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Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien’s twin Bills designed to tackle the housing crisis have been attracting significant amounts of attention internally in the party, at all levels. Photograph: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

For many in Fianna Fáil, the issue of housing is an acid test not only for Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien – but for the party’s wider relevance,(...)

Robert Watt is moving from Merrion Street to Baggot Street to take up his new job as secretary general of the Department of Health. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Monopoly money is not just for Christmas, you know. So here are some sums. Cross the road outside Government Buildings on Merrion Street and turn lef(...)

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan says she does not think the CETA deal is compatible with the Programme for Government. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A contentious vote on an EU-Canada free trade deal will be deferred until the New Year after two Green Party TDs indicated they would not vote with th(...)

Leas Cheann Comhairle Catherine Connolly said a record of what is said in the chamber has been kept since the first sitting of the Dáil 101 years ago. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tuesday marked a unusual milestone in the history of the House. Leas Cheann Comhairle Catherine Connolly announced that the sitting would see the comm(...)

Fergus McCabe was from Marino in Dublin’s northside. File photograph: Peter Thursfield

Veteran community activist Fergus McCabe, who died during the week, aged 71, was part of the “beating heart” of inner city Dublin, President Michael D(...)

Notwithstanding the popularity of swimming across generations, its public health benefits and its capacity to boost enjoyment of life, the State’s track record of investment in public pools has been miserably underwhelming. Photograph: iStock

An illustration of a simple pleasure placed in long-term peril by the Covid-19 crisis surfaced at Thursday’s meeting of the Oireachtas budget oversigh(...)

Tusla staff ‘work collaboratively with all parents to ensure that the best interests of the child is the foremost priority’. Photograph: Alan Betson

There were more than 100 instances of babies being removed from their mothers last year, with almost a quarter of them in the Limerick and Cork areas.(...)

A computer-generated image of the proposed O’Connell Street redevelopment

The redevelopment of Dublin’s Moore Street and Upper O’Connell Street is finally to get under way following the appointment of architects to design a (...)

Residents waiting outside their home on Berkeley Road, Dublin on Wednesday evening following their eviction. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

An urgent review of all the circumstances surrounding an eviction in Dublin last Wednesday at which some gardaí were present has been ordered. An Gar(...)

The evicted tenants among with their belongings outside the property on Berkeley Road in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish Property Owners’ Association (IPOA), has said it was “concerned with the manner” in which an eviction took place of nine tenants from a hous(...)

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