The Summerhill Occupation pictured outside  a vacant property in Summerhill Parade. Photograph: Summerhill Occupation/PA

On Thursday a High Court judge ordered a group of protesters occupying a property in north inner city Dublin to vacate the building by 8am on Friday, (...)

The Daft.ie report  comes as Leaving Cert students assess their CAO option and begin the accommodation search. Photograph: David Sleator

A new report has highlighted the chronic shortage of student housing in Dublin and other cities, while accusing the Government of “negligent inaction”(...)

 Queuing for a rental property in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Average rent across the Republic reached yet another peak of €1,304, more than €560 higher than the trough in 2011 and more than 26 per cent higher th(...)

Norah Casey  wondered why women who might want a symposium on such themes had not organised one themselves.

Well-known Catholic Irish women were not invited to speak at the World Meeting of Families women’s symposium by organiser Norah Casey because her “per(...)

And you thought your first day of secondary school was scary. Starting in college is a whole new world: yes, you’re independent, but you’re also respo(...)

Vienna, Austria - August 7, 2014: A large group of people take a rest in the terrace of a cafe in downtown Vienna.

Vienna is the “most liveable city” in the world, according to a new report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Austrian capital dislodge(...)

Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Two out of five people said they had avoided visiting their doctor because they could not afford the appointment fee, a new survey has found. Some 4(...)

A fossil seedfern leaf which is 200 million years old. Photograph: Mark Widhalm, Field Museum Chicago

What can we learn from fossil plants and pollen? Plenty, it turns out, including how the Earth “greened” and how plants survived past periods of clima(...)

 Housing activists have occupied 35 Summerhill Parade, Dublin 1. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Housing activists who last night occupied a vacant house in inner city Dublin said they have received a “great community response” to the action. In (...)

Cherub and sphinx statue in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

If you’ve travelled abroad this summer, you may have handed over some of your hard-earned cash at one of the world’s leading tourist attractions. You (...)

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