Longboat Quay apartment block in the Dublin docklands. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

No guarantees can be given that we won’t see a repetition of the Longboat Quay situation because the current building regulations – implemented by for(...)

President Michael D Higgins: signed Bill in accordance with Constitution. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins had no choice but to sign the marriage amendment into the Constitution despite the Supreme Court not having considered (...)

Scandal-hit car giant said it was going to “refit” the estimated 11 million vehicles worldwide. Photograph: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/EPA

Volkswagen yesterday confirmed nearly 1.2 million vehicles in Britain were affected by software designed to cheat emissions tests. The German car-mak(...)

Seat has admitted that more than 700,000 of its cars had been caught in the scandal. The Spanish government is demanding the VW Group refund a green tax.

Spain has joined the list of countries demanding Volkswagen pay back subsidies it received on its “green” clean diesel models. While the US$51 million(...)

A revised proposal for a metro linking Dublin city centre to Dublin airport is among the key elements of the captial spending plan to be published on Tuesday.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended the announcement of the Government’s six-year capital spending plan at almost the end of his Coalition’s term and wi(...)

Tim Caffrey: claims he declared his interest in the property before the council applied for the grant and that he had no direct involvement in the grant process. Photograph: Willie Farrell.

The chief executive of Longford County Council is to face a public hearing into an alleged breach of ethics. The Standards in Public Office Commiss(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has issued a statement to accompany the publication of the monthly homeless persons data.  He notes an increase of lmost 20 per cent, in the number of homeless adults since December 2014,. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The escalating homelessness crisis will be discussed at the Cabinet Sub Committee on Social Policy, chaired by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny today (monday(...)

Government decisions were directly forcing people into homelessness, the founder of the main charity in Dublin working with homeless families has said(...)

  Aodhan O Riordain: ‘Clearly there are some areas where there is a housing and homelessness crisis and space may have to be found in areas where the pressures are not acute.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The housing and homelessness crisis in Dublin means refugees arriving in Ireland should be accommodated elsewhere across the country, a Government Mi(...)

Property developer Bernard McNamara. Photograph: Collins

Plans for more than 150 social houses on three sites in Dublin city, including on lands next to Croke Park, have been submitted to the Government. Dub(...)