A spokesman for Roscommon County Council said of the properties offered, 75 were identified between two “very tiny villages”, 32 in Ballintubber and 43 in Keadue, where there was “no demand whatsoever”. Photograph: PA

None of the properties identified by Nama for social housing in Leitrim and Longford were deemed suitable by the local authorities, the agency has sai(...)

Some 176 unfinished housing  developments in the State are completely vacant. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of unfinished estates in Ireland now stands at 668 and more than 19,000 individuals and families are living in almost 500 of them, a new re(...)

Judge Alan Mahon:  five years since the tribunal  last held public hearings. Photograph: Eric Luke

Staff costs for the Mahon tribunal, including for its internal legal team, amounted to more than €1.1 million last year, five years after it last h(...)

Phil Hogan:  ‘There has been a magnificent response by the Irish people to the Weee system in Ireland. It is almost unimaginable to us now, but the sight of discarded waste fridges, washing machines and other e-waste was commonplace throughout our countryside and towns only a few short years ago.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New charges for recycling large electrical household appliances are to be introduced from tomorrow under EU regulations.Fees of €10 for large fridges(...)

In 2005, the European Court of Justice ruled that Ireland had not complied with its obligations under environmental directives

FIONA GARTLANDThe State could face a bill of more than €166 million to decontaminate soil and ground water at 34 sites.More than €119 million has alre(...)