Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy during an inspection of 29 new rapid-build social housing units at Knocknarea Court, Drimnagh. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Just 19 social houses will be built in the constituency of the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy this year. The figures were released by Dublin City(...)

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy was questioned about a report which predicted average rents in Dublin would hit €2,500 a month before the market started to taper. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two Government Ministers have urged Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to examine the tax treatment of landlords who commit to the delivery of long-(...)

Mother-and-baby homes: Gerry Kearney is to chair the collaborative forum for former residents

A former secretary general of a government department, Gerry Kearney, is to chair the collaborative forum for former residents of mother-and-baby home(...)

 Independent Mattie McGrath was among those to contribute as the Dáil debated the latest developments in the broadband plan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Can’t wait to see Katherine Zappone’s frock when she hits the red carpet at the Ifta awards. Hollywood Boulevard meets Dawson Street. It’ll be wall-t(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: A spokeswoman said the Minister had committed to meet the Time4Us board and local TDs to “re-examine the situation in Galway”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A pioneering service to allow children spend time with parents who do not live with them, and the only one of its kind in the State, faces closure at(...)

Waiting for Revenue recognition: Seamus White and John O’Sullivan’s tax certificates still record them as civil partners. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost three years after the electorate voted to recognise same-sex marriage, the computer system at the heart of the State’s taxation system still do(...)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the poor school attendance record of some children was not of their own making. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has accepted a Seanad Labour Private Member’s Bill to tackle school absenteeism among children aged four and five years. Currently, Tu(...)

Katherine Zappone: she said the Department of Children and the scheme administrator would “have adequate powers to ensure that public funds are being used efficiently, and to take action where public funds are misused”

Childcare funding schemes in Ireland will have full legal standing for the first time through the launch of the Childcare Support Bill. Minister for (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. File photograph: EPA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has confirmed he will support the repeal of the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution but will not support terminations up to (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to  tell the Cabinet the current position on abortion is too restrictive and needs to be liberalised. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The Government will on Monday agree to hold a referendum on repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution and replacement of it with an enabling (...)

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