Supreme Court Judge Catherine McGuinness was announced as patron of Daisyhouse. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Homelessness charity Daisyhouse Housing Association has said it could fill double its available housing stock almost immediately, such is the c(...)

Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Progress in education and literacy among children is being countered by a failure to tackle food poverty and discrimination against immigrant a(...)

“The North-South transmission line is a critical and strategically urgent transmission reinforcement and is of critical importance in the broader North-South context,’’ Mr Rabbitte added.

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte was clearly not in the best of humour after having had the political carpet pulled from under him this week by Taoise(...)

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte is to discuss a possible analysis of the work so far on the North-South interconnector when he meets the chairwoman of the expert panel on pylons today.

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte is to discuss a possible analysis of the work so far on the North-South interconnector when he meets the chairwoman o(...)

The politics of pylons

It could be regarded as a cute political move, a u-turn or a fudge. Whatever the eventual verdict, the outcome is likely to affect confidence in Gover(...)

The Government has denied that the late intervention by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to widen the remit of a commission looking at two high-voltage transmission lines amounts to a climbdown.

The Government has denied that the late intervention by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to widen the remit of a commission looking at two high-voltage transmissi(...)

Dara Calleary: “When the elections are over, nothing will change in the subsequent period.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he would like to see the proposed North-South electricity connector included in the review of EirGrid’s plans to erect a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: on Wednesday he told the Dáil he would like the commission’s remit to be extended to include the interconnector. Photograph: Frank Miller

Politics witnessed what Larry Gogan calls a “golden oldie” this week, a blast from the past that filled us all with nostalgia. In this instance, it wa(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he would like to see the proposed North-South electricity connector included in the review of EirGrid’s plans to erect a(...)

Experts said the North-South plan  would cost €810 million if the cables were put underground, compared with €140 million over ground, Mr Rabbitte said. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte has rejected Opposition criticism of the Government’s decision to exclude the proposed North-South electricity connec(...)

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