A total of 578 people were removed from the March homeless statistics. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three local authorities refused to remove families from their homeless figures despite the Department of Housing urging them to do so. Kildare Count(...)

Snow drifts are making roads impassable in Rathmore, Co Kildare.  Photograph: Niall Sargent

When Fionnuala Rogerson and her family moved into the Glencree Valley 30 years ago, they thought heavy snow in Wicklow would be a regular occurrence, (...)

The Peter McVerry Trust homelessness charity has put emergency measures in place to protect people who are homeless. Photograph: iStock

The Peter McVerry Trust homelessness charity has put emergency measures in place to protect people who are homeless ahead of the extreme cold weather (...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

South Dublin County Council accounted for the highest pay-outs of any local authority, as HAP tenancies in the county cost €22.1 million in 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller

South Dublin and Dublin City Councils paid out the most under housing assistance payments (HAP) in 2017, a county-by-county breakdown of payments unde(...)

South Dublin County Council paid out the most of any local authority. HAP tenancies in the county cost the State €22.1 million on a net basis – after payments from tenants – in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

State payments to private landlords in Dublin under housing assistance payment (HAP) surged in 2017 as the Government rolled out the State-subsidised (...)

Naas’s Main Street. The town, which has a population of 20,000-plus, retains a village vibe despite its size and range of facilities. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Of all Dublin’s commuter towns, Naas is one of the best thanks to its location and services. And with both of those qualities, it’s no surprise the to(...)

A computer generated image of Lidl’s new facility in Newbridge.

Discount retailer Lidl will create 100 new jobs at its new distribution centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Following the granting of planning permissio(...)

More than 300,000 people work for the public service in Ireland. Photograph: iStock
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It is not too long ago that the public service and the banks were the main providers of job opportunities for school-leavers. Summers seemed to be one(...)

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, in whose area 10 members of one Traveller family died in a fire on an unauthorised site in October 2015, had the largest draw-down, spending €1.95 million on Traveller accommodation since January 2016 – just over the €1.92 it was allocated. It was the only local authority to overspend on Traveller accommodation. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost half the money allocated to local authorities for Traveller accommodation over the past two years has not been spent, figures from the Departme(...)

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