Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, has written to all Dublin City councillors telling them “concrete, tangible solutions” must be found to the (...)

Former New York City investment banker Jason Lee walks with his wife Alicia into Suffolk County Court. Photograph: AP Photo/Frank Eltman

Lawyers for a former US banker accused of raping an Irish J-1 student at a popular New York resort have failed in their bid to use the refusal of her (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan  Kelly has said he disagreed with a decision by Dublin city councillors last week to reject a proposal to refurbish 64 empty flats at the O’Devaney Gardens flat complex (above) to provide temporary accommodation for up to 400 homeless families over the next five years. “That was a big project and an important project and I don’t agree with that decision,” he said.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly is not getting necessary co-operation from Dublin City councillors to tackle the growing family and child home(...)

Asked his reaction to the finding that a majority of those involved in the Right 2 Water campaign had never protested before, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly said: “That wouldn’t surprise me. We haven’t had a huge amount of protest over the last number of years.” Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said he was “not at all” nervous about a report finding that 65 per cent of those involved in anti-water c(...)

Former New York City investment banker Jason Lee walks with his wife Alicia into Suffolk County Court. Photograph: AP Photo/Frank Eltman

Saliva was found on the shorts of an American banker accused of raping an Irish J-1 student but his underwear showed no traces of semen, according to (...)

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has been selected to contest the Dublin West constituency for Fine Gael with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar in the general election. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Senator Catherine Noone have been selected to contest the Dublin West constituency for Fine Gael in the general e(...)

Retired garda Michael Power pictured leaving the Four Courts after he was awarded  damages following a High Court Garda Compensation hearing. Photograph:  Courts Collins

A 58-year-old retired garda, who feared for his life when assaulted and dragged towards a river by an “enormous semi-naked” man, has been awarded €80,(...)

Former New York City investment banker Jason Lee walks with his wife Alicia into Suffolk County Court in Riverhead, New York, on Wednesday. Photograph: Frank Eltman/AP.

A banker accused of raping an Irish student at a beach house in the Hamptons outside New York tried to send away a police woman on the night by tellin(...)

Minister for Local Government Alan Kelly and Minister for State Paudie Coffey at Lord Edward Street, Limerick, where they announced housing targets for each local authority area. Photograph: Press 22

The target of providing more than 20,000 new social housing units by the end of 2017, announced yesterday by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Minister for State Paudie Coffey pictured at Lord Edward St in Limerick city where they announced housing targets for each local authority area. Photograph: Press 22

Local authorities that achieve their targets set out in a €1.5 billion social housing plan designed to reduce the housing waiting lists by a quarter w(...)