An additional 3,000 households will be housed by local authorities through the leasing of houses in 2015, Brendan Howlin said.  However, this is also unlikely to make much of a dent in the city’s housing waiting list. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Housing measures announced by Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin in their budget speeches yesterday will have the greatest impact in the capital, where(...)

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin announced yesterday that the Government would contribute €1.5 billion in exchequer funding by 2017.

The Government plans to build 10,000 social housing units by 2018 as part of a €2.2 billion capital investment package that could include private sect(...)

The Department of the Environment projections that revised planning legislation to deliver 4,000 social housing units by 2020 have been described as “pie in the sky” by the construction industry.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Department of the Environment projections that revised planning legislation to deliver 4,000 social housing units by 2020 have been described as “pie (...)

Minister for Housing Jan O’Sullivan: concerned over the number of transactions so far given that her department budgeted for 350 this year

Just 40 households have benefitted from a Government mortgage-to-rent initiative launched two years ago, aimed at assisting up to 3,500 mortgage-hold(...)

The Government has been keen to promote non-profit housing associations as a new vehicle for delivering social housing. But numbers have been falling – five years ago housing associations built almost 1,900 homes. By 2012 this fell to 677.

There has been a dramatic change in how social housing needs have being responded to over recent years.State investment has collapsed and there has be(...)

Before regeneration: St Michael’s Road, Longford

Not so long ago, St Michael’s Road in Longford was in danger of becoming a no-go area. Once charming, stone-built artisan homes sat dead-eyed with boa(...)

A new finance model for social housing stocks would see private investment meeting up to 70 per cent of the overall cost of schemes in a departure fro(...)