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The Garda’s annual Halloween initiative, Operation Tombola, had started on September 4th, because of the early use of fireworks. Photograph: iStock

Halloween 2020 will be a “Halloween like no other”, Dublin based Garda Chief Supt Patrick McMenamin has said, with an increase in antisocial behaviour(...)

 Gardaí  at the scene of the discovery of human body parts in a bag in Darndale, Dublin. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The discovery of a bag of dismembered body parts on Monday night in north Dublin has been described as a “savage incident”. The bag was discovered i(...)

Sabrina Joyce Kemper (great grandniece of James Joyce) from Portmarnock protesting outside An Bord Pleanala’s hearing, in the Gresham hotel, on plans for Clonshaugh sewage plant. Photograph: Fran Veale

The location of a “monster sewage plant” and “sludge terminal” in Clonshaugh will freeze the future development of Dublin’s north fringe, Independent (...)

Dublin City Council’s head of traffic said there was an “urgent need” to reconfigure College Green to take account of increased numbers of pedestrians and cyclists “and the new requirement to cater for 55m-long Luas cross-city trams”.

Dublin City Council spent almost €1.5 million on the College Green plaza project, which was refused permission by An Bord Pleanála three weeks ago, it(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, the National Ploughing Association director Anna May McHugh,  and chairman of the National Ploughing Association, Denis Keohane. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Higgins must be very keen to keep to his campaign timetable, we mused, as he addressed the crowd at the Ploughing. He appeared to be wearin(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has set a deadline of July 1st to end the use of commercial hotels for homeless families.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Almost half the homeless families currently living in hotels in Dublin are to be moved to nine “family hub” emergency accommodation centres across th(...)

A file image of members of the Artane Band playing before a GAA match. An attempt by Independent councillor Mannix Flynn to have the Artane School of Music  disbanded has been described as bordering on the ridiculous by a fellow councillor. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

An attempt by Independent councillor Mannix Flynn to have the Artane School of Music disbanded has been described as bordering on the ridiculous by a (...)

Independent Senator Averil Power at the Dublin Bay North recount in the RDS yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

For one horrifying moment, it looked like the recounts had been abandoned in favour of a total rerun. It was late afternoon in the RDS and a smiling (...)

Independent councillor Mannix Flynn:  in favour of street performances. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin City Council is to hold an eight-week public consultation on the regulation of busking in the city, to be completed early next year. Council(...)

Cllr Kevin Sheahan (right) after being elected cathaoirleach of the new Limerick City & County Council, at the University of Limerick Concert Hall. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

The formation of ruling coalitions on county councils yesterday, as well as new mayors taking up their chains of office, saw the changes ushered in by(...)

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