Planning and housing: An Bord Pleanála added a condition   to permission for a scheme to ensure that an adequate choice and supply of housing was made available

An Bord Pleanála has moved to block institutional investors from purchasing houses en masse in two large scale residential schemes granted planning pe(...)

Dublin South West TDs John Lahart TD (FF) and Francis Noel Duffy TD (Green) have lodged submissions in support of residents’ objections to the Ballycullen scheme. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Two Dublin TDs are backing local residents’ objections to plans for a €113 million “fast track” housing scheme for Woodstown, Ballycullen, in sou(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks at a St Patrick’s Day breakfast at the Naval Observatory  in Washington, DC, on March 16, 2017.  Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Nothing illustrates the absurd and tortured way we do electoral reform in this country like Enda Kenny’s purported announcement last weekend that emig(...)