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President Michael D Higgins and his wife,  Sabina Higgins, meet resident Zac Williams at Carraig Eden transitional housing centre for men in in Greystones, Co Wicklow on Monday. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins has hit out at “dangerous” gambling advertisements which he said were causing “so much damage to families and... individua(...)

Image showing the parcel of land that was for sale.

An access road to one of Ireland’s most scenic beaches and a parcel of clifftop land overlooking the beach at Magheramore in Co Wicklow has been sold (...)

Arklow harbour in Wicklow.

SSE Renewables, part of the same group as Airtricity, will spend €15 million on boosting facilities at Arklow Harbour in Co Wicklow to support its pla(...)

Fisherman Tim Storey on board his fishing boat Centurion, landing a catch of whelks at the pier in new marina. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Wicklow County Council has been urged to resolve a bitter 13-year dispute it is being blamed for that has seen fishermen lose their right to keep boat(...)

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(...)

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