People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said it was  ‘alarming’ that the LDA cannot yet say how much rent will be at its first big development. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Politicians have raised concerns that a major push by the Land Development Agency (LDA) to deliver cost-rental homes will not lead to affordable payme(...)

The Cabinet has agreed to a €1,000 tax-free ex gratia payment to frontline health workers in clinical settings, but it will not be afforded to all roles. Photograph: iStock

It is now looking like the beginning of the end rather than the end of the beginning. Omicron has swept through the country like a hurricane. With 2.6(...)

The LDA is to develop  cost-rental housing, as well as deliver affordable purchase and social housing. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

About three-quarters of the homes to be delivered by the Land Development Agency (LDA) are expected to be cost rental, according to the organisation’s(...)

St Teresa’s Gardens: The number of homes expected to be delivered as part of the development is estimated to be reduced from 700 to about 540. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Proposals to build a 22-storey tower in Dublin 8 have been scaled back by the Land Development Agency (LDA) following local opposition to the size of(...)

New LDA chair Cormac O’Rourke was previously chairman of Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Former transport agency boss Cormac O’Rourke is to become the new chairman of State housing development body the Land Development Agency (LDA) followi(...)

Clúid launched the State’s first cost rental homes in Taylor Hill, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

By the end of this decade, low- and middle-income workers who have struggled to afford rents demanded in the private rental sector, will have 18,000 “(...)

Ireland has plenty of potential to build back the forestry we lost to shipbuilding and barrel staves in the 17th century.  Photograph: Alan Betson

On some of the specimen trees in Fernhill Park, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council has labelled the amount of carbon they store. A very fine Giant Redwood(...)

Dublin’s Digital Hub was established in 2003. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) has agreed with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications that the Digital Hub campus i(...)

 In the middle of a housing crisis – defined by a chronic shortage of affordable options – the market is supplying high-end, luxury units that don’t sell and in many instances can’t even be let

HOW YOUNG PEOPLE ARE BEARING THE BRUNT OF THE STATE'S DYSFUNCTIONAL PROPERTY SYSTEM For more than half a century in Ireland, it seemed that ever(...)

Loopline bridge over the Liffey for trains and dart. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

Prepare for floods Although estate agents selling desirable period homes in Clontarf or Sandymount may not wish to acknowledge it, one overwhelming f(...)

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