Spider-man, whose alter ego on this occasion is Jamie Kenny from Drogheda, attends Dublin Comic Con 2017, held in the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Convention Centre Dublin’s contribution to the Irish economy rose 16 per cent to €51 million last year, as the number of delegates and visitors at(...)

Residents wade through floodwaters in Houston, Texas, US, this week. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

The US National Weather Service is not noted for alarmist pronouncements. So when it tweeted that Hurricane Harvey was unprecedented and that “al(...)

 An overturned tractor after a road collapsed in Iskaheen, Co Donegal. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

Around 40 people have so far received payouts under the Government’s Humanitarian Assistance Scheme following this week’s flooding in Donegal. The s(...)

 Hawkins House (left) on Hawkins Street, adjacent to Apollo House, in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A homeless couple was found sleeping on scaffolding beside Department of Health buildings in Dublin’s city centre early last week. The two adults wer(...)

The Law Society of Ireland has already appealed the inclusion of its vacant site on Benburb Street to An Bord Pleanála. Photograph: Eric Luke

Seventy sites worth more than €220 million, which could accommodate thousands of homes, have been entered on Dublin City Council’s register of vacant (...)

 Independent Alliance member Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran proposed the Keeping People in their Homes Bill, 2017. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A proposal from an Independent Alliance member to allow courts to take into account additional factors in repossession cases, including the effect of (...)

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre - one of the OPW sites with entry fees for children

Free entry for children under 12 years to heritage sites with a cover charge is to be introduced by Minister of State for the Office of Public Works ((...)

Housing protesters  at Apollo House, Dublin last January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Approval has been given for the demolition of Apollo House and Hawkins House as part of a new €50 million development for Dublin city centre. This fo(...)

Leo Varadkar appointed Simon Coveney as his deputy leader. Photograph: Collins

Leo Varadkar is considering restructuring the Government to improve how the minority administration operates and to prepare Fine Gael for a push towar(...)

A Garda station in Minister for Transport Shane Ross’s constituency is to reopen, fulfilling one of Mr Ross’s key demands for entering government. A(...)

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