A number of large wind-farms are already planned for the shallow banks off the east coast but in time technology will allow the development of floating wind farms in the far-deeper Atlantic waters off the west coast. Photograph: iStock

A major political row has erupted over new marine legislation that will pave the way for developing ocean power and offshore wind farms in future. Th(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien asked  the committee to   waive the “pre-legislative scrutiny” phase of the Bill, to ensure its passage through the Dáil before the April expiry date. Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation to extend protections for tenants will go before the Dáil next week after the Oireachtas Committee on Housing voted narrowly not to debate(...)

The Oireachtas Committee on Housing is currently undertaking pre-legislative scrutiny of Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien’s affordable housing Bill. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The State’s new Land Development Agency (LDA) is planning to deliver homes at its first site at a discount of about one-third of the market rent, its (...)

A road covered by a landslide in Derrybrien, Co Galway, in 2003. The wind farm was built without an Environmental Impact Assessment. File photograph: Joe Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas housing committee has accused the Government of rushing through “highly complex legislation” including new arrangements for “substitute(...)

Shannon river, minutes walk from Athlone town centre. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Legislation to clear the way for the extraction of 350 million litres of water a day from the river Shannon to feed Dublin’s needs is seriously flawed(...)

Independent Senator Victor Boyhan said great financial strain had been placed on communities in taking judicial review proceedings in an effort to halt developments sanctioned under the scheme. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Mark Hilliard Construction work on approved housing developments can take up to two years to begin despite the introduction of a controversial fast-t(...)

 Ms Bailey, who  lost her position as chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing in the controversy over a personal injuries claim against a Dublin hotel, is one of three Fine Gael candidates for Dún Laoghaire at the next election. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have both defended Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey after some local activists in her Dún Laoghaire constit(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy introduced rules banning year-round short-term lets in rent pressure zones. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dublin City Council will next month crack down on users of short-term letting sites such as Airbnb who are flouting regulations. In a letter to Sinn (...)

Settled residents should lose the right to object to Traveller accommodation, a new review recommends. File photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Settled residents should lose the right to object to Traveller accommodation and council chiefs should be “encouraged” to use emergency powers to forc(...)

Owen Keegan warned the housing committee that developing the social housing on the docklands site would be an expensive task. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin City Council has entered negotiations with Nama over the purchase of land to accommodate up to 600 social and affordable homes at the Glass Bot(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Next
  • Last »