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(...)

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(...)