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(...)

Catherine O’Leary, who suffers from ‘locked-in’ syndrome, returns home to Carrigaline after six years to her parents Margaret and Pat. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision.

There were tears of joy at the O’Leary home in Co Cork today after a mother of one who has locked-in-syndrome returned home after spending six years i(...)

Mary Stephens from Galway city was eight years waiting for her new apartment before it was provided by Clúid housing association last month.Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A double whammy of a tight private rental market and a shortage of supply in the social housing sector means those on low incomes are struggling to fi(...)

Jan O’Sullivan, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, opens Focus Ireland’s conference on ‘New Solutions to Finding Homes’ at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Local authorities should transfer over 3,500 vacant houses and flats to housing associations, a leading housing expert has said. Simon Brooks, directo(...)

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(...)

Minister of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan:  “This is a very ambitious package”

The Government is seeking an estimated €100 million from the European Union structural funds to pay for the refurbishment of thousands of local author(...)