The Environment Minister Alan Kelly is pledging to clear the social housing waiting list by 2020.

Burton: 2015 will be the year of people going back to work

2015 will be the year for people going back to work, according to the Tánaiste Joan Burton.

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Shatter 'disappointed' at direction of migration reform under Fitzgerald

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said he is disappointed that work he started on migrants rights has not been continued by his successor Frances Fitzgerald. ...

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€4.5m of herbal cannabis seized at Dublin Port

€4.5m worth of herbal cannabis has been seized by Revenue at Dublin Port.

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Suspended sentence for water-charge protesters in contempt case

Three anti-water charge protesters have been given a suspended 28-day sentence after they were found guilty of contempt of court.

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EU taking Ireland to court in yacht-fuel row

The EU is taking Ireland to court in a row over the fuel used for private yachts.

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House prices up almost 3% in a month

The price of a home in Ireland rose by nearly 3% last month.

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Employment up to highest point in five years

Employment is up by 10,400 in just three months, as jobless figures fall to their lowest in five years.

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Report warns thousands of families will be unable to buy homes in coming years

A report to the Taoiseach has warned that thousands of families won't be able to buy their own home for years to come.

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Man arrested over 2009 Finglas murder

A man has been arrested in relation to the murder of Graham McNally in north Dublin five years ago.

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Children evacuated after Donegal school bus catches fire

Around 40 children had to be evacuated from a school bus in Co Donegal this morning after it caught fire.

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It's time to get back to policing, gardaí say

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors wants to "get back to policing" now that a new Commissioner has been appointed.

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Poverty and recession affect children's behaviour, report shows

A new report shows that children in families which have experienced poverty in the recession have suffered greater behavioural problems.

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Atheist group concerned over plans to restore Carrauntoohill cross

Atheist Ireland is voicing concern about the reinstatement of a cross at the summit of Carrauntoohill.

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Dublin apartments evacuated after fire

An apartment block in Dublin has been evacuated after a fire broke out in the underground car park.

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Dublin dips in ranking of places to study

Dublin has slipped in a ranking of cities that are good for third level studies.

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Up to 26,000 undocumented migrants live in Ireland

There are up to 26,000 undocumented migrants in Ireland, and the vast majority of them are working here.

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Three water protesters facing contempt proceeding

Three anti-water charge protesters will find out today if they will be jailed for contempt of court.

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Law reform group considers if spouse killers should inherit property

The Law Reform Commission is looking at whether someone who kills their spouse should be allowed to keep their jointly owned property.

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Calls for private financiers to fund social housing crisis

The Government is being urged to do more to make affordable housing available, including sourcing private finance.

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