Eoin O Broin

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The Solidarity strategy would entail councils developing their own 100% public, mixed-tenure housing on their own land. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 1,000 homes could be built on the last piece of council-owned, zoned “residential” land in Fingal, under a plan advanced by the Solidarity p(...)

In Dublin city, where there are 120.6 hectares of local authority-owned land, some 12,017 homes could be built, according to housing policy analyst Mel Reynolds. Photograph: Getty Images

Local authorities could directly build almost 40,000 new social dwellings on their own land – three times as many as are planned under the Government’(...)

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, in whose area 10 members of one Traveller family died in a fire on an unauthorised site in October 2015, had the largest draw-down, spending €1.95 million on Traveller accommodation since January 2016 – just over the €1.92 it was allocated. It was the only local authority to overspend on Traveller accommodation. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost half the money allocated to local authorities for Traveller accommodation over the past two years has not been spent, figures from the Departme(...)

Mary Lou McDonald has not made any public comment on her intentions since Gerry  Adams announced his intention to step down. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has confirmed he will not challenge Mary Lou McDonald for the position of party president. Mr Murphy is the latest senior (...)

Mary Lou McDonald is poised to be appointed Sinn Féin president after two of the main contenders confirmed they would not take part in a contest. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary Lou McDonald is poised to be appointed Sinn Féin president after two of the main contenders confirmed they would not take part in a contest. Fina(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: “All of our housebuilding targets and our social housing support targets are looking like we will exceed our numbers for this year, and we are more ambitious again for next year.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The homelessness crisis is likely to get worse before it gets better, the Minister for Housing has admitted. Eoghan Murphy has been strongly criticis(...)

 Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams’s arrest in 2014 was a blow to Mary Lou McDonald when she was on the cusp of becoming an acceptable figure to many middle-ground voters. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Now that Gerry Adams has signalled his departure from the leadership of Sinn Féin, the casual assumption that he was a cap on the party’s electoral po(...)

Gerry Adams personifies for many all they dislike about Sinn Féin and the Provisional IRA.

Delegates meet in the RDS this evening for the Sinn Féin ardfheis with the party at a crossroads. Several important motions, including on abortion, h(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has been directed by the party, along with SF TDs Jonathan O’Brien and Peadar Tóibín, not to engage in public disputes over the abortion issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin’s political opponents often describe the party as a cult but, on one issue at least, it is just like all other parties: views among members (...)

Meath West Peadar Tóibín criticised the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment for an alleged imbalance in its list of witnesses.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Sinn Féin has issued a direction to a number of TDs to stop engaging in public disputes online. The action was taken after several TDs criticised com(...)

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