Construction on one scheme in Clondalkin is not due for completion until 2022. Photograph: iStock

Doubts have emerged over the delivery of some 365 cost-rental homes by the end of this year. In February, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien announ(...)

Under 2019 regulations a Hap dwelling must be inspected within eight months of a tenancy starting. File photograph: Getty

Inspections of privately owned homes rented under the State’s Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) programme fell by more than two-thirds last year, raisi(...)

Each wind farm will be capable of generating 1,000mw of electricity at full capacity. Danny Lawson/PA Wire

An Irish-Spanish joint venture is planning three offshore electricity generating fields that will cost up to €6.5 billion on the basis of industry est(...)

Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Alan Betson

The delayed Housing for All Strategy is supposed to guide the next nine years of housing policy in Ireland. If it does not have a strong focus on comm(...)

An image of the proposed new development for Moore Street including a planned archway, which Dublin City Council wants replaced with a ‘more restrained opening’. Illustration: Hammerson

The UK property firm behind the redevelopment of the 5.5-acre plot between O’Connell Street and Moore Street has been given six months by Dublin City (...)

The Taoiseach said people should aim to do things outdoors. Photograph: Collins Photos

Allowing unvaccinated under 18s inside pubs and restaurants “will not be the make or break issue” which causes a surge in Covid-19 numbers Taoiseach M(...)

Mick Berry of Coastwatch and his son Shem after paddling around the extensive seagrass bed at Kilmore Quay, Co Waterford, in an effort to remove sargassum invasive seaweed.

Some of Ireland’s most important seagrass beds, which capture CO2 and provide a habitat for many marine species, are being damaged by the spread of an(...)

Septic tanks and other domestic waste-water treatment systems are used by rural householders to treat sewage. Photograph: Getty Images

More than half of septic tanks and other domestic waste-water treatment systems failed inspection last year because they were not built or maintained (...)

A basking shark feeding off the Co Donegal coast. Photograph: Alan Cranston

The process of scaling up designation of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Ireland to 30 per cent of maritime area over the next decade will begin in e(...)

Water quality should be monitored year-round at beaches where increasing numbers of people are regularly swimming outside the summer season, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Water quality should be monitored year-round at beaches where increasing numbers of people are regularly swimming outside the summer season, the Envir(...)

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