Mick Wallace: said rents in Dublin were going through the roof because huge numbers of apartments, including ones he developed, “have been sold en bloc as opposed to individually, for less than half the amount that it would cost to build them today”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Government ’in denial’ over housing crisis as families sleep in cars, says TD

 Minister for Health  Dr James Reilly: The ambulance service ‘is under scrutiny in a way that has never happened before. Three reviews are taking place at present with a view to further improve our ambulance service.’  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

James Reilly says would not make sense to have vehicles locked up in a depot after hours

Clare Daly: “Evidence of unlawful Garda activity towards Ian Bailey has been known by this State since 2001 and the DPP’s report.”

Taoiseach says estimate based on belief work of commission will finish this year

Independent Senator David Norris:  supported the call for a debate, and said Fianna Fáil Seanad leader Darragh O’Brien  “as a descendant of Brian Ború . . . should have declared an interest”.

Calls made in Seanad for debate on Battle of Clontarf and on possibility of rejoining Commonwealth

Minister of State Paschal Donohoe said the Attorney General was considering the requirement that in repossession proceedings a court could instruct a lending institution to ‘respect the terms of any tenancy agreement in place’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Government rejects SF Bill to rebalance repossession rules in favour of home owner

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister claims such an effort could create ’new bureaucracy’

Brendan Howlin: The bills will be worked out, as promised, in “good time” to “allow people to make the budgetary adjustments that will be necessitated when charging for water commences at the end of this year and bills arrive next year”.

Size of your bill will be known ‘in good time’

 The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan rejected a claim by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin that it was “pot luck” how a mortgage holder was treated, depending on which bank their loan was with.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister accused of minding international markets, not citizens who elected him

Labour TD Derek Nolan

Minister says harvesting of wild seaweed must be ‘managed appropriately’

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