Dublin’s new tenant-purchase scheme, which took effect from January but is only now becoming operational, offers discounts of up to twice those offered under the last scheme. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

More than 11,000 council house tenants in Dublin are to be offered the opportunity to buy their homes at discounts of up to 60 per cent of the market (...)

Whatever shape our new government takes, most if not all our newly elected politicians agree that housing is a critical issue that must be tackled as(...)

A social housing scheme in Dublin: Tenants will be able to buy at up to a 60 per cent discount

A year ago Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly launched Social Housing Strategy 2020, which aims to deliver 35,000 new social-housing homes over s(...)

Dublin needs about 10,000 new homes to be built each year. In the past year, about 3,300 were completed. The Nama sites should provide about 4,000 hom(...)

Banks must be compelled to offer mortgage-to-rent to households in serious mortgage arrears, groups advocating for distressed borrowers have said. Th(...)

Clúid, the largest voluntary housing association in the State, has said its tenants will not lose their homes if they do not pay water charges. The as(...)

 The Government’s Social Housing Strategy 2020 includes a commitment to introduce a new scheme for the sale of social housing. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Government should not sell off “the family silver” by giving local authority tenants discounts to buy homes, the head of policy with Ireland’s la(...)

Minister of State Paudie Coffey and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the launch of the Social Housing Strategy 2020. Photograph: Eric Luke

The most important thing a society can do for its citizens is to provide them with housing, according to Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. At t(...)

Minister of State Paudie Coffey and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the launch of the Social Housing Strategy 2020. Photograph: Eric Luke

The new social housing strategy has received a broad welcome from groups working with the homeless and from the voluntary housing sector.However, supp(...)

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(...)