Charities welcomed the overall decline in the past year though noted the increase of 59 children and 22 adults since September with caution. File photograph: Getty

The number of homeless, single adults in Dublin has surpassed 3,000 for the first time since records began in their current format in late 2015. The (...)

Some 235 government home loans were approved in the first six months of the year at a total value of €38.2million, with 283 loans drawn down at a value of €47.7m

Approvals for the government’s affordable home loan scheme fell by 60 per cent in the first six months of the year on the back of Covid-19 and a move (...)

Building costs can be well below what local authorities are paying private developers for social housing,  figures show. Photograph: Frank Miller

Local authorities can build homes for considerably less than they are paying private developers for social housing, figures published by the Departmen(...)

The number of homeless people in the State has increased for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Department of Housing. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The number of homeless people in the State has increased for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Department of H(...)

All emergency accommodation will stay open 24 hours a day during the coronavirus outbreak

More than 650 apartments, hotel rooms and single-occupancy rooms have been sourced across Dublin for homeless people, and all emergency accommodation (...)

‘The Government needs to set up a taskforce urgently to assess why houses are much more expensive to build outside Dublin city centre than major English cities,’ says Ballymore Group founder Sean Mulryan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘The Housing Fix’ is an Irish Times series exploring solutions to Ireland’s housing crisis – arguably the biggest social and economic issue facing the(...)

Michelle O’Brien with Tommy, Jamie and Joey, three of her seven children. She is a qualified beautician but has been unable to work due to the family’s insecure housing situation. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

A homeless family in the midlands, who have been placed in three separate hotels in three different counties in the past week, may finally be accommod(...)

A room interior in a homeless hub. The number of people in homelessness ‘first surpassed the 10,000 mark a year ago’

The number of homeless people across Ireland is closer to 15,000 rather than the 10,000 figure reported this week, Fr Peter McVerry has said. The lat(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy described the figures as very disappointing. Photograph: iStock

The number of homeless children has increased by 10 per cent in the past year, from 3,267 in January 2018 to 3,624 last month as the number of homeles(...)

The four Dublin local authorities, combined with approved housing bodies, produced just 601 newly-built homes in the first nine months year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Fewer than 1,500 social homes have been built by local authorities and housing associations in the first nine months year, latest figures show. Figur(...)

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