Up to 500 modular housing units will be provided by the spring as family emergency accommodation in Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times 4:02

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 1:26

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(...)

 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(...)