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On the campaign trail: Cllr Sinéad Dooley (left) talks to  Shane Murray in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Jeff Harvey/HR Photo

‘I’ll be the hassled-looking blonde coming in the main door in a few minutes,” says Sinéad Dooley, a Fianna Fáil councillor, over the phone. When, (...)

Crew at Dublin City Hall for the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service protest from Tara Street fire station. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Dublin city manager Owen Keegan has suspended a review of emergency ambulance services in the city, a demonstration of up to 500 members of Dublin (...)

 Mannix Flynn: while he had concerns about the costs of the office, he was a supporter of the idea of a mayor and of the vote going ahead.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors have resoundingly endorsed the proposal to allow Dubliners to vot(...)

Councils  have until September 30th to tell Revenue what level of cut, or increase in property tax they intend to apply, if any.

Local authorities have been given six months to decide if they are going to cut, or increase, the property tax charged to households. Rev(...)

Brendan O’Brien, industrial organiser with Siptu, has written to city manager Owen Keegan calling on him to “abandon what is a charade of a review” of Dublin’s ambulance service. Photograph: David Sleator

Renewed calls have been made for a review of Dublin’s ambulance service to be abandoned following revelations about a HSE plan(...)

A homeless man photographed on Wolfe Tone Quay in Dublin earlier this year. Dublin City Council wants to turn a former hotel in Georgian buildings on Fitzwilliam Street into a supported temporary accommodation unit for 30 men and women.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors are at odds over plans to open a homeless hostel in the city’s south Georgian conservation area. The council wan(...)

 Kieran Binchy (centre): said he was supporting the motion “with a heavy heart” because the buildings could never be brought back but he was against a “Disneyland version of a Georgian street”. Photograph:  Sandra Harney

Dublin city councillors have voted to change the city development plan to facilitate the ESB’s redevelopment (...)

The Naomh Éanna after it was towed into a dry dock in the Grand Canal Basin for dismantling. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has rejected appeals to save the former Aran island ferry Naomh Éanna, which is due to be br(...)

MV Naomh Éanna, the CIÉ transport ship that serviced the Aran islands for years, is awaiting scrappage at Grand Canal  Docks in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Joyce’s Ulysses publisher Sylvia Beach and writers Brendan Behan and Breandán Ó hÉithir were among the many who travelled and reminisced about travell(...)

A suggestion to rename the Millennium Spire in O’Connell Street, Dublin, in memory of Nelson Mandela has been dropped. Photograph: Theana Calitz/New York Times

A suggestion to rename the Millennium Spire in O’Connell Street, Dublin, in memory of Nelson Mandela has been dropped after a Dublin City Council comm(...)

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