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Most families opt to keep the homes vacant rather than take on the hassle of renting them out for such pitiful returns, with renting only making sense in a few limited circumstances. Photograph: Getty Images

As the autumn draws in, you might spot them: they’re the homes where the lights go on at the same time every night, set by automated switches to bring(...)

It makes sense to have a housing strategy and to make this a national priority. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is about to bet the house. Or rather to bet its political future on housing. The new strategy plan for this most thorny of problems, to(...)

The HSE confirmed a cyber attack hit all hospital IT systems, with appointments at the Rotunda cancelled on Friday as a result. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

It will be at least three days before the scale of the damage from “possibly the most significant cyber crime attack on the Irish State” is clear, a G(...)

Outdoor dining on South William Street in Dublin last September. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Cafes, restaurants and pubs in Dublin city will be able to put tables and chairs outside their premises free of charge for an additional year, Dublin (...)

Helen Kelly,  managing director, country manager and head of corporate banking at Barclays Bank Ireland plc: “We have team Friday chats every week, and everybody loves them.”

It’s been a year since our bosses told us to stay home, work remotely for a while, and they’d see us back in the office as soon as this pesky pandemic(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said that of the 12,500 social houses, 9,500 would be new-builds with 2,450 acquired through lease, with a small number of acquisitions. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has said it is too early to say if the extended Covid-19 restrictions between January and mid-April would have an(...)

People are entitled to sue if their data protection rights are not upheld. Photograph: iStock

The claims made by Department of Health whistleblower Shane Corr raise very serious legal and ethical issues in the areas of privacy, data protection,(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: “We have mountains to climb in front of us.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

As if there was not enough on her regulatory plate, mass remote-working during the pandemic has thrown up yet another area for Data Protection Commiss(...)

A floor plan in the proposed Phibsborough scheme.

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has entered a planning row over a proposed new co-living scheme for Dublin’s northside. The Dublin Central TD has (...)

Warnings were delivered at a recent meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee on the economy about the high cost of the Covid-19 crisis. There is no sugges(...)

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