The deal with Legal &  General marks the first large-scale investment in social housing here by a big international player. Photograph:

UK insurance giant Legal & General has teamed up with housing agency Clúid to invest €54 million in social housing projects in the Republic. The (...)

The cost differential between publicly- and privately-developed housing appears to be significant. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/ Reuters

Internal Department of Housing figures, published this week, shed light on how much local councils are paying for so-called turnkey acquisitions, whic(...)

In Fingal County Council, the average cost of so-called turnkey acquisitions last year was €412,000, compared to €209,300 for the new builds delivered directly by the council. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Some local councils are paying private developers up to €400,000 for social housing units when the councils themselves can build them directly at half(...)

Dublin Simon Community cautioned that while the number of families in emergency accommodation had dropped, the number of homeless single people had continued to rise. File photograph: The Irish Times

The number of people homeless and requiring emergency accommodation has dropped nearly 17 per cent in a year, according to the latest figures from the(...)

Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald TD at the switching on of the Oireachtas Christmas tree lights at Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The law should be changed to ensure the conduct of politicians can be investigated even after they leave office, the Fianna Fáil leader has said. Mic(...)

Young parents faced “multiple disadvantages” when looking for rented accommodation “due to a combination of their young age, childcare demands, lack of financial resources, no landlord references and often no work references”

Homeless families headed by young adults are particularly vulnerable and need specific supports yet stakeholders’ attitudes to them can be “unsympathe(...)

 Anglo-Irish bank Headquarters on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Seamus Murphy was something of a maverick in Dublin’s small stockbroking community in late 2006 when he suddenly turned negative on Irish banks. That(...)

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 (...)