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Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien:  Getting more precise costs for fixing defective apartments should be an objective of a working group he is setting up. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Fixing defective apartments across the State could cost more than €1 billion, while developers who built affected homes are still active under new nam(...)

 Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte during a debate last month on  developments around  Covid-19 in the House of Representatives in The Hague. Photograph: EPA/Bart Maat

In the early weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic a much-shared cartoon showed Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte as an elderly man, standing unassailably at t(...)

Kath Cottier and Andrew Prior, members of the Construction Defects Alliance lobbying group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Up to 92,000 Celtic Tiger-era apartments may be affected by building defects, including fire safety issues, an Oireachtas committee has heard. The h(...)

Providing the poorest children in the State with an additional €3 a week would have cost about €62.4 million. This Fine Gael Government made a choice about how much the poorest children would get.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Finally, the weekly welfare payment to the poorest children in the State is being increased. After an eight-year “freeze”, the Child Dependant Allowan(...)

In the early days of the commercial internet, back in the mid 1990s, one of the things that technology platform companies lobbied hard for was the not(...)

Aer Lingus is the second cleanest and quietest airline in a league table of 50 carriers using Heathrow Airport. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Aer Lingus is the second cleanest and quietest airline in a league table of 50 carriers using Heathrow Airport, while Israel’s El Al is the dirtiest a(...)

 Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during election night in The Hague, The Netherlands, 15 March 2017. Rutte’s center-right VVD party has won the most seats in the parliamentary elections . EPA/JERRY LAMPEN

Mark Rutte, the centre-right Dutch prime minister, described Wednesday’s parliamentary elections as continental Europe’s first test in 2017 of the ant(...)

STRAVINSKY: COMPLETE MUSIC FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA Steven Osborne (Piano), BBC Scottish SO/Ilan Volkov Hyperion CDA 67870 HHHH The Soviet Union(...)