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(...)

Some 176 unfinished housing  developments in the State are completely vacant. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of unfinished estates in Ireland now stands at 668 and more than 19,000 individuals and families are living in almost 500 of them, a new re(...)

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(...)