“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(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Mr Kelly has welcomed the news that the  variable mortgage interest rate for homeowners with loans from local authorities is being cut by 0.2 per cent.   Photograph: Dave Meehan

The variable mortgage interest rate for homeowners with loans from local authorities is being cut by 0.2 per cent. The move, which follows a decisi(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly said the new fund was in addition to enhanced funding for social housing  announced in the budget and in the social housing strategy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A €300 million investment fund for social housing, which will deliver 2,000 units of public housing over the next three years, will be built on and e(...)

Rose Hynes:  chairwoman of  Irish Water

Irish Water Rose Hynes (chairwoman) Ms Hynes is the chairwoman of both Ervia (formerly known as Bord Gáis) and Irish Water, to which she wa(...)

The land aggregation scheme was set up in 2010 to ease the financial burden of social housing schemes on local authorities after the economic crash.  Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Some 25 sites acquired for social or affordable housing at a cost of €37 million have since been deemed unsuitable for residential development, accor(...)

Joanne Scott from Celbridge, Co Kildare, in a bedroom of her house which has damp. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Who’d be a director of housing in a local authority? Though the national waiting list for local authority housing is officially 89,872, (compared with(...)

46 St Stephen’s Green: one of four office investments in south inner city offered for sale on behalf of Bank of Scotland (Ireland)

Commercial Property EditorOne of the top performing pension funds IPUT is the front runner to buy a high-profile office building at the junction of St(...)

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The Government has been keen to promote non-profit housing associations as a new vehicle for delivering social housing. But numbers have been falling – five years ago housing associations built almost 1,900 homes. By 2012 this fell to 677.

There has been a dramatic change in how social housing needs have being responded to over recent years.State investment has collapsed and there has be(...)

A homeless person sitting in a sleeping bag at the Bank of Ireland, College Green. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A “high-level” team of civil servants across three Government departments will be charged with sourcing up to 2,000 units of accommodation to end long(...)