Clongriffin: earmarked for further residential development. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 1,500 “public” homes could be built by institutional investors on more than 30 hectares of vacant land in Dublin under new plans from Dublin Ci(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly TD during a Budget 2015 press brieifing at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Plans to introduce a tax on vacant sites in the upcoming Planning Bill to end land-hoarding have been put in doubt by Minister for Finance Michael Noo(...)

Number 9/9a Aungier Street is one of the earliest buildings in the Aungier Estate, Dublin’s first planned post-medieval housing development, pre-dating the construction of Georgian Dublin. 4:01

A 350-year-old building, believed to be Dublin’s oldest house, will open its doors to the public for the first time this weekend.Number 9/9a Aungier S(...)

An additional 3,000 households will be housed by local authorities through the leasing of houses in 2015, Brendan Howlin said.  However, this is also unlikely to make much of a dent in the city’s housing waiting list. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Housing measures announced by Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin in their budget speeches yesterday will have the greatest impact in the capital, where(...)

The Government says  653,000 households will benefit from the €100 water subsidy.

Thousands of the State’s poorest households are set to get no relief on their water charges from the measures announced in the Budget.Households heade(...)

The site of the former Longfield’s Hotel: the conversion will not add to the total number of places for homeless people as the Simon Community will close its Harcourt Street centre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A former hotel on Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin 2 is to be turned into a homeless hostel, seven years after it was bought by Dublin City Council for al(...)

Dublin Coast Guard was alerted and the Rosslare life boat and helicopter were mobilised, but the man was recovered by a rescue boat from the Isle of Inishmore ferry which was nearby. File photograph: RNLI

A man is being treated in hospital in Wexford after he fell overboard from a ferry off the Rosslare coast yesterday evening.He was a passenger on the (...)

Mick Wallace: “The very nature by which this gentleman ended up in possession of Siteserv is very questionable.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Alan Dukes, the former State-appointed chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, has called for Independent TD Mick Wallace to withdraw his comments in the Dáil (...)

Adamstown’s underutilised train station. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish Planning Institute has warned against lowering apartment standards in a “knee-jerk” reaction to the housing crisis.The institute was respond(...)

Ken Burke, head of business banking AIB; Donal McManus, executive director ICSH and Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly at the Irish Council for Social Housing  in Limerick.

A new model of “public housing” will be announced in the Government’s social housing strategy, to be published within weeks, Minister for the Environ(...)