David Silke, director of research and corporation, Minister of State Paudie Coffey, and Dr Conor Skehan, chairman, at press briefing for the National Statement of Housing Supply and Demand 2014 and Outlook for 2015 to 2017 report. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

Houses and apartments in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare are no longer “affordable”, with costs relative to incomes almost back at 2008 levels, according (...)

Capital plan: Studio apartments, for rent only, could be built in Dublin if proposals for are accepted. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

New studio apartments, for rent only, could be built in Dublin if proposals for the next city development plan are accepted by councillors. The propos(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: wrote to council chief executive Owen Keegan last month. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

In December 2007, Dublin City Council changed its development plan to increase the minimum size of one-bedroom apartments to 55sq m and restrict apart(...)

The regulation office has assessed 142 of the bodies who have so far signed up to the code, and found organisations were performing well against most standards.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Fewer than 40 per cent of non-Governmental social housing providers have signed up to a regulatory code which will become compulsory next year. The c(...)

Cracks in the outer wall of a house affected by pyrite. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The keys have been handed over to the owners of some of the first houses repaired under the Government’s €10 million pyrite resolution scheme. Residen(...)

Stefan Gerlach, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, said that Ireland should promote “a well-developed rental market as a genuine alternative to ownership, and an attractive investment proposition for potential landlords”. (Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES)

Ireland needs to develop a broader and deeper rental market in order to protect itself against future financial shocks, deputy governor of the Centra(...)

Allan Thomas at his home in Kilmessan, Co Meath: ‘I feel like I’m making my family homeless. I don’t understand why this [scheme] didn’t work. Educated people told me this would work.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Allan Thomas, (40), a father of three living in Kilmessan, Co Meath, will be in court next Monday, almost certainly to hear a repossession order mad(...)

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

A housing estate in  Dublin. Housing groups and the Opposition have criticised the Government’s proposals for reform of the mortgage-to-rent scheme. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Housing groups and the Opposition have criticised the Government’s proposals for reform of the mortgage-to-rent scheme announced today.The Government (...)

The initiative allows mortgage holders to surrender their homes to a not-for-profit housing association, which then rents it to the original owners

The Government is considering widening eligibility rules for its mortgage-to-rent scheme as part of a series of measures aimed at tackling the home re(...)