Sean Hogan during a media briefing on Storm Ophelia at the National Emergency Co-ordination Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Returning to the Custom House from a routine meeting last Wednesday at Met Éireann in Glasnevin, Conor Sullivan, an official at the Department of Hou(...)

  Irish Water managing director Jerry Grant   at the National Emergency Co-ordination Centre on Tuesday: he acknowledged there was “a very significant water deficit across the south of the country”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A total of 66,000 households and businesses were without water late on Tuesday as Irish Water and ESB Networks worked to restore supplies disrupted du(...)

Oscar Traynor Road 17-hectare site to the east of the Port Tunnel: 640 homes are planned, with a mix of private, social and affordable housing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A developer is to be sought within weeks to build more than 600 homes on land owned by Dublin City Council in Santry in the north of the city. It will(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “Staff and office holders are assigned equipment from stock as required to enable them carry out their official functions,” said his department.   Photograph: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

A selection of new iPads, a €15 kettle and office paintings were among the items ordered by Government Ministers on their appointments earlier this ye(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is mistaken in his view that soaring residential towers should form part of any strategy to deal with the current housing emergency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than half-a-century ago, as Dublin was experiencing a housing crisis, then minister for local government Neil Blaney was persuaded by constructio(...)

The Fianna Fáil leader has  supported his party’s calls to reduce the construction industry Vat rates. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to propose severe sanctions for developers who continuously hoard land at his party’s ard fheis this weekend. In(...)

Budget measure: Stamp duty on commercial property including development land will increase to 6 per cent this week from 2 per cent. Photograph: iStock.

The Government will clarify key questions about the new stamp duty rates on commercial property shortly, according to the Minister for Housing Eoghan (...)

Leo Varadkar confirmed that his administration intends lifting the restrictions in city centres and along key transport routes. Photograph: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

The Government hopes to pass new laws lifting height restrictions on residential buildings by the end of the year, according to Taoiseach, Leo Varadka(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said some 5,900 new “units” of social housing would be provided next year by local authorities and approved housing bodies, either through building or acquisition. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Measures announced in Budget 2018 will lead to the provision in 2018 of just 31 social homes over and above the number committed to last year by the G(...)

Mr Varadkar said the new housing finance agency would provide €750m for development finance to builders so  they could build affordable housing across the State. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has been accused of giving “more handouts” to private developers through the new National Asset Management Agency (Nama) offshoot which(...)