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# towns - Monday 31 July, 2017

'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years

The yearly rate has fallen by nearly 9,000 in fact. And counties with a lot of road deaths are not necessarily those with the most convictions.

# towns - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Struck again: Italy hit by three earthquakes in one hour

It further isolated some towns which were buried under snow for days.

# towns - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

People trying to 'covertly evade bin charges' are making our towns and cities dirtier

A new survey says that, while most areas are generally clean, there is a “worrying slippage” in towns and cities.

# towns - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns

There has been a 100% increase in the number of people registered as homeless in Co Louth in the last two years.

# towns - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'We couldn't go home for five months after the floods. We're in fear it could happen again'

Fianna Fáil are calling for a UK-style flood insurance scheme to be introduced here.

# towns - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Woman gives birth on board migrant boat in the Mediterranean

The 25-year-old mother was making her way to Europe from Cameroon.

# towns - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Good news - super, incredibly fast broadband is on its way to 350 towns in Ireland

However, it will be predominantly rural towns and villages that get to use it first – with Dublin omitted entirely.

# towns - Sunday 1 February, 2015

These ghostly photos show the buildings the Celtic Tiger abandoned

The changing face of Ireland’s landscape.

# towns - Monday 19 May, 2014

How many Ballyduffs are there? What about Ballymurphys?

Placenames translator have added interactive maps to its website

# towns - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Over 30 syringes found in a boarded up council house

Sinn Fein Councillor John Brady said it is not an isolated incident and that boarded up houses are becoming drug dens in towns across the country.

# towns - Monday 2 September, 2013

Cavan is the cleanest town in Ireland - where does your town rank?

The results of the IBAL Anti-Litter League are out today – here are the results.

# towns - Sunday 26 May, 2013

This unusual building is where one town council holds its meetings… POTHOLES AND BURGERS This post contains images

This unusual building is where one town council holds its meetings…

… and it’s above a McDonalds. What other strange, but beautiful buildings around the country house our government get-togethers?

# towns - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Column: It's time to tackle decline in rural Ireland

Rural Ireland is experiencing a demise, with empty shop buildings, damaged roads and a lack of essential services. Action needs to be taken now or we could see whole parts of the country uninhabited, writes John Verling.

# towns - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Column: Let’s address Ireland’s problems this year, as well as our own

Our towns and cities are hamstrung by budget cuts – but a new initiative could help find solutions and save money, writes Barry Flinn.

# towns - Friday 2 November, 2012

Column: The ‘night economy’ is crucial to the survival of Irish towns

Pubs and restaurants need proper support – and safe streets – if town centres are to thrive, writes Richard Guiney.

# towns - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Purple marks the safe spot: Senator calls for introduction of flag system Flying The Flag This post contains a poll

Purple marks the safe spot: Senator calls for introduction of flag system

Modelled on a UK system, Ivana Bacik believes safety in town and city centres can be improved.

# towns - Monday 3 September, 2012

Litter Warden: how is your town doing?

Where does your town sit on the latest IBAL Anti-Litter League? Find out here.

# towns - Sunday 22 April, 2012

The hidden gems of Dublin architecture Built Dublin This post contains images

The hidden gems of Dublin architecture

Photographer and architecture graduate Lisa Cassidy spots the “beautiful, interesting, important or strange” in Dublin’s buildings and public spaces.