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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(...)

‘It seems that some of those who opine on the state of the housing market will clutch at straws to prove that the State can deliver housing much more cheaply than the private sector.’ Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

The recent rejection by Dublin City councillors of proposals to build new homes at Oscar Traynor Road was a significant setback to efforts to tackle o(...)

If the model moves away from public/private partnerships, this involves the private sector being involved as contractors, building properties, but not as developers of public land.   Photograph: iStock

The decision by Dublin city councillors to stop the sale of land beside Oscar Traynor Road, a few miles north of Dublin city centre, to a private deve(...)

Dublin city councillors gave a strong mandate to council management on Monday night to drop plans for private sector development of public lands. File image: iStock.

Dublin city councillors gave a strong mandate to council management on Monday night to drop plans for private sector development of public lands. The(...)

If you want to stop Google gathering data, you need to turn off Play Services. And without Play Services, the exposure notification API that the Covid Tracker Ireland App depends on will not work.

Google found itself back in the spotlight last week when research into a number of coronavirus contact-tracing apps conducted by researchers at Trinit(...)

While people on the subsidy can still apply for the loan, a spokesman for the Department confirmed that “draw-down would not commence until the applicant’s unsupported income post-Covid subsidy has returned to the level specified in the original application for a period of time, usually up to three months”. File photograph: Getty

Mortgage offers made under a government loan scheme may be withdrawn due to the Covid-19 crisis, while those in receipt of wage subsidies could face a(...)

The Health Service Executive has published the Data Protection Impact Assessment and has also published the source code. Illustration: Getty

The Health Service Executive has published key design and data privacy documents ahead of the launch of its Covid-19 tracker app. It is anticipated t(...)

When the owner of a device with this app installed tests positive for Covid-19, this data may enable the contact tracing process to take place more efficiently and more quickly.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said it is likely that a smartphone app to facilitate contact tracing will be rolled out in the next 10 days. (...)

The Minister for Housing published new rules on short-term lettings at the end of 2018, which came into force last July. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Question: Have resources been made available to enforce new laws on AirBnB-style lettings? Who is making the claim? In its election manifesto, Fian(...)

Jimmy Lawless, grandson of Séamus Lawless who was murdered by the Black and Tans in January 1920, at the spot he was killed on Bridge Street, Balbriggan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Jimmy Lawless has plastic bags and boxes of old certificates and yellowing photographs of his grandfather Séamus Lawless, who was killed by the Black (...)

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