Airbnb host Tanya O’Halloran in her apartment in City West, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
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  • April 17, 2015, 16:00

As would befit a digital company expanding at a rate of knots, Airbnb’s European HQ office on Dublin’s Silicon Docks is truly a thing to behold. (...)

Research found up to 78 per cent of properties in Dublin where tenants were on rent supplement did not comply with basic legal minimum standards; with mould on walls, no running water, vermin and windowless rooms

One landlord received almost €700,000 from the State in rent supplement payments last year.Figures released to The Irish Times show some top-earning l(...)

Tony O’Riordan, chief executive of the Good Shepherd Services for women and children, in Cork. ‘The Government cut and cut until eventually the more disadvantaged and socially excluded who were on the poverty line were pushed over the line and lost their homes.’ Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

‘A roof is not enough to end homelessness and we do not just abandon people when they get a house,” says Tony O’Riordan, chief executive of the Good S(...)

The doorway in Molesworth street where Jonathan  Corrie, who was homeless, was found dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The need for emergency beds among people sleeping rough in the capital continues to grow, despite the provision of almost 300 additional beds before C(...)

 Households in the private rented sector and in receipt of rent allowance are enabled  to seek an increase where they face rent increases they cannot meet. The service has operated in Dublin since June last year.  Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

A “tenancy protection” scheme, aimed at keeping families at risk of homelessness in their homes, is being extended from Dublin to Cork city. Its ex(...)

The year opened with the news that the Dublin property market had turned a corner. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The Dublin housing market had a Bobby-Ewing-stepping-out-of-the-shower moment in 2014. That house-price crash, those fire-sale auctions, that negative(...)

Threshold chairwoman Aideen Hayden has said the Government must introduce a strategy on private rented housing to prevent “economic evictions”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Poor regulation and loopholes in legislation have resulted in a private rented sector that is “not fit for purpose” Senator Aideen Hayden, Threshold c(...)

Twelve years ago nobody wanted to hear groups such as Focus Ireland, Simon or Threshold complaining. The country was in the upward spiral of a boom. Who needed to listen?

It seems to me that the true heroes at Christmas are the men and women who live in B&Bs and hotels but who make something special of the day for t(...)

Jonathan Corrie who was found dead in a hallway near the gates of Leinster House

The death of Jonathan Corrie is a story that speaks to our most basic emotions, as the out- pouring of grief, anger and frustration across the radi(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton  said the decision to ban traditonal bedsits had been taken by the previous government ‘in good faith for the best of reasons’ but it had effectively closed down many bedsits, particularly in the Dublin area.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she would like to see a review of the ban on bedsits in place in Dublin in the wake of the current homeless crisis. Ms B(...)