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Dublin 15 was the postcode with the largest number of sales last  year with 1,640 transactions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of house sales in Dublin rose 16 per cent to 17,491 last year, according to an analysis of the market by property company Amid a(...)

Shane Ross said the decision was made on the basis of a scoring system within the Department and he just ‘signed off on that.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has insisted he did not have “hand act or part” in the decision to give a sports grant to Wesley College. The private, (...)

Mansion block-style apartments. One reason cited by developers for shunning apartments in favour of houses is due to the high upfront capital requirement

Four years ago developer Greg Kavanagh was propelled into the spotlight when it emerged that his company, New Generation Homes, had cannily spent a re(...)

Somerton in Lucan offers more customisation than is normal in the new homes sector

Builder Castlethorn has been busy. This week it brings the second phase of homes at Brighton Wood in Foxrock to market, the last phase of Belarmine in(...)

 A lone walker makes her way down Rathmines Road in Dublin during Friday morning rush hour.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish

Anna Martin thought that maybe she should have named her baby after the ambulance man who was so helpful when she was rushed to the National Maternity(...)

To stop the capital sprawling ever further outwards, Dublin needs to build upwards and become a much more dense city. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Governments have a limited ability to have a real impact on the way people live their lives. Ministers talk up every announcement as a revolutionary i(...)

People living in Dublin and other major urban  centres may not appreciate just how bad the position is in rural Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

News that one of the two bidders for a State contract to connect homes in rural parts of the country to high quality broadband has withdrawn from the (...)

Local TD Shane Ross at a 2013 protest rally in Stepaside, Co Dublin, over the closure of the local Garda station. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has performed an important service by questioning the decision of the Government to re-open Stepaside Garda statio(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said ‘the Government decision to close Garda stations was wrong, and the worst case of it in the country was on my doorstep’. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Policing priorities and value for money were “not considered” in the decision to reopen six Garda stations, including Stepaside, a report published by(...)

Stepaside Garda Station. Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy told the PAC he would prefer to send extra gardaí to Ballyfermot, Ronanstown and the north and south inner city. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to publish a report this week which will be critical of the decision to reopen Stepaside Garda station, for whi(...)

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