More than one million people paid the local property tax last year in one lump sum – by a single debit authority, debit card, credit card, cash, cheque or postal order or through regular cash payments.

People who have not yet paid their local property tax (LPT) for 2015 or signed up to pay via monthly direct debits or employee deductions have been ur(...)

According to the director of Cork Simon Community Dermot Kavanagh, there has been a significant increase in the numbers of people sleeping rough in Cork, with 54 per cent more sleeping rough for one night or more in the nine months up until the end of September. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A chronic shortage of housing is proving the single biggest barrier to people escaping homelessness, with almost half of those in emergency accommodat(...)

Those who are liable to pay the non-principal private residence charge have been urged to contact their local authority. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Homeowners who have yet to make arrangements to pay the non principal private residence (NPPR) charge have been urged to make contact with their relev(...)

On the issue of wall height, it is necessary to have planning permission if the height exceeds 2m at the sides and rear, and 1.2m at the front along the public road
Property Clinic

Q I am considering buying a three-bedroom semi-detached house. The garden adjoins the garden next door. I have a dog and would like to build a wall ar(...)

The good management of a multi-unit development includes excellent communication with members, procuring service providers that give value for money and dealing with issues promptly
Property Clinic

Q I have had a 30 per cent increase in my service charge, mainly, it appears, to cover non-payment by other home owners. I was wondering is it legal t(...)

Leylandii trees and hedges are 
problematic in residential areas – they are fast growing, difficult to control 

and considerably reduce light to 

nearby windows
Property Clinic

Q We are having a dispute with our neighbour who as a result is threatening to plant mature leylandii trees on his side of a boundary wall. There are (...)

A report by the State’s spending watchdog found more than €4 million of public funds was paid into an unofficial Siptu bank account which was u(...)

Foxford Court residents in Lucan, Dublin, from left,  Denise Murphy, Paul Kavanagh and  Paul Coleman. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Homes in a Lucan housing development, built on behalf of South Dublin County Council nine years ago, have been found to have no fire-stopping betwe(...)