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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: “All of our housebuilding targets and our social housing support targets are looking like we will exceed our numbers for this year, and we are more ambitious again for next year.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The homelessness crisis is likely to get worse before it gets better, the Minister for Housing has admitted. Eoghan Murphy has been strongly criticis(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the Government was fully aware of the scale of the difficulties it faces in housing crisis. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The crisis in homelessness will get worse before it will get better, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has indicated. Mr Murphy denied there was a G(...)

More than a decade after legislation was first signed into law, parents and students finally have a formal process to make complaints about the conduct of teachers. Stock photograph: Getty Images

More than a decade after legislation was first signed into law, parents and students finally have a formal process to make complaints about the conduc(...)

The State’s spending watchdog, the Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG), should have responsibility for holding Irish Water financially accountable, the Dáil has heard.

The State’s spending watchdog, the Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG), should have responsibility for holding Irish Water financially accoun(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. “If High-Vis Varadkar had a favourite meal, it would be fresh sod and (video) clips.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The name change passed us by, but since Leo took over as party leader it seems that FG now stands for Fluorescent Government, with High-Vis Varadkar e(...)

The refunding of approximately €173 million paid by some 999,000 householders is due before the end of the year.

Refunds of water charge payments moved a step closer after the Dáil voted by 84 to 44 with one abstention to pass the early stage of the Water Service(...)

John Concannon is the director of the Strategic Communications Unit. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil he did not appoint the head of the Government’s new Strategic Communications Unit but he did approach and ask him(...)

Joan Burton: she said depending on commercial property stamp duty revenues to pay for tax cuts and permanent spending increases was simply repeating the mistakes of the past

The Government could have lost millions in tax revenues because of the advance notice that it was about to raise sharply stamp duties on commercial pr(...)

Fine Gael said it echoes the sentiments expressed by the chair of the Citizens’ Assembly, Ms Justice Laffoy. Photograph: Eric Luke

None of the four main parties favour implementing the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly for greatly increased access to abortion. Fianna Fáil (...)

A file image of thousands of people attending a Right 2 Water protest in Dublin last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The politics of “thuggery” did not defeat water charges, Fianna Fáil’s local government spokesman Barry Cowen has claimed. During a late night debate(...)

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