Deirdre Heney

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Sean Haughey (centre), the son of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey, has represented voters in north Dublin since 1992. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Cian O’Callaghan of the Social Democrats has taken the third seat in Dublin Bay North, the final count to be completed at the RDS. Labour’s Aodhán Ó (...)

Fianna Fáil general election candidate Deirdre Heney (in blue) enjoying an impromptu session while canvassing. From left, Susan Lawler from Leixlip, Mary Smith from Ranelagh, local residents Ann Denham and John Denham on banjo near Vernon Avenue in Clontarf. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There’s nothing more likely to gladden the hearts of aspiring candidates than the news that not one but two sitting TDs are standing down. And so it (...)

Labour councillor Dermot Lacey said it was ‘grossly unfair’ that tenants were being faced with rent increases when others were not paying what was owed. File photograph: David Sleator

The first tenant to be evicted by Dublin City Council for not paying rent is due to lose their home this month, as rent arrears hit almost €33 million(...)

A public consultation process on the tax rate found more than three-quarters of people wanted city councillors to implement the maximum discount on property tax bills. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Dublin city homeowners, the State biggest payers of local property tax (LPT), will see no change to their bills next year, following the decision of c(...)

Carriage drivers go  to Government Buildings to deliver an open letter to Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Horse-drawn carriages on the streets of Dublin are a charming throwback to a bygone era of Hansom cabs and buggies. The laws governing them are equa(...)

A construction worker on a Cairn Homes construction site in Dublin, 2016. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Plans for almost 380 apartments in seven blocks up to eight storeys tall on Griffith Avenue would break Dublin City Council height thresholds by more (...)

 Norma Burke aka Bunty Twuntingdon McFluff at City Hall. “I did this because I got so angry listening to people who want to be candidates but haven’t read the constitutional requirements for the job,” she said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

If you think things are daft now, imagine how completely bonkers the presidential candidate selection process is going to be in seven years’ time. An(...)

Fianna Fáil leader, Micheal Martin: has told his frontbench TDs to be much more assertive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The fourth floor of the modern annex to Leinster House is where the journey from Opposition to Government Buildings is plotted. Up there, overlookin(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi at the signing of her hononary freedom of Dublin in June 2012. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Dublin City Council has taken the first steps to remove the Freedom of the City of Dublin from Myanmar de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi over the repre(...)

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 (...)

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