Mike Allen, director of advocacy with Focus Ireland, said some families had reported being turned away by local authorities when they presented as homeless. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of homeless children in Dublin has surpassed 1,000 for the first time since the homelessness crisis began last year. The latest figures fr(...)

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Paudie Coffey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish Water provisions, which ensure a house cannot be sold until charges are paid, have been introduced to bring “clarity and certainty for landlords(...)

One of the aims of the capital spending plan will be to try and make more land suitable for private housing development to help with the housing crisis, especially around Dublin.

The Coalition is set to use its capital spending plan, to be announced later this summer, to invest in projects which would free up more land for priv(...)

10-12 Trinity Street, Dublin: planned conversion of the former information showrooms is likely to attract interest from a range of international fashion traders

The rapidly improving fortunes of the Grafton Street/Wicklow Street area of Dublin city are to get a further boost with news that the long-running sho(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “Our neighbours have been set much more ambitious 2030 targets and they will lead the transition to this new clean economy. We will miss out”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland looks set to secure a more lenient emissions reduction target as part of the next EU climate deal, primarily to reflect the State’s high depe(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Mr McGrath has claimed that Irish Water is a ‘wild animal’ and that the Government has rejected legislation that would ‘tame the beast’. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Government has rejected legislation that aims to “tame the beast of Irish Water”, Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said. Mr McGrath described t(...)

The Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly will tell his Cabinet colleagues 75,000 homes have had lead detected in their pipes by Irish Water. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Government strategy to deal with lead contamination drinking water is expected to be agreed at today’s Cabinet meeting. Minister for the Environment(...)

Many petrol stations now charge for air. Photograph: Thinkstock

How much extra will you end up paying in 2015 for stuff that you would have got free little more than 15 years ago? Over the past 10 years or so, p(...)

Housing in Dublin. More than €4 million has been allocated to local authorities to provide accommodation for Traveller families, with almost a quarter of the funds to be used to house Travellers in Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

More than €4 million has been allocated to local authorities to provide accommodation for Traveller families, with almost a quarter of the funds to be(...)

Homes built for older people in Gorey, Co Wexford

More than €100 million is to be spent on refurbishing empty social housing and adapting private homes for older and disabled people. Most of the money(...)