Fianna Fáil housing spokesman, Darragh O’Brien, said the department was using the purchase figures to ‘paint a better picture’ of its progress in developing housing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Nearly 40 per cent of social homes the Department of Housing listed as “built” by local authorities last year were new homes purchased from developers(...)

According to a spokeswoman for Kildare County  Council, it was assigned a maximum of €15m for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan when it was launched in February 2018

Kildare County Council has confirmed that it will no longer approve Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans, creating further doubt about the continuation of th(...)

The Rebuilding Ireland home loan has attracted more than  4,000 applications so far

Fingal County Council has stopped accepting applications for the low-cost Rebuilding Ireland home loan, having already approved more than 25 per cent (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said any “confusion” over whether the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme was still operating had been “caused by people asking questions” who already knew the answers and wanted to cause confusion. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A memo instructing the Department of Housing not to take any more applications under a flagship loan scheme for first-time buyers was never seen by th(...)

The department of housing “has been advised that no further approvals should issue for now”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy TD, is facing calls to clarify the position of the Government-backed mortgage scheme which has allegedly been put (...)

Fr Peter McVerry, Liam Coughlan and Pat Doyle, chief executive of the  Peter McVerry Trust. Mr Coughlan is the first resident of the new social housing programme in Coldwinters, north Co Dublin. Photograph: James Forde

The first housing estate built by the Peter McVerry Trust for homeless people, which has been part funded through water-charge refund donations, has b(...)

PAC member Catherine Connolly:  “These payments are going directly to the private market that’s unsustainable, where rents are going up and up and up. Rents are absolutely unsustainable.”

More than 80,000 households would be “out on the streets” if Government took the “populist” decision to get rid of the Housing Assistance Payment (Hap(...)

Minister for Housing  Damien English  and Minister for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly at the launch of Housing Options for our Ageing Population. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

The construction industry and Government need to “step up” if the rapidly increasing need for older people’s accommodation is to be met, Minister of S(...)

Glenveagh Homes says providing housing for older people could be used as a means of satisfying a builder’s social housing obligations. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One of the largest homebuilders in the country suggested relaxing social housing obligations for developers in order to spur the construction of spec(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan:  will seek approval to draft the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform (Amendment) Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A new Bill that would make it mandatory for a court to consider a home owner’s personal circumstances in repossession cases is set to come before the (...)

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