Construction at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin. The housing problem “offers the potential for spectacular failure if policy interventions are inappropriate”, Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In the scramble to try to tackle the shortage of housing supply in Dublin, the Government in 2015 set its sights on Dublin City Council’s development(...)

Green Party  councillor Ciarán Cuffe: “There is plenty of land to develop on, or housing capacity to be added, without threatening parks.”

Dublin city chief executive Owen Keegan has set his sights on the local “green” in the middle of suburban housing developments as having potential for(...)

“We are at the end of a classic five-year period, which occurs at the end of a housing crash,” said Conor Skehan, outgoing chairman of the Government’s Housing Agency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland’s housing crisis is “completely normal” and its level of homelessness is one of the lowest in Europe, outgoing chairman of the Government’s Ho(...)

Dublin needed more homes, at higher densities, he said, but existing homeowners were not supportive of measures needed to provide these homes. Photograph: iStock

Some of Dublin’s green spaces should be considered for the development of housing “in the public interest”, chief executive of Dublin City Council Owe(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said some 5,900 new “units” of social housing would be provided next year by local authorities and approved housing bodies, either through building or acquisition. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Measures announced in Budget 2018 will lead to the provision in 2018 of just 31 social homes over and above the number committed to last year by the G(...)

The North and East Housing Association was said to have  built nine houses in north Co Dublin at a cost of €1.25 million and in doing so paid €172,980 in VAT, “more than the cost of another family home”. File photograph: Getty Images

A €5 million VAT refund scheme for charities, announced as part of Budget 2018 by Minister for Finance and Public Reform Paschal Donohoe, has been giv(...)

The total homeless population in August this year was 8,270, compared with 8,160 in July and 6,611 in August last year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of homeless children across the State has risen above 3,000 for the first time, latest figures from the Department of Housing show. The m(...)

Dr Mary Murphy: “Public housing policy had shifted from the provision of housing to the provision of housing benefits . .  which represented the transfer of public money to private interests.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Social housing is “demonised” and should be rebranded as “public housing” to help change the way it is perceived, a conference of academics and activi(...)

Christopher Comerford, who spent many years homeless, pictured in his apartment in  Dublin city centre.  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A shortage of one-bedroom homes in Dublin is stalling delivery on a key commitment in the Government’s plans to tackle rough-sleeping and homelessness(...)

Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy  said the Private Member’s Bill, moved by Solidarity and People Before Profit, required further consideration. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An Opposition demand that access to housing be made a constitutional right is to be considered by a Dáil committee. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murph(...)