Catherine Murphy TD (Independent) says that people needing housing assistance will have been “abandoned to the private sector”

The controversial new Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), which is to replace rent allowance from next year, will not work as promised without a major s(...)

Threshold’s Bob Jordan: “There needs to be a root-and-branch review of the private rented market.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A new information and advocacy campaign, aimed at families at risk of homelessness in the Dublin region, “is a very welcome step but not a panacea ”,(...)

A new homelessness is emerging, growing in number and with children at the centre of it. Where the homeless population has traditionall(...)

 Bob Jordan   of housing charity Threshold: time to help  “completely innocent victims of the housing crash”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of families living in private rented accommodation face losing their homes when their landlords can no longer pay th(...)

A homeless man sleeps over a warm grille on Dublin’s Baggot Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Simon Communities of Ireland are “deeply, deeply worried about the future”, saying a 24 per cent increase in numbers seeking its help is pushing i(...)

The Government initiative to improve tenants’ rights would see Ireland adopt an international standard, common in the UK, where deposits are held by an independent third party and not the landlord. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Government must intervene with local authorities failing to enforce minimum living conditions for people living in the private rented sector, the (...)

Threshold chief executive Bob Jordan at the publication of the agency's report.

The retention of tenants’ deposits by landlords is the most common reason people are seeking help from the biggest housing charity in the State.Accord(...)

The anomaly that has seen house prices rise in some urban areas, despite lagging prices elsewhere, has been further highlighted by a call from housing(...)

An amendment allowing landlords to quicken the eviction of non-rent paying tenants who remain in situ will be introduced in the Oireachtas this week. 
Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The
Irish
Times

An amendment allowing landlords to quicken the eviction of non-rent paying tenants who remain in situ will be introduced in the Oireachtas this(...)

The first national index showing the rental rates being paid has shown that private rents across the State have increased by 2 per cent in the past year while Dublin apartment prices fell 3.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2013. Image: Irish Times Studio.

The first national index showing the rental rates being paid has shown that apartment rents in Dublin fell by 3.9 per cent in the first quarter(...)