David Cameron is leading the line for the pro-EU side, but the vote is looking too close to call. Photograph: Getty Images

The decision Britain will make in June about whether to stay in the EU may be affected by the prevailing political climate rather than the merits of s(...)

The return of the commuter?

It was the lure of cheaper property prices in counties far-distant from Dublin during the boom years that drove so many people to purchase houses in n(...)

Property market trends could revive the ‘unsustainable’ boom-era practice of long-distance commuting between Dublin and its hinterland, a new ESRI report has warned. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Property market trends could revive the “unsustainable” boom-era practice of long-distance commuting between Dublin and its hinterland, a new report h(...)

Ulster Unionist  Party leader Mike Nesbitt: “All things being equal, I would hope to recommend that we stay in.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has given a clear signal that his party will call on people in Northern Ireland to vote for the United Kingdom to (...)

What is Brexit? The countdown has begun to the United Kingdom’s referendum on withdrawal from the European Union. The stakes are high: if UK voters o(...)

Homeless trust founder Fr Peter McVerry said on Tuesday  for the “first time since the famine, we now have families sleeping in the streets, families with young children being told ‘there’s no accommodation available, you’re on your own’”.

A housing conference has been told the Government’s plan to provide 35,000 new social housing units by 2020 and end homelessness by 2016 are a “fantas(...)

The capital is facing significant housing shortages if the rate of construction is not increased rapidly, the ESRI report noted. Photograph: Frank Miller

Almost 60,000 houses need to be built in Dublin by 2021 to meet population demands, according to fresh research from the Economic and Social Research(...)

Economist John Fitzgerald: the creation of the new utility “has big implications for the State’s budget in 2015”

The establishment of Irish Water could give the Government an extra €500 million “leeway” in the 2015 budget, according to Prof John FitzGerald of (...)

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