Labour Party councillor Niall McNelis says the facility, which allows people to earn up to €12,000 tax-free a year from renting a room, is “not sufficient”

A Galway city councillor has called on the Government to expand the tax incentive attached to the “rent a room” scheme as one way of easing the accomm(...)

Niamh Randall, national spokeswoman for the Simon Communities: “Seeing things we have never seen in all our time working in housing and homelessness policy.” Photograph: The Irish Times

On November 18th last year, on the floor of Leinster House, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “A situation whereby children, in particular, are homeless is n(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys said she was “delighted” a plan had been agreed to complete Galway Picture Palace. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Galway’s long-delayed arthouse cinema has been granted completion funding of €735,000 by Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys. The Picture Palace, (...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A “strong cultural resistance” from some local authorities and lenders is causing the mortgage-to-rent scheme to “struggle”, the Department of the (...)

Walking on the prom at  Salthill in Galway. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Galway City Council has lifted “do not swim” notices from two beaches in Salthill after further sampling. The notices had been in place at Blackrock a(...)

Members of the Public during a memorial service in UCD, Dublin for the six students who died in the balcony collapse tragedy in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than $300,000 (€264,500) has been donated to a fund providing assistance to families of students killed and others directly affected by the Berke(...)

Carol Hartley, Vicki Landua & Rita Derneha from all from Texas as they sign the book of condolences at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin today, for the the six students who died in a balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Fergal Philips

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will celebrate a special Mass in Dublin on Saturday for those affected by the tragedy in Berkeley. Books will also be open(...)

Bríd Cummins, who was found dead in 2004 in the house she was to be evicted from

Julie Grace was just 10 years old when she learned her best lesson about human feelings. She and her cousin Breda were having a giggle about a neig(...)

New bye-laws have been drafted to provide more wide-ranging powers in response to repeated incidents of loutish behaviour and vast numbers of beer cans left behind on beaches and green areas in Galway during the summer months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Lifeguards, as well as gardaí, may soon have the power to seize alcohol from rowdy crowds on beaches in the west. New bye-laws have been drafted to pr(...)

James (Tex) Callaghan  after receiving details yesterday that his home at Menlo will be seriously affected by the proposed bypass. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway, Ballybrit racecourse and a number of residents have expressed disappointment at the proposed route for a €500 million bypass for Galway. (...)