The crisis in social housing cannot be resolved easily and a permanent solution cannot be found quickly. But that is hardly an argument against provid(...)

Dick Brady, assistant chief executive and head of housing at Dublin City Council. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill Assistant chief executive and head of housing Dick Brady has also called for rent control and for a stay on banks repossessing buy-to-let homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council is “seriously looking” at building prefabs on derelict sites to house homeless families.Assistant chief executive and head of hous(...)

Lord Mayor Christy Burke: told members he had  met people outside the chamber on the street preparing to sleep in the porches. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin City Council is planning to bring together property professionals and financiers in an attempt to find “creative 30-year solutions” to the hou(...)

Dick Brady, head of housing at Dublin City Council. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dublin needs “public housing” not just social housing, to tackle the crisis in the supply of rental accommodation, Dublin City Council’s most senior (...)

Dolphin House flat complex, Dolphin’s Barn, Dublin: flats will be amalgamated to make larger units, and the orientation of the flats, which face away from the Grand Canal, would be changed to make better use of the canal as an amenity. Photograph: David Sleator.

A €16 million regeneration of one of the largest local authority flat complexes in the State is to begin in the new year.Dolphin House, a 1950s estat(...)

Resident Caroline McNulty at Thornton Heights formally St Michael’s Estate, Inchicore. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin’s longest-planned social housing regeneration project will finally see its first residents this weekend, 16 years after its development was or(...)

The council is to lease a Nama-controlled property in Dublin which will provide a minimum of 70 places for families and allow services for homeless families to be administered from a central facility.

Several Nama-controlled properties around Dublin have been identified as potential locations for a new emergency accommodation centre for homeless fam(...)

Dolphin House residents  Debbie Doyle, Joan Kenny and Gerard Kelly are concerned about ongoing and new  delays in rectifying poor conditions in their homes in Rialto. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Residents at the centre of a long-running regeneration saga fear further delays could cause long-term damage to their community. Despite a commitment(...)

Some 793 homeless people moved into rented accommodation last year, down from 879 in 2012, according to the Dublin Region Homeless Executive. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

More than 4,600 people accessed homeless accommodation services in Dublin last year, 40 per cent of whom had not sought(...)

More than 16,000 applicants are waiting for council housing in the city, but the council cannot provide sufficient suitable housing for them, assistant city manager with responsibility for housing Dick Brady told the councillors.

Only 29 houses were built by Dublin City Council last year, councillors were told by a senior official at a meeting last night. More than 16,000 appli(...)