Mick Barry

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Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice told the Dáil many people were receiving notice-to-quit letters from banks selling buy-to-let properties. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí “aided and abetted” the eviction this week of two elderly people from their home by a group of men from the North, it was alleged in the Dáil. (...)

Noreen O’Neill from Cork  will travel to Barcelona to secure CBD, a cannabis-based oil, for her two-year-old son Michael to treat his drug-resistant epilepsy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The system to allow the import of cannabis-based medicines to Ireland for serious illnesses is not working because it has a “chill factor for neurolo(...)

Take Back the City members occupy a tribunal room at the RTB’s premises on D’Olier Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Housing activists occupied a tribunal room during a protest at the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) headquarters in Dublin on Wednesday morning. Th(...)

As she faced the Taoiseach during Leaders’ Questions, Ruth Coppinger tugged at her white cuff, pulled a thong from inside her sleeve and held it up for all to see.

Stunts are not allowed in the Dáil chamber. But sometimes they are the right thing to do. Ruth Coppinger did the right thing on Tuesday. As she(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy had caused confusion with homelessness figures, an Oireachtas committee was told. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, has “undermined confidence” in homelessness statistics by ordering the removal earlier this year of over 1,600 pe(...)

  Peter Casey has refused to acknowledge Travellers as a separate ethnic group. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has condemned comments about Travellers by the presidential candidate Peter Casey, and said that he hopes voters will use the e(...)

Deputy Fergus O’Dowd (FG) said the capital was in danger of becoming a place ’where only the extremely wealthy live’. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency has been warned not to repeat mistakes made by Irish Water when it became swamped in contro(...)

Solidarity TD Mick Barry highlighted four planned estates in Dublin and Cork which are to be designated for social and affordable housing.

The Taoiseach has claimed that socialists want to “segregate” communities and divide them into council estates in one area and private estates in anot(...)

An inquiry found the Leeside Apartments complex in Cork has  widespread fire safety deficiencies

An apartment complex in Cork city, which all tenants have been told to quit, has widespread fire safety deficiencies, an inquiry has concluded. The R(...)

More than 20 tenants at the Leeside Apartments in Cork are facing eviction.

The Minister for Housing has been urged to introduce legislation to protect tenants of an apartment block in Cork after the Residential Tenancy Board (...)

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