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The pilot injection centre scheme  will run for a period of up to 18 months with a review after six months. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

A senior Garda has questioned the rationale behind starting public consultations over a pilot drug injecting centre in Dublin city centre only after t(...)

A respected international drug policy expert has voiced scepticism about the effectiveness of supervised injecting units. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

An international drug policy expert has voiced scepticism about the effectiveness of supervised injecting units, one of which is due to open in Dublin(...)

Conor McGregor is estimated to have made up to $100 million as a consequence of the Mayweather bout. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Watching the “Money Fight” of the millennium from the gym where Conor McGregor first laced up a pair of boxing gloves, Phil Sutcliffe Snr could pick o(...)

The plant in the south of Waterford City once employed more than 3,000 people.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The owners of the former Waterford Crystal factory site have said it is hard to comprehend why it was placed on the State’s vacant sites register. Th(...)

The Irish Petrol Retailers Association (IPRA) said its members would be hit with increases from Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Retailers are expected to increase the price of a litre of unleaded petrol by around 3c from this weekend, a decision they say is a result of disrupti(...)

USI president Michael Kerrigan and his colleagues. Photograph: Paul Corey

Working out of a tiny corner office overlooking Dublin Port, it is hard to believe that the eight staff and 10 full-time officers of the Union of Stud(...)

Latest figures from the Department of Finance show there were close to 8,000 Help-to-Buy applications in the first half of 2017, of which 5,000 were successful. File photograph: Frank Miller

Scrapping the Government’s Help-to-Buy scheme would be “a mistake” and would disrupt efforts to address the housing crisis, according to the head of t(...)

John O’Connor, CEO of the Housing Agency, wants to see more stringent planning laws to discourage short-term letting of units that are not owner-inhabited. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Developers who build low-density housing in highly populated areas should be hit with punitive levies, the head of the Housing Agency has said. John (...)

 An overturned tractor after a road collapsed in Iskaheen, Co Donegal. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

Around 40 people have so far received payouts under the Government’s Humanitarian Assistance Scheme following this week’s flooding in Donegal. The s(...)

The partial solar eclipse as seen at Astronomy Ireland’s  headquarters in Blanchardstown, Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The clouds cleared for just long enough in Dublin on Monday evening for celestial observers to catch a glimpse from across the Atlantic of the so-call(...)

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