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Timber prices have risen as much as 20 per cent in the Republic as a result of the shortage, while sawmills are importing the commodity from Scotland to maintain supplies to customers. Photograph: Getty Images

Government delays in issuing forestry licences are driving contractors out of business, despite booming demand for timber, politicians claimed on Thur(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien who told members of the Fine Gael parliamentary party that he would launch a ‘Housing for All’ plan. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The Government is planning a new crackdown on AirBnb rentals as well as vacant homes and sites. At the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting this eve(...)

  The HSE  vaccination centre in the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said everyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine appointment could be offered one by the end of June. Mr Varadkar raised the pro(...)

Fishermen unload their catches. Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The quality of fresh fish landed in Irish harbours will be adversely affected by European Commission demands for a move to pier-side weighing of catch(...)

Britain’s proposal to take back 80 per cent of EU fish caught in UK waters post-Brexit is “very concerning,” Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has said. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Britain’s proposal to take back 80 per cent of EU fish caught in UK waters post-Brexit is “very concerning,” Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Ma(...)

After a night of torrential rain   the river Roury broke its banks   and also caused flooding in Rosscarbery  earlier this week. Photograph: Andy Gibson

West Cork has been hit again for a second time this week with flooding and damaged roads after a night of torrential rain. Motorists are being asked t(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Patrick PJ Sheehan.

Former Fine Gael TD Patrick “PJ” Sheehan, who was involved in politics for more than 50 years, has died at the age of 87, a week after the death of hi(...)

The remains of Cameron Blair are removed from St Mary’s Church, Bandon, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The family of 20-year-old Cork Institute of Technology student Cameron Blair, who was fatally stabbed earlier this month, remembered him at his funera(...)

Michael Collins has a high profile from organising buses to take patients to Belfast for cataract operations. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cork South-West (three seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Ind Cork South-West is one of those constituencies where geography plays almost as important a (...)

The Government will be ‘riding shotgun’ on the National Broadband Plan to ensure that costs are controlled, the Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has told an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government will be “riding shotgun” on the National Broadband Plan to ensure that costs are controlled, the Minister for Communications Richard Br(...)

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