It is  estimated that there are currently 137,000 vacant homes at present in the State. Photograph: iStock

A vacant homes tax should be considered by Government while a forthcoming zoned land tax should be increased beyond the planned 3 per cent rate, a new(...)

Project manager Dr Derek Mc Loughlin with Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity Pippa Hackett and Minister Of State for Heritage Malcom Noonan athe the launch of Wild Atlantic Nature at Ballycroy National Park. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

A €21 million project to restore vast areas of blanket bog throughout northwest Ireland has been unveiled with farmers and communities set to play a l(...)

Brent Geese in flight at the Kilcoole Marshes, Wicklow. ‘We have a lot to be grateful for within our natural environment and this gratitude should propel action to help preserve and sustain these ecosystems.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 130 events will be staged across the country as part of National Biodiversity Week 2022, coinciding with “a crucial year for Irish biodiver(...)

According to CSO figures, 2.4 per cent of the over 65s and 10 per cent of people between 50 and 54 are renting from private landlords. Photograph: iStock

The current private rental model will see a “dramatic increase” in the number of older homeless people in the future unless it is reformed, an Oireach(...)

 Looking across Lower Lake to Tomies Wood, Killarney. Photograph:  National Parks & Wildlife Service/Paudie O’Leary

The approval of a €55 million package to restructure the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) represents “a day of hope for nature in Ireland”(...)

Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan said the new strategy would amount to a ‘transformation’ of the NPWS. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A major overhaul of the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) is to see it restructured as an executive agency under a €55 million package. A(...)

Farmer Dermot Doran fitting swift bird boxes to a house in Kildare for Swift Conservation Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Homeowners who are planning renovations and retrofits are being urged to consider wildlife like barn owls and swifts whose habitats are in decline in (...)

According to figures from the Department of Housing, published on Friday, there were 9,825 homeless individuals in March 2022. Photograph: iStock

The number of young homeless people reached a record high last month, as Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said the continued rise in the number of(...)

Lorcan Sirr, a lecturer in housing studies at Technological University Dublin, argues that local authorities were sitting on large tracts of public land ripe for development. Photograph: Tom Honan

Two local authorities, including Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien’s own Fingal County Council and Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s Cork City Council, b(...)

Former Sacred Heart secondary school, run by Presentation Sisters in Portlaoise town centre, to be turned into 52 new homes.

Sophia, a national provider of housing and homeless services, has begun marking its 25th anniversary this year by paying tribute to the role religious(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »