Concerned parents with their children at Our Lady’s Grove primary school in Goatstown, where the religious owners sold land to Durkan Homes for a reported €13 million.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Emergency motions calling for measures to protect school lands across south Dublin from housing development, will come before Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown c(...)

Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell: will confirm her intention not to contest the forthcoming party selection convention for the Dublin-Rathdown constituency today. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael veteran Olivia Mitchell is to announce her retirement from politics today. Ms Mitchell will confirm her intention not to contest the forthc(...)