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Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien says he is looking at ‘whatever measures that are needed, up to and including a ban’ to address the issue of bulk-buying of new homes by investment funds. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is pressing the Department of Finance to make changes to the tax treatment of investment funds as part of efforts(...)

The Ministers for Finance and Housing are developing proposals for a solution to investment funds buying up housing estates, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government intends to ensure the focus for investment funds is on financing the construction of developments and “not to swoop in” and buy housing(...)

Eoin Ó Broin said ‘the rental system is well and truly broken with rents too high and continuing to rise.’ File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has insisted the Government wants “Generation Rent to become a generation that owns their own home” amid Sinn Féi(...)

An Taoiseach Micheal Martin TD arrives for a cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that maintaining pandemic supports forever “isn’t tenable” but that no decision has been taken to cut them at the en(...)

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The Central Bank was aware of, but failed to act on a German ponzi property scheme that had its “nerve centre” in Ireland, the Dáil has been told. Th(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has been called  to answer questions about the potential targeting of voters on Facebook and the online database maintained by the party. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has been called on by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Ministers to answer questions about the potential targeting of vote(...)

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald, former  leader Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at the funeral of former IRA leader Bobby Storey in west Belfast last June. Photography: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The anger and tensions caused by the large Republican attendance at the funeral of IRA leader Bobby Storey in Belfast last June have never quite gone (...)

The report predicts that annual house price growth will reach double digits by this summer.

Mortgage applications for people with diabetes are being put on hold for six or 12 months as mortgage protection insurance has been refused, the Dáil (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill were among senior party figures who attended Bobby Storey’s funeral in west Belfast. File photograph: PA

The North’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) is to review its decision not to prosecute 24 Sinn Féin politicians for allegedly breaching Covid-19 rule(...)

An RTÉ Investigates programme to be broadcast on Thursday follows a protected disclosure last year about the dossiers which included medical and educational information of children involved in long-dormant court cases, gathered without the knowledge or consent of parents. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A call has been made for an inquiry into the practice by the Department of Health of secretly gathering information from private doctor consultations (...)

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