Eoin O Broin

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 Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin will seek to deliver the “largest” programme of public housing building in the history of the State if it enters government after the genera(...)

The changes would lead to challenges in the High Court or judicial review proceedings with inevitably high costs attached, says barrister Oisín Collins

Government attempts to tackle “vexatious” court challenges to planning proposals, including major infrastructure projects, are set to backfire, accord(...)

Colleen McDonagh at her apartment in Tallaght. Photograph: Tom Honan

Colleen and John McDonagh and their six children are preparing for their fourth Christmas in emergency accommodation. From Tallaght, Dublin they beca(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin  at the Beacon South Quarter in Dublin. ‘People are fearful of their complex being named and their house values dropping as a result.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is standing outside the gates of Beacon South Quarter, but is unable to knock on the doors of more than 800(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the Sinn Féin rent freeze Bill would drive small landlords out of the rental sector and could be deemed unconstitutional in the courts. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin legislation proposing a three-year rent freeze and a refundable tax credit of up to €1,500 a year for renters has been passed in the Dáil by(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said ‘there is big hypocrisy in this debate’ as some politicians calling for action also object to housing projects. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The State is “letting children down” by having them live in emergency accommodation, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said. Mr Murphy was updat(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy accused the Bill’s sponsor, Sinn Féin, of ‘hypocrisy’ for blocking housing projects in their own constituency. File photograph: The Irish Times

A three-year rent freeze could be law by Christmas if all Opposition parties co-operated to deal with the legislation, Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman E(...)

In pressure zones rents cannot be increased by more than 4% per year. File photograph: Getty

What is it that Sinn Féin is proposing? The party’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó’Broin has published a Bill calling for a three-year rent freeze and an e(...)

Ireland is the third best country in the world to live when it comes to quality of life, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Ireland is the third best country in the world to live when it comes to quality of life, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil. To rowdy intervent(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó’Broin’s proposals would mean the introduction of an immediate rent freeze on all existing and new tenancies. Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has said it is not “wedded” to the idea of introducing a national rent freeze but will back a Sinn Féin Bill calling for such a move. Th(...)

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