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Mr Kelly said the land component of a newly built house in the greater Dublin area is about €53,000 or 16 per cent of the final cost. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The cost of a new three-bed semi-detached house in Dublin could be cut by about €30,000 with the implementation of legislation for the compulsory purc(...)

A referendum is however required to change the voting age for general and presidential elections as well as referendums. Photograph: iStock

A decision on whether to reduce the voting age to 16 could be made ahead of the 2024 local and European elections following a commitment by Minister o(...)

Minister of State Malcolm Noonan said ‘the slots are protected and are unaffected’ by the cuts at Shannon with the possible loss of 126 jobs, and at Cork. Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press22

Aer Lingus landing slots at London’s Heathrow Airport will not be affected by the airline’s decision to close its Shannon base and temporarily lay off(...)

The Asian hornet is a predator of honeybees, wasps, other pollinators such as bumblebees, hoverflies and spiders. Photograph: Aidan O’Hanlon, National Museum of Ireland

A single specimen of an Asian hornet, an invasive alien species, has been found in Ireland, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has confirm(...)

A once-off compensation payment should be made to the last remaining traders from Dublin’s Moore Street market to close their stalls, a Government appointment advisory group on the future of the street has recommended. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A once-off compensation payment should be made to the last remaining traders from Dublin’s Moore Street market to close their stalls, a Government app(...)

Pádraig Pearse surrendered to British forces on April 30th, 1916, from this terrace of houses on Moore Street at the end of the Easter Rising. File photograph: The Irish Times

A group set up by the Government to advise on the future of Moore Street in Dublin and its 1916 national monument has split over rival proposals for t(...)

Tougher penalties are required for those who set fires deliberately, backed by a greater management presence on the ground. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

It is hard to reconcile how glorious weekend weather could coincide with so much destruction caused by mountain fires. They swept high up on inaccessi(...)

A significant fire in the Muckross area of Killarney over the weekend. Photograph: @countykerry/PA Wire

The three-day fire which raged through the Killarney National Park since Friday night is finally being brought under control with five helicopters at (...)

Racing heart: Senator Martin Conway. Photograph: Tom Honan

“Eh, I think you’re on mute there, deputy. Unmute yourself there please, deputy. Try the bottom-left-hand corner.” “Can you hear me now? Aah for fec (...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said that of the 12,500 social houses, 9,500 would be new-builds with 2,450 acquired through lease, with a small number of acquisitions. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has said it is too early to say if the extended Covid-19 restrictions between January and mid-April would have an(...)

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