Damien English

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The number of Traveller families requiring accommodation has more than doubled since legislation was introduced in 1998 mandating local authorities to provide same. File Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Minister of State for Housing Damien English has pledged to ensure that increased resources for Traveller accommodation are spent by local authorities(...)

‘I couldn’t wait for this day to come’: Svetlana Jankuniene and her daughter Patricija in their new home in Clonsilla, which was provided to them by Fingal County Council and Co-Operative Housing Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There is “no spat” between Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy and Dublin local authorities over their delivery of emergency accommodation, Minister of(...)

Leo Varadkar: were he to call an election in September he  would be throwing the leadership of the country into doubt at precisely the time of greatest sensitivity in Brexit

The big clearout from Leinster House was a fortnight ago when the Dáil adjourned for the summer recess. The Cabinet had its final meeting on Wednesday(...)

Members of the Traveller community protesting over accommodation in 2014. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of Traveller households living by the side of the road or in overcrowded conditions has increased by 66 per cent in five years, latest figu(...)

Johnny Clochartaigh harvesting seaweed near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Canadian-owned seaweed company Arramara intends to resubmit applications to harvest seaweed on the Irish west coast, following a Government ruling pro(...)

Permanent TSB has agreed to allow some of its distressed mortgage holders stay in their homes under a mortgage to rent scheme offered by an organisation called Home for Life. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Permanent TSB has agreed to allow some of its distressed mortgage holders stay in their homes under a mortgage to rent scheme offered by an organisati(...)

Litter is transitioning from primarily a visual concern to a health and environmental one, according to group. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Irish Business Against Litter is to extend its annual anti-litter league rankings to include more than 60 beaches, ports and rivers. The business gro(...)

German-listed Henkel is investing up to €18 million expanding its 3D printing research and development (R&D) capabilities as it opens a new hub in Tallaght, Dublin.  Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP Photo

Chemical and consumer goods giant Henkel will spend up to €18 million expanding its research and development (R&D) capabilities as it opens a new (...)

West Cork residents protesting outside the Dáil last March over the approval of a  a licence authorising the mechanical extraction of  kelp in Bantry Bay. Photograph: Alan Betson/he Irish Times

A controversial plan to mechanically harvest seaweed from Bantry Bay is to go ahead despite a court challenge to the move. Environmentalists in west (...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. Lobbying returns for January-April show John Collison met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “to discuss technology policy”. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Tech companies Stripe and Amazon separately met Government Ministers earlier this year to discuss housing policy ahead of the planned growth of their (...)

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