Waterside cottages, lakeside lodges and enchanting bubble domes  make Finn Lough a wonderland.

LAKESIDE SANCTUARIES Finn Lough, Co Fermanagh: Waterside cottages, lakeside lodges and enchanting bubble domes (below) make Finn Lough a wonderland(...)

Prof  Patrick Prendergast: “So much of the tech industry is going on here. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb – and it’s all right beside where we have our technology and enterprise centre.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin is drawing up plans to expand its campus into the heart of the “silicon docks” area of Dublin populated by Google, Facebook and(...)

The spice market in Istanbul. Why hasn’t the Turkish economy collapsed with an additional approximately 3.5m Syrians within its borders over the last few years? Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Clashes between police and migrants at the Greece-Macedonia border in recent days is proof, if further proof was required, that the EU’s response to t(...)

The Yukon, the westernmost territory of Canada is one of the remotest places in the world with only 38,000 people in nearly half a billion square kilometres

My partner and I would like to visit the Yukon in June/July for about 18 days. It is so vast we need advice on what sites to visit and how to travel,(...)

Temple Bar Residents established there are now more apartments in Dublin being made available for short-term rental use through agencies such as Airbnb and Booking.com than there are flats to let for long-term residential use through websites such as Daft.ie or Rent.iePhotographer: Photograph: Getty Images

Recent events have understandably overshadowed news of direct relevance to Dublin’s housing crisis – the astonishing fact that at least 2,000 apartmen(...)

Holiday lettings: If other agencies, such as Booking.com or the Key Collection are included with the 1,748 on AirBnB’s website, the overall number in Dublin exceeds 2,000. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Homeowners who rent out their houses for short-term holidays are not taking housing off the market, the company Airbnb has said. It was responding (...)

George Osborne’s measure can more prosaically be interpreted as a simple tax break for homeowners. Photograph: PA Wire

British chancellor George Osborne didn’t mention Airbnb by name in his budget speech in the House of Commons yesterday. Others helpfully did. A tax-fr(...)

Airbnb will soon give people renting out rooms and homes through its website a better way to find out how the strangers showing up at their properties are behaving. (Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg)

Airbnb will soon give people renting out rooms and homes through its website a better way to find out how the strangers showing up at their propertie(...)

Aaron Hirschhorn of DogVacay which matches pet owners with care takers and is cheaper than traditional boarding/kennels

Imagine driving into the city, but instead of parking in a multistorey car park, you can park in a privately-owned parking space. No need to pay sever(...)

City slickness: how Dublin City Council envisages College Green

Thirty years ago, in February 1986, a group of us got together to stage the Dublin Crisis Conference. The city was in bits, chewed up by property spe(...)