Centre attendants at Brookfield Youth and Community Centre, Tallaght, Christy Donovan, Kieran Walsh, Gemma O’Reilly and Nicola Nagle, who have been sleeping at the centre since its sudden closure. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former workers at a youth centre in one of the most disadvantaged areas of the State say they will “sit in” until their jobs are guaranteed and are ca(...)

A homeless family of seven who have mostly been living in one hotel bedroom since February have settled their High Court action after being ‘satisfactorily housed’.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

A homeless family of seven who have mostly been living in one hotel bedroom since February have settled their legal action after being “satisfactorily(...)

The LPT automatically returns to the base rate each year and the current regime is based on house valuations from May 2013. Photograph: Getty

The majority of local authorities have voted to keep the level of local property tax at the same rate for the coming year. Only a small number of cou(...)

The social housing projects will be the first large-scale PPPs pursued since the collapse of the developer-led social housing system nine years ago. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Plans for more than 100 social houses and apartments at a vacant site owned by South Dublin County Council in Clondalkin have been approved by council(...)

The unused Kishoge train station, near Adamstown and Clonburris. The new suburb will at its closest point come within metres of Adamstown. Photograph: Alan Betson

Plans for more than 8,400 homes and six new schools to cater for a new town of more than 21,000 people have been published by South Dublin County Coun(...)

  Homes  under construction in Adamstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Shannon in Co, Clare was for decades the State’s only modern planned town. Developed throughout the 1970s alongside Shannon Airport and the Shannon Fr(...)

The plant in the south of Waterford City once employed more than 3,000 people.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The owners of the former Waterford Crystal factory site have said it is hard to comprehend why it was placed on the State’s vacant sites register. Th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There is no end in sight to the housing crisis. It is a crisis about far more than people sleeping rough or children in cramped private hostels paid f(...)

‘Jack’ Howlett-Watson was found unconscious on a Dublin city centre street. He was later pronounced dead. Photograph: Geza Oravecz

Emergency rough-sleeper beds which have been closed since April must be “reopened urgently” following the death of man sleeping on a Dublin street, a (...)

The unused Kishogue train station which was built in anticipation of future development, near Adamstown and Clonburris. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Comprehensive planning has never been a strong point in the Irish political system. Under pressure, a “sure t’will do” approach is frequently adopted,(...)