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The scheme will subvent the construction of up to 5,000 apartments in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford that have planning permission but remain unbuilt because costs outstrip market values. Photograph: Tom Honan

A new State subsidy that could see developers secure up to €144,000 in funding for each apartment they build outside the Dublin area has been describe(...)

The new leader of the Labour Party Ivana Bacik is congratulated by her predecessor Alan Kelly at Ringsend Irishtown Community Centre in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Ivana Bacik has become the 14th leader of the Labour Party after nominations for the position closed at midday. Ms Bacik had the backing of the parli(...)

The Russian embassy on Orwell Road as staff try to remove  red paint thrown at the entrance in protest at events in Ukraine. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Russian intelligence services are still planning to significantly upgrade Russia’s Irish embassy’s espionage capabilities, security experts believe, d(...)

Just one large scale BTR scheme has been granted in the docklands, 702 apartments at Castleforbes off Sherriff Street.

Put forward as a niche concept seven years ago to solve a need for rental homes in specific areas of Dublin, the build-to-rent (BTR) sector has mushro(...)

Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with president Donald Trump on January 6th, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

January 6th: Donald Trump, refusing to accept his defeat in the US presidential election, holds a rally outside the White House, urging his supporters(...)

‘If people are working from ‘many homes’, it’s often because they can’t afford one home.’ File photograph: Getty Images

Silicon Valley executives are more prone to spouting aspirational nonsense about revolutions than the cast of Les Misérables. The latest disruptions s(...)

 Taoiseach Brian Cowen  leaving Government Buildings in Dublin in 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Brian Cowen and I are friends. Through much of his political life I was also his private counsel, so any analysis I might offer of his career in publi(...)

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin at the party’s opening press conference of general election 2020. Photograph: Fran Veale

The review of Fianna Fáil’s general election performance in 2020 – in which it saw support fall and anticipated gains turn into seat losses – was brok(...)

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(...)

Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance built the Baile na Laochra estate in Ballymun in 2018, with prices for the houses coming in at about 30% below market value. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A three-bedroom house, built in 2018 as part of an affordable-housing scheme for low and middle income workers in north Dublin, is being offered for s(...)

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