Household activities are the primary source of condensation which causes damp and mould in Dublin City Council’s flat complexes, according to a new report from the local authority. File photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

Household activities, such as cooking, washing and “people’s breathing”, are the primary source of condensation which causes damp and mould in Dublin (...)

The provision of Traveller accommodation in Ireland remains inadequate with sites still badly located and in poor condition, a Council of Europe committee says in a report. Photograph: Tom Honan

The provision of Traveller accommodation in Ireland remains inadequate with sites still badly located and in poor condition, a Council of Europe commi(...)

Defence Forces: there are a number of outstanding pay adjudications which have been on hold, in some cases for years, as a result of the financial crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government is expected to signal this week that it is prepared to hold talks about permitting military representative bodies to affiliate to the I(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan  at the AGSI annual delegate conference in  Tullow, Co Carlow. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has said its members would consider going on strike in order to gain the right to join a union. It (...)

O’Devaney Gardens back in 2016: Most of the 109 complexes to be worked on  do not meet building standards of accessibility, fire safety and building quality. Many had mould, condensation and sewerage problems. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

More than 6,000 units of Dublin city’s oldest and most dilapidated flat complexes are to be redeveloped under a 15-year plan to raise social housing s(...)

A copy of the Amnesty International Report 2017/18. Photograph: Reuters

Increasing homelessness, conditions in direct provision centres, sex workers’ rights and restrictions on women’s and girls’ reproductive rights are am(...)

The report highlighted the low level of unemployment assistance for persons aged 25 years or below, which is currently €100. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Council of Europe has heavily criticised Ireland’s social services, claiming the level of assistance for single people without resources is “manif(...)

Archive image from 2013 of Dolphin House flat complex in Dolphin’s Barn, Dublin. While refurbishment is under way, other sites might benefit more from new builds. Photograph: David Sleator

Some 10,000 Dublin social housing flats, almost three-quarters of the city’s stock, are in need of “significant regeneration” and should be demolished(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “The Government will not sacrifice the hard-won gains that have been achieved by the Irish people over the last number of years.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

The Government will put its own “strategy” in place to best manage the industrial relations process, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. He told Sinn Féin(...)

Caitlin and Thomas McCarthy at Spring Lane halting site in Cork city. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

A year after 10 people died in a fire at an unofficial Traveller site in Carrickmines, Dublin, the number of Traveller families living in such conditi(...)

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