David Hall, who runs iCare Housing, says the  decision to allow investment firm Home for Life into the process has “all but ended the scheme as we know it”. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State’s mortgage-to-rent scheme has been “irrevocably undermined” by the entry of a commercial player, which is outbidding the not-for-profit agen(...)

Old Belvedere was originally founded in 1918–19 by former pupils of Belvedere College. File photograph: Inpho

In response “to a worryingly uncertain future”, the players of Old Belvedere rugby club in Dublin have created an initiative calling on its supporters(...)

From left: Ruth Coppinger Solidarity-People before Profit; Róisín Shortall, Social Democrats co-leader; Brendan Howlin, Labour Party leader; Peadar Tóibín, Aontú leader; and Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader. Photograph: Maxwell’s

The backstage riders for the final Leaders’ Debate (RTÉ One, Thursday, 9.35pm) must have involved industrial quantities of Gaviscon. Because the bigg(...)

The last televised head-to-head debate between a taoiseach and the leader of the opposition was between Bertie Ahern and Enda Kenny in 2007, with RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan chairing. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“Any top tips for the election?” I ask a colleague. “Take the month off,” he says, which is obviously the best advice I’ve ever received first thing o(...)

 Ferdia Mac Anna,  husband of  the late Irish Times journalist  Kate Holmquist and members of her family accompany her coffin at her funeral service in St Pauls Church, Silchester Road, Glenageary. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The late Irish Times journalist, Kate Holmquist has been remembered as a writer of “enormous talent and creativity” whose work was “a road map of Iris(...)

The number who could avail of the mortgage-to-rent  scheme could rise to several thousand over an extended period. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of distressed mortgage holders in danger of having their homes repossessed look set to be thrown a lifeline after a so-called vulture fund r(...)

Daniel Squires of PBC catches the ball ahead of Bandon Grammar’s Harry Hall during the  Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

PBC 19 Bandon Grammar School 18 PBC survived a fierce test from Bandon Grammar School to reach the Munster Schools Senior Cup final at Musgrave Park (...)

Dealing with a non-performing mortgage on a family home  is a daily reality for 64,510 borrowers, according to   the Central Bank. Photograph: Sean Gladwell/Getty

The first five years of Mary’s mortgage were uneventful. She bought her house with her partner in 2010, in the teeth of the recession. Despite the eco(...)

Martina Fitzgerald became RTÉ’s political correspondent five years ago. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ journalist Martina Fitzgerald is leaving the State broadcaster after being replaced as political correspondent earlier this month. The broadcast(...)

 Paul Cunningham pictured leaving the Four Courts on Monday  after  he was struck off the roll of solicitors. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A solicitor who has not fully repaid a €27,000 sum borrowed by him from an elderly client who is in difficult circumstances has been struck off the ro(...)

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