The Midlands is facing into ’a cliff edge situation’ due to Ireland getting out of peat production and the use of the fuel in power generation, Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has acknowledged. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Midlands is facing into “a cliff edge situation” due to Ireland getting out of peat production and the use of the fuel in power generation, Minist(...)

Solar panels: Upfront costs for the retrofitting of homes, electric vehicles or access to renewable microgeneration make these services inaccessible to poorer households.  Photograph: Mike Blake

The 2019 climate action plan, taken at face value, aims to catapult Ireland from laggard to leader on climate action globally. Eye-catching proposals (...)

Transport-orientated development will be possible with Metrolink in Dublin and in cities where BusConnects is fully in place, according to the report. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Providing extensive “transport-orientated development” at key urban locations will be critical to ending the dominance of cars in Irish cities, accord(...)

 Síofra Caherty, Fiona O’Doherty Mindy O’Brien, Flossie Donelly, Una Hand, Padraic Fogarty, and Kate Ruddock. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The grassroots uprising is underway and people of all ages are calling for great urgency on climate action. A lack of political action in Ireland has (...)

Professor Louden Ryan (right), then chairman of the National Planning Board in 1984 with Dr Peter Bacon, director of the board secretariat. Photograph: Paddy Whelan /The Irish Times .

Louden Ryan, one of the State’s most influential economists and one of Trinity College Dublin’s most charismatic professors, has died, at the age of 9(...)

Public dismay over the number of homeless families and a shortage of affordable housing has put the Government under pressure.

A lack of detail concerning the powers and responsibilities of the proposed Land Development Agency is a cause for concern. Grandiose declarations tha(...)

When people on average wages cannot afford rents then they are too high. Photograph: Irish Times Graphics

The rental situation is becoming ever more difficult for those looking for somewhere to live, as costs for new rents soar above Celtic Tiger peaks. Bu(...)

Kieran Mulvey  was most recently in the news when he mediated talks between Ryanair and a group of striking pilots. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Industrial relations troubleshooter Kieran Mulvey is set to join the board of Independent News & Media (INM) as a non-executive director. The tro(...)

Active land management can  ensure that value uplifts from infrastructure projects funded by the taxpayer accrue to the  taxpayer, and not  lucky landowners who happen to be adjacent to the routes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Why are Irish housing cycles so volatile? Why do we live in the lowest density cities in Europe, resulting in long commutes and congested roads? Why a(...)

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

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