While the budget for Traveller accommodation was spent in full last year, it was ‘important to note that € 4.4 million of that budget was spent on the most basic of emergency provisions to mitigate against Covid-19,’ Bernard Joyce, chief executive of the ITM said. File photograph

The Irish Traveller Movement (ITM) has criticised the lack of delivery on Traveller accommodation and called for the establishment of a national Trave(...)

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman said earlier this year, following the launch of the White Paper for ending direct provision in February, that his priority was to ‘move away completely’ from emergency accommodation in 2021 and 2022.  File photograph: Tom Honan

Two dozen emergency accommodation centres which currently house more than 1,300 asylum seekers are to be “decommissioned” by the end of this year, the(...)

The details are included in a White Paper on ending direct provision, published on Friday by the Department of Children and Equality. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government is set to end its two-decade long reliance on privately supplied housing and use State-owned accommodation to house asylum seekers, acc(...)

Christmas shoppers on Grafton Street in one of Dublin’s busiest shopping streets. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People have been urged by the Government to do their Christmas shopping at off-peak times and on their own amid continued concern around the spread of(...)

Incentives for businesses rather than personal income tax cuts are being examined by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as part of a new rescue plan for the Irish economy once Covid-19 is contained, according to the Business Post

Incentives for businesses rather than personal income tax cuts are being examined by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as part of a new rescue plan for the Ir(...)

Richard Bruton: “I am determined that government, both at central and local level, will lead the way in our response to the climate challenge”

All 34 local authorities in Ireland are to sign a charter on Tuesday committing to decarbonising their activities, pursuing sustainable development an(...)

Alan Kelly:  described young people leaving care as a “key risk category” among those vulnerable to homelessness.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has directed that every local authority be reminded of their obligations to “meet the housing needs” of young(...)