Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly said he was “very impressed” with modular housing and “felt it a very good solution” to the homeless problem. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 4:02

The scale of rent increases sought by some landlords is a “moral issue”, said Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Speaking at the publication of(...)

Traveller housing association Cena will deliver a four-bay halting site in Galway city. Photograph: The Irish Times

A new housing association, led by Travellers and dedicated to the provision of Traveller-specific accommodation, will provide new housing units in two(...)

Apartment rents were up by 9.4 per cent in the capital, statistics from the Private Residential Tenancies Board show. File photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Monthly rents across the State increased by 7 per cent in the year to the end of June, with rents for apartments rising faster than for houses. The la(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has issued a statement to accompany the publication of the monthly homeless persons data.  He notes an increase of lmost 20 per cent, in the number of homeless adults since December 2014,. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The escalating homelessness crisis will be discussed at the Cabinet Sub Committee on Social Policy, chaired by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny today (monday(...)

New charges and cuts to allowances have had ‘real impact’, says charity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Older people feel angry and frustrated about the “myth” that they have been insulated from austerity, Age Action Ireland will say today. Presenting(...)

 Paul Murphy greeting a supporter at a protest over the policing of the anti-water charges movement at the Central Bank in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Attempts to “intimidate”, “silence” or “marginalise” the anti-water charges movement with arrests and court summonses will not work, up to 2,000 prote(...)

None of the measures in next month’s budget which have been recently flagged by media have been agreed by Cabinet and some have not even been discussed at Cabinet, Leo Varadkar has said.   File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

None of the measures in next month’s budget which have been recently flagged by media have been agreed by Cabinet and some have not even been discusse(...)

Ms Y came to the attention of the HSE in mid-July 2014. Photograph: Thinkstock

Ms Y, the asylum seeker who last year unsuccessfully sought an abortion after arriving in Ireland pregnant as a result of an alleged rape, will issue(...)

Government decisions were directly forcing people into homelessness, the founder of the main charity in Dublin working with homeless families has said(...)

Valerie Cummins and Michael McDonagh from Crosscare with Tánaiste  Joan Burton. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new central food bank, to meet “growing demand for food assistance”, has opened in Dublin. The Dublin Food Bank, operated by Crosscare, the socia(...)