John Gormley

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The people of Dublin should be asked directly whether they want, or do not want, an elected Lord Mayor. Talk about a democratic revolution has (...)

While the plebiscite on whether or not to have a directly elected mayor is set to be held next May on the same day as the local elections, it could be as far away as 2019 before we hold elections if the local-election cycle is observed.

Former minister for the environment John Gormley was very keen indeed on having a directly elected mayor (DEM) for Dublin. No stalling consensus-build(...)

Jan O’Sullivan: announced her decision to seek the external investigation following a High Court order

Minister of State for Planning Jan O’Sullivan is seeking consultants to undertake an independent investigation of planning practices in six local auth(...)

 Michael Ryan outside Waterford Circuit Court after being found not guilty  of   corruption. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A millionaire property developer walked free from court yesterday after a jury found him not guilty of making corrupt payments to a politician in 2006(...)

Michael Ryan (60), with addresses at The Sweepstakes, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and Al Eile Stud, Kilgobnet, Dungarvan, has been found  not guilty of making corrupt payments to a politician in 2006. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A millionaire property developer walked free from court yesterday after a jury found him not guilty of making corrupt payments to a politician in 2006(...)

Developer Michael Ryan

A property developer told detectives investigating payments to a politician that allegations he “instructed” the politician to get a piece of land rez(...)

The Four Courts. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Department of the Environment has agreed to a High Court order overturning its own findings of no evidence of wrongdoing in the planning departmen(...)

Minister of State for Planning Jan O’Sullivan: ‘I am determined to uphold the integrity of the planning system.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Six local authorities are to be subject to new investigations for planning irregularities by independent planning consultants to be appointed by Mi(...)

File image Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Britain’s nuclear power plant building programme poses only a “very low” risk to Ireland. That is the view of the Radiological Protectio(...)

It is now 18 years since a Newry firm of solicitors placed an advertisement in The Irish Times (...)

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