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A graphic from weather mapping service Magic Seaweed showing the current expected location of high winds associated with Hurricane Lorenzo  along the west coast of Ireland on Thursday morning.

Wind speeds exceeding 130km/h and torrential rain are expected on Thursday as Storm Lorenzo makes landfall in Ireland. The remnant of the category 5 (...)

 Minister for  Planning   Eoghan Murphy  and Evelyn Cusack of Met Éireann during a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group  in Dublin on Tuesday in preparation for the arrival of Storm Lorenzo. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Concerns have been raised about “ferocious and very dangerous” surges around coastal areas as Storm Lorenzo is expected to track across Ireland during(...)

Computer-generated image of part of the apartment scheme that was planned beside the former Smurfit printworks at Daneswell, Glasnevin

Developers of the old Smurfit printworks in Glasnevin, Dublin, have failed in a third attempt to build apartments instead of houses on the site. Earl(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said rent pressure zones are starting to work despite a 7 per cent year-on-year increase in rents nationwide. (...)

Simon Community chief executive Sam McGuinness said its expanded medical treatment facility had not been subject to objections from neighbours. Photograph: Frank Miller/THE IRISH TIMES

The Simon Community has secured planning permission to expand the size of its medical treatment facility from 34 to 100 beds. The six-storey develop(...)

Ruth Coppinger points to screen shots of text messages during a press conference at Buswells Hotel in Dublin discussing landlord and tenant relationships prior to her raising the issue again in the Dáil. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The housing crisis has created the “perfect storm for predatory landlords”, Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger has told the Dáil. She warned that in the Ho(...)

A briefing note  said that if the rules were changed it would leave €2.86 billion of State expenditure governed by a system originally ‘devised for house extensions’. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Relaxed spending rules for social housing, championed by Fianna Fáil, would pose many risks and could lead to substantial overruns, according to a con(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed Project Waterfront scheme as seen from the South Quays in Dublin

The purchase by foreign investment companies of entire apartment blocks attracts mixed reviews. On one hand, these agencies are blamed for locking wou(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett with  Halima Usman and People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith at a protest outside the offices of vulture fund Val Issuer Dac on Molesworth Street, Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

For a while on Wednesday, continuing discussion about the dire circumstances of protesting beef farmers gave way to brief consideration of the sufferi(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said reforms that would grant powers to local authorities to build more houses without getting permission from  central Government would be ‘questionable’. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has described as “reckless” reforms that would grant powers to local authorities to build more houses without getti(...)

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