The social housing projects will be the first large-scale PPPs pursued since the collapse of the developer-led social housing system nine years ago. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Plans for more than 100 social houses and apartments at a vacant site owned by South Dublin County Council in Clondalkin have been approved by council(...)

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin had the highest number of cancelled surgeries, at 262, according to HSE figures. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 900 heart and chest surgeries have been cancelled in public hospitals since the start of last year, according to new figures. On 119 occasions(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May welcomes Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to number 10 Downing Street prior to their meeting on Monday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The Taoiseach has welcomed Theresa May’s promise that Britain will not place any physical infrastructure on the Border after Brexit, but said there wa(...)

On September 25th, 1917, Thomas Ashe died in the Mater Hospitals from complications arising out of a force feeding regime in Mountjoy Prison.   Photograph: National Library of Ireland

On September 25th, 1917, Thomas Ashe died in the Mater Hospitals from complications arising out of a force feeding regime in Mountjoy Prison. Ashe wa(...)

Britain’s Pprime minister Theresa May welcomes Taoiseach Leo Varadkarfor their meeting. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Brexit divorce talks have so far made insufficient progress to allow starting negotiations on a post-withdrawal trade deal, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has(...)

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per head of population in the EU. Photograph: Alan Betson

High Court judges are taking longer to reach decisions in cases, with some judgments being delayed for several years, latest figures show. After the (...)

The panel and audience at an event on Northern Ireland’s place in a united Ireland, at the Lighthouse Summer School in Killough, Co Down. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

New SDLP deputy leader Nichola Mallon has warned that rushing to a Border poll where Irish unity is not clearly mapped out is “an absolute recipe for (...)

The Revenue Commissioners issued guidance this week in relation to the taxation of Irish property held in fund structures beloved by vulture funds. Photograph: Alan Betson

Wondering what Budget 2018 will mean for you? Well, some of the vulture funds that Michael Noonan took aim at in his last Finance Act as minister alm(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s strategy is to assemble a minority administration with a patchwork quilt of Labour, the Social Democrats, the Greens and others. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The next general election, whenever it happens, will for the first time in a decade once more be a stand-up fight between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to(...)

Michael Grassick, chief executive of the IRTA, said “there is €4 million ready to be distributed among people who qualify for the new pension”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish Racehorse Trainers’ Association (IRTA) estimates that up to €4 million is ready and waiting to be put into Irish racing’s new stable staff p(...)