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The new Government scheme will allow investors to pay for the construction of social homes that can be leased to councils, which can in turn rent them to tenants. Photograph: iStock

The Richard Barrett-backed Bartra Capital Property could offer to build up to 400 social dwellings under a new Government scheme, its chief executive(...)

Trainer Peter Casey with his wife Junie pictured at Punchestown in 2012. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey Andrew Lynch has paid tribute to trainer Peter Casey following his death at the age of 82. The Dubliner, who trained in Stamullen in Meath, sh(...)

Eoghan Murphy: 5,900 new units of social housing would be provided next year, an increase of 31 houses on previous targets set for 2018. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Homelessness permeated almost every aspect of public and political discourse in 2017, yet by most measures the problems have got worse, not better. T(...)

Galway Bay.  Over 500 submissions and observations were submitted to Damien  English’s department, formerly Environment, when the Marine Institute initiated its plan to upgrade the Galway Bay  test site first established in 2006.  Photograph: Getty Images

Minister of State for Housing Damien English has approved a foreshore lease for a controversial offshore energy test site in Galway Bay. The Marine (...)

Built in 1959, Croke Villas in Dublin’s north inner city had been mostly vacant for the past decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

I’m standing on a street in Dublin’s north inner city, in the shadow of Croke Park’s Cusack Stand, watching a block of council flats being reduced to (...)

Eoghan Murphy: the Minister for Housing  will announce proposals  to exempt a number of developments from planning permissions to help tackle the housing crisis.   Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Empty shops and other commercial units, as well as vacant properties above shops, will be allowed to be redeveloped for residential use without the ne(...)

Marine Scotland says artisanal hand cutting, or picking, wild seaweed has far less environmental impact than mechanised harvesting. File photograph: Getty Images

A west Cork-based environmental group has said it is “utterly disappointed” with Minister of State for Housing Damien English for failing to consult i(...)

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(...)

Alice Leahy: “The politicians haven’t a clue, really.” Photograph: Jason Clarke

Homeless campaigner Alice Leahy finds criticisms of unofficial homeless agencies “deeply insulting”. Caring for the roughest of rough sleepers for 42(...)

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