Local residents tied yellow ribbons around the trees on St Mobhi Road to protest against plans for their removal. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Car commuters on Dublin’s northside face increased traffic jams during the evening rush hour under proposals to save mature trees in Glasnevin as part(...)

Rose Cottage, which dates from around 1800, has traditionally been the home of the Phoenix Park’s head deer keeper, but was vacated in the last decade and has fallen into disrepair. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

The use of a Phoenix Park house, formerly the home of the head deer keeper, for short-term holiday accommodation, has been proposed by the Office of P(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin: The improvement on northside Dublin, allied with more modest improvements south of the Liffey, allows the party look Fine Gael in the eye in the capital. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil will take heart from its performance on local councils around the country, even while it regrets the handling of the party’s campaign in t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  after voting in Scoil Thomais in Castleknock, Dublin. His Fine Gael party is hoping to make gains in the local elections, although party figures do not expect it to overtake Fianna Fáil as the largest party in local government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While much of the attention of the past few weeks has centred on the outcome of the European elections, the local elections are regarded as a more acc(...)

Fianna Fáil candidate Brian Mohan.  File photograph: Collins

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for Fianna Fáil activist Brian Mohan to pursue a challenge to the constitutionality of a law linking State fundi(...)

Fianna Fáil candidate Brian Mohan said using the term ‘gypsy’ was ‘ill-advised and an ill-informed choice of words when referring to someone’. File photograph: Collins

A Fianna Fáil candidate for the upcoming local elections in Dublin city has apologised for using the word “gypsy” to describe an individual on social (...)

The exterior of the now derelict Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Ronan McGreevy A proposal to sell an old Magdalene laundry site in Dublin to a Japanese hotel chain for €14 million is likely to face serious opposi(...)

 Ahern’s standing within Fianna Fáil – he resigned his membership in 2012 in advance of a move to expel him because of the findings of the Mahon Tribunal – remains a pebble in his shoe.   Photograph: David Sleator

Bertie Ahern’s haunts are mostly still the same: Croke Park, Parnell Park – the home of Dublin GAA – and some pubs around the north side of Dublin whe(...)

Broombridge, Cabra: Henry O’Brien, Dolores Ferris and John Coffey. Ferris says she has has witnessed “huge” changes to traffic levels  but is readying herself for a seismic shift. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Cabra residents wake up next Monday morning, many will be afraid to peer out their windows. The nightmare in this Dublin suburb is that their rel(...)

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