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(...)

Derry Scully of Bruce Shaw quantity surveyors said the council may be setting the bar “a little too high” given the “serious dearth” of housing in Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Building regulations specific to Dublin City Council are adding up to €40,000 to the cost of constructing an average two-bed apartment, according to (...)

The NBRU has written to the Minister for Transport and said it will not negotiate the transfer of any of its members in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann to private operators regardless of commitments or assurances provided in relation to terms and conditions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has said it will not negotiate the transfer of any of its members in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann to private oper(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Banks had a moral duty to pass on lower interest rates from which they benefited, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.“It is not fair, just or equitab(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says he Government needs to look at the ‘consequences of any such decision’ by the UK to exit the European Union. Photograph: Inpho

The exit by the United Kingdom from the European Union would be a matter of “very serious concern” for Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Speakin(...)

Prof Niall Moyna of DCU is optimistic about the future as it is more acceptable for girls to continue in sport and there is an increase in team sport options. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The fitness level of Irish girls stalls in their early teenage years, with the average 16-year-old performing no better in tests than a 12-year-old, (...)

Independent Senator Katherine Zappone. Ms Zappone will raise changes to the One-Parent Family Payment in the Seanad.    File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Changes to the One-Parent Family Payment (OPFP) are to be raised in the Seanad on Wednesday by Independent Senator Katherine Zappone. Ms Zappone said (...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he disagrees with the proposition of the No campaign in the same-sex marriage referendum that every child has a right to a mother and father. Photograph: Inpho

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he disagrees with the proposition of the No campaign in the same-sex marriage referendum that every ch(...)

Working group chairman Maurice Manning: “Rather than set aside a specific number of seats for emigrants and the North, we though it better to allow all citizens to vote on the same basis.” Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Allowing all Irish citizens to vote in Seanad elections is an essential component of political reform, Maurice Manning, the chairman of a working g(...)

The proposed amendment to Article 41 is the insertion of the line: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.”

What are we voting on? On Friday, May 22nd, voters will be asked whether the Constitution should be changed so as to extend civil marriage right(...)