Even with Government measures such as the Rebuilding Ireland programme, a shortage of houses is “one of the most prominent risks and challenges facing the country”. File photograph: Getty Images

The housing crisis is likely to last for the “foreseeable future” and will have a major impact on economic growth and Irish society, a Government repo(...)

“Our intention is to use that agency to take existing State land and acquire additional land for development,” the Taoiseach told the Dáil. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A new Government agency will buy private land adjoining existing prime sites held by State and semi-State organisations in order to assemble land hold(...)


Part hype, part hope, part genuine effort to do things differently in an area in which Ireland has conspicuously failed in the past, Project Ireland 2(...)

Project Ireland 2040: a new Metro link is due to run between Swords and Sandyford, in Dublin

Project Ireland 2040 aims to provide balanced regional development, in order to reduce Dublin’s growing economic domination, and to improve the State’(...)

Computer generated image of what Metro North arriving at Swords station could look like

A revised Metro North is being lined up by the Government as the key to unlock swathes of Dublin for new developments in order to increase the density(...)

A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft grounded as severe weather conditions stops the air search today. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

High winds and icy weather halted the air search today for a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet presumed crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, jus(...)