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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(...)

Eureka secondary school in Kells which was under construction as part of the PPP programme that was jointly funded by the now bankrupt Carillion. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Office and infrastructure building costs are heading for highs reached ahead of the financial crash 11 years ago, figures published on Tuesday show. (...)

RTÉ managing director of news and current affairs Jon Williams and presenter Claire Byrne leave the Four Courts on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

RTÉ presenter Claire Byrne told the High Court she thought a former minister of State “had gone doolally” on her radio programme. Ms Byrne said she t(...)

Mary Lou McDonald is poised to be appointed Sinn Féin president after two of the main contenders confirmed they would not take part in a contest. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary Lou McDonald is poised to be appointed Sinn Féin president after two of the main contenders confirmed they would not take part in a contest. Fina(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: “All of our housebuilding targets and our social housing support targets are looking like we will exceed our numbers for this year, and we are more ambitious again for next year.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The homelessness crisis is likely to get worse before it gets better, the Minister for Housing has admitted. Eoghan Murphy has been strongly criticis(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is expected to seek Cabinet support not to oppose a private members motion from Sinn Féin seeking a National Car Test-style inspection system for rental properties. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Landlords would face significant financial penalties if found to be renting out substandard accommodation under new proposals to be considered by the (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said some 5,900 new “units” of social housing would be provided next year by local authorities and approved housing bodies, either through building or acquisition. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Measures announced in Budget 2018 will lead to the provision in 2018 of just 31 social homes over and above the number committed to last year by the G(...)

Vincent Browne: said Mr Ó Broin was being naive if he thought Sinn Féin could effect radical change as a minority partner in a future coalition government. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/Brian McEvoy Photography

Sinn Féin must learn from the mistakes of like-minded parties in other countries if it is to bring about radical transformative change in Irish societ(...)

Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella has written to the Oireachtas committee examining the future of water services. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The European Commission has urged the Government to charge for excessive and wasteful use of water through the metering programme. Environment Comm(...)

Simon Coveney’s “rent predictability” plan sets out proposals for so-called “rent pressure zones” and imposing limitations on the level of rent increases allowable on residential properties in these zones. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney offered to outline areas outside Dublin and Cork that would have their assessment for rent caps brought forward in (...)

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