Catherine Byrne

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A commemorative play garden  opened at St Audeon’s Park in Dublin on Thursday by Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe, pictured at the fountain with pupils from St Audeon’s and St Francis national schools. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Dublin’s new Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe was unceremoniously baptised by pupils from local schools on opening the 1916 Children’s Commemorative Play Gar(...)

 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(...)

 Locals at a community meeting in Christ Church, Rathgar, in relation to the Bus Connects proposals. Photograph: James Forde

Six bus routes – the 15, 15a, 15b, 14, 65 and the 65b – pass by Christ Church, the Presbyterian church in the heart of Rathgar village in Dublin 6, br(...)

In Our Veins: Exhaustively told, but given charming performances and admirably quick motion. Photograph: Pat Redmond

IN OUR VEINS Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Lee Coffey’s chronicle of working-class Dublin, centred on one dock worker’s lifetime, begi(...)

 Terry Wilders attends the F2 Centre in Dublin’s Fatima district every day. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

“There are days I’d love to stay in bed but I can’t. I get a phonecall or a text saying where are you,” Terry Wilders says happily. He doesn’t mind th(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris during a Healthy Ireland Campaign event  at Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has defended his offer of free repeat smear tests in the wake of last year’s CervicalCheck controversy and described (...)

Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign has called for the decriminalisation of drug use. Photograph: PA

The shame and self-loathing experienced be people addicted to illegal drugs were compounded by being criminalised, a recovering addict has warned. I(...)

The staff of Reilly’s Daybreak in Naul, Co Dublin, celebrate selling a €175 million EuroMillions  winning ticket. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

One in 10 children are gambling illegally on lottery tickets, scratch cards and horse- or dog-racing, according to a new survey. Two-thirds of us gam(...)

Minister of State Catherine Byrne  hosts a meeting on Monday on a proposed development on the site of St Michael’s Estate, Inchicore, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government has committed to carrying out a scoping report on urban regeneration in the Inchicore and Kilmainham areas of Dublin city, following re(...)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe:  property tax rate of 0.18 per cent  likely to be cut when new house valuations take effect from November 2019. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is set to cut the property tax rate to prevent steep rises in annual bills but is resisting pressure from the Ind(...)

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