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

A range of social classes will “find it difficult if not impossible” to buy their own homes in the future, according to a senior advisory group to Tao(...)

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

Some 90,000 households will “have their housing needs met” between now and 2020, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly will announce this morning, (...)

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

Shane (27) and Ciara (29) Dwyer, a married couple from the Jobstown area of west Dublin, say they have been sleeping in their car for three weeks. Th(...)

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

Kids’ face-painting, live music and free soft drinks were among the attractions at an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, west Dublin today.Organi(...)

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

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin is the highest since official counting began in 2007, and has almost trebled in five years. Latest figur(...)

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

Council tenants will be pursued for any unpaid water bills by their local authority housing managers, under legislation being drawn up by Government. (...)

Minister for Environment Alan Kelly has indicated he favours increasing housing supply rather than rent controls. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Rent controls may be the most effective means to stabilise the private rented sector, the National Economic and Social Council has said. In an unpubl(...)

Students from St Margaret’s NS with Ryan Tubridy, at the launch of the Society of St Vincent de Paul annual appeal, in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There can be dignity in poverty, Ryan Tubridy has said. “You can be in poverty and go through it with dignity. We can’t end poverty but we can fight (...)

Mark Burke (37) of Dún Laoghaire has been identified as the man whose body parts were found at a recycling plant.

Gardaí have identified a man whose body parts were discovered at a recycling facility in Dublin in July. The remains are those of Mark Burke (37) of D(...)

More than half (62 per cent) of these children are with their families in hotel or B&B emergency accommodation, often sharing one room. Photograph: Thinkstock

The number of homeless families living in emergency accommodation in Dublin has more than doubled in the past year, new figures show. There are almos(...)