South Dublin County Council has been awarded a judgment of €16, 801 against Fossett Brothers Circus. It is the fourth time the council has been awarde(...)

Willie O’Donnell, service attendant at Dublin Castle, wheels out the transcripts from the final day of the Mahon Tribunal at the castle in October 2008.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Given Ireland’s notoriously weak laws on white-collar crime, it was probably inevitable that the Director of Public Prosecutions would withdraw corrup(...)

Report  found that almost a quarter of the 34 local authorities were not using development levies for the purpose intended

City and county councils are failing to charge interest on unpaid levies owed by property developers, according to a Government audit of the scheme.Pr(...)

One of the Labour pledges is to “unlock Dublin’s tourism potential”. Photograph: Thinkstock

Labour has more councillors in Dublin than any other party. When its representation on the four local authorities is totted up, Labour politicians acc(...)

Labour Party Cllr Dermot Looney: elected Lord Mayor of South Dublin last night

Labour Cllr Dermot Looney was elected Lord Mayor of South Dublin at a meeting of South Dublin County Council last night.He brings to three the number (...)

Many sports clubs in the Dublin City Council area, whose clubhouses have bars, face rises in their rates

Rates on rugby, GAA and many other sports clubhouses in the Dublin City Council area may rise by 50 to 100 per cent next year, according to valuer Bri(...)

Internal Department of Finance emails indicate that officials were aware that local authorities were free to pass on the charge but sensitive about making this known publicly. Photograph: Frank Miller

Government officials changed the wording of the budget to obscure the fact that thousands of local authority tenants can be made liable for the proper(...)

An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for a Tesco “superstore” at Liffey Valley in Dublin. The decision was published on the appeals body’s website (...)

A traffic island at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The accumulated wisdom of two generations of road engineers grappling with traffic in towns has been turned on its head by the (...)

Foxford Court residents in Lucan, Dublin, from left,  Denise Murphy, Paul Kavanagh and  Paul Coleman. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Homes in a Lucan housing development, built on behalf of South Dublin County Council nine years ago, have been found to have no fire-stopping betwe(...)

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