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There were several “obstacles” holding up the delivery of extra public housing, Owen Keegan told the Department of Housing. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Dublin City Council’s reliance on emergency powers to progress housing projects will not be justifiable if sites continue to face delays, council chie(...)

John McCarthy, who was in his late 50s, drowned when he fell into the sea when returning to his trawler. File image:  Dara Mac Donaill

The St Patrick’s Day Parade in the west Cork town of Castletownbere was cancelled as a mark of respect to a local fisherman who lost his life when he (...)

Half of Irish consumers shop online, while  38 per cent of 25-34-year-olds shop online on a weekly basis. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Cork has become the first city in Europe to launch a customer service charter for businesses in a bid to help stores improve the shopping experience a(...)

PAC member Catherine Connolly:  “These payments are going directly to the private market that’s unsustainable, where rents are going up and up and up. Rents are absolutely unsustainable.”

More than 80,000 households would be “out on the streets” if Government took the “populist” decision to get rid of the Housing Assistance Payment (Hap(...)

Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Their telephone call this week lasted for 40 minutes. Photograph: Getty Images

It was straight back down to business for German chancellor Angela Merkel this week as she requested a phone call with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to try a(...)

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About 7 per cent of the State’s total tax take, equating to €4 billion, now comes from just 10 firms, the Department of Finance’s chief economist has (...)

Comptroller and Auditor General Séamus McCarthy: although providing and managing  30 per cent of social housing, approved housing bodies are not subject to statutory regulation. Photograph: Frank Miller

The fact that more than 500 voluntary housing bodies are not subject to statutory regulation has been harshly criticised by the Comptroller and Audito(...)

There will be an extra seat for the Dublin and South constituencies at the next European elections, a boundary review published on Monday states. Photograph: iStock

There will be an extra seat for the Dublin and South constituencies at the next European elections, a boundary review published on Monday states. Co(...)

FOUR STARS ★★★★ The Everyman Theatre Although it’s only three years to the month since the Everyman Theatre hosted a Blood in the Alley production (...)

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