The Thornton Hall site in north Dublin, close to the M50, was bought by the Prison Service in 2004 and has been vacant since. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s chronic housing crisis has shone a spotlight on vacant land across the State, with calls to tax owners of such sites to force the hands of d(...)

 Willie Penrose. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

State agencies questioned about continued flooding on the Galway-Limerick railway line have been told to “buck up” and find a solution to it. “You (...)

Paschal Donohoe’s rise has seemed effortless but his achievements have been hard won. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Most ministers for finance like to see themselves as willing to make the unpopular choices to safeguard the public purse, as noble defenders of the ex(...)

Photograph: The Fumbally Exchange

The headquarters of the Fumbally Exchange collaborative working space in Dublin has been forced to find a new premises for the more than 100 people wo(...)

 I The door knocker of the Headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It was a brief letter to The Irish Times from Desmond Guinness that got the ball rolling. Writing in July 1957, he lamented that the old Georgian Soci(...)

Customs official Olivia O’Connor, with dog Harvey, during a customs search at Dublin Port. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin Port is expecting a hard Brexit and will apply for planning permission to construct the new infrastructure it expects will be required to deal (...)

Fallow Deer in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has hired a sniper to kill more than 200 deer in Dublin’s Phoenix Park during the past two years, selling the carcass(...)

The new Galway City Museum stands behind the Spanish Arch and the old museum.  Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Fears have been expressed in Galway that a new €9 million flood defence fund for the city could result in a 21st century wall being built around its m(...)

AIB bank calls on the Government to cut taxes for property developers and landlords, a move it says is necessary to tackle the housing crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Housing document AIB will target “empty nesters” to downsize their properties in a bid to “free up under-utilised family houses” on the market, repor(...)

Star Wars on  Skellig Micheal: visits on a permit system are meant to be capped at 11,100 annually  but  increased to 16,000 in 2017. Photographs: Lucasfilm

An Taisce has urged Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan to intervene over the “rebranding” of Kerry’s Skellig Michael as a “Disney-Lucasfilm fantasy (...)

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