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A file photograph of participants at a previous Raise the Roof protest in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government should increase capital funding for public housing, end evictions and cap rents to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis, a Cork r(...)

Autumn light in Dublin’s Merrion Square on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The upcoming Bank Holiday weekend will be noticeably colder than recent days as temperatures gradually drop throughout the week, Met Éireann has said.(...)

A photograph from Flightradar24 showing empty skies over Ireland during last night’s  system failure

Hacking and cybercrime have been ruled out as possible causes of a failure of the air traffic control system which led to the temporary closure of Iri(...)

Preparations are made at Phoenix Park in Dublin ahead of Pope Francis’s visit. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Say a prayer for the weather this weekend - it looks like Pope Francis will narrowly miss the heavy rain but thousands of pilgrims may not be quite so(...)

Ailbhe O’Halloran of UCD students’ union says some students are being forced to commute from long distances. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Students’ unions are refusing to advertise some student digs on the basis that that homeowners are charging “exorbitant” rents. UCD students’ union s(...)

Lunchtime read on the banks of the Canal during the June heatwave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The long glorious summer we have been having is due to come to an end this weekend. Met Éireann is forecasting a “noticeable change” in the weather w(...)

A sunny day on the boardwalk in Dublin. The recent good weather is forecast to continue. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The sunny and warm weather of the last week is set to continue until Thursday at least. Temperatures have been two-and-a-half to six degrees above n(...)

Brian McNelis of Brokers Ireland: “Consumers and businesses need the protection of insurance. Too many have been left bereft.” File photograph: Getty Images

One of the biggest issues facing home- and business-owners in flood-risk areas continues to be insurance companies refusing to provide cover even when(...)

Simon Harris: “There is a role for politicians and there is a role for doctors.”  Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has distanced itself from claims by Tánaiste Simon Coveney that women seeking a termination after nine weeks of pregnancy will have to (...)

Several sources indicated that a number Fianna Fáil representatives approached TDs from outside their party, who also oppose abortion, about their approach on the issue.

Anti-abortion TDs from different parties are discussing working together to oppose the removal of the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution. A numb(...)

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