of children living in emergency accommodation outside Dublin since Christmas, according to local authorities in Waterford, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Meath. File photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

There has been a sharp rise in the number of children living in emergency accommodation outside Dublin since Christmas, according to local authoriti(...)

John Lynch with a framed photograph of his brother Willie who died in the Carrickmines fire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Traveller family who lost 10 loved ones in a fire on a halting site in Carrickmines, Dublin, last year, is in a local authority home in Wicklow with(...)

The bioeconomy describes the part of the economy that relies on the use of biological resources, including agriculture, forestry and marine. Photograph: Thinkstock

After tomorrow’s general election we will have a clearer idea of the political landscape of Ireland over the coming period. What areas of the researc(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said on Friday the money from the severe weather fund would ensure local and regional roads were repaired as quickly as possible. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

About €85 million will the given to councils to fix roads across the country after the storms and flood damage. Minister for Transport Paschal Donoho(...)

These canoeists make the most of the fast water, from the overflowing river Suir at Kilsheelan, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Tipperary County Council said on Sunday that the risk of high flooding in parts of the south of the county had “abated” although the situation will be(...)

Aeriel footage of flooding in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Residents of the Kilganey area of Clonmel, Co Tipperary are leaving their homes this evening as the river Suir continues to rise. The decision was t(...)

More than 2,000 offers of social housing were turned down last year, for reasons as diverse as barking dogs, the applicant being on holiday in Italy, and because no Mass had been said in the house offered, according to a report to today’s Irish Examiner.

More than 2,000 offers of social housing were turned down last year, for reasons as diverse as barking dogs, the applicant being on holiday in Italy, (...)

Thousands of fish have been killed following a water pollution incident in Co Limerick. It is believed slurry was the cause of the major fish kill in (...)

‘If you are discouraging people from calling 999 in the case of a genuine emergency, that is appalling policy that is inevitably geared towards putting human lives at risk,” said Conor Faughnan of AA Roadwatch. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Almost half of the €9.3 million owed to local authority fire services by Irish homes and businesses last year was not paid, figures reveal. Accordin(...)

Cash payout: more than 200 former councillors are set to receive severance payments totalling in excess of €5.4 million in the wake of losing their seats in local elections or due to the abolition of councils. Photograph: David Sleator

More than 200 former councillors will share in over €5.4 million in severance payments from 12 local authorities, having retired or lost their seats (...)

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