Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new minister for housing without extra powers to help tackle the housing crisis would be a waste of time, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly h(...)

Affordability means being able to live in a suitable home for your needs and being able to sustain rent or mortgage payments should your circumstances change.  Photo: Laura Hutton/

There has been a lot of emphasis recently put on the supply of housing, particularly in our cities, but emphasis has to be on the supply of affordable(...)

The homelessness forum heard that 80,000 homes were required nationally, 35,000 of them in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

The Constitutional protection of private property has blocked several measures to tackle to housing and homelessness crises and must be re-examined, M(...)

A study has found an average of 221 adults a night were placed in emergency beds in the last quarter of last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 3,500 homeless adults used emergency accommodation in Dublin at the end of last year, the highest number in any three-month period since the fi(...)

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(...)

Fr Scully House on Gardiner Street, near Mountjoy Square, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Residents of a State-funded senior citizens’ complex in Dublin face a 26 per cent rise in the rent charged by the Catholic housing body that owns the (...)

Green agenda: At the Green Party manifesto launch in Dublin were (from left): party chairman Roderick O Gorman, leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political Correspondent The Green Party has claimed that climate change will not form part of the national debate without its presence o(...)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly  at the Fold Ireland housing project  in Finglas on January 26th, 2016 with  Cathy Norris (left), housing officer, Fold Ireland and resident Hilda Hickey Wrenn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has accused the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) of being “hypocritical” and “wrong” in its(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “We had to rebuild all of that structure, Deputy Martin, you have no credibility, zero, zilch, nothing.’’  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Taoiseach strongly attacked Fianna Fáil and its leader Micheál Martin on Wednesday in heated Dáil exchanges on homelessness. Enda Kenny claimed (...)

What we must now focus on is delivering good quality affordable apartments in the towns and cities to meet the needs of our society. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The Housing Agency leads with the catch cry of “affordable, affordable, affordable” instead of the auctioneers’ mantra of “location, location, locatio(...)