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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 (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will be happy to conduct a live television debate with Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will be happy to conduct a live television debate with Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin.  In so doing, Taoiseac(...)

Micheál Martin: Day-to-day delivery of water provision and sewage services should be returned to councils. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has said it supports a position where Irish Water is abolished with day-to-day delivery of services being returned to local authorities. (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaking at the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party think-in at the Marine Hotel, Sutton, Co Dublin, with (from left): Dara Calleary TD, Cllr Darragh O’Brien, Timmy Dooley TD, Colm Keaveney TD and Brendan Smith TD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The campaign to lure Enda into the open has begun. Seasoned hunters do not underestimate the task ahead. Sightings of Enda are commonplace. His(...)

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