Pope Francis during his visit to Dublin last Saturday. The group expected a half an hour maximum, but the pope heard them out for an hour and a half. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The most extraordinary meeting in the long history of the Catholic Church in Ireland was a hastily arranged affair. Eight survivors of clerical abuse(...)

Trees lining the roadway at Fairview  which had been  earmarked for felling by Dublin City Council to make way for a cycle path. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Cars will be restricted to one lane on part of one of the busiest traffic routes running into Dublin city centre under plans for a new 2.5km cycle pat(...)

Dublin’s Hebrew graveyard on Fairview Strand was recently handed over to the care of Dublin City Council. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

A small stone plaque above the door of an unassuming house on Fairview Strand in Dublin proclaims it was built in the year 5618. While this pebble-da(...)

Work had been due for completion last July but progress was hampered by Clontarf locals’ objections over the height of a flood defence wall. Photograph: Alan Betson

Parts of north Dublin’s coast road will be inaccessible to motorists from next month under plans to complete the €5 million Clontarf cycle path by th(...)

Flood defences are being constructed along the coast  at Clontarf in  North Dublin city. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council has agreed to alter the concrete flood defence sea wall under construction in Clontarf in an attempt to improve relations with loc(...)

A view of Howth from the behind new sea wall being built next to the old wall at Dollymount, opposite St Anne’s Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Residents of Clontarf are appealing to Dublin City Council to halt construction of flood defences opposite Bull Island nature sanctuary, claiming the (...)

People taking part in International Yoga Day at St Anne’s Park, Dublin, in summer this year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Concerns have been raised about plans to build almost 400 houses and apartments on lands adjoining St Anne’s Park in Raheny, north Dublin. Developer (...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke said he had reached agreement with the Aviva Stadium to stage the two Garth Brooks concerts but this was “ruled completely out” by Aiken Promotions and Croke Park management.

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan has dashed the hopes of Garth Brooks fans that all five concerts planned for Croke Park will go ahe(...)