Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Fine Gael would need a ministerial team balanced along gender and geographic lines if it re-entered government. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to assuage the concerns of Fine Gael councillors about entering government with the Greens, insisting rural Ireland (...)

Niamh Brennan, in foreground, and Alice Bentley outside the allotments in De Courcy Square, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lettuces rotting in the ground, tomatoes burning in polytunnels and cucumbers breaking from their stems and mouldering into the soil will be among the(...)

A Dublin City Council worker cleaning up illegal dumping at a recycling centre. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

A sharp increase in dumping of household waste has been seen across Dublin city and county during the coronavirus pandemic, with illegal dumping rates(...)

Property group Hines has lodged a €135 million plan for a major extension to the Liffey Valley Centre in Dublin.

Property group Hines has lodged a €135 million plan for a major extension to the Liffey Valley Centre in Dublin. According to the consultant for the (...)

Hicham Lamchaali (36), from Morocco and South Africa, works 48 hours per week as a nursing home duty-manager. He remains, however, in a direct provision centre in Clondalkin, Dublin. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The number of people stuck in direct provision because they cannot get housing has increased by 65 per cent since the end of 2018. Figures from the D(...)

Fingal County Council, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Clare County Council are among the local authorities to publicly state they are closing playgrounds.  Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has reiterated its stance that there is no need for parents to have a complete ban on play dates. It comes as pla(...)

Decathon has been selling into the Irish market via its website since 2017 and averages about 360,000 orders per year. Photograph:  iStock

French sports retailer group Decathlon may not have any bricks and mortar stores operating here yet but its Irish arm recorded sales of more than €1.1(...)

Decathlon plans to open nine stores in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

French sporting retail group Decathlon has secured planning permission for a large-scale outlet at the Liffey Valley retail park in Dublin. The r(...)

Preparation of a masterplan for the Cherrywood lands, which were acquired last year from investment firms Hines and King Street Capital for more than €120 million, are said to be at an advanced stage.

US private equity group Lone Star’s Quintain Ireland property development arm has secured planning permission to build 153 homes in Portmarnock in nor(...)

South Dublin County Council plans to build homes priced below €300,000 at three sites in the west and southwest of the city, with the first homes expected to go on sale from next year. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

More than 2,000 first-time buyers have lodged an interest in buying the first 500 affordable homes planned for south Dublin in more than a decade. So(...)

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