Niamh Towey

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Simonsridge: Investigations  revealed ‘a significant number of fire safety deficiencies with workmanship and building materials’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The developer of hundreds of Dublin apartments affected by building defects is withholding a €1 million contribution to fixing the faults, and demandi(...)

Cyril Fitzsimons is pictured at  Cyril’s Fish House,  in New York, US, in August 2008. File photograph: Gordon M Grant/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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The charity says it is ‘particularly worried’ about these vulnerable tenants who may not have a lease. Photograph: iStock

Coronavirus is putting rent-a-room tenants in the homes of landlords at risk of eviction as landlords seek to protect themselves from the pandemic. H(...)

November 2019: Ciara Holland, owner of a defective apartment built by Tudor Homes, protests with supporters outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ciara Holland stands outside the commercial court with a sign reading “Tudor Homes develop fire defective homes”, hoping to catch a glimpse of the de(...)

Filling in the last page. Photograph: iStock

Every New Year’s Eve I crack open my new diary on the very last page and write down a list of things I want to achieve in the year ahead. It’s a compl(...)

Hines is behind the redevelopment of the former Central Bank building on Dame Street. Image: Google Street View

A major property developer has lobbied against the introduction of new fire-safety standards, arguing they are “over(ly) onerous” and will “have a neg(...)

‘Within the past year, more than 2,000 homes and apartments have been found to be in breach of established fire safety and structural standards.’ File photograph: Getty Images

Within the past year, more than 2,000 homes and apartments have been found to be in breach of established fire safety and structural standards and are(...)

Cathedral Court in Dublin 8. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The developer of a Dublin 8 apartment block with serious building defects has gained control of the board of the block’s owners’ management company (O(...)

Serious balcony and fire safety defects have been identified at Cathedral Court in Dublin 8. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A development company controlled by members of the family that owns the O’Callaghan hotel group expects apartment owners to pay more than €5,000 each (...)

Gabrielle Kavanagh  on a balcony  at Cathedral Court, Dublin 8. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gabrielle Kavanagh, a resident and apartment owner in Cathedral Court in Dublin 8, says she feels “trapped” after learning about the fire-safety and b(...)

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