Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil on Wednesday  the two main causes of family homelessness were family breakdown or a notice to quit being issued by a landlord and neither of those was a choice. File photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has disagreed with comments by the chief executive of Dublin City Council that people may be reluctant to leave homeless servic(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone  met Tusla and the service’s representatives and had sought further clarification from Tusla about funding Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said she “deeply regrets” that €400,000 could not be found to fund a “valuable” intervention service for 5(...)

Economist Micheál Collins said Ireland had “effectively written the textbook on how not to do property supports via the tax system”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State loses approximately €21.4 billion in revenue each year in what are known as “tax expenditures”. These include the wide range of reliefs and(...)

The Master of the High Court, Edmund Honohan, most recently came to public attention after breaking windows in his courtroom in December to clear what he described as a ‘fug’ there.  Photograph: Collins

The decision by the President of the High Court to remove mortgage debt cases from the Master of the High Court has been described in the Dáil as “dee(...)

A file photograph of the Abbey Theatre and Peacock Theatre on Abbey Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has not ruled out direct intervention in the dispute between the Abbey theatre and more than 300 artists over the(...)

Michael Healy-Rae said TDs would not seek to filibuster but would “do our jobs as TDs” to debate and scrutinise the legislation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Both anti-abortion and pro-choice TDs will continue their attempts to amend the abortion legislation when it returns to the Dáil for report stage late(...)

  Séamus Dooley (L) of the NUJ is seen during a  vigil at the Saudi Arabian embassy over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A vigil to remember the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was held in Dublin on Thursday evening. About 30 people gathered for the vigil outside the (...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘I am foreign minister and I need to make sure that I make decisions on the basis of fact and informed content.’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has rejected a call for Saudi diplomats to be expelled from Ireland in the wake of the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khas(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett (left) and Solidarity TD Paul Murphy talk to the media on the plinth at the Dail. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Photo Agency

Labour finance spokeswoman Joan Burton has described Budget 2019 as one of the most nakedly political and electioneering budgets she had experienced. (...)

Leo Varadkar has said Sinn Féin was more interested in the party political advantage it could get from the housing crisis than in actually solving it. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has insisted that the Government has no ideological position on housing. Repeatedly accused of leaving housing to (...)

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