A proposal to set up a new Oireachtas committee to track Government progress on addressing climate change and implementing radical measures to counter(...)

The 141-acre Thornton Hall site was the largest vacant site controlled by the State found in the course of our research. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

At least 334 sites or buildings controlled by the Government are lying idle across the Republic. Research by The Irish Times shows that bodies falli(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting  British prime minister Theresa May on May 17th on the sidelines of an EU and Western Balkan heads-of-state summit in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photograph: AP Photo

We’re just over a month away now from a key European Council summit at which the UK must present a way to avoid a hard border between the Republic and(...)

Mortgages and housing: Central Bank researchers sound a warning and Nesc offers a solution. Photograph: iStock

Central Bank researchers are warning today that if current growth in mortgage lending persists and household incomes rise in line with forecasts, the (...)

The National Economic and Social Council argued that the State must change its system of urban development, land management and housing provision.

The State should look to land it already owns such as former docks and rail depots as it seeks to solve the housing crisis, the National Economic and (...)

Pigeons on Lower Gardiner Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Anyone passing by Sheriff Youth Club in Dublin’s north inner city might notice its sparkling new all-weather football pitch. It is among the first gr(...)

Built in 1959, Croke Villas in Dublin’s north inner city had been mostly vacant for the past decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

I’m standing on a street in Dublin’s north inner city, in the shadow of Croke Park’s Cusack Stand, watching a block of council flats being reduced to (...)

John Murphy with Tim Kinsella, managing director of MKC Communications. Mr Murphy is former secretary general of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

John Murphy, the former top civil servant at the Department of Enterprise, has joined public relations firm MKC Communications as a consultant in its (...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: said the all-party committee on housing and homelessness had recommended rent reviews be linked to the Consumer Price Index or a similar index. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government’s proposed new rental plan was defended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the face of strong Dáil criticism. “It is in the interests of tenan(...)

Incoming IFA president Damian McDonald is to receive a basic salary of €185,350. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

The new head of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is to receive a substantially smaller salary package than his predecessor. The association today(...)

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