Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said some 5,900 new “units” of social housing would be provided next year by local authorities and approved housing bodies, either through building or acquisition. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Measures announced in Budget 2018 will lead to the provision in 2018 of just 31 social homes over and above the number committed to last year by the G(...)

Jean O’Sullivan at the marché d’Aligre in Paris.

Jean O’Sullivan, who has died aged 63, was a central figure in the Irish community in Paris for more than three decades, during which she also led a s(...)

The narrow streets of the Collachio – the ancient part of the city – in Vittoriosa, which is full of charming houses and auberges, framed in colourful bougainvillea, oleander and jacaranda. Photograph: Getty Images
Finding a different Malta
  • Travel
  • September 16, 2017, 06:00

I fell in love with Maltese stone on my first visit in 2012. The buttery tones of Valletta’s sculptural edifices warmed my heart; I had never realised(...)

Lois Bridge, located in north Co Dublin, is the only dedicated residential facility which treats anorexia, bulimia and binge eating

A new inspection of mental health facilities around Ireland has found two facilities with “high” risk ratings attached to certain areas of their servi(...)

Daiga Ancikovska from Latvia who has been living in Ireland since 2009: “I love how diverse it is in Ireland now. Our new neighbours are from all over the world.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Daiga Ancikovska felt like the odd one out growing up in rural Latvia. Her two younger sisters loved working on their grandparents’ farm during the su(...)

A 16th-century bone-inlaid box originally in Brackenstown House, Swords, Co Dublin, which is to be auctioned in England on Tuesday

Auction Results: Sunday (June 18th): Adam’s, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. “At Home” auction. 82 per cent of lots sold. Lot 158, an 18th-century Chin(...)

Bristol-Myers Squibb intends to shift its manufacturing focus in Ireland to reflect its “growing biologics portfolio”

SK Biotek, a south Korean biotechnology firm, has acquired an active pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturing facility in Swords, Co Dublin. The fac(...)

Ireland’s Eye: In spring and early summer, watch out for the rudimentary nests of blackback gulls, complete with their clutch of two or three speckled eggs

A little over a mile, by sea, from Howth Harbour in Co Dublin, you can find a glorious summertime walk through the wilderness of craggy Ireland’s Eye,(...)

Three-year-old Rocco Ulrich in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Compiled by Jennifer O’Connell, Damian Cullen, Sylvia Thompson, Leonie Corcoran, Lorna Siggins, Noel O’Reilly and Malachy Clerkin ANTRIM Carnfu(...)

The issues involving St Anthony’s and Claddagh credit union is the third report of credit union financial irregularities in the last 7 days. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A credit union in Galway has refunded €87,000 to 31 accounts after it discovered “unauthorised transactions” involving a staff member. St Anthony’s a(...)