Recently completed rapid-build homes in Poppintree, Ballymun, in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

In a fit of excitement a year ago the Government launched its Rebuilding Ireland plan to sort out the housing and homelessness crisis, and deliver 47,(...)

Rapid-build housing. Last November plans were  announced  to build  “stackable” apartments at two sites in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

Almost 900 “rapid-build” homes, 70 per cent of which will be apartments, are planned by Dublin City Council for vacant sites across the city . Up to (...)

Members of Tipperary Travellers’ Horse Owners Association at Cahir Castle gather for the Drive for Hope and Change to highlight mental health. Photograph: John D Kelly

Members of the Traveller community on Sunday began a drive to promote the mental health benefits of horse ownership and underline its importance withi(...)

Actor and film-maker John Connors says he found his family ‘traumatised’ when he got home to the halting site where he lives. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A 16-year-old mother has claimed that armed gardaí pointed an assault rifle at her and her two-month-old daughter when they “invaded” a Traveller site(...)

The Leaving Cert starts today and the ensuing media circus that goes with it is in full swing. But why are we still putting faith in this absurd (...)

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A man with more than 100 criminal convictions is facing sentence for repeatedly snatching phones from women while he cycled past them on Dublin street(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney set a deadline of July 1st  to end the use of hotels as emergency accommodation for homeless families.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Modular homes, built to provide temporary homes for families living in hotels, are to be used as permanent housing under new plans from Dublin City Co(...)

Five of the seven men brought appeals against the severity of their sentences in the three-judge Court of Appeal.   Photograph:Frank Miller

Two men who received 20 year prison sentences for an aggravated burglary in Tipperary have had their sentences reduced to 18 on appeal. Dublin reside(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin:  “Your help is an invaluable contribution to the work of renewal in the church.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Share collections in Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese, which fund its support services, dropped significantly in the 18-month period to the end of Decem(...)

Plan comes as figures show a sharp social divide in numbers progressing to third-level. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Minister for Education Richard Bruton will launch a plan this morning aimed at tackling educational disadvantage in schools. The ‘Plan to tackle edu(...)