Mr O Brien

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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy during a housing summit in the Custom House with Minister of State Damien English and Chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee Maria Bailey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has again said it will not set up a redress scheme to assist the owners of Celtic Tiger-era apartments who face bills to repair buildin(...)

  JP O’Brien is the owner  of Little Collins Dispensary in Galway city,  where  €10,000 worth of plant produce was confiscated last week. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Garda and Customs have launched a crackdown on shops and cafes selling cannabis derivatives in recent weeks with owners facing the possibility of leng(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Tom Honan

All home loans that local authorities have approved under the Rebuilding Ireland scheme “will be honoured and there should be no hesitation in facilit(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said any “confusion” over whether the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme was still operating had been “caused by people asking questions” who already knew the answers and wanted to cause confusion. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A memo instructing the Department of Housing not to take any more applications under a flagship loan scheme for first-time buyers was never seen by th(...)

The department of housing “has been advised that no further approvals should issue for now”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy TD, is facing calls to clarify the position of the Government-backed mortgage scheme which has allegedly been put (...)

Michael O’Brien was charged with possession of cannabis for sale or supply and possession of cocaine for sale or supply.

A 44-year-old man has been remanded on bail after he was charged in connection with the discovery of over €700,000 worth of drugs by gardaí in a remot(...)

Since the Thornton Hall prison site was acquired almost €20 million has been spent on consultancy and legal fees along with works. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The site once destined to be the State’s first ‘super prison’ now looks set to be used to ease the housing crisis. More than €51 million has been spe(...)

 Longboat Quay apartments off Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of apartment blocks and housing estates with building or fire safety defects is “quite low”, the Dáil has been told. A fire safety taskfor(...)

Margaret Cash with six of her seven children. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said there is clearly urgent need for a review of how State agencies deal with families who present late at night in need of emergency accommodation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has defended its response to the housing crisis as it emerged families seeking emergency accommodation will be placed in commuter towns(...)

AIB Mortgage Bank and AIB claimed it advanced money to the couple that, the court found, were used for purposes including the €2.5 million purchase of a property located beside their former home. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The High Court has dismissed an application by AIB for a €2.6 million summary judgment against a south Dublin couple. Mr Justice Donald Binchy ruled (...)

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