Dr James Reilly, who was Minister for Health for more than three years, has made 315 representations since 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Minister for Health James Reilly have made more than 300 representations each on behalf of constituents in relation t(...)

 Tanaiste Joan Burton: claimed Fianna Fáil was ‘not in the game at all’ when it came to the election. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins 1:44

There were sharp exchanges in the Dáil in a row over mortgage interest rates when Tánaiste Joan Burton told Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen he should “shut (...)

Mick Byrne of the Dublin Tenants’ Association said it welcomed moves that would reduce the frequency of rent increases, but the proposed legislation would not curtail ‘the extent or amount’ by which rents could climb. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

While groups representing a certain cohort of landlords are furious about legislative proposals that will freeze residential rent prices for periods o(...)

Margaret O’Driscoll in her council home in Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The housing crisis in Dublin may make more headlines, but the problem is not confined to just the capital with the combination of rising rents and sho(...)

John Tierney, the outgoing chief executive  of Irish Water. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish Water has confirmed chief executive John Tierney will stand down in April next year when his contract ends. In a short statement, the company sa(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are discussing longer notice periods for rent increases. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Landlords seeking a rent increase might have to provide supporting evidence of rents for three comparable properties to justify the rise, under propos(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: has proposed the establishment of a rent regulator as part of the Government’s housing package. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has proposed the establishment of a rent regulator as part of the Government’s housing package. The two Coalition parties are at(...)

Alex White: sidestepped calls to say that housing situation was an emergency.

Local authorities must return to building houses, the Minister for Communications has told the Dáil. But Alex White sidestepped calls from the AAA-PBP(...)

Enda Kenny: suddenly, Enda has come over all coy. He had been happy to state his measure. Now, he doesn’t know how to say “when”. In Leinster House, people are puzzled. Photograph: Bloomberg

Once there was clarity. Not so long ago, there was a definite line. It wasn’t in the sand either, because sand is a discredited commodity where politi(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher polled 332 votes from more than 700 members at the selection convention in Letterkenny. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil selected outgoing TD Charlie McConalogue and former minister of state and MEP Pat “the Cope’’ Gallagher as its Donegal general election ca(...)