PE teacher Agata Suszczynska (left), principal Declan Hughes and chairwoman of St Tiernan’s board of management Labour Cllr Lettie McCarthy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A disadvantaged secondary school in south Dublin is to finally get a PE hall for its students after almost 40 years of campaigning. St Tiernan’s Comm(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin speaking to the media at the RDS on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Behind Brendan Howlin in the RDS, hundreds of thousands of European election votes were counted in near-solemn silence. The solemnity matched much of (...)

Lettie McCarthy of Labour looks set to be re-elected in Glencullen, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In the weeks leading up to election day, a certain sense of optimism had crept into the ranks of the Labour Party. RTÉ’s exit poll has shown, however(...)

Jack O’Connor said the issue of who leads Labour could be explored once a wider discussion had been concluded. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The issue of who leads Labour can be revisited once the party holds a full debate on how it can renew itself and social democracy in general, party ch(...)

An architect’s drawing of the proposed apartment complex beside the Golden Ball pub in Kilternan.

An application to develop a six-storey apartment block in south Dublin has been refused planning permission by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. (...)

The Golden Ball pub in Kilternan. The view of the Dublin mountains from Enniskerry Road is protected under the Kilternan local area plan. Image: Google Maps

A controversial bid to build a six-storey apartment block in south Dublin is just the “first phase” of development and would be followed by offices an(...)

A voting arrangement involving Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green party has seen  Fine Gael’s Marie Baker elected to the chair of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council - her second time to hold the position. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael councillors have taken the positions of cathaoirleach and leas cathaoirleach in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown. A voting arrangement involving Fine (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Kate Feeney has been elected  in the Blackrock ward.Photograph: DAVE MEEHANS

The counting of votes in the Dún Laoghaire ward of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been adjourned indefinitely.Labour requested that ballots(...)