South Dublin County Council accounted for the highest pay-outs of any local authority, as HAP tenancies in the county cost €22.1 million in 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller

South Dublin and Dublin City Councils paid out the most under housing assistance payments (HAP) in 2017, a county-by-county breakdown of payments unde(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said  it was  necessary to “work with the CSO to agree a definition of ‘vacant dwelling’.”  Photograph: Getty Images

The number of vacant homes in parts of Dublin has been overstated by more than 30 times the actual total, figures from the Department of Housing show.(...)

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, in whose area 10 members of one Traveller family died in a fire on an unauthorised site in October 2015, had the largest draw-down, spending €1.95 million on Traveller accommodation since January 2016 – just over the €1.92 it was allocated. It was the only local authority to overspend on Traveller accommodation. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost half the money allocated to local authorities for Traveller accommodation over the past two years has not been spent, figures from the Departme(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is expected to seek Cabinet support not to oppose a private members motion from Sinn Féin seeking a National Car Test-style inspection system for rental properties. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Landlords would face significant financial penalties if found to be renting out substandard accommodation under new proposals to be considered by the (...)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy: will bring a memo to Cabinet next week addressing concerns surrounding dangerous rental accommodation exposed by an RTÉ documentary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A representative body for US businesses, including some of the biggest employers in the country, has warned the housing crisis is so severe it could d(...)

The total homeless population in August this year was 8,270, compared with 8,160 in July and 6,611 in August last year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of homeless children across the State has risen above 3,000 for the first time, latest figures from the Department of Housing show. The m(...)

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The numbers of homeless children in Dublin, and nationally, are now at their highest rate since records began. The latest figures, published on Tue(...)

 Ruth Coppinger TD: “There is not much evidence of rebuilding Ireland when less houses were built under this Minister than the last.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fewer social houses were built last year than in 2015, making it the worst year for social housing construction since the 1970s. Figures published b(...)

About two-thirds of homeless children last month were in families headed by a lone parent.

Homeless children and families in the capital are continuing to increase, though at a slower rate than earlier in the year. Figures presented to cou(...)

US President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Photograph: Victor  Blue/Bloomberg

1. Barack Obama calls Donald Trump a ‘homegrown demogogue’ US President Barack Obama raised the stakes in November’s presidential election into a d(...)

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