President Michael D Higgins gave the keynote address at the opening of the conference

Huge social cost over sovereign debt - President

23 Nov President Michael D Higgins has spoken about the high social cost of the austerity measures introduced in Ireland to tackle the banking crisis and manage sovereign debt, during a speech at the United Nations in Geneva.

Just 4,000 properties were available to rent nationwide at the start of this month

Largest three-month jump in rent since 2007

17 Nov Rents rose nationwide by an average of 3.2% in the third quarter of 2015, the largest three-month increase since early 2007, according to the latest quarterly Rental Report by

Unions say the strike is the 'people's response to the dogmatic insistence in dead-end and destructive policies'

Strike in Greece over austerity

12 Nov Many Greek workers stayed at home this morning to protest austerity measures, in the biggest domestic challenge to Alexis Tsipras' government since he was elected in September on a promise to cushion the impact of years of economic hardship.