RTÉ newsreader Don Cockburn.  Photograph: RTÉ Archives

Don Cockburn, who has died in his native Dublin after a short illness, was for many years one of the most recognised faces in Ireland, as anchor of th(...)

Starbucks has presented virtually no threat whatsoever to Ireland’s independent coffee sector. According to figures, Ireland’s independent cafe sector grew by 8.5 per cent last year.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

It is almost two decades since the animated television series South Park brilliantly satirised the predictable shrieks of anticapitalist outrage that (...)

A wreck of a market - a post-crash ghost estate

For Ann, it was a bunk in a hostel or the loss of a new, permanent job. That was her choice. She has spent weeks looking for a place to rent in Dubl(...)

Dublin City Council has studied a model used by Lewisham Borough Council in south London which last year completed a modular apartment complex  providing 24 homes for families living in emergency accommodation

Prefabricated modular homes, which can be dismantled and reassembled at different locations, are being reconsidered for temporary accommodation for ho(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: one councillor called his failure to attend the meeting “an absolute disgrace”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said he had been “very unfairly” treated by Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha after he was sharply criticise(...)

Eoghan Murphy: he has summoned the chief executives of all 31 local authorities along with their housing department personnel to an emergency summit on homelessness in the Custom House on Friday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has been castigated by Dublin city councillors for not attending Monday night’s council meeting to discuss homeless(...)

St Lawrence Road: the Housing Agency paid almost €2 million for the former B&B. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The extent of local opposition to planned homeless hubs is revealed in documents released to The Irish Times under the Freedom of Information Act. A (...)

Conor Horgan from Ibal said: “Dublin City Council concedes that efforts to mobilise community groups in the North inner city to assist in tackling the litter problem have met with little or no success.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Litter and illegal dumping is persisting in “social housing areas” and “disadvantaged” parts of the cities because local communities will not clean th(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the homelessness crisis was “neither resources, nor money nor ideology. A huge amount is being done but clearly more is needed.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Charities involved in helping homeless families have criticised the Minister for Housing for claiming “ideology” does not play a role in the housing c(...)

  Homes  under construction in Adamstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Shannon in Co, Clare was for decades the State’s only modern planned town. Developed throughout the 1970s alongside Shannon Airport and the Shannon Fr(...)