In Dublin, where demand for housing is strongest, new housing represented 16.9 per cent of all buildings under construction in the State. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Turnover of Irish residential property is barely 50 per cent of what is considered “normal” in a healthy housing market. According to the GeoDirect(...)

Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony, joined by former Galway footballer Seán Óg Dr Paor and former Galway hurler Pat Malone (r), during their call to former Clare hurler Frank Lohan and his son Gus at their home in Oranmore, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The redrafting of the boundary in Galway West has led to a sort of homecoming for John O’Mahony. The football revolution he spearheaded in 1998, whi(...)

Jackue Healy-Rae. Independents  have provided almost 100 per cent support for minority governments, with dissident party backbenchers instead being the main source of instability. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Opinion polls suggest Independents will win record levels of support in the forthcoming election. With those polls indicating no clear winner, Indepe(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described as “outrageous” the call by Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald for the abolition of the Special Criminal Court. “What’(...)

Mayo’s defeat to Cork last weekend was overshadowed somewhat by the controversy regarding Lee Keegan’s concussion at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday (All matches 2pm unless stated) Allianz League Division One Mayo v Dublin, McHale Park, 7.0 – Viewed in a certain way it possibly suits(...)

Dublin defender Philly McMahon celebrates scoring Dublin second goal in the All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo last summer. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

‘Everyone remembers the goals in last year’s semi-final replay between Dublin and Mayo, an encounter memorably labelled by RTÉ’s Darragh Moloney as “t(...)

 Lord Lucan has been missing since November 7th, 1974. Photograph:  PA Wire

This week’s High Court decision to issue a death certificate for Lord Lucan is the latest punctuation mark in a murder mystery that has fascinated the(...)

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail.

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail has said that the disruption to counties caused by the Bruce Springsteen concert in May has to be counter-balanced by (...)

Minister of State Michael Ring has signed off on €9 million in back payments in relation to agricultural land sold for road projects. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Fine Gael Minister of State Michael Ring has signed off on €9 million in back payments in relation to agricultural land sold for road projects. The (...)

The team of four amputee military servicemen, including Paddy Gallagher (30) from Achill Island in Co Mayo, arrive at the island of Antigua after rowing more than 5,500km across the Atlantic Ocean.

A team of four amputee military servicemen, including an Irish man from Achill Island, have arrived at the island of Antigua after rowing more than 5,(...)