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Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said the Government ‘is putting councils back at the centre’ of delivering social and affordable homes by ‘giving them the biggest budget in the history of the State’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The controversial Land Development Agency Bill which gives statutory power to a new quango to develop significant housing projects on land owned by th(...)

Cllr Ian McGarvey became the oldest general election candidate when he participated in the 2016 election in Donegal. Photograph: Facebook

Tributes have been paid to Ireland’s oldest public representative who turns 91 this week as warnings were raised about ageism. Independent Cllr Ian M(...)

More than 80 challenges have been lodged to date this year against An Bord Pleanála decisions. File photograph: Getty

Communities, individuals and environmental organisations should have the right to take legal proceedings “without being unduly affected” financially, (...)

Houses in a row in Trim, Co Meath. A Senator claimed Meath County Council officials failed to draw up minutes in county development plan. Photograph: iStock

An Independent Senator has accused her local authority of planning to destroy 80 hours of video footage of online meetings to discuss the county devel(...)

Crowds gathered on South William Street, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The ban on drinking in public is not being enforced, the Seanad has been told, as city and county bylaws prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in a p(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin shimmies down the red carpet to deliver the good news to the nation on Friday. Handout photograph: Julien Behal Photography

It was Micheál’s shimmiest shimmy yet down the red carpet. He couldn’t wait to deliver the good news. And it was very thoughtful of the Taoiseach to(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has insisted it is an absolute priority to “level the playing pitch” for first time home buyers. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has insisted it is an absolute priority to “level the playing pitch” for first time home buyers. Introducing his(...)

Sod that: Deputy mayor of Fingal Robert O’Donoghue, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien and mayor of Fingal David Healy at the sod-turning on a new social and affordable housing scheme at Dun Emer, Lusk, Co Dublin. Photograph:  Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

In a surprise development on Friday, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien was handed a shovel but, despite his best efforts, he was unable to dig hims(...)

The SHD scheme has been criticised for cutting local councils out of the planning approval process and is set to end next February. File photograph: Bloomberg

A Minister of State has suggested privately that the Government may replace a controversial fast-track planning system for large housing developments (...)

Restaurants  allowed provide takeaway service for the remainder of the year. Photograph: iStock

Restaurants will be allowed provide takeaway service for the remainder of the year under plans advanced by Minister for Local Government Darragh O’Bri(...)

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