Ilabek Avetian (39) at  Beaumont Hospital. He suffered severe head injuries after a scrambler bike fell on him as he sunbathed in a Dublin park this summer. Photograph: Olivia Lynott

Legislative action must be taken to end the illegal use of scramblers and quad bikes in urban areas across the country in order to protect people’s li(...)

Gerry Scully who lives beside the  site where  Japanese knotweed is growing at O’Devaney Gardens  off the North Circular Road, Dublin. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Dublin City Council has declined to say how long it has been aware of the growth of Japanese knotweed on land it owns near the Phoenix Park or to outl(...)

Homeowners in Wales were awarded  compensation when their homes became unsaleabe because Network Rail failed to clear knotweed on their land.

Homeowners near the Phoenix Park should consider taking legal action to force Dublin City Council to deal with an “epidemic” which has seen one of the(...)

Darragh O’Brien, Fianna Fáil’s housing spokesman, said councils would be given ‘specific targets’ of how many houses they should build.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil is to propose a €10 billion affordable housing scheme for people who are paying more than a third of their income on rent or mortgage repa(...)

Hugh McElvaney  was secretly filmed in a meeting with an undercover RTÉ reporter in 2015. He was  named by Revenue this week as having underdeclared his income tax by €29,000

Monaghan county councillor Hugh McElvaney, who once asked an undercover RTÉ reporter for payment to assist with a prospective planning application, ha(...)

The Engineering Project of the Year title went to Malachy Walsh and Partners (MW&P) for the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Centre of Excellence. Pictured: Engineers Ireland director-general Caroline Spillane, Jack O’Leary (MW&P), Richard Leonard (MW&P), Paul Collins (MW&P), Seámus Kelly (MW&P), Frank Murphy (Cork GAA county board), David Cotter (John Sisk & Son Ltd), Seán Breen (MW&P), Michael Barrett (Michael Barrett Partnership), Bryan Roe (project architect), Michael Nolan (Transport Infrastructure Ireland)

The Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with the ESB, are presented in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demo(...)

It’s best to route water pipes from your property directly to the surface water sewer in the public road.

l recently built a garage to the rear of my property. Since then the local authority have stipulated that I need to connect the run-off water into a w(...)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy: will bring a memo to Cabinet next week addressing concerns surrounding dangerous rental accommodation exposed by an RTÉ documentary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A representative body for US businesses, including some of the biggest employers in the country, has warned the housing crisis is so severe it could d(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said both parties  have signed up to a reduction in USC and said it was not possible to do this and cut taxes in the next budget. Conor McCabe photography

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has signalled difficulties ahead with Fine Gael over the Budget, saying his party will insist on cuts to the USC(...)

Whilst it may be attractive to save money and do your own snag list, it is advisable to  avail of professional experience

Q I am buying a newly built home in an estate. The house is covered by the new building regulations, which I understand require inspection and sign of(...)

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