Dick Roche

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The final section of the M8 Dublin to Cork motorway. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Sitting in a control room in East Wall in Dublin, Kevin O’Rourke and his team watch on a bank of screens as a car leaving Dublin Port slows to a stop (...)

A six-year-old girl was admitted to hospital last month with cryptosporidium and e-coli. Photograph: Getty Images

Beaches may be closed by landowners along the southern shores of Clew Bay’s Wild Atlantic Way in a row over the quality of drinking water in the area.(...)

Joe Duffy: “The punters knew the banks were dodgy before the politicians did.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Joe Duffy was a child in Ballyfermot he came upon two adult neighbours having a row. He did what Joe Duffy does to this day. He got involved. “I (...)

Former Wicklow County Council manager Eddie Sheehy: “My legacy is making Wicklow a no-go area for illegal dumping.” Photograph: Collins

The retired manager of Wicklow County Council, Eddie Sheehy, has acknowledged in the High Court that sworn evidence he gave at an earlier, separate H(...)

Putting on brave faces: Three Remain supporters at a referendum results party at a pub in north London. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

As governments reeled and financial markets plunged, there were smiles from both sides of the political tracks and on both sides of the Irish Sea. I(...)

The Save Moore Street 2016 campaigners celebrate the High Court verdict designating the street as a national monument. Photograph: Alan Betson

If it wasn’t for the National Graves Association, along with relatives of those involved in the 1916 Rising, the Save 16 Moore Street campaign and som(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Cllr Pat Casey has taken  a seat for the party in Wicklow. Photograph: Carl O’Brien.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have won the final two seats in Wicklow, while Renua has lost its last remaining Dáil deputy. Following the 10th count, Fin(...)

The site of Carrickmines Castle, in Co Dublin: the omission of any reference to its national monument status from the Carrickmines Conservation Plan highlights the urgent need for review of heritage policy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Thirteen years ago, a small, diverse group of concerned citizens called “Carrickminders” entered the site of the Carrickmines Castle, south Dublin. We(...)

 Fianna Fáil has published a Bill to redevelop the Moore Street area of Dublin. Pictured (l-r) at the announcement of  the Bill was James Connolly Heron, great grandson of James Connolly; Fianna Fáil Dublin spokesman Senator Darragh O’Brien; Prionsias O’Raghallaigh, grandson of The Raghallaigh; and Patrick Cooney, founder of Save Moore Street Campaign. Photograph:  Conor McCabe.

A historical quarter, along the lines of the Temple Bar cultural quarter, should be developed on Moore Street, Fianna Fáil has said.The party on Frida(...)

Viking raider Ragnar Lodbrok has been welcomed into the homes of many in the past few years through TV programme Vikings.

Irish audiences may have welcomed Viking raider, Ragnar Lodbrok into their homes over the past year but a generation before the popular TV characte(...)

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