Ronan McLaughlin (right) is going for back-to-back wins at the Shay Elliott Memorial. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ronan McLaughlin returns to Wicklow for the 62nd staging of the Shay Elliott Memorial race this weekend aiming to become for the first rider to retain(...)

The decision by Bord Pleanála last July to grant planning permission for the upgrade of the N28 from Ringaskiddy to the Bloomfield Junction on the N40 South Ring Road was controversial.

A judicial review sought by a group representing 10,000 Cork residents against An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission for a €220 mil(...)

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(...)

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