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Designs for new Garda national support headquarters on Military Road near Heuston Station. Photograph: OPW

The Dáil’s spending watchdog has found that a new €86.6 million headquarters for An Garda Síochana is no longer fit for purpose as it won’t be big eno(...)

Jamie Lee Donnelly and her husband, Ryan McKee, with their children Brodie, aged 11, Katie, aged 4, and Annie, aged 1, at their home in Ballina, Co Mayo, which is affected by pyrite and will have to be demolished. Photograph : Keith Heneghan

Hundreds of protesters took the streets of Ballina in Co Mayo on Saturday afternoon to demonstrate a perceived shortfall in funding for pyrite remedia(...)

Eddie Fullerton: the Donegal county councillor who was murdered by the UDA in 1991.

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has called for an independent public inquiry into the murder of Eddie Fullerton in Buncrana, Co Donegal, in 19(...)

The lack of life in our city centres   has been brought into stark relief. This has led to calls for our whole approach to city planning to be reimagined. Photograph: iStock

Urban decay is nothing new to Ireland and with the mass switch to home working prompted by the pandemic, the lack of life in our city centres has bee(...)

Aughinish Alumina: An Bord Pleanála has ruled that a proposed extension of an extraction facility at Europe’s largest alumina plant can be considered a strategic infrastructure development.

Aughinish Alumina has secured approval for its plans for an extension of its large plant near Foynes, Co Limerick to be considered under the fast-trac(...)

Met Éireann has issued the weather warning due to strong winds expected along the western seaboard. File Photograph: Alan Betson

A marine status yellow gale warning will remain in place overnight but winds inland will die down following strong gusts across parts of the country o(...)

Community warden Alan Nolan examining illegal dumping near Clonee in Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reports of illegal dumping have been on the rise since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and one council worker is blunt when he describes those res(...)

Mary Cooney at her home in Balgaddy, Clondalkin, where damp and mould are a serious problem. Photograph: Alan Betson

The human rights of local authority tenants living with mould and damp, sewage problems, inadequate insulation and rat infestations continue to be vio(...)

Mary Bridget Collins, who lives with nine others in a multi-generational household in Traveller accommodation, had Covid-19 in April last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For the past year, Fr Paul O’Driscoll, the parish priest of the Travelling people, has faced difficulties arranging funerals for members of the commun(...)

 In a statement, boxing coach Pete Taylor said the council used the shooting at Bray Boxing Club in 2018 as a ‘smokescreen to unlawfully evict’ him and the club from the premises. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Wicklow County Council has told the High Court boxing coach Pete Taylor is not entitled to an injunction preventing it terminating his and Bray B(...)

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