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 St Mary’s Park in Limerick, where gangs use derelict houses to sell and store drugs. Photograph:  David Raleigh

Three weeks ago, as he walked through St Mary’s Park estate in Limerick, local Sinn Féin councillor John Costelloe was “followed, filmed and threatene(...)

A sign for the N20 is seen on the approach road to Limerick city.

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has said the Green Party is committed to improving safety on the Cork-Limerick N20 but declined to confirm if the ro(...)

A local environmental group has taken a legal challenge aimed at overturning a fast-track permission for a development of 275 apartments beside Scotch Hall in Drogheda. Photograph: Tom Honan

A local environmental group has taken a legal challenge aimed at overturning a fast-track permission for a development of 275 apartments in Drogheda, (...)

Extern  works with at-risk children, provides addiction and homelessness services, and runs Garda youth diversion projects.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A man who sexually abused a vulnerable juvenile in youth work charity Extern two years ago was hired despite a previous conviction for aggravated assa(...)

The committee heard that a 50% increase in funding for management and maintenance of halting sites and group housing schemes was approved earlier this year. File photograph: Provision

Local authorities are under “significant pressure” to increase supports to Travellers and “do not have all the resources to meet demand,” an Oireachta(...)

Irish Water has committed to undertaking refresher training for all water services teams across the country and reviews of the top 20 treatment plants over the next two-week period. Photograph: Getty Images

An alarm system failure at a treatment plant supplying water to residents of Gorey, Co Wexford, helped a “high priority disinfection incident” go unno(...)

The plants where the incidents took place were at Ballymore Eustace, above, which serves parts of Co Dublin, and a plant in Wexford that serves Gorey. Photograph:  Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Minister for Housing and Local Government Darragh O’Brien wants Irish Water to have strengthened control over all water service plants in the immediat(...)

Flocking species such as swans have rapid flight but slow manoeuvrability. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

BirdWatch Ireland has warned that swan deaths similar to reported cases at Dublin’s Samuel Beckett Bridge could occur in greater numbers at a propose(...)

Details of the proposed scheme are due to be presented at the monthly Wicklow County Council meeting on Monday night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Public consultation is under way on a major proposed overhaul of Co Wicklow’s principal traffic artery with officials expected to emphasise the multim(...)

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