Terms: Ken MacDonald of Hooke & MacDonald believes that landlords would be reluctant to lock themselves into a long lease. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Cheshire Ireland, which provides a range of support services to people with both physical and neurological conditions, is seeking to rent properties f(...)

Pyrite damage to a house in Finglas, Co Dublin.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Severe structural damage to social housing in Dublin, attributed to the presence of pyrite in the foundations, will cost more than €7 million to fix, (...)

 Cathal Morgan of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, right: “For the love of God, please can everyone get behind modular housing?” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Numerous social housing projects, including to house homeless families, face delays due to “significant objections” from locals, according to a brief(...)

Manager Elaine Burnett and volunteer Jane O’Connor with a resident of Cuan Álainn women’s refuge, run by Respond housing association, which is due to close in December this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Women and children fleeing domestic violence, currently in a refuge in west Dublin, face returning to the homes they left or becoming homeless in two (...)

Pat Rabbitte appealed to the Government to fund the refuge which had provided “safe harbour” since 2012 for 64 women and 84 children.

The State funding cut for Catholic marriage support organisation Accord is due to a lack of money and has nothing to do with the same-sex marriage re(...)

The revised planning laws are likely to close loopholes that allowed exchanging money or land in lieu of social housing

It was hailed as one of the most socially progressive policies when it was unveiled more than a decade ago. To address years of ghettoised social hous(...)

Up to 10 community workers will have their fees for the BA in housing and community studies paid under the scheme, which is being funded by an anonymous donor. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tackling the Dublin housing crisis effectively will require not just better planning but also the input of qualified professionals from the communitie(...)

Christine O’Donoghue, a resident and volunteer at the Airmount allotments (left) and Eleanor Gaffney, a support worker with the housing agency, Respond!.

Like creeping thistle and nettles, despair can sometimes be invasive.Which is why most days Christine O’Donoghue takes up her trowel and heads down to(...)

Before regeneration: St Michael’s Road, Longford

Not so long ago, St Michael’s Road in Longford was in danger of becoming a no-go area. Once charming, stone-built artisan homes sat dead-eyed with boa(...)