Tallaght and Dublin 15 had the highest density of social housing units built in the Dublin area in the past two years, while Dublin 2 and Dublin 6 had the lowest number of units.    Photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA

State spending on housing has risen nearly threefold since 2016 in response to the “significant” number of families and individuals in need of housing(...)

Dr Michelle Maher  of See Her Elected, an initiative  for women who are considering running in the 2024 local elections. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

A new initiative aimed at getting more women involved in local politics is focusing on counties where less than 20 per cent of the elected representat(...)

Tralee courthouse. It does not have enough court rooms, the jury rooms are cramped, and there is little space to hold prisoners. Photograph: Kerry’s Eye

“The Liberator” Daniel O’Connell’s portrait hangs in the atrium of the 19th century courthouse in Tralee, a man who displayed a legendary talent for (...)

Rent as a proportion of total disposable income was found to be the highest for tenants living in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

More than half of landlords in the Republic had a net rental income of below €10,000 in 2019, according to a report by the Central Statistics Office ((...)

The price of rough timber was up more than 60 per cent and the cost of plaster was up almost 20 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Contractors are “finding it increasingly difficult” to stand over tender prices for periods of up to two years due to the rising cost of construction (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: when she  stands up to make her televised speech  she does so safe in the knowledge that all ranks of the party are united around her. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s party faithful gather at the Helix on Saturday in Dublin City University, surrounded by banners hanging overhead that will declare that it(...)

The Construction Industry Federation this year alone has made 61 representations to Government. Photograph: iStock

The property industry and its army of lobbyists do a great job of bending the Government’s ear. Whether it’s the planning code, apartment standards, o(...)

The High Court had been asked to determine whether the Oireachtas intended the meaning of ‘charitable purposes’ to include the ‘advancement of religion’.

An evangelical Christian charity helping alleviate poverty in developing countries must pay its annual €4,000 rates bill in Dublin, the High Court has(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure  Michael McGrath and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  arrive at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The new zoned land tax, designed to encourage the construction of housing, will not be introduced for at least two years, according to Minister for Fi(...)

The endangered Atlantic puffin to benefit from protection of vast area of the north-east Atlantic Ocean following meeting of parties to the Ospar Convention. Photograph: iStock

A vast area of the Atlantic Ocean is to be designated in an international effort to protect 5 million seabirds across 22 different species, five of wh(...)

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