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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: ‘These facilities are not intended to be seen as a housing solution.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has defended the use of family hubs for homeless people, saying they are more suitable than placing people in hotel(...)

The Labour party’s  housing spokeswoman Jan O’Sullivan said Fine Gael’s free market approach to the provision of homes had failed and it was time for the State to step in directly and build 80,000 homes.File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Westminster-style Brexit voting was mirrored in the Dáil when it debated the housing crisis because all amendments to a Labour party motion dealing wi(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: “The EU is born of a vision to end wars.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Bill to enshrine neutrality in the Constitution could affect Ireland’s ability to participate in UN missions, the Dáil has heard. Tánaiste Simon Co(...)

Tenants in Limerick City East paid €266 more in rent in the fourth quarter of 2018 when compared to the same period in 2016, according to housing charity Threshold. File photograph: PA Wire

The Threshold housing charity has welcomed the designation of Limerick City East and Navan as rent pressure zones but reiterated calls for a rent regi(...)

 Minister Heather Humphreys TD at the launch of the book Protestant and Irish pictured with its editors Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne, at the RIA in Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Growing up in north Leitrim in the 1980s, Colin Regan, a member of the Church of Ireland who played senior football for the county GAA team, remembers(...)

John Paul Phelan: “these are completely uncharted waters”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The last two politicians to be elected in to the European Parliament in May will go into “cold storage” until the UK’s departure from the EU is finali(...)

 Labour leader Brendan Howlin was accused of lecturing the Government on what to do while being a “bloody hypocrite” and a “blackguard”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Labour Party has been accused of hypocrisy in a heated Dáil debate over its motion calling for a “fair start for every child”. Sinn Féin and Soli(...)

Up to 50 events a year are affected by ticket touting especially for major acts including concerts by U2, Britney Spears and the Spice Girls, Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys told the Dáil.

The long awaited ban on the sale of tickets above face value for music and sporting events moved a step closer with the introduction in the Dáil of le(...)

 Labour Party TD Jan O’Sullivan: ‘We really need to prepare our public representatives, in addition to the public, for genuine responsibility.’ File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The prospect of the wrong kind of “celebrity-type” mayors being voted in could be introduced in May because there will not be enough time for a fully (...)

 Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy  said that while Limerick East and West met the criteria Limerick city north did not. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Limerick will not become a rent pressure zone despite two of its three electoral areas having rents above the national average, the Dáil has heard. M(...)

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