Louth County Council director of services Joe McGuinness and civil engineer Colm Lambe. They came up with the council’s compulsory purchase initiative

At the end of 2015, Louth County Council acquired 3 St Bridget’s Terrace, Dundalk, a two-bedroom cottage in a derelict state in need of full refurbish(...)

Council uses Housing Act 1996 to acquire non-derelict vacant homes. Photograph: iStock

Louth County Council has acquired 35 vacant houses by compulsory purchase over the past 15 months, has a further 30 in the pipeline, and finds the pro(...)

Michael Collins stayed in the Bush Hotel after arriving in Carrick-on-Shannon in 1917

In 1917 Sinn Féin was a party on the ascendent. In February of that year Count George Plunkett was elected in the North Roscommon byelection as an ind(...)

In a word . . . Trump

Hello and welcome to Day One of Year One, AT (Anno Trump). Hope you’re sitting comfortably. These first few weeks of these first few months in Era Tru(...)

The refurbished Woodland Park halting site in Louth. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The return of 13 evicted Traveller families to a Dundalk halting site would be “a fresh start” for relations between them and Louth County Council, th(...)

How financial advisers should get paid for their services is a debate that has raged for some years now. And it’s one that’s happening all over(...)