Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and  Tánaiste Simon Coveney outside Stormont House, in Belfast. Coveney, when he was in the Department of Housing, launched a plan that would lay out how the State wants to manage future population growth out to 2040. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

What is this new plan being announced by the Government? The Government is launching what is calling “Project Ireland 2040” at Institute of Technolog(...)

Local authorities are set to apply stringent eligibility requirements when the new affordable home loan scheme goes live this Thursday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Local authorities are set to apply stringent eligibility requirements when the new affordable home loan scheme goes live this Thursday. This means tha(...)

Two men look on as a road was covered by a landslide in Derrybrien, Co Galway in October, 2003. File photograph: Joe Shaughnessy

Ireland faces a minimum fine of €1.68 million and additional penalties of more than €12,000 a day if it fails to comply fully with a ruling from the C(...)

An Bord Pleanála’s decision will not go down well in the Department of Housing. Above, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An Bord Pleanála’s decision this week to block one of the biggest residential housing developments in the State will go down like the proverbial lead (...)

According to Goodbody’s latest housebuilding tracker, there was a 77 per cent rise in the number of new homes built during the first 11 months of 2017.

Housebuilding activity in Ireland accelerated significantly last year but official figures are still greatly overstating the level of supply, potentia(...)

John Palmer, principal officer, Department of Finance: acknowledged that returns from PAYE and the universal social charge (USC) had been lower than expected earlier in the year, but had improved since the third quarter. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Workers and businesses paid a record €51 billion in taxes last year, according to Government figures released on Wednesday. Exchequer returns show th(...)

Eoghan Murphy: ‘Some tenants are experiencing horrible conditions.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eoghan Murphy has a miniature basketball hoop within shooting distance of his desk. It hangs on a door in his ministerial office at the Department of (...)

Local fishermen in Glen Pier, Balliskelligs, Co Kerry, look on as Storm Ophelia rages. Photograph: Stephen Kelleghan

The Government has allocated almost €9 million to local authorities to cover the cost of three severe weather events last year. Minister for Housing (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, who yesterday ratified the figures of the Commission for Regulation of Utilities. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some 94,500 customers of Irish Water, or 7 per cent of households, face water charges for excess usage in 2019, based on consumption trends for last y(...)

GAA players sleeping-out at the GPO in Dublin on Saturday night. Photograph: Ruairí McKiernan Twitter account

Hundreds of GAA players from around the country and abroad participated in a sleep-out this weekend raising about €200,000 for homeless charities. O(...)

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