Swimmers at Seapoint, Co Dublin: Darragh O’Brien  says he is ‘very aware of the increased numbers of beach users outside of the bathing season, particularly in Dublin Bay’. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Protection for all-year-round sea swimmers from sewage-borne bacteria such as e.coli and enterococci is under consideration by the national Bathing Wa(...)

Fianna Fáil Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has come under renewed pressure to scrap his proposed shared-equity loan scheme amid repeated Opposit(...)

The Government  paper sets   out a plan for Irish Water to separate from the Ervia Group in 2023.

The country’s largest trade union, Siptu, has told the Government that its members working in local authorities will not be forced to move to Irish Wa(...)

Members of the public braving the bad weather on a quiet South Anne Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further 68 deaths of Covid-19 patients have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team. This brings to 3,752 the total number of dea(...)

Construction sites have been closed for a number of weeks, with exceptions for some projects. Photograph: iStock

The Government is hopeful that the construction sector will be able to restart work from March 5th, in a partial easing of strict lockdown restriction(...)

Dave Walsh, chair of An Bord Pleanála, said a better method of tracking when building actually commenced on sites would allow officials to see if the system was tackling the demand for housing.  Photograph: Getty Images

A “free pass” is being given to those who seek to challenge planning approval given to housing developments in the courts, the chairman of An Bord Ple(...)

That storms claw at Ireland’s soft shores needs no proving. They have already remodelled the contours of many western bays and dune systems. Image: Michael Viney

It was great while it lasted – almost a week of sunshine to second-guess the start of the year. On days of crispness and quiet on the hill, one was l(...)

The Affordable Purchase Shared Equity scheme will be aimed predominantly at first-time buyers, although Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien recently said there will be ‘some exceptions’. Photograph: Alan Betson

With property prices remaining surprisingly resilient, albeit against a background of reduced supply, the introduction this year of a new affordable h(...)

The State’s last affordable housing scheme was discontinued in 2011. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

Affordable and cost rental housing will not be viable in Dublin unless the State subsidy for its construction is doubled, Dublin City Council’s head o(...)

Development would not see  demolition of  1967 office tower as MM Capital does not own the Tesco unit  under the tower. Photograph: Tom Honan

The owners of Dublin’s Phibsborough shopping centre are seeking to redevelop the 1960s complex, long regarded as an eyesore, as a “co-living” scheme r(...)

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