The days of roads being dug up repeatedly by phone, electricity and broadband companies are set to be a thing of the past.
The first leg of the Giro D'Italia is being staged on this island next month, and enthusiasts are hoping it heralds a return to cycling's glory days in Ireland, writes Cian Murtagh.
Suspected child abusers will have the right to learn the identity of the professionals who are now legally obliged to report them.
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore is keeping a keen eye on his own constituency while flying around the world as foreign affairs minister.
The government insists that the Commission of Inquiry into the Garda recording controversy will be able to inquire into potential garda collusion with the IRA in Dundalk station.
Around 8,000 children from other countries had their child benefit payments cut off last year â€“ mostly because they were no longer living in the country
Traveller feuding has emerged as a key reason behind the fact that more than 350 Traveller accommodation sites are lying idle around the country.