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Rents for apartments in Dublin city  rose by 11.7 per cent annually, compared with 6.5 per cent for houses. Photograph: iStock

Renters in Dublin city paid €156 more a month to rent a property in September than they did a year earlier, new figures show. Despite the imposition(...)

Minister of State for Housing Damien English (left) with Niamh Randall and  Dermot Kavangh of the Simon Community at the launch of the charity’s  2017 annual report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

There are no plans afoot to recognise housing as a fundamental right in the Constitution as such a guarantee is not needed, the Minister of State for (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy with Brian Moran, senior managing director with Hines (right), and Paul van Stiphout, senior portfolio manager at APG Asset Management, at the announcement of the construction of  new apartments at Cherrywood town centre in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It seems strange that in a country where long leases – sometimes 99 years or more – were not unusual, that many now worry about short lets in the resi(...)

Cherrywood will ultimately have 8,000 new homes, as well as offices and shops.

Developer Hines and financial backer APG Asset Management are eyeing major sites in Dublin as they prepare to spend €1.1 billion on building 3,000 apa(...)

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Two of the 13 Irish MEPs elected in next year’s European Parliament elections will not be allowed take up their seats if there is any delay in Britain(...)

Siptu divisional organiser Adrian Kane said at the meeting the Minister did not give any commitment to a date for holding a referendum on the ownership of water services. Photograph: PA

The Government has no chance of winning support for plans to move about 3,500 local authority staff under the control of Irish Water without a constit(...)

Stephanie Yeates and her son and Carter; Catherine Smith; Ismail Olujoog; and Cllr Brian Leech were at risk of being evicted from transitional housing in Tallaght, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Families in transitional housing who were at risk of eviction have welcomed a commitment from Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy they will not be evic(...)

Maire Breathnach from Mayo makes a point to Minister for Transport Shane Ross at a public meeting held by environmental group Stop Climate Chaos  in Dublin on Wednesday.  Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

A speed date with your local TD on the issue of climate change might not seem like a potentially romantic engagement. But lack of passion was not an i(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy acknowledged a year ago that there was a “homeless crisis”. The situation has deteriorated since, with an increase of 17% in homeless numbers. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Pussyfooting around the private rental sector, while failing to respond effectively to ongoing abuses by landlords, can no longer be tolerated. Minist(...)

A trade union has insisted that the move could be a stepping stone to water privatisation.

A trade union has said Government proposals to bring 3,500 local authority workers under the control of Irish Water could jeopardise the continuity of(...)

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