Glenamuck halting site where 10 people perished in a fire in October 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has confirmed that it moved units on the Carrickmines temporary halting site where 10 people died in a fire on O(...)

   James Reilly: approached by some in Fine Gael about the possibility of filling a Seanad seat. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A number of former Fine Gael TDs and ministers are hoping to be appointed to the Seanad in the event of Enda Kenny being elected taoiseach. The new t(...)

‘It is absolutely disgraceful that you’ve got empty houses while people are sleeping on the street. We can compulsorily purchase people’s land to build motorways, so I think we should be able to compulsorily purchase houses to provide families with a home, that’s far more important than building motorways’, said Social campaigner Fr Peter McVerry.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Social campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has called on the Government to introduce emergency legislation to stop banks evicting people from their homes, say(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new minister for housing without extra powers to help tackle the housing crisis would be a waste of time, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly h(...)

 Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has criticised Indaver’s plan to build a €160 million incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Co Cork. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Indaver’s plan to build a €160 million incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Co Cork would be completely contrary to Government plans to develop Cork Harbour (...)

Galway Harbour Company’s decision after the Buncrana deaths to limit access to its slipway has aroused criticism from water users.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Five weeks after five members of one family died when their car skidded into Lough Swilly, the Department of the Environment has issued no specific di(...)

At six Traveller sites it was found that escape routes were blocked by walls and barriers at site entrances too low to allow emergency services enter. Photograph: The Irish Times

Traveller families at a number of sites in Co Waterford would not be able to escape from their homes in the event of a fire, nor would rescue services(...)

Floods surround a house in the Golden Island area of Athlone on January 6th this year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Local authorities have been paid half of the costs submitted for the clean-up of the recent countrywide floods. Councils from across the country requ(...)

Kevin “Boxer” Moran: “The fact that these people were not prepared to sit around the table and meet shows the group is not fit for purpose.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two Independent TDs from areas severely affected by flooding last winter have called for the resignation of officials tasked with managing the risk p(...)

The Marine Institute’s lease application form lodged seeks to deploy up to three “devices” at any one time on the site, including up to three wind turbines of 60 metres in height.  Photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

The Marine Institute has said it is not seeking permission to install three wind turbines in Galway Bay and it is “correcting an error” in its lease a(...)