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Joan Burton TD and local Labour councillor John Walsh called for the planning application to be rejected ‘as it is contrary to proper planning and sustainable development of the area’. Photograph: Collins Courts

Labour TD Joan Burton has objected to a proposed housing development in her constituency, stating that it is “detrimental to the local environment” a(...)

An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead for the scheme at the site of Brady’s pub on the Old Navan Road in Castleknock, west Dublin.

The decision to grant permission for a 200 room “co-living” accommodation block on the site of a former suburban pub has been criticised as an example(...)

The OPW earlier this year sought planning permission to refurbish Rose Cottage in the Phoenix Park for  use as a short-term holiday rental. Photograph: James Forde

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has scrapped plans to use a building in the Phoenix Park, formerly the home of the head deer keeper, for holiday acco(...)

Some of the people taking part during a protest on Monday outside the former Connemara Gateway Hotel in Oughterard, Co Galway.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Taoiseach has said the Department of Justice should be communicating with the community of Oughterard about any plans it might have to accommodate(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe updated the Oireachtas finance committee on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe wouldn’t be drawn on instances of Irish companies booking profits abroad and paying little or no tax but he did f(...)

Gardaí at the scene of a public order incident outside a property on North Frederick Street in Dublin 1 last year. File photograph: Jack Power/The Irish Times

The biggest risk associated with significant public disorder in Ireland comes from the Garda’s policing of such incidents rather than the disorder its(...)

Of the 265 tax settlements agreed last year with defaulters, 30 per cent remain unpaid. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Over €39.82 million remains unpaid to the Revenue Commissioners in taxes, penalties and interest from tax defaulters who were named last year and in 2(...)

Referring to air pollution breaches, Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton said: “There was one event in February and a more significant one over the Easter weekend.” File photograph: Tom Honan

Agricultural activity in continental Europe is understood to have contributed to air pollution breaches in the State this year. Minister for Environm(...)

 The OPW has put forward proposals for several new visitor attractions in the Phoenix Park including a funicular train, a driverless shuttle-bus, and the redevelopment of the Ashtown visitor centre. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Calls have been made for the Office of Public Works (OPW) to extend the deadline for submissions on the Phoenix Park Visitor Experience Strategic Revi(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Sean Haughey said people were ‘genuinely afraid to travel on the Dart at certain times of the day and at weekends’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Antisocial behaviour on public transport will only get worse with the onset of summer as groups take over Dart carriages on the way to the beach, the (...)

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