Sally-Anne Berry on the site of her home   at the Labre Park halting site in Ballyfermot, Dublin.  She and her husband and two daughters, aged three and three months,  live in a small caravan.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Sally-Anne Berry (24) has been “very afraid” for the safety of her young family since the night of January 29th last. This was when a fir(...)

Calderwood Court, a complex of just 13 apartments and duplexes in Drumcondra, was built in 2007

A former Dublin ghost estate that has been empty since it was built eight years ago will become home to tenants of Co-operative Housing Ireland today.(...)

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(...)

“Families who are homeless are often squeezed into one tiny hotel room – nowhere to cook or for children to play.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 72 families with children presented to homeless services in Dublin in October, according to new figures from Focus Ireland. The charity, which i(...)

 Sam McGuinness of Simon: “Children are forced to lay their head in inadequate accommodation, scared and vulnerable, without a safe home to look to this Christmas.”  Photograph: Dave Meehan

There are now more than 1,400 homeless children in Dublin – more than twice as many as a year ago, the latest figures show. Data published last nigh(...)

South Street, New Ross: the potential of rural towns could be tapped into to relieve the burden on the capital.

Towns can be a part of the solution to Dublin’s housing shortage, by offering an alternative, according to architect and author, Orla Murphy. Speakin(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan pictured with Eoin Whelan at his apartment in Phibsboro where they met with a couple who have benefitted from tenancy sustainment protocol. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

What is the biggest change in the housing package announced by the Government? The most significant change is the decision to increase the rent revie(...)

“The Taoiseach keeps talking about the emergency response to homelessness as if that is good enough.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The 100 ‘cold weather’ beds being offered in Dublin this month, to take rough sleepers off the streets during the winter, are unlikely to close as pl(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A package of measures to address the issue of rent increases and a shortage of building in the property sector will be in place before the end of the (...)