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Dean Scurry, who was criticised on Twitter for the name of his podcast, Pow Wow with Dean. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I grew up in Dublin’s inner city, an environment where poverty, violence, and addiction were normal. Given the odds I had to overcome to get where I a(...)

Carlow-Kilkenny TD John McGuinness will present the Bill to the parliamentary party. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Bill to create a so-called “friendly vulture fund” will be brought to the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party at its meeting on Wednesday. Carlow-Kilke(...)

Home Sweet Home group has said it will give the €129,000 it has received in donations to ‘grass roots’ organisations and “sustainable projects”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Housing campaign group Home Sweet Home has said it will give a surplus of €129,000 it received in donations to “grass roots” organisations and “sustai(...)

Summary judgments give  a lender the right to chase any or all of a borrower’s assets, whether or not they were pledged as security for the original loan

Last year’s media furore around their activities has quietened down. But it seems the foreign so-called “vulture funds” that bought up swathes of dist(...)

Paul Brady: will join a formerly homeless man, Danny Bracken, on stage at Rock against Homelessness. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rock Against Homelessness takes place in the Olympia Theatre on Friday, April 7th, and will feature Finbar Furey, Paul Brady, Delorentos, The Blizzard(...)

In an undated handout image, a rendering of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket that may take people on a journey around the moon. SpaceX, the ambitious rocket company headed by Elon Musk, wants to send two tourists around the moon and back before the end of 2018. (SpaceX via The New York Times)

We like to boast of our phenomenal technological accomplishments today. But it is sobering to recall that it has been 45 years since the last man wal(...)

Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket is prepared for a launch to the International Space Station on Saturday at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is poised for a debut flight on Saturday from a Nasa launchpad which has not been used since the end of the space shuttle pr(...)

Residents and volunteers painting a sign in Apollo House in Dublin in January. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Home Sweet Home coalition of housing activists and homeless people received almost €200,000 in donations over a six week-period, figures seen by T(...)

Just 381 homes were repossessed in the first nine months of last year, a drop in the ocean compared to  the numbers in arrears

There is no quick-fix solution to the issue of mortgage arrears in Ireland. Latest data from the Central Bank of Ireland suggested that more than €11.(...)

In another case, a borrower in Dublin has found  the sum they owed was now  €144,000 more than the original mortgage loan, due to the build-up of arrears

Private equity fund Mars Capital has offered its mortgage arrears customers substantial financial assistance in situations where they agree to surrend(...)

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