Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said the shared-equity scheme would support “hard-pressed first-time buyers to purchase homes in private developments”. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Government was warned that its new shared-equity loan scheme could end up inflating house prices ahead of the budget last year where the sche(...)

Temur Akhmedov was accused of acting as his oil tycoon father’s ‘lieutenant’ in schemes to hide assets from his mother. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

The son of an oligarch caught up in the world’s largest divorce case has been told to pay £75 million, or more than €85 million, to his(...)

Mural of  Greta Thunberg by artist Emmalene Blake in Smithfield, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Greta Thunberg turned 18 a few months ago but occasionally she forgets that. “I actually can vote now,” she grins. But the words “we children” still s(...)

The average price paid for a home in Dublin in the 12 months to January was €453,075 – nine times the average full-time salary.

We should probably stop calling our housing problem a crisis. The latter denotes something temporary, something finite. We’ve been dealing with housin(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has again defended the proposed Affordable Purchase Shared Equity scheme. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Details of regional price caps attached to a contentious shared equity scheme for private home purchases will be published soon, Minister for Housing (...)

The crunch factor in the Irish housing market is lack of supply – around 20,000 new homes were built last year, but we need 30,000 plus. Photograph: iStock

Sparks are flying between the Government and Opposition on the proposed help-to-buy scheme, a part of the Affordable Housing Bill currently before the(...)

The evidence consistently shows that strong traditional sanction-based enforcement is critical to environmental protection. File photograph: Getty

Across the globe, environmental enforcement agencies have been adopting new strategies designed to encourage companies to go beyond achieving basic co(...)

Up to one-third of the State’s food exports could be knocked out if the EU and the UK fail to reach a deal

Ireland’s food trade with the UK is facing a triple threat from Brexit, Covid-19 and waning UK consumer confidence, Bord Bia has warned. The agency s(...)

Police secures the scene during Peter Madsen’s attempt to escape prison in Albertslund, Denmark. Photograph: Nils Meilvang/EPA

A Danish inventor convicted of killing a journalist aboard his homemade submarine in Copenhagen in 2017 briefly escaped from prison on Tuesday, accor(...)

People living alone with the support of a carer may form a support bubble with one other household. Photograph: iStock

Social bubbles and pods have become an integral part of the pandemic response in countries around the world. They are regarded as a safe way to allow (...)

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