Mildew on a wall: Legislation states that you must first notify your landlord in writing outlining the issues and give them a reasonable timeframe to resolve them. Photograph: Istock

QThe last few months my partner and I have noticed mould growing on the walls and around the windows of our rented home. Many of our clothes and shoes(...)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Denis Naughten said the department will be known as the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Government department is to be renamed to include “environment’’ in its title, the Dáil has been told. Minister for Communications, Energy and Natu(...)

 A child at his apartment window, in the unfinished estate of Belmayne, Dublin in 2011. Photo FRAN VEALE

Earlier this year, myself and another colleague from the planning department of Dublin City Council were called in by the management and told that the(...)

Repak ELT estimates  there are as many as 100 illegal tyre dumps around the country.

Ireland is groaning under the weight of hundreds of thousands of illegally disposed tyres, a stockpile that is growing each year. It’s causing a doubl(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘Emigration has a devastating impact on our economy as we lose the input of talent and energy. We need these people at home. And we will welcome them.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Irish diaspora “is both an asset and a responsibility”, and engaging with it “requires a sustained, long term effort”, according to Ireland’s f(...)

Domville Woods in Santry Demesne, winner of the RIAI Silver Medal for housing, incorporated existing mature trees on the site into the design. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Dublin firm DTA Architects has been awarded the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) housing medal for Domville Woods in Santry Deme(...)

A Government inquiry into the mother and baby homes will not be confined to St Mary’s in Tuam, Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Government inquiry into the mother and baby homes will not be confined to St Mary’s in Tuam, Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan has said.“Tuam w(...)

Enda Kenny, Phil Hogan, Richard Bruton and Frank Flannery at the launch of the Fine Gael local election manifesto in 2009. Mr Flannery joined the Taoiseach and the Environment Minister at the publication of his forum’s report inJuly 2012. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Philanthropy Ireland, the association that represents a number of Irish philanthropic organisations, was given €631,635 by the Department of En(...)

Denis O’Brien listens as former US president Bill Clinton delivers the Ray Murphy Memorial lecture at an evening event organised by the Forum on Philanthropy and Philanthropy Ireland last month: “Would the One Percent Difference campaign not serve us all better by promoting a culture that was better disposed to paying tax?” Photograph: Alan Betson

You can’t poke your head out from under the bedcovers these days without being guilt-tripped by the One Percent Difference campaign. It is suddenly th(...)

The Dolphin House flat complex in Rialto. Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Some €19 million is to be spent to provide 100 new homes in the first phase of regeneration of Dolphin House in Dublin, which is one of the largest lo(...)

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