Green Party leader Eamon Ryan with local election candidates at the launch of the party’s successful campaign. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Warm congratulations for Paul McAuliffe, the new Fianna Fáil Lord Mayor of Dublin, came from ally and opponent, as is customary on such occasions. Du(...)

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour, the Green Party and Social Democrats  stated that State-owned land in Dublin must be used for public housing, and that Dublin City Council should lead the development of such land. File photograph: Getty

Dublin city’s newly elected council has pledged not to sell public lands to private developers for housing except in exceptional circumstances. Dubl(...)

Former Player Wills tobacco factory site on South Circular Road, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The original developer of a prime Dublin site with room for hundreds of new homes is close to taking back control of the property from State agency Na(...)

Catherine Byrne had asked councillors to come to Leinster House  ahead of a council meeting  on plans to develop cost-rental and social housing in Inchicore.

Minister of State Catherine Byrne has been snubbed by Dublin city councillors who refused to attend a meeting with her over housing plans for St Micha(...)

Brendan Howlin succeeded Joan Burton as Labour leader in May 2016.

Sixteen Labour councillors have signed a letter in support of the embattled party leader Brendan Howlin. The party’s low poll ratings, which have sh(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy directed that planning applications should not be discussed at council meetings before a decision has been made. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors have called on Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to withdraw a “gagging order” blocking councillors from discussing planning (...)

Judge David Riordan has stepped down after a 22-year career on the bench

A Circuit Court judge has criticised some sections of the media for attacking sentences imposed by the courts rather than addressing the more complex (...)

 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin: “The challenge now for Labour is not to fight the last election again. But to listen to the people, and to prepare for the election of tomorrow”

Perhaps the thinking within the Labour Party is that the public needs to first know what it is rather than what it wants to do. The keynote speech by(...)

 Brendan Howlin addressing his first party conference as Labour leader which is taking place in his home town of Wexford. Photograph: Mary Browne

The Labour leader Brendan Howlin described US President Donald Trump as “a racist, a homophobe and a bully”, lauded an “activist state” that spent on (...)

 Members of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra joined the ‘Black Santa’ fundraising appeal at St Ann’s Church on Dawson Street in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Members of the Church of Ireland in Dublin are angered that a barrier linked to Luas on Dawson Street remains outside St Ann’s Church despite assuranc(...)

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