Since January 2016 “housing assistance” has been a ground on which it is explicitly illegal to discriminate in the letting of housing. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There is “systemic discrimination” by landlords against people dependent on housing benefits and it is “unreasonable” to expect individual victims alo(...)

 Minister for Housing Simon Coveney: plans will mean developers will hold initial informal discussions with councils, to be completed within a maximum of nine weeks. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

New legislation will allow planning applications for large housing developments of more than 100 homes to be made directly to An Bord Pleanála rather(...)