John Lyons

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 Marc Carroll  and Sharon Brerton outside their log cabin   in Raheny,  Dublin. Photograph:James Forde

Dublin City Council is to consider allowing the temporary construction of log cabins in back gardens for people to live in as the housing crisis conti(...)

Antoinette Keegan, who lost two sisters in  the tragedy, Lynn Boylan MEP and solicitor Darragh Mackin with Stardust families and supporters, on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Relatives of 48 young people who died in the 1981 Stardust disaster are calling for a new inquest into their deaths. At a press conference in Dublin(...)

An independence supporter outside the Palau Catalan Regional Government Building in Barcelona earlier this week. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

The policy committee for Dublin City Council has recommended that the Catalan flag be flown over Dublin City Hall for a month-long period. Councillor(...)

David Blunkett: ‘The mind-set is almost that cyberattacks are what happen to other people’

A career politician and former UK government home secretary with a recently bestowed peerage of Baron of Brightside and Hillsborough in the City of Sh(...)

Local property tax: at a  meeting of Dublin City Council on Monday, Owen Keegan recommended a 10 per cent  reduction for householders instead on the maximum 15 per cent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin City Council has voted down a proposal to increase the level of the local property tax for 2018 despite a warning that it will starve the counc(...)

Refuse collectors working in Lucan in Dublin.  Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins.

Dublin City Council has called on the Government not to implement the ban on flat-rate bin charges and to establish a national regulator for the waste(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles pucks the sliotarwatched by his wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Henry Shefflin and Brian Cody, hurling manager during his visit to Kilkenny Castle on Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

1. Another morning another deepening of the Garda crisis The crisis engulfing Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan deepened yesterday when it emerged(...)

It’s been scorching around the country and the good weather is set to continue this week. From left, Sophie, Mark, Orla and Mark are cooling off at Old head in Co Mayo on Monday. Photograph: Paul Mealey

1. The cost of renting has surged by €134 a month The average cost of renting a home in the Republic has increased by €134 a month over the last year(...)

Dublin City Council has agreed to fly the Palestinian flag above City Hall for the month of May. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Dublin City Council has agreed to fly the Palestinian flag above City Hall this month despite opposition to the move from the Israeli ambassador to Ir(...)

People Before Profit councillor John Lyons says flying the flag  would be a gesture to mark the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank

Members of the Jewish community in Ireland are concerned at plans to fly the Palestinian flag above Dublin City Hall for the month of May, the Israeli(...)

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