Extreme weather events, involving storm surges, flooding and destructive winds, have become part of everyday life – and the situation is likely to worsen. Photgraph: NASA Earth Observatory/ AFP/ Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned of a “national emergency” as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia battered the country yesterday. After years in which succ(...)

The Government plans to spend €11 million cleaning up dumps next year. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government plans to spend €11 million cleaning up dumps next year, figures published alongside the details of Budget 2018 show. A breakdown of th(...)

Rockbrook in  Sandyford where Ires Reit has been refused permission for 492 apartments.

Property group Ires Reit has lost its appeal against a decision refusing it permission to build some 450 apartments in an area in Dublin with high de(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with members of the FF Parliamentary Party, at the start of the party’s autumn think-in at the Longford Arms Hotel in Co Longford. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is strongly resisting Government plans to widen income tax bands in Budget 2018, and says the move would be a breach(...)

Projects located mainly in Dublin and Cork but also in east coast and midland commuter counties have the potential to deliver 69,240 new homes. File photograph: Getty Images

Friday is the deadline by which 15 local authorities must submit their applications to central government for special infrastructure funding for 34 ho(...)

Traveller accommodation being built on Shanganagh Road in Co Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Traveller accommodation targets have not been met at any point since they were made mandatory on local authorities 18 years ago, an unpublished report(...)

Apartment supply is the main concern when it comes to building costs, with house building seen as satisfactory by sources. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

It is not financially viable for builders to construct “affordable apartments” with sales prices of between €240,000 and €320,000, a Government report(...)

In Dublin the number of homeless children increased by 153, from 2,270 in June to 2,423. The number of homeless families in the capital grew by 63, from 1,115 to 1,178 since June. File photograph: iStockPhoto

There are now almost 3,000 homeless children across the State, among a total homeless population of 8,160 according to the latest figures. The data(...)

Senior Government figures have discussed setting up a new housing corporation that would be able to act as a developer of State-funded homes. Photograph: Getty Images

A number of parties have called on the Government to give the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) more powers to build housing instead of establis(...)

Latest figures from the Department of Finance show there were close to 8,000 Help-to-Buy applications in the first half of 2017, of which 5,000 were successful. File photograph: Frank Miller

Scrapping the Government’s Help-to-Buy scheme would be “a mistake” and would disrupt efforts to address the housing crisis, according to the head of t(...)