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A record 184 people were found to be sleeping rough last winter. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has risen to 156, according to the latest figures from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive. This is an(...)

“The rental statistics are showing a really, really tight supply...with a little over 1,000 properties to rent in Dublin or 3,000 in the country. It is simply not enough.” Photograph: Getty Images

Failure to solve the rental crisis for lower-income households will “disable” the economy “very, very quickly”, a leading property economist has warne(...)

‘Family homelessness continued to grow at the same appalling rate after ‘homeless priority’ was removed as it did before,’ Mike Allen, director of advocacy at Focus Ireland has said.

The number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has continued to rise despite the abolition of a “housing priority” policy that had been accused of(...)

James McSweeney House on Berkeley Street, Dublin 7. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A housing charity has been moving students into a senior-citizen flat complex in Dublin’s north inner city, after asking elderly residents to move out(...)

Comptroller and Auditor General Séamus McCarthy: although providing and managing  30 per cent of social housing, approved housing bodies are not subject to statutory regulation. Photograph: Frank Miller

The fact that more than 500 voluntary housing bodies are not subject to statutory regulation has been harshly criticised by the Comptroller and Audito(...)

The Land Development Agency will have compulsory purchase powers and will identify and release land banks for the construction of 150,000 homes over 20 years. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency may demand more than 40 per cent social and affordable housing on private land that has lai(...)

Hugh Brennan and Tim Crowley of Ó’Cualann Cohousing Alliance. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Eirgrid While the climate change debate in Ireland may be dominated by this country’s poor performance in meeting targets set for it by EU and intern(...)

Helen Cheevers and her baby Erik outside her new home at Baile na Laochra, Ballymun with Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance chief executive Hugh Brennan and architect Joe Kennedy of Smith Kennedy Architects. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance has come up with an innovative solution to the catch-22 situation facing many families who find themselves earning to(...)

Gerry Scully who lives beside the  site where  Japanese knotweed is growing at O’Devaney Gardens  off the North Circular Road, Dublin. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Dublin City Council has declined to say how long it has been aware of the growth of Japanese knotweed on land it owns near the Phoenix Park or to outl(...)

Members of the Traveller community protesting over accommodation in 2014. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of Traveller households living by the side of the road or in overcrowded conditions has increased by 66 per cent in five years, latest figu(...)

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