Speaking about reports during the week of a new semi-State body to oversee housing, Mr Donohoe confirmed a review was ‘underway’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said the Government needs to “look at new ideas” when it comes to the housing crisis. Mr Donohoe sent his c(...)

Chris Carpenter: cycles up to 400km a week, to and from work.

Chris Carpenter cycles further in a year than most people drive on their daily commute to work. The 47-year-old leaves his home in Clane, C(...)

“I get up at 5am, and leave the house at 5.10am. I drive to Whitehall, and park there. I then jog about eight miles into work.” Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The increasing cost of living in cities is forcing more and more people to spend longer periods of time commuting. Three people share their(...)

‘Jack’ Howlett-Watson was found unconscious on a Dublin city centre street. He was later pronounced dead. Photograph: Geza Oravecz

Emergency rough-sleeper beds which have been closed since April must be “reopened urgently” following the death of man sleeping on a Dublin street, a (...)

Almost three million people across the State travel for school or college. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

One in 10 commuters, almost 200,000 people, spent an hour or more commuting to work last year, an increase of almost 31 per cent, or 50,000 (...)

Marina Village Apartments

With autumn upon us one of the busiest property selling seasons of the year is about to kick off. The listing below indicates there’s plenty of activi(...)

During the next three years  an additional 22,800 pupils are expected to enter the Irish education system across primary and secondary. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of children attending primary school is set to peak next year at the highest levels recorded since the baby boom of the 1980s. More than 5(...)

USI president Michael Kerrigan and his colleagues. Photograph: Paul Corey

Working out of a tiny corner office overlooking Dublin Port, it is hard to believe that the eight staff and 10 full-time officers of the Union of Stud(...)

Bishop Denis Nulty with Fr Eugen Dragos in Romania. On his arrival in Ireland, Fr Eugen Dragos will spend time in Carlow, becoming acquainted with Irish life before appointment as curate to the Tinryland parish

An Irish bishop has resorted to going to Romania to recruit priests for his diocese. While the number of priests is dwindling in Ireland, there is a s(...)

Eoghan Murphy published the ‘Framework for Enhancing Fire Safety in Dwellings’ on Friday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A new Government publication on fire safety has been criticised for not drawing on the Millfield Manor blaze which gutted a number of homes in Co Kild(...)