Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan present the budget last month: the regressive nature of their tax changes give the greatest benefit to higher earners, according to Tasc’s findings. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Falling public spending will undermine the ability of public services to deal with social crises, a think tank has warned. More than half the income g(...)

“Neoliberal housing systems like ours are characterised by persistent boom and busts. ” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Irish housing system is in an unprecedented crisis. This is visible in escalating rents, ‘economic’ evictions, mortgage arrears, repossessions, wa(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly said modular housing units should be in place before Christmas. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Emergency legislation will be introduced if necessary to deal with the housing crisis, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said. Mr Kelly said(...)

Peak anger: protesting against water charges, Mrs Brown style, in 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

March 6th, 2011, marks the point when Diarmuid O’Flynn, after months of emailing politicians about the injustice of bailing out bondholders, finally g(...)

Protesters against water charges gather on O’Connell bridge in March. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/Irish Times

A new political reality could emerge from the anti-water charges campaign here, as it did in Bolivia in the early 2000s, a leading international exper(...)

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(...)

Members of Combined Residents Against Incineration outside the dail protesting against the controversial US energy company Covanta and their plan to build a monster incinerator in the Dublin Bay area. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Residents opposed to the Poolbeg waste incinerator in Dublin marched on the Dáil today, stepping up their campaign to have it stopped.Work is now unde(...)

Minister of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan:  “This is a very ambitious package”

The Government is seeking an estimated €100 million from the European Union structural funds to pay for the refurbishment of thousands of local author(...)