Mick Barry

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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 (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. File Photo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Detailed information on the classification of 875 people removed from official homeless statistics will not be available until the coming weeks, Minis(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has hit out at socialist parties and groups in the Dáil.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has hit out at socialist parties and groups in the Dáil, accusing them of wanting to “turn religious people into pariahs”. He (...)

Kathleen Lynch will contest  Cork North Central for the Labour Party in the next general election.

Former Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch intends running for the Labour Party in Cork North Central in the next general ele(...)

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