Minister for Education Joe McHugh on a bed of 3,000 nails at Dublin’s Explorium.

If Fine Gael is coming under increasing pressure as the election campaign hots up, the ever-affable Minister for Education Joe McHugh is certainly sho(...)

Traveller families in Clondalkin who have been living on an unauthorised site in Balgaddy have been ordered to leave.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Four Traveller families, including 12 children, say they will not leave a vacant site in west Dublin this week as they have “nowhere to go”. The Dohe(...)

The site at Oscar Traynor Road, just to the east of the entrance to the Dublin Port Tunnel, which is valued at €44m. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fewer than 80 vacant sites across the State have been brought back into use since laws designed to reduce land hoarding and increase housing developme(...)

The site at Oscar Traynor Road, just to the east of the entrance to the Dublin Port Tunnel, which is valued at €44 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Land hoarders across Dublin city and county face a bill of almost €30 million from January for failing to develop sites that could be used for housing(...)

An Bord Pleanála approved the plans for the strategic housing development on more than 16 hectares in Newcastle

Cairn Homes, one of the country’s largest housebuilders, has secured planning permission for a major new development that will provide almost 400 new (...)

Colleen McDonagh at her apartment in Tallaght. Photograph: Tom Honan

Colleen and John McDonagh and their six children are preparing for their fourth Christmas in emergency accommodation. From Tallaght, Dublin they beca(...)

A section of the Grand Canal cycling path at the Naas road junction. Image: Google Maps

CCTV cameras on the Grand Canal that have been repeatedly vandalised are to be reinstated following a spate of attacks on cyclists using the route. S(...)

Flowers are taken from graves more often in the days leading up to Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Photograph: Tom Honan

People who steal floral arrangements and wreaths off graves have been described as the “lowest of the low” by a leading Dublin funeral director who wa(...)

 Homes  at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Photograph: Niall Noonan

More than 1,000 homes have been granted permission in south Dublin in what will be the first large-scale housing development on local authority lands (...)

Four new TDs take their seats in the Dáil on Tuesday.

Four new TDs will enter the fold at Leinster House on Tuesday. They were elected during byelections last week. But who are they? Pádraig O(...)

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