Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall: Cavan County Council’s refusal was appealed by “The Irish Times” to the commissioner, who has overturned it.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Information Commissioner has annulled a decision by Cavan County Council to refuse to disclose information about an investigation into allegation(...)

Developer Michael O’Flynn predicted a static level of housing supply in the absence of significant Government intervention. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There are “serious” viability issues for property developments outside of Dublin, a leading property developer has said. Speaking to The Irish Times,(...)

White cladding on the right of the Grenfell Tower block in North Kensington, London, in the aftermath of a fire in which at least 17 people have died. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Newly-appointed Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy spoke with senior officials about Irish fire safety standards, in the wake of the London fire trage(...)

Data from the European Environment Agency shows daily household energy use in Ireland is the second-highest in Europe at just under 50kWh daily.  Photograph:  Tim Ireland/PA

Resources are only available to fund retrofitting work on one-third of the 75,000 homes and buildings required to be upgraded each year between now an(...)

Mildew on a wall: Legislation states that you must first notify your landlord in writing outlining the issues and give them a reasonable timeframe to resolve them. Photograph: Istock

QThe last few months my partner and I have noticed mould growing on the walls and around the windows of our rented home. Many of our clothes and shoes(...)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Denis Naughten said the department will be known as the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Government department is to be renamed to include “environment’’ in its title, the Dáil has been told. Minister for Communications, Energy and Natu(...)

 A child at his apartment window, in the unfinished estate of Belmayne, Dublin in 2011. Photo FRAN VEALE

Earlier this year, myself and another colleague from the planning department of Dublin City Council were called in by the management and told that the(...)

Repak ELT estimates  there are as many as 100 illegal tyre dumps around the country.

Ireland is groaning under the weight of hundreds of thousands of illegally disposed tyres, a stockpile that is growing each year. It’s causing a doubl(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘Emigration has a devastating impact on our economy as we lose the input of talent and energy. We need these people at home. And we will welcome them.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Irish diaspora “is both an asset and a responsibility”, and engaging with it “requires a sustained, long term effort”, according to Ireland’s f(...)

Domville Woods in Santry Demesne, winner of the RIAI Silver Medal for housing, incorporated existing mature trees on the site into the design. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Dublin firm DTA Architects has been awarded the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) housing medal for Domville Woods in Santry Deme(...)

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