The two ancient pillars at the entrance to Kevin Street Garda station. Photograph: Sara Freund

The centuries-old buildings at Kevin Street in Dublin occupied for many years by the Garda Síochána are to be saved for future generations. After man(...)

The OPW said it has received a request from the Garda to close side gates for the next five weekends, in support of restraints which prohibit non-essential travel beyond 5km. File photograph: PA

The perimeter gates of Dublin’s Phoenix Park will be shut for the remainder of Level 5 coronavirus restrictions but only at weekends, according to the(...)

 Many businesses and shops in Cork city have been left under a metre of water after significant flooding hit several streets last week. Photograph: Seamus J Kearney/PA Wire.

Redesigning a key part of the €150 million Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme designed to protect Cork city centre could delay the project by up to five ye(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at the Convention Centre Dublin: the seats are built for the comfort of theatre audiences, not for taoisigh hopping up and down to answer questions. Photograph: Maxwells

Micheál Martin prides himself on being fit as a FFlea. But he is having great difficulty managing the swing-up seats in the Convention Centre. Their (...)

Joël Durand, owner of Blackrock Cellar off-licence in Dublin, has already reduced his opening hours, and now closes at 8pm instead of 10pm, because ‘there is no business after 8pm’. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

The National Off-licence Association (Noffla) has warned against any changes to the opening hours of small, family-owned businesses, adding that minim(...)

 Minister of State for the OPW Patrick O’Donovan said: ‘You have to allow people to object...  but there also has to be an end game’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Climate change is occurring at such a fast rate that the Government will have to look at ways of speeding up the delivery of major flood relief projec(...)

Louise O Donovan of The Eldon Hotel in Skibbereen pointing out how high the flood waters reached   during Storm Ellen.

The new €37 million flood relief scheme for Skibbereen was not at fault for the flooding which affected up to a dozen homes and businesses in the town(...)

Marcelle Leonti, owner of the Landmark restaurant in Roscarberry, surveys the flood damage to her business.

“Storm Ophelia did no damage at all – we didn’t get a drop of water coming in and you don’t expect to be flooded in August but this has done huge dama(...)

Flooding in Kenmare, Co Kerry this morning after heavy rain. Photograph : Kerry County Council

A major clean-up operation has begun in Kenmare in Co Kerry after torrential rain overnight left a number of business premises in the centre of town u(...)

Plans to create safe, segregated routes have long been  mired in endless years of consultation, revisions and stalemate. Photograph: Alan Betson

For decades cyclists have been begging for safer road infrastructure in towns and cities. All they got, largely, was a splash of white paint, which is(...)

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