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Simon Coveney’s “rent predictability” plan sets out proposals for so-called “rent pressure zones” and imposing limitations on the level of rent increases allowable on residential properties in these zones. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney offered to outline areas outside Dublin and Cork that would have their assessment for rent caps brought forward in (...)

Legislation to facilitate the Government’s housing and homelessness action plan is a ‘developers’ charter’, an Independent TD has said. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Legislation to facilitate the Government’s housing and homelessness action plan is a developers’ charter and will intensify the crisis, an Independent(...)

The Islamic Cultural Centre in  Clonskeagh: the centre had “provided strong leadership over many years”, said Minister David Stanton. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin’s Clonskeagh has been praised for exploring “new ways to embed a culture of respect for diversity” in Ireland, w(...)

This week a rental report showed rents rose nationwide by an average of 11.7% in the year to September

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has said he will be publishing a new strategy for the rental sector next month which will aim to address high rent(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan said it took a BBC programme, which highlighted the activities of a farm in Co Cavan, to force any action from local authorities. Photograph: Alan Betson

County managers have been accused of breaching the law and failing to act against puppy farms which can have up to 500 dogs on them in “absolute squal(...)

Minister of State Damien English:  ‘I’m the type of person who puts on weight if I even look at the label on a packet of sweets.’ Photograph: Paul Jones.

The Fine Gael think-in last month was the first serious test for Damien English, Fine’s Gael’s Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal. First(...)

Fianna Fáil TD and chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Seán Fleming. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Public Accounts Committee chairman Seán Fleming has claimed there is a “bit of bribery” involved in the rolling out of a library service with no staff(...)

 Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar samples oysters at the Galway Market over the weekend  with Galway City Councillor Padraig Conneely (left) and Hildegarde Naughton TD. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

For most Westmeath supporters, the journey to Croke Park on a summer Sunday in mid July was a largely forgettable experience. Dublin comprehensively b(...)

Ciaran Conlon was a special adviser to Richard Bruton in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Employment between February 2011 and earlier this year. He had previously been Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny’s director of communications when the party was in opposition. File photograph: Collins Photos

The first “cooling-off” waiver under lobbying legislation has been granted to a former senior adviser to Fine Gael governments. Ciaran Conlon was a s(...)

Broadcaster Hector Ó hEochagáin at the launch of Navan as  Healthy Town 2016. Photograph: The Irish Times

People living in commuter towns are often the group hardest hit when it comes to keeping fit, Minister for Housing Damien English has said. Speakin(...)

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