THE President of the High Court has quashed a local authority’s refusal to provide alternative accommodation to a man who claims he was a victim of ra(...)

The High Court  has heard that a homeless couple have rejected South Dublin County Council’s offer of temporary emergency accommodation in a hostel.  Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

A homeless couple have told the High Court that South Dublin County Council’s offer of temporary emergency accommodation is not suitable for their nee(...)

The contract awarded by  South Dublin County Council, which is said to be worth between €75,000 and €100,000, was won by Dublin-based firm Espion.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

South Dublin County Council has been accused of failing to conduct due diligence on the manufacturer of a new management software tool that it plans t(...)

Housing in Dublin. More than €4 million has been allocated to local authorities to provide accommodation for Traveller families, with almost a quarter of the funds to be used to house Travellers in Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

More than €4 million has been allocated to local authorities to provide accommodation for Traveller families, with almost a quarter of the funds to be(...)

Targets set under Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly’s Social Housing Strategy 2020 mean that the private sector will supply three-quarters of the new social housing to be supplied in several major local authority areas. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Three-quarters of new social housing to be supplied in several major local authority areas under the Government’s social housing strategy will be sou(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Mr Kelly’s housing strategy will rely on the private sector to help solve the housing crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Finally we are beginning to see some real detail as to how Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly intends tackling the national housing crisis. And w(...)

Minister for Local Government Alan Kelly and Minister for State Paudie Coffey at Lord Edward Street, Limerick, where they announced housing targets for each local authority area. Photograph: Press 22

The target of providing more than 20,000 new social housing units by the end of 2017, announced yesterday by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, (...)

A home in Tor na Rí, Balgaddy, Lucan in 2011 showing damp and cracks. Mary Cooney who has lived in Balgaddy for eight years said nothing had improved since she spoke to The Irish Times in 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Residents from 20 local authority estates in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, who say poor housing conditions breach their human rights, have urged the Gove(...)

Among the poor housing conditions cited are persistent damp, mould growing inside homes, persistent bad odours, poor plumbing and lack of central heating. Library photograph: Thinkstock

A class action against the State, taken by residents of 20 local authority estates, alleging poor-quality housing is breaching their human rights, has(...)

A Traveller girl is entitled to damages after a local authority breached its duty to her, the Supreme Court has ruled. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A Traveller girl with cerebral palsy is entitled to damages after a local authority breached its duty to take certain steps to improve the conditions (...)