With demand for rental housing likely to continue to rise in the UK, the British government has committed itself to supporting “innovation and inve(...)

Apartment building management: Payment of fees to a non-licensed company for the maintainance of communal areas is against the law

A recent question mentioned that directors of self-managed apartment blocks are not entitled to remuneration. Does this also apply to management co(...)

Willie O’Dea: “The difficulty is that while supply takes time, there are 1,570 children living in emergency accommodation”

The Housing Assistance Payment (Haps) has helped almost 5,000 people remain in their homes, according to Minister of State Kevin Humphreys. He defende(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly:  “Anybody who wants a bed over this Christmas period will get it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of social houses built will increase tenfold by the end of the year, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said. He was speaking fol(...)

“A lot to welcome”.  Minister Alan Kelly, and Minister Micheal Noonan take tea  with  tenant Eoin Whelan after announcing rental reforms.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Renting is becoming the norm for many in a nation that was once highly dominated by owner occupation. The proportion of households who rent privately (...)

Margaret O’Driscoll in her council home in Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The housing crisis in Dublin may make more headlines, but the problem is not confined to just the capital with the combination of rising rents and sho(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly in Phibsborough, Dublin, as they unveiled the housing package after months of discussion between the two departments. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Housing charities have given a guarded welcome to the Government’s rent control package, but warned more needs to be done to help those most vulnerabl(...)

A value-for-money review has been ordered into all bodies engaged in combatting homelessness to see “if there is inefficiency or duplication that needs to be addressed”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A value for money and efficiency review of all homeless services and voluntary housing associations has been ordered by Minister for the Community Ala(...)

Michael McGrath: “There is no building and there is no supply, and the problem is only going to get worse”

The construction industry is telling TDs it is not viable to build houses, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath told the Dáil. The Government(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly said he was “very impressed” with modular housing and “felt it a very good solution” to the homeless problem. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The scale of rent increases sought by some landlords is a “moral issue”, said Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Speaking at the publication of(...)