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At the Fine Gael national conference in Co Cavan at the weekend the Taoiseach said that by international standards homelessness in Ireland is low.

The Chair of the Housing Agency says that the Taoiseach was correct in his comments at the weekend that the homeless crisis in Ireland is low by inter(...)

Chief executive of Barnardos Fergus Finlay: Too many children were  “automatically granted, on the day of their birth, the right to stand in queues for services that never came”.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland’s rate of child homelessness, which has risen by 287 per cent in three years, is unmatched anywhere in Europe, the Irish Society for the Preve(...)

The Sophia housing project on Cork Street in Dublin, which was set up to provide sanctuary for families living in crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

We are imaginative and inventive people. So could we perhaps make use of these fanciful faculties to convince ourselves collectively of two necessary (...)

Construction at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin. The housing problem “offers the potential for spectacular failure if policy interventions are inappropriate”, Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In the scramble to try to tackle the shortage of housing supply in Dublin, the Government in 2015 set its sights on Dublin City Council’s development(...)

“We are at the end of a classic five-year period, which occurs at the end of a housing crash,” said Conor Skehan, outgoing chairman of the Government’s Housing Agency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland’s housing crisis is “completely normal” and its level of homelessness is one of the lowest in Europe, outgoing chairman of the Government’s Ho(...)

An expert group is to be set up to examine Traveller accommodation policy, Minister of State for Housing Damien English has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

An expert group is to be set up to examine Traveller accommodation policy, Minister of State for Housing Damien English has said. “The composition an(...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

AIB’s chief executive Bernard Byrne will tell the Oireachtas finance committee on Tuesday that there will be “no return” to the “old days” of 100 per (...)

An unpublished Housing Agency report showing Traveller housing targets have not been met at any point since they became compulsory for local authorities in 1998 was commissioned by Minister of State at the Department of Housing Damien English. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Elected councillors and members of the settled community should no longer be consulted on the provision of Traveller accommodation, Traveller advocate(...)

Traveller accommodation being built on Shanganagh Road in Co Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Traveller accommodation targets have not been met at any point since they were made mandatory on local authorities 18 years ago, an unpublished report(...)

Council uses Housing Act 1996 to acquire non-derelict vacant homes. Photograph: iStock

Louth County Council has acquired 35 vacant houses by compulsory purchase over the past 15 months, has a further 30 in the pipeline, and finds the pro(...)

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