Government ministers approved a €2.5 million grant for an empty historic castle.
Fianna Fáil’s Paddy McKee is one of the eight openly gay councillors elected ahead of next year’s gay marriage referendum.
Fewer than one-third of councils will be able to cut the property tax bills of homeowners due to the pressure on their budgets.
Bankers, politicians and civil servants who fail to truthfully account for their actions to the forthcoming banking inquiry face fines of up to €500,000.
The Ombudsman has warned about “blatant abuses” of the planning system including the building of a private airstrip without permission.
Infant deaths: US specialists who identified Irish remains offer assistance in Tuam grave excavation
The US team which identified the remains of Irish railroad workers is offering to provide help in the Tuam mass graves investigation.
Joan Burton will stay on as Minister for Social Protection if she becomes Labour leader, according to informed sources.
Former Roscommon GAA star Shane Curran is considering a run in the forthcoming Roscommon-South Leitrim by-election.
The damage done to Fine Gael in Co Mayo was just one of many eye-catching stories to be thrown up by the local elections, writes Michael Brennan.
The Garda Ombudsman has criticised the Garda investigation into the death of a taxi driver as ''inadequate and poorly conducted.