Eoin O Broin

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The Parteen basin on the Shannon. Photograph: Irish Water

Dublin’s water supply system has mains that are so ancient that not updating them is not an option, and yet the city is served by an abundance of high(...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit Mick Barry. File photograph: Collins

Eight members of the Oireachtas were denied the full amount of one of their annual allowances last year because of their poor attendance record at Lei(...)

Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

Eoin Ó Broin, Sinn Féin housing spokesman, said housing supports now represented ‘an indefinite and ever-growing expenditure’ which could soon hit €1 billion a year.

The State is not getting value for money in return for housing subsidies worth hundreds of millions a year to the private sector, according to an inte(...)

There are about 100,000 microbeads in a facewash product.

Ireland will be the first EU country to ban plastic microbeads in household and industrial cleaners under new legislation introduced in the Dáil. Min(...)

Owen Keegan warned the housing committee that developing the social housing on the docklands site would be an expensive task. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin City Council has entered negotiations with Nama over the purchase of land to accommodate up to 600 social and affordable homes at the Glass Bot(...)

A file image of thousands of people taking part in a 2015 anti-water charges protest in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin has criticised an Irish Water plan that would see up to 70,000 households deemed to be excessively using water face charges of up to €500 fr(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy during a housing summit in the Custom House with Minister of State Damien English and Chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee Maria Bailey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has again said it will not set up a redress scheme to assist the owners of Celtic Tiger-era apartments who face bills to repair buildin(...)

  Housing  group Raise the Roof  has  morphed into a national campaign. Yet while the housing crisis has worsened,  the crowd expected at Saturday’s march in Dublin will not approach the 100,000 seen during the anti-water charges campaign

In the latter half of 2014, Irish politics was dominated by water charges. Right 2 Water, a campaign group, drew hundreds of thousands of people on to(...)

The highest increase in child homelessness was in the west, where there were 201 in February and 218 last month. File image:  Reuters/David Ryder

There are now over 3,800 homeless children across the State, the latest figures show. Data from the Department of Housing published on Tuesday show t(...)

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