Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy introduced rules banning year-round short-term lets in rent pressure zones. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dublin City Council will next month crack down on users of short-term letting sites such as Airbnb who are flouting regulations. In a letter to Sinn (...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. File photograph: Tom Honan

Including housing in the State’s annual budget is a bad idea. Housing market measures take years to produce results and the annual pressure to be see(...)

An artist’s impression of the nine-storey Salesforce building approved by Dublin City Council.

Developer Johnny Ronan will make a third bid to increase the height of Salesforce’s new European headquarters at Spencer Dock with the submission of a(...)

John Gormley outside his home in Oak Grove, Derrinturn, Co Kildare. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

DEFECTS IN NEW BUILDINGS – ESPECIALLY COMMON DURING THE LAST BOOM – CAN LEAVE OWNERS IN HUGE DEBT, WITH LITTLE LEGAL RECOURSE. AND THEY DIDN’T STOP(...)

Officials from the Department of Communications want to make it mandatory that ducting for high-speed broadband be included for new house planning permission to be obtained.

New homes may be required to have high-speed broadband cabling installed in order to gain planning approval under plans being advanced by Government. (...)

There were 10,173 adults and children in emergency accommodation in June

The sense of panic about homelessness in Ireland is gone, according to the director of advocacy with Focus Ireland. Mike Allen has said the fact hom(...)

‘If you are a family squeezed into one room in a hotel, the children and the parents are under huge additional stress.’ Photograph: iStock

Homeless families are “under huge additional stress” during summer months and “need more supports”, a leading family support worker has warned. Rache(...)

Danny Walsh of Moyne Rangers AFC, Adam Southall and Ryan Phillips of Shamrock Rovers AFC and (back, from right)  Irish Water’s general manager Michael O’Leary, Cathaoirleach of the Enniscorthy Municipal district, Kathleen Codd-Nolan and Minister of State Paul Kehoe at the  opening of new wastewater treatment plant enhances  in Enniscorthy. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Irish Water has strongly defended its plan to extract water from the Shannon to serve much of the east coast, including Dublin. It has also rejected s(...)

The 84 residential units include 34 one-bedroom apartments, 44 two-bedroom apartments and six three-bedroom apartments. Photograph: iStock

Irish investment group Tetrarch Capital has agreed to sell 84 apartments to the State’s largest approved housing body following a €10 million refurbis(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has sent a video message of solidarity with climate protesters in Cork. She also endorsed opposition to (...)

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