The measures won’t make a dent in existing rents, and it’s far from certain that they will make renting a viable long-term option. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

After months of inter-Coalition wrangling, and years of escalating rents, the Government has come up with a solution to Ireland’s rental-accommodation(...)

The drop in homes completed this year in Dublin is down to a particularly poor performance in two local authority areas – Dublin city and South Dublin. Photograph: PA

The number of homes being built in Dublin is falling, despite a growing recovery in residential construction across the country, new figures show. Ab(...)

“Neoliberal housing systems like ours are characterised by persistent boom and busts. ” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Irish housing system is in an unprecedented crisis. This is visible in escalating rents, ‘economic’ evictions, mortgage arrears, repossessions, wa(...)

Up to 500 modular housing units will be provided by the spring as family emergency accommodation in Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

Some 150 units of modular housing for homeless families are to be sourced “on an emergency basis” under a new fast-tracked procurement process. Minis(...)

A  Housing Agency report  has set out the “considerable hardship” experienced by homeless families. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The “considerable hardship” experienced by homeless families and their children is set out in a report published on Friday by the Housing Agency. The(...)

Developers have been given  permission  to build somewhere between 18,000 and 20,000 homes in Dublin

Last year the State’s Housing Agency calculated the number of homes that would be needed in Dublin over a five-year period – a minimum of 37,700, risi(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A “strong cultural resistance” from some local authorities and lenders is causing the mortgage-to-rent scheme to “struggle”, the Department of the (...)

If we have learned anything, it’s that the one-size-fits-all approach to housing simply doesn’t work. Photograph: Thinkstock

Dublin City Council’s run-it-up-the-flagpole-and- see-how-it-flies notion to boost new homes development by relaxing building regulations for one-b(...)

Almost 1,000 repossession orders were granted in the courts in the first six months of this year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of homes being repossessed is continuing to rise with orders being granted at a rate of more than 60 per week when the courts are sitting, (...)

A plasterer at work. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Just over half the minimum number of new homes needed to meet demand in Dublin city and county last year were built, according to new figures from th(...)