Wendy Tweed was initially denied permission for a 4ft high post-and-wire boundary fence and hedge around the former Hair O the Dog pub in Moville, Co Donegal. File photograph: Getty Images

A mother of two, who was prohibited by the planning authorities from planting a hedge around her Co Donegal home for the safety of her children, has w(...)

The N28 on the approach to Ringaskiddy, in Cork. A group of pharmaceutical companies has backed residents’ calls for an upgrade of the route to a  motorway to be diverted around Ringaskiddy village. File photograph: Google Street View

Pharmaceutical companies employing more than 5,000 people in the Cork Harbour area have come out in favour of a €220 million plan to upgrade the route(...)

Trial has heard claims that work at the dump since 2009 is inadequate

A High Court judge has raised the possibility that the long running case between Wicklow County Council and Brownfield Restoration (Ireland) Ltd coul(...)

Former Wicklow county manager Eddie Sheehy. Photograph: Collins

Two Wicklow County Council workers have described to the High Court how they were called to the council’s offices where, in the presence of the now re(...)

 Hughie O’Donoghue: ‘If you want to get at all close to a true version of events, you have to make room for the inconvenient bits as well.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Hughie O’Donoghue is the living embodiment of one of the main themes of his work: the interwoven histories and circumstances that inform and shape id(...)

Film director Neil Jordan and his wife Brenda Rawn objected to an  enclosed flat roofed shelter/changing area in the rear of their neighbour Robin Power’s home (at extreme right, above) at Sorrento Terrace, Dalkey, Co Dublin. File photograph:  Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A local authority has agreed to quash planning approval for a bathing changing area already built at the home of a neighbour of filmmaker Neil Jordan,(...)

A legal dispute over preservation of buildings on Dublin’s Moore Street linked to the 1916 Rising must be urgently decided or a commemorative centre will not be ready for the Rising centenary commemorations, the State has told the High Court.

A legal dispute over preservation of buildings on Dublin’s Moore Street linked to the 1916 Rising must be urgently decided or a commemorative centre w(...)

Attendees at a conference  in 2012 entitled ‘Dublin Offlines; Speaking out against the cult of Scientology’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Zabina Collins, a leading member of the Church of Scientology in Ireland, launched “a vicious character attack” on a former member who had given a tal(...)

The moving statue at Ballinspittle, Co Cork in 1985. File photograph: Jack McManus/The Irish Times

Apparitions of the Virgin Mary at the grotto in Mount Melleray, Co Waterford, 30 years ago in August 1985 are being marked by evening prayers and proc(...)

A local resident has brought a legal challenge over works being carried out on a property at Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Street which are intended to provide(...)

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