Alan Kelly: The instruction to let him know well in advance of openings has caused tension, particularly over the opening of 52 homes in the Glen in Cork city earlier this year.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly ordered all local authorities to tell him “early” about the opening of local authority houses so he could off(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly:  “Anybody who wants a bed over this Christmas period will get it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of social houses built will increase tenfold by the end of the year, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said. He was speaking fol(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin signing the Book of Codolence at the Pro- Cathedral following mass on Saturday  where he spoke of the attacks in Paris. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The events in Paris are a “horrific example of what fundamentalism can do and what happens when religion is distorted for ideological reasons”, Archbi(...)

 Ian Cleary: “I’m looking for a two-bedroom place, so I can start taking my daughter again at the weekends.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ian Cleary (42), from the Old Bawn in Tallaght, has been staying in one of last winter’s Cold Weather beds since May. He goes to work as a baker, fr(...)

 Margaret O’Reilly with her baby, Nona, in their caravan in Kilbarry halting site, Waterford. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Thomas O’Reilly, his wife Tina and their five children, aged between 18 months and 12 years old, share the single bedroom in their small house at a Tr(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly continues to battle for rent certainty measures. Photograph: Getty Images

As Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly continues to battle for rent certainty measures, an unpublished report backs his stance on the issue. The N(...)

Modular housing, as demonstrated by the Dublin local authorities at a demonstration event. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 4:02

Some 500 units of modular housing will be provided as emergency housing for homeless families across Dublin, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly h(...)

Flowers left at the site of the fire that claimed 10 lives on the Glenamuck Road, Carrickmines. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some €282 million allocated for Traveller accommodation over the last decade has not been spent by local authorities, Minister for State with Responsi(...)

The entrance to the halting site on Glenamuck road, Carrickmines, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Books of condolence will be open in Dublin on Sunday in memory of the ten people who died in a fire at a halting site in Carrickmines. They will be l(...)

The Simon Communities is calling for an increase in rent supplement and for the introduction of “long awaited” rent certainty measures. Photograph: The Irish Times

Over 90 per cent of the properties available to rent are too expensive for people dependent on rent allowance, a survey conducted by the Simon Communi(...)