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 (...)

Free travel and ‘heritage cards’ should be provided to homeless children through school-holidays, members of the Oireachtas committee for Children have said. Photograph: iStock

Free travel and ‘heritage cards’ should be provided to homeless children through school-holidays, members of the Oireachtas committee for Children hav(...)

“The Government is robbing a small amount from Peter while paying a vast sum to Paul.”

Even by Irish governments’ generally irrational standards, it must be hard to top recent transactions between the State and its utility Ervia for shee(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina in Dublin during the 2018 presidential election. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Ireland’s next presidential election in 2025 could be a very different animal to previous campaigns, with candidates needing to reach voters not just (...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said ‘there is a lot more work that has to be done’ in dealing with building defects.  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said the Government “absolutely” needs to do more work on providing consumer protection for people living in ap(...)

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