South Dublin County Council paid out the most of any local authority. HAP tenancies in the county cost the State €22.1 million on a net basis – after payments from tenants – in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

State payments to private landlords in Dublin under housing assistance payment (HAP) surged in 2017 as the Government rolled out the State-subsidised (...)

Homelessness was “a time of considerable stress, intensive at first then of less intensity but prolonged and just as potentially scarring”.

The long-term, negative impact of homelessness on children, particularly older children, is set out in a ground-breaking report published on Saturday.(...)

The process for refunding money to Irish Water customers could add €10 million to the €170 million refund bill.

Homeowners who paid their water charges will have to apply to get their money back, The Irish Times has learnt. During a pre-Cabinet meeting of Fine (...)