Minister of State Paudie Coffey and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the launch of the Social Housing Strategy 2020. Photograph: Eric Luke

Those in acute need of housing won’t see much benefit from this strategy

Minister of State Paudie Coffey and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the launch of the Social Housing Strategy 2020. Photograph: Eric Luke

Focus Ireland calls for short-term help for homeless, and Threshold expresses concern about the timeframe involved

Substandard: a kitchen in a Dublin property

Thousands of properties brought up to standard following environmental health inspections

According to a senior advisory group to the Taoiseach, many families will in future “have little chance of buying their own home” and will have to turn to social housing or rental properties. Photograph: Frank Miller

NESC says policy should promote either home ownership or long-term rental

  Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly:  local authority estates to be “mixed tenure”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Multibillion-euro plan will result in provision of 90,000 dwellings over next six years

“At night we keep the milk under the car to keep it cold”: Shane and Ciara Dwyer. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Rented accommodation was lost after landlord put rent up by 50 per cent

Teresa O’Flanagan taking part in a anti-water charge protest march at Jobstown, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Demonstration called to show locals are not the ‘thugs’ portrayed by media - Murphy

This is a 20 per cent increase on the 139 people found sleeping on the streets in the 2013 winter count, and 180 per cent increase since November 2009.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘Winter rough sleeper’ survey finds over 160 people on Dublin streets

Council tenants will be pursued for any unpaid water bills by their local authority housing managers, under legislation being drawn up by Government. Above, People before Profit Kim O’Donnell, Brid Smith, Paul Shields and Andrew Keegan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Memo to housing managers sets out responsibility to collect water bill arrears

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