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

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett  has claimed that the Dún Laoghaire housing list is growing by 100 cases per month. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The housing list in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, was growing by 100 cases per month, local People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett told the Dáil.He (...)

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(...)

Joan Collins TD: “I break laws that are immoral and never should have been brought in.” Photograph: Collins

United Left TD Joan Collins was arrested yesterday for her role in a protest. The TD for Dublin South Central was one of 13 people arrested for(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Almost 1,000 children in Dublin are homeless and living in emergency accommodation, the latest official figures show. The figures, from the Dublin Re(...)

Lissadell House in Sligo: the council has already paid its own legal bill of €2 million but has been directed by the Supreme Court to pay 75 per cent of the owners’ costs, estimated at between €6 million to €8 million

Sligo County Council has unanimously passed a motion calling on the Government to pay its share of the legal costs of the owners of Lissadell House i(...)

Dublin City Council had drafted its 2015 budget when the decision to exempt Irish Water from rates was made and had included a sum of €17.5 million in expected rates income on the water and drainage network

Dublin City Council is seeking €17.5 million from the Government for commercial rates the council claims are owed on infrastructure taken over by Iris(...)

“Focused on what?” snorted Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen at the Taoiseach. “You’re like a rabbit in the headlights.” Photograph: Eric Luke

It was a quiet return for our Hardly Here At All Dáil, easing itself back into the onerous task of occasionally sitting. It’s a bit like embarking on (...)

Plans to refurbish the dilapidated O’Devaney Gardens flat complex to provide temporary accommodation for up to 400 homeless families living in hotels, have been scrapped by Dublin city councillors. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Plans to refurbish the dilapidated O’Devaney Gardens flat complex to provide temporary accommodation for up to 400 homeless families living in hotels,(...)