Paul Reid

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Homelessness crisis: although social housing is being built, “the difficulty is it will be into next year before we see it at a volume”, says Paul Reid of Fingal County Council. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

So many homeless families are coming forward for help that there won’t be enough new housing and other facilities to tackle the crisis properly until(...)

Ana Maria Pacheco’s  Dark Night of the Soul  at the Galway Arts Festival

Two years ago Australian artist Patricia Piccinini populated the main gallery at the Galway International Arts Festival with oddly loveable creatures (...)

Paul Reid,  MD of Pfizer Pharmacy. Photograph: Alan Betson

It might have been a very different interview. This time last year, pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer was in discussion with rival Allergan in a move that (...)

A motion by Fingal Green Party councillor Roderic O’Gorman to reduce the local property tax next year by 7.5% rather than 15% fell  and was not voted on after the other motions were accepted.  Photograph: David Sleator

Two Dublin local authorities have decided not to increase local property tax rates for homeowners for next year, despite warnings from their chief exe(...)

Broadcaster Hector Ó hEochagáin at the launch of Navan as  Healthy Town 2016. Photograph: The Irish Times

People living in commuter towns are often the group hardest hit when it comes to keeping fit, Minister for Housing Damien English has said. Speakin(...)

Dr  Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children: he said the new  National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health “has the potential to drive real change in an area where it is very much needed”.

The Ombudsman for Children has said the new National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health will need to ensure it delivers specific actions that will “make(...)

Homes being built at Thornwood Houses at Beaumont this year. Planning permission is in place for 26,886 homes in Dublin’s four local authority areas but only 4,809 are under construction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 10,000 homes are expected to be built each year in Dublin city and county under the Government’s housing action plan – a threefold increase in (...)

Fingal County Councillors today approved a proposal to extend a car park and provide a forest adventure facility at Malahide Demesne, which features Malahide Castle (above). File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fingal County Councillors have voted to approve a controversial proposal to extend a car park and provide a forest adventure facility in the Malahide (...)

A beach  view at Portmarnock, Co Dublin. “Do not swim” notices have been issued by Fingal County Council for Velvet Strand Beach at Portmarnock, Balbriggan’s Front Strand Beach and Skerries South Beach as a precautionary measure following overflows at nearby pumping stations due to technical problems.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A ban on swimming has been imposed at beaches in Balbriggan and Skerries and reimposed at Portmarnock following a “serious” incident at pumping statio(...)

Members of the Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society re-enacting the Battle of Ashbourne at the launch of the Fingal 2016 Centenary Programme in Swords County Hall last month.

Fingal County Council has unveiled a comprehensive centenary programme centred around the Battle of Ashbourne which occured during Easter Week 1916. (...)

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