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Housing Agency chairman Conor Skehan after his appearance before the Oireachtas housing committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The chairman of the Government’s Housing Agency has stood over his controversial claim that some families in emergency accommodation may be “gaming t(...)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: also confirmed a counselling service was available to TDs, Senators and staff at the Houses of the Oireachtas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

TDs and Senators are to be given training on ways they can assist constituents who present with mental health difficulties. Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fe(...)

Leeside Apartments  complex in Cork city centre.

About 250 people attended a rally and march in Cork on Saturday in opposition to the planned eviction of more than 20 families from the Leeside Apartm(...)

Richie McCarthy, Siptu shop steward, said about 50  drivers have voiced “serious concerns” about their confidence to operate the new lines. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Dublin Luas drivers say they have not been adequately trained to drive the new Cross City lines, due to begin operating on Saturday. A numb(...)

The Taoiseach did a double take. A Healy-Rae threatening eternal damnation is not to be trifled with. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leo is not a hawk. The dude is a dove. And this, in the teeth of intense provocation from a bellicose man at the coalface in a black cap with an axe t(...)

Lungus Capital says ‘Leeside Apartments are currently not in compliance with their fire certificates.’

The eviction of over 20 families from an apartment block in Cork to allow refurbishment work has been condemned by a local TD who accused the owners o(...)

Tom Parlon rejected suggestions that CIRI lacked independence and transparency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Proposed legislation requiring mandatory registration of builders is not sufficiently robust, lacks independence and has inadequate protection for con(...)

The refunding of approximately €173 million paid by some 999,000 householders is due before the end of the year.

Refunds of water charge payments moved a step closer after the Dáil voted by 84 to 44 with one abstention to pass the early stage of the Water Service(...)

Michael Healy-Rae TD speaking in Dublin in 2012. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

The “swagger and arrogance” of the last government is absent in the current administration, Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has told the Dáil during (...)

“OCI accepts that these contracts were enforceable as between the parties and that THG fully intended performing its contractual obligations,” said the OCI statement.

The language of the Olympic Council of Ireland’s (OCI) statement on their severance with contracted Olympic ticket reselling company THG is polite leg(...)

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