Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys insists it was legal for her department to stop the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) to social welfare recipients travelling abroad. Photograph: PA

Legislation to put the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) on a statutory footing and provide PRSI credits to recipients of the €350 emergency payment(...)

The 18-storey ‘landmark’ tower in the development in Dublin 12 will rise to a height of 77.6m. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin City Council has given the green light to plans for 1,102 residential units – the vast majority build-to-rent apartments – on the outskirts of (...)

Campaigners and locals held a demonstration on Saturday outside the proposed Fumbally Lane development in Dublin’s Liberties. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Housing campaigners have urged the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) to recommend that future co-living schemes should not go ahead becaus(...)

  Inishmaan:   farmers on the island   are putting cattle on boats and bringing them to Mayo. Photograph:   Andy Haslam/New York Times

Cattle on the Aran Islands have been shipped to Co Mayo because of severe water and fodder shortages due to the dry weather, the Oireachtas Covid-19 c(...)

Alan Shatter resigned as minister for justice in 2014. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

New arrangements for Dáil business on Thursday had to be agreed after the agenda was thrown into chaos in a row about the removal from the Oireachtas (...)

Guests at the Ibec Business Leaders Conference 2020 in the Convention Centre: it is not in Sinn Féin’s interests to bust the economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Business people are the ultimate pragmatists and the election proved as much. If Ibec’s chief executive Danny McCoy had been tearing around Mondello r(...)

 Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh, who was elected in  Dublin South-Central,  in the RDS count centre. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Aengus Ó Snodaigh is Sinn Féin’s chief whip and spokesman on culture, heritage and the Gaeltacht. A longtime Sinn Féin stalwart in the Dáil, Ó Snodaig(...)

 Fianna Fáil election candidate  Catherine Ardagh is pictured with  her five week old twins Seán and Darragh Óg and Christabelle Feeney in Crumlin, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The timing of the general election could hardly be less favourable for Fianna Fáil’s Dublin South Central candidate Catherine Ardagh. The Senator gav(...)

The scene in Dublin  where a homeless man was injured during a tent clearing operation along the banks of the Grand Canal. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Housing and homelessness have been catapulted to the centre of the general election debate after a political storm erupted over a homeless man being i(...)

Gardaí attend the scene of  an incident in which a homeless man was injured,    along the Grand Canal in Dublin’s city centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been accused of politicising a serious incident in which a homeless man was injured, after the Taoiseach called on the Fian(...)

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