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Shane Kenny outside his home in Achill Co Mayo. The solar power system cost €18,000, of which €3,000 came from a State grant. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Shane Kenny said he decided to install a solar panel system at his home in Achill, Co Mayo, at a cost of €18,000 in order to “help this planet surviv(...)

Chris Scott in the bathroom of his mica-affected home in Shroove, Inishowen, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

Homeowners affected by the mica defective blocks scandals have reacted angrily to the revised redress scheme, saying they will still have to contribut(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee secured Government approval on Tuesday to recommend to President Michael D Higgins that he exercise his right to pardon  John Twiss. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A report into the circumstances of a murder that took place in Co Cork 126 years ago has led to a posthumous pardon for the man executed for the crime(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien: The square-footage costs will be reviewed every year in line with inflation and the annual cost of building as set by the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Homeowners caught up in the mica scandal said the devil would be in the detail of the revised redress scheme and, now that they have it, there see a l(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is expected to hold a press conference at lunchtime on Tuesday formally announcing the scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has agreed to finance a €2.2 billion scheme to rebuild and remediate an estimated 7,500 homes which have been structurally damaged by m(...)

The scientists evaluated data spanning flow measurement over 66 years and 610 “storm events” at three sites in Ireland and the UK. Photograph: iStock

Forestry should not be relied upon to reduce risk from major flood events, that are likely to be more frequent and more extreme due to global warming,(...)

A total of 8,830 people were without a home last month, including 2,513 children, according to the latest data from the Department of Housing. Photograph: Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images

Nearly 9,000 men, women and children were recorded as homeless in October as numbers living in emergency accommodation continue to rise. A total of (...)

Colm Boyle has become the latest Mayo stalwart to confirm his intercounty retirement. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Colm Boyle has retired, and another great from the last decade of football is gone. He leaves with four All Star awards, a record for Mayo which he sh(...)


Black Friday deals extend beyond a new toaster and TV. Many Irish hotels and tour operators are offering discounts over the coming days that you (...)

The Dáil heard on Tuesday that restaurants, hotels and nightclubs are suffering from cancellations and a ‘specific response’ is needed to the situation they face. File photograph: Getty

Covid case numbers are in the balance but if public behaviour continues to change they will come down, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. He told his(...)

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