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 4:02

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(...)

The Government is examining whether it can offer better legal protection to tenants that face eviction from properties owned by banks and lenders. At (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly with Alice Leahy, director of Trust, a charity providing medical and related services for people who are homeless, during a visit to the organisation’s Dublin premises. Photograph: PA

Greater co-operation from other Government departments was needed to tackle the homelessness crisis, Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly has said(...)

The proposed legislation would prohibit a sitting tenant’s eviction if they had no alternative accommodation. Photograph: PA

Legislation to ensure banks and receivers, moving to repossess buy-to-lets, do not evict tenants into homelessness is being explored by Government. S(...)

If you wanted to find a crucible in which to grind down the mental health of men, women and especially children, homelessness would do the job just(...)

Paul Murphy: told the Dáil that a young homeless couple are in “horrific” emergency accommodation conditions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A young Dublin couple were placed in emergency accommodation where the entrance was blocked with rubbish, mattresses covered in urine and mould growin(...)

Eleven years after it was established, the Private Residential Tenancies Board has launched its first rental rights cross-media information campaign. (...)

Emily Logan, chief of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, who told the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, on Monday that   the  choices made by the Government since 2008 had resulted in increased poverty for adults and children, high youth unemployment and a significant increase in food poverty. Photograph: The Irish Times

Irish governments have prioritised fiscal consolidation in their budgetary policies since 2008 and disregarded the human rights implications of these(...)