Increase in repossession orders will put pressure on Government to find ways to help families in arrears. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The rate at which homes are being repossessed has increased by more than 500 per cent since last year, according to figures from the Courts Service(...)

Targets set under Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly’s Social Housing Strategy 2020 mean that the private sector will supply three-quarters of the new social housing to be supplied in several major local authority areas. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Three-quarters of new social housing to be supplied in several major local authority areas under the Government’s social housing strategy will be sou(...)

Brent geese over Booterstown marsh. Paddy McKillen snr bought the 4.9-acre site next to the protected marsh  last autumn for about €1 million, making him the latest in a succession of owners.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Developer Paddy McKillen jnr is likely to press ahead with plans for a controversial site on Dublin Bay even though a proposed land swap deal, involv(...)

The former Europa Motors in Blackrock, Co Dublin

Another illustration of the buoyant market for infill residential sites in south Dublin has emerged with the sale of the former Europa Motors in Blac(...)

It is also hoped the arrival of large cruise ships will attract significant additional footfall in the town from residents; this is estimated at one Irish visitor per passenger. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A planning application for a “next generation” cruise ship berth at Dún Laoghaire harbour will be filed this month in a move expected to bring about 4(...)

Alex White: will stand in Dublin Rathdown

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett said he may resign from his position and return to the Fine Gael backbenches before the next general election. Mr Barrett(...)

Stena Line ferries in Dublin Bay. Concerns have emerged that the line intends to pull out of Dún Laoghaire altogether and will not resume the service  it normally operates from the port during the summer next year.

Fears are growing that ferry operator Stena Line may next year pull out of Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, in a move that sources estimate could cost the ha(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett of the Right2water campaign. The Government is “continuing to allow Irish Water to act in an outrageous manner, allowing them to attempt to secure the personal details of tens of thousands of households’ information”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish Water has written to every local authority in the State seeking the names and addresses of all their council tenants. They have not asked for t(...)

Protesters from the ‘We Won’t Pay’ campaign returning water packs collected at protests to Pearse Roe, of Irish Water, earlier this month. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Many local authorities across the State have confirmed they will not intervene to ensure their tenants sign up with or pay their bills to Irish Water.(...)

A cyclist passing the Queen Elizabeth Cruise Liner during a visit to Dun Laoghaire last year. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Dublin Port is “not the most suitable place for cruise vessels” and Dun Laoghaire ranks as a much more attractive tourist gateway, a planning inquiry (...)