Some Syrian refugees living in west Belfast say they are housed in poor conditions. Ahmed, pictured with his daughter Jana, complained  his house was damp and suffered from mould. He said there also was rat infestation and frequent gas leaks.

Syrian refugee families living in west Belfast have been subjected to racist attacks and are living in poor housing conditions, according to a report (...)

An overhaul of the Dublin Bus network was outlined earlier in July. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Major commuter bus services from Swords, Balbriggan and Dunboyne will be significantly worse off under a €2 billion plan to reform Dublin’s bus routes(...)

 Marc Carroll  and Sharon Brerton outside their log cabin   in Raheny,  Dublin. Photograph:James Forde

Dublin City Council is to consider allowing the temporary construction of log cabins in back gardens for people to live in as the housing crisis conti(...)

Sinn Féin  confirmed in recent days it will field a candidate to challenge Michael D Higgins in the presidential election. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin is expected to choose a female, internal candidate to be its contender for the presidential election. The party has confirmed in recent day(...)

Counter-demonstrators protest against the UK Freedom Rally in Belfast. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

People Before Profit MLA Gerry Carroll has said that every time the far-right tries to mobilise in Belfast they will be met with opposition from anti-(...)

Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams at a press conference at Connolly House in Belfast alongside prominent Sinn Fein members (from left) Bobby Storey, Gerry Kelly, and Carál Ní Chuilín following an explosives device attack on his and Bobby Storey’s homes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has called for calm and challenged those responsible for attacking his Belfast home on Friday to meet him. On Fri(...)

Burning issue: an oil rig operating for Providence Resources in Barryroe, off Co Cork. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke/Providence Resources/PA Wire

There was much talk in Dáil Éireann this week of divestment from public funds invested in fossil fuels and of banning oil and gas exploration, as poli(...)

It is possible ‘to keep the lights on with 100 per recent renewable energy’ while causing minimal disruption to lifestyles, a UK energy expert has said.

It is possible “to keep the lights on with 100 per recent renewable energy” while causing minimal disruption to lifestyles, a UK energy expert has sai(...)

The rollout of cheaper renewable energy derived from wind and solar panels could be obstructed by Ireland’s use of gas, the OCI has predicted. File photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Ireland will not meet its obligations on countering global warming if it continues a flawed strategy of relying on gas as an energy source, according (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. File Photo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Detailed information on the classification of 875 people removed from official homeless statistics will not be available until the coming weeks, Minis(...)

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