The An Post logo. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The French, they owe us. They owe us big. We haven’t forgotten Paris and Thierry Henry and that incident in the penalty box when the footballer’s fam(...)

Mr Varadkar said the new housing finance agency would provide €750m for development finance to builders so  they could build affordable housing across the State. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has been accused of giving “more handouts” to private developers through the new National Asset Management Agency (Nama) offshoot which(...)

 Simon Harris  said measure was part of a multi-faceted approach to turning Ireland into a tobacco-free country by 2025. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Just two TDs opposed the Government decision to increase the price of a packet of 20 cigarettes by 50 cent. Fourteen TDs contributed to the half hour(...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy: said low-paid workers would pay for new communications unit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy said the budget had revealed how people on social welfare and low-paid workers would pay for the Government’s spin. It had (...)

A file image of thousands of people attending a Right 2 Water protest in Dublin last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The politics of “thuggery” did not defeat water charges, Fianna Fáil’s local government spokesman Barry Cowen has claimed. During a late night debate(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: said “only €350 million remains to be allocated to specific measures” in the budget. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has ruled out any surprise budget-day increase in spending, insisting the fiscal space available to the Governmen(...)

Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy  said the Private Member’s Bill, moved by Solidarity and People Before Profit, required further consideration. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An Opposition demand that access to housing be made a constitutional right is to be considered by a Dáil committee. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murph(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett outside the units in St Laurence’s Park, Stillorgan:   council has been “sitting their hands while these homes lie empty while we are in the teeth of an unprecedented housing crisis”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sixteen bedsits in the heart of Stillorgan on Dublin’s southside have lain empty since bedsits were banned in Ireland four years ago. The continued d(...)

Mary Lou McDonald is expected to succeed  Gerry Adams. Photograph: Alan Betson

In raising the prospect earlier this year of Sinn Féin entering coalition as junior partner, Mary Lou McDonald said the party needed to have a convers(...)

St Helen’s Court in Dún Laoghaire: PwC says tenants will have an opportunity to re-rent an apartment

Tenants of a south Co Dublin apartment complex have objected to being told to leave their homes by the agent for the two global investment firms that (...)