Minister of State Joe O’Brien has criticised the Department of Housing response to proposals to replace the direct provision system. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Housing’s criticism of proposals to end the State’s direct provision system are “very unconstructive” and have “crossed the line”, a(...)

File photograph showing the Simon Community serving food and hot drinks to homeless people and rough sleepers on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The bodies of two men were discovered in Dublin city centre on Wednesday morning. One of the men, in his 40s, was found dead in a tent on Leinster La(...)

The expert group led by Dr Catherine Day  has called for a mandatory obligation to be placed on all local authorities to source own-door accommodation for asylum seekers. File photograph: Alan Betson

The own-door accommodation system proposed by the Government expert group to replace direct provision is “not workable or implementable” and risks hav(...)

Sibu,Dublin Zoo’s much loved Bornean male orangutan, pictured  before leaving Ireland to go to Rhenen Zoo in the Netherland on a breeding loan. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The zoo sector has been awarded €1.6million in Government funding, after Dublin Zoo announced it is facing an existential threat due to the Covid-19 p(...)

The development was proposed for  Oscar Traynor Road in Santry, just east of the entrance to the Dublin Port Tunnel. File photograph: Alan Betson

Plans to build more than 850 homes on one of the largest sites owned by Dublin City Council have collapsed following the refusal of councillors to app(...)

Clubs affiliated to the Irish Coursing Club had previously captured 1,270 hares for coursing activities. Photograph: iStock

More than 1,200 hares, which had been held in captivity for future coursing meetings, have been released back into the wild, the Department of Housing(...)

Aideen Hayden, chair  of Threshold said findings of its  tenant sentiment survey were  ‘grim’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Housing has “serious questions to answer” about whose interests it is serving, while co-living developments may be the slums of the (...)

In relation to the number of social homes that would be built this year, the Minister  said the figure would be “around 7,000 or so”.

Legislation for an affordable housing scheme, which will allow low and middle income workers to buy State subsidised homes, will come before the Dáil (...)

Developing social housing involves seeking approval from the Department of Housing, a process which has been shortened, but if the development is large, takes more than a year.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Vast sums of money have been thrown at the housing problem every year since the end of the last recession but have yet to make an appreciable differen(...)

 Former Irish Glass Bottle Company site at Ringsend: More than 3,500 apartments are planned. Under planning laws 10 per cent of the new homes must be sold to Dublin City Council for social housing. Photograph: Eric Luke

Concerns are mounting for the provision of more than 600 affordable homes at the former Irish Glass Bottle Company site in Ringsend after the National(...)

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