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Sod that: Deputy mayor of Fingal Robert O’Donoghue, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien and mayor of Fingal David Healy at the sod-turning on a new social and affordable housing scheme at Dun Emer, Lusk, Co Dublin. Photograph:  Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

In a surprise development on Friday, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien was handed a shovel but, despite his best efforts, he was unable to dig hims(...)

Fianna Fáil councillor Deirdre Conroy will seek the party’s nomination for the Dublin Bay South byelection

Fianna Fáil councillor Deirdre Conroy will seek the party’s nomination for the Dublin Bay South byelection after the seat was vacated by former minist(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin expressed the hope that the pary would enjoy a ‘strong and effective campaign’.

Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan has been appointed director of elections for the byelection in his own constituency, Dublin Bay South. The party will (...)

Investment fund SFO Capital have bought 135 of 170 houses at the new-build Mullen Park estate in Maynooth in Co Kildare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government came under increasing fire on Wednesday as Opposition parties seized on reports that entire new-build housing developments were being b(...)

A meeting of Fianna Fáil senators and TDs was told by Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien that the purchase of large swathes of housing schemes by investment funds is “unacceptable”. File photograph: iStock

The Government is “drowning in the shadows of Fine Gael housing policy”, a private meeting of Fianna Fáil senators and TDs has heard – along with call(...)

Claire Byrne (centre) seen after being elected to Dublin City Council in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Green Party councillor Claire Byrne has announced she intends to contest Hazel Chu for the party’s nomination to stand in the upcoming Dublin Bay Sout(...)

Helen McEntee: from here to maternity. Photograph: Tom Honan

Welcome to the world, Michael Shane Hickey. Your early arrival made national headlines and set the perfect tone for a welcome day of hope and optimism(...)

The failure of his mentor Leo Varadkar to appoint him to any Ministerial position after last year’s election clearly rankled with outgoing Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The departure of Eoghan Murphy from politics at the age of 39, after 10 years in the Dáil, is probably a reflection of how difficult the lives of poli(...)

Eoghan Murphy: Given that the byelection  was triggered by the resignation of a former housing minister, it could also somewhat fittingly act as a reminder to the Coalition parties of the importance of solving the housing crisis. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Musing on the forthcoming byelection in Dublin Bay South after the decision of Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy to quit, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said on Tue(...)

 Former minister for housing  Eoghan Murphy in 2019. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A sudden resignation by a sitting TD from the Dáil is a rare event. You could count the number who have stepped down in the past 20 years on the fing(...)

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