Pat McCann: 'I feel the restrictions will have to go on longer than people expect. A lot of the restrictions will not end before September'. Photograph: Maxwell

The head of Ireland’s largest hotel group expects a lot of the lockdown restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus to remain until(...)

A worker cleans  seats in St Stephen’s Green in Dublin city centre. Photoraph: Tom Honan

A strategy to ensure services for Dublin city’s most in need – including older people, children at risk, vulnerable families and homeless people – con(...)

Dublin City Council said on Thursday that any medical staff who park outside hospital grounds should display proof of their profession   to avoid the fine. File photograph: Alan Betson

Medical staff who park their car in the vicinity of a hospital or health centre must display identification on the dashboard to avoid being clamped, D(...)

The plans also include a convenience store, cafe, gym and creche on a 3.9 hectare site on Carnlough Road in the northside suburb. Photograph: iStock

Planning permission has been granted for a new development of almost 500 homes and a neighbourhood centre on a former CIÉ site in Cabra. An Bord Ple(...)

Some motoring life must continue,  as people still need to work, and those working in vital services and industries still need to be able to get about. Photograph: iStock

The motoring world seems suddenly microscopic compared to the vast scale of the Covid-19 crisis. Still, some motoring life must continue, both here in(...)

Goalposts lie on the turf at Hackney Marshes in London after Friday’s announcement that the Premier League has suspended all matches until Saturday April 4th, 2020. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Children would still use “jumpers for goalposts” even if sports infrastructure was removed from public parks due to coronavirus restrictions, Dublin C(...)

A quiet Grafton Street  in Dublins city centre at the weekend.Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dublin businesses who cannot meet their rates bills amid the coronavirus crisis will be dealt with “sympathetically”, Dublin City Council has said. T(...)

Large yellow sandbags have been left in place along the Clontarf Road following flooding. Photograph: Alan Betson

The construction of new flood defences in Clontarf, Dublin, is to go ahead almost a decade after controversial coastal barriers were rejected by local(...)

Emma Geoghegan, Conor Sexton and Jutarat R Suwankeeree at the Nightmarket restaurant in Ranelagh in Dublin, which is providing a takeaway service.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Restaurants must be given a dispensation from planning regulations to allow them operate as takeaway services during the coronavirus crisis, the Resta(...)

The statue of Phil Lynott in Dublin city centre wears a facemask as the city deals with the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It is not feasible to cancel all council rates, Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan has said. Any businesses that have had to close becau(...)

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