Dublin local authorities held an open Modular Housing Demonstration Project in Dublin. Pictured is the exterior of the Skyclad home. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Public housing should be opened up to households beyond the social housing waiting list, the State’s most senior housing official in the State has sai(...)

Modular housing in Dublin. The term “modular” refers to a structure made off-site and then assembled on-site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The ruse that so-called modular housing is temporary or “emergency” accommodation was well and truly exposed by a Dublin City Council report to electe(...)

The O’Devaney Gardens housing complex in Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Up to 1,300 homes, most of which would be available to rent, could be built in Dublin by a Northern Ireland not-for-profit housing association. Apex, (...)

Flats at O’Devaney Gardens, off North Circular Road, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens, one of Dublin’s most problematic and contentious social housing estates, has been put back on the table under p(...)

Emergency accommodation in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Examples of prefabricated “modular” housing that could be used to accommodate homeless families in Dublin will go on display in coming weeks. A Dublin(...)

Cathal Morgan of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive said: “We have to find other solutions, we need to try to get away from using commercial hotels.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Availability of hotel rooms for Dublin’s homeless is running out because of competition with tourists over the summer months, director of the Dublin R(...)

The 2008 collapse of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) schemes resulted in the disbanding of communities and left the city scarred by derelict blocks of empty flats vacated for regeneration projects that never happened. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It is exactly a year since Dublin City Council’s head of housing, Dick Brady, tentatively put forward the idea that the council might seek private-sec(...)

Dublin is facing a shortfall of €18.5 million in funding from the Department of the Environment for homeless services this year, the city council’s he(...)

Dublin City Council’s Dick Brady cancelled the plans for 200 houses six months ago as the focus went on rough sleeping after the death of Jonathan Corrie. However, pressure has since mounted on the organisation to provide solutions for the family homelessness crisis. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council is planning to construct up to 400 prefabricated houses on vacant sites around the city as a means of tacking the escalating famil(...)

Authorities are offering three schemes to appeal to landlords to take social housing tenants.

Private landlords willing to make their properties available for social housing are being sought under a joint rental recruitment drive by the four (...)