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 Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is set to propose in a new plan that density be used as a key determinant for allowing the bulk purchase of units in estates or other housing developments. Photograph: Damien Eagers / The Irish Times

The Government will move to put aside significant percentages of new-build homes for first-time buyers, under plans to be considered at Cabinet this w(...)

Up to 80% of houses in many such developments could be earmarked for social and affordable housing, as well as for first-time buyers. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Beleaguered Davy Stockbrokers could fetch as much as €400 million when it is sold, according to a report in the Sunday Business Post, which cites sour(...)

Yoshimi Hayakawa. Photograph: Julia Dunin

We’re often told we can travel through food, but how easy is it really to get authentic tastes in Ireland? Chefs and food enthusiasts living in Irelan(...)

Former professor at Maynooth University Paul Donovan said a situation where a university professor was removed from daily contact with students and other staff would lead to the ‘decay’ of their skills and knowledge. File photograph

A former professor at Maynooth University said he “strongly disagreed” with the conclusion of the college’s president, Prof Philip Nolan, that the pro(...)

Darragh O’Brien said he and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will be working on proposals over the weekend.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said he is “hopeful” there will be proposals to restrict institutional investment in the housing market brought t(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donnohoe said that three quarters of one percent of the housing stock in Ireland was owned by institutional funds . Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has acknowledged that the Government must do more to support first-time buyers and the challenges they face. The(...)

For most students, particularly at undergraduate level, colleges, universities, TUs and IoTs all serve the same broad purpose. Photograph: Getty

What’s in a name? Students working on their CAO form may be familiar with the different terms: university, technological university (TU), institute of(...)

Maynooth University: ’Students really value the on-campus experience and have missed the live, in-person interaction with their peers and lecturers.’

Q: How ready is Maynooth University for a return to campus? A: We would like to bring our students back to the campus as soon as we can. Ultimately, (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin  said ‘Anything we can do in terms of housing, we are going to do because it’s the No 1 crisis facing the people’. File photograph: Fran Veale

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has acknowledged that housing is the biggest challenge facing the country, and said that the Government is working to produce(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien says he is looking at ‘whatever measures that are needed, up to and including a ban’ to address the issue of bulk-buying of new homes by investment funds. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is pressing the Department of Finance to make changes to the tax treatment of investment funds as part of efforts(...)

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