The Department of Health, Miesian Plaza, on Baggot Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

No “substantive progress” has been made in resolving the issue of overpayment of rent for offices housing the Departments of Health and of Children, i(...)

Independent TD Michael Collins: ‘It’s astonishing, in its own right, that no standalone statute has ever been erected in his memory in our capital in Dublin for the public.’

An appeal has been made to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to find a suitable site in Dublin for a statue to honour Fine Gael hero General Michael Collins fo(...)

Five pocket diaries belonging to War of Independence leader  Michael Collins have been  presented by members of the Collins family for display in the National Archives ahead of the commemorations of the centenary of his death. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy/PA Wire

The Taoiseach has commended the family of Michael Collins for their generosity after a number of pocket diaries belonging to the War of Independence l(...)

The works will include ‘rock armour cliff toe protection’. File image: Getty Images

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has approved funding of €367,740 for installation of “rock armour cliff toe protection” to help combat erosion at Sea(...)

James O’Connor said he will wait to see what happens in the meeting before making any decision on whether or not to quit the Fianna Fáil whip. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Cork East TD James O’Connor’s future as a member of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party hinges on a meeting on Thursday with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told gathering that ‘ultimately it’s not the Government that pays for this, it’s . . . the average working person.’

The issue of redress for mica-affected homeowners “dominated” the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting, with significant support for those campaignin(...)

Senator Barry Ward is celebrating his engagement to fellow Fine Gaeler Aoife McLoughlin-Ngo.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a brave Government politician who would organise a big social bash these days, inviting a shedload of Coalition leading lights to an evening of c(...)

Dublin’s green lung

A year ago, Minster of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan reopened the side gates of the Phoenix Park, which h(...)

Access to water for necessities is a basic human right – but it still has to be paid for.

Despite the suddenly parched look on many fields and hedgerows, it is premature to speak of any general drought across the land. But the recent heatwa(...)

Minister of State for OPW Patrick O’Donovan, pictured with chief park superintendent Margaret Gormley, speaking on the publication of a plan to reduce commuter traffic, speeds and parking in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Transport and planning authorities have to stop viewing Dublin’s Phoenix Park “as an avenue to O’Connell Street”, Minister of State for the Office of (...)

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