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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: he said any recategorisation only happened with the “agreement of the local authorities”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is either “not competent or not fit” to hold office as he either did not understand how homelessness was defined, o(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten speaking in the Dáil this afternoon on the INM controversy. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said there was “nothing wrong or inappropriate” for him to tell anyone he would take advice on sending a pr(...)

Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy said the new figures seemed to ‘indicate a very worrying trend’.

There are now almost 10,000 people homeless across Ireland, including 3,755 children, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing. (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the funding would benefit the community as a whole rather than just the school.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has defended the €150,000 sports grant for a hockey pitch to a private school in the Dublin Rathdown constituency of Minister f(...)

Damien English said he wanted to make ‘whatever changes are necessary’ to accelerate delivery of Traveller accommodation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Settled residents may lose the right to be consulted on the location of Traveller accommodation, the Minister responsible for housing has said. Dami(...)

Mary Lynch on the road outside her home at Elm Mount Rise, Beaumont, with Joanne Lyons, Mary O’Farrell, Paul Goodson, Ben Mac Lochlainn and Herbie Farrell. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Residents in north Dublin say they are “stressed and furious” amid a five-month stand-off with Irish Water over who should repair damaged sewage pipes(...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy claimed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had defamed him when he accused him of thuggery during a Dáil debate on the Jobstown anti-water charges protest.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People who claim to have been defamed by TDs in the Dáil could be entitled to redress under plans to be considered this week. Ceann Comhairle Seán O(...)

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(...)

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