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The Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill includes a specific provision for the Euro championships, banning the unauthorised sale of tickets for matches. Photograph: iStock

Ticket touts to face fines of up to €100,000 or up to two years in prison if they sell music or sports tickets for live events above face value u(...)

With the Republic having waited so long before deciding to allow scooters, there are numerous companies itching to launch shared services locally.

It has been a long time coming but could legislation to allow e-scooters on Irish roads finally be about to be enacted? The Republic seriously lags b(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Paul McAuliffe:   ‘[...] I wasn’t prepared for the cynical approach to politics which you’re subjected to.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Perceptions of time have changed for many in the past year due to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on so much of life in Ireland. It might no(...)

Former TD Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran says he has spent recent months fishing and ‘doing up an old cruiser boat’ and is seeking to get a taxi driver licence again. Photograph: Tom Honan

Losing a job at any time is a hard pill to swallow. Doing so in the weeks before a pandemic closes down much of the country, and wider world, is harde(...)

The proposed white water rafting facility would be located between the IFSC and the CHQ building in Dublin. Image: Smart Docklands/ YouTube

Dublin City Council (DCC) is seeking to draw up a shortlist of contractors interested in building a controversial white water rafting facility in Geor(...)

 Chairman of Fine Gael parliamentary party Richard Bruton: "I think people did perceive the party as not being ‘on your side’ and that is one of the most difficult challenges if a party comes to be perceived as being sort of detached."  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fine Gael was seen as detached and not on the side of the public in this year’s general election, according to the blunt finding of an internal party (...)

Goalposts lie on the turf at Hackney Marshes in London after Friday’s announcement that the Premier League has suspended all matches until Saturday April 4th, 2020. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Children would still use “jumpers for goalposts” even if sports infrastructure was removed from public parks due to coronavirus restrictions, Dublin C(...)

Against expectations, former Dublin Bay South TD Kate O’Connell has been excluded from the nominations to run for Fine Gael in the Seanad election which takes place next month. File photograph: Eric Luke

An internal Green Party row over the selection process for Seanad election nominees has delayed the announcement of its candidates for the vocational (...)

File image of RIC cadets in Dublin. File photograph: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

The general election was bookended by two episodes which show how remembrance of the State’s past remains current affairs. Fine Gael’s postponed, an(...)

Dublin Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe. File photo: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The incumbent Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul McAuliffe (43) has served as a Fianna Fáil councillor since 2009, but originally sought election to the counci(...)

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