Minister for Housing and Local Government Darragh O’Brien said the failures were ‘concerning and unacceptable’. Photograph: iStock

Irish Water is to conduct an audit of water treatment plants across the country, following two serious incidents where unsafe water entered the public(...)

The Land Development Agency has unveiled a plan to develop up to 2,800 affordable homes, parklands, commercial spaces and sustainable transport links on State lands in the heart of Limerick city under the Housing For All strategy.

Housing minister Darragh O’Brien unveiled a plan on Thursday to develop up to 2,800 affordable homes, parklands, commercial spaces and sustainable tra(...)

The Government has granted an exemption for some developers on social housing provision

The Government has “lost” 10,000 affordable homes after it granted an exemption to developers who bought land between 2015 and 2021, according to the (...)

The Government aims to deliver 300,000 new homes by the end of 2030 under the €4 billion-per-year Housing for All plan to be unveiled today

The Government aims to deliver 300,000 new homes by the end of 2030 under the €4 billion-per-year Housing for All plan to be unveiled today. The plan(...)

Dublin City Council head of housing Brendan Kenny said ‘a small number of leases’ were with investors who had bought houses originally built by the council. Photograph: Alan Betson

Institutional investors are leasing a “small number” of former council houses back to Dublin City Council for social housing, the council has said. T(...)

Construction on one scheme in Clondalkin is not due for completion until 2022. Photograph: iStock

Doubts have emerged over the delivery of some 365 cost-rental homes by the end of this year. In February, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien announ(...)

The vast majority of the leases are for homes in Dublin 7 and Dublin 8. Above, Manor Street in Stoneybatter, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost 1,000 homes across Dublin have been leased from investment funds and property developers for social housing in deals of up to 25 years brokered(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is pictured at the  State’s first cost rental housing scheme, which is  being provided in Balbriggan, Co Dublin by Clúid Housing. Photograph: Corporate Photographers Dublin.

Cuckoo funds have not been incentivised to buy up homes for social housing, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has said. It emerged in the Dáil on(...)

A basking shark feeding off the Co Donegal coast. Photograph: Alan Cranston

The process of scaling up designation of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Ireland to 30 per cent of maritime area over the next decade will begin in e(...)

Bathing-ban notices are regularly issued for beaches in the summer months when sewage discharges or storm water overflows result in water pollution making swimming unsafe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish Water is to extend testing and treatment of effluent from the Ringsend sewage plant to determine if it is negatively affecting bathing-water qua(...)

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