Sr Stanislaus Kennedy called for a referendum to enshrine the right to a home in the Constitution. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Homelessness campaigner Sister Stanislaus Kennedy has called for a referendum to enshrine the right to a home in the constitution. Speaking at the Ma(...)

Prof Orla Hardiman said the health system was now completely demoralised. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The health system is now “utterly demoralised and completely broken”, Ireland’s first professor of neurology has said. Prof Orla Hardiman told (...)

For the country as a whole, the average asking price for a house grew by 1.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2015

Dublin house prices increased by an average of 0.6 per cent between March and June of this year. Prices rose by 4.4 per cent in Cork, 3.8 per cent in(...)

The high cost of private rental accommodation shows little sign of reducing, with average rents rising by 8.2 per cent on a year-on- year basis. Howev(...)

“It is clear that the Central Bank rules have had an impact on the market. Dublin prices are now anchored to real economic conditions,” the report noted. Photograph: The Irish Times

House prices in Ireland rose by 4.6 per cent in the first three months of this year, according to the latest report from property website daft.ie. It (...)

Economist Ronan Lyons: the  author of the Daft report said the acute shortage of rental properties in Dublin is causing a flight to the commuter counties

Rents are rising fast in the commuter counties around Dublin because householders on average incomes cannot afford to live in the capital, according (...)

House prices dipped 1 per cent in the final three months of last year, according to the latest report by property website Daft.ie. Photograph: Thinkstock

House prices dipped 1 per cent in the final three months of last year, according to the latest report by property website Daft.ie. This is the first (...)

There were fewer than 27,000 properties listed to rent in Dublin in the first nine months of this year, compared to more than 47,000 in the same period in 2011.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Fewer than 5,400 properties were available to rent nationwide on November 1st, the lowest number since 2007, according to a quarterly report from pro(...)

Families living in 3-5 bedroom homes pay an extra 2.6 per cent (€4,700) to stay close to primary schools and an extra 1.9 per cent (€3,600) to be near post primary schools. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

People who want to buy a family home very close to a primary school in south county Dublin will have to pay over €25,000 more than those willing to li(...)

Economist and co-founder of the Kilkenomics festival, David McWilliams, pictured with  RaboDirect general manager Tim Bicknell. The bank is sponsoring the event.

The Web Summit has been called “Davos for geeks”, but Kilkenomics is the “Davos with jokes”. The event returns for a fifth year this year, bringing to(...)