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Tens of thousands of people face a difficult time ahead and many face losing their home.

When I was younger, I was taught that prevention was better than cure. This is something we as a country did not adhere to following the last recessio(...)

While people on the subsidy can still apply for the loan, a spokesman for the Department confirmed that “draw-down would not commence until the applicant’s unsupported income post-Covid subsidy has returned to the level specified in the original application for a period of time, usually up to three months”. File photograph: Getty

Mortgage offers made under a government loan scheme may be withdrawn due to the Covid-19 crisis, while those in receipt of wage subsidies could face a(...)

An affordable housing scheme in Ballymun in north Dublin built by Ó Cualann Cohousing. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The developer behind the only “affordable housing” project built in the State for more than a decade is to restart work on-site this week in defiance (...)

Work is to restart in Cork city at three sites, with almost 100 homes in total due to be finished shortly at White Street, Blarney Street and Knocknaheeny.  Photograph: Getty Images

Work is to restart on only three Dublin city social housing sites following the easing of construction restrictions during the pandemic. The city ha(...)

If work can recommence on social housing sites, then why not at other housing developments across the country? Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

There was a sliver of good news for those living in emergency accommodation yesterday with word that work is likely to commence shortly on finishing a(...)

Social housing in Ballyfermot in Dublin.

Work is to commence shortly on finishing about 1,000 homes on 35 social housing sites which are currently near completion. Contractors are being noti(...)

Coronavirus pandemic. Tom Gilligan of Mayo County Council says the emphasis of the initiative  would be on sourcing homes for key workers, and to assist people living in overcrowded accommodation. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

A local authority initiative designed to bring vacant homes back into use is seeking property owners to “answer Ireland’s call” and make housing avail(...)

Campaigner for the homeless Fr Peter McVerry has said Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael would have to fix the housing crisis if they go into government ‘or get massacred at the next general election’. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Housing campaigner Fr Peter McVerry said he takes heart from the fact that a Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition government would have to fix the housing (...)

Shouldn’t height deliver more affordable apartments. Photograph: Getty

We’re repeatedly told the answer to Ireland’s housing problem is to build up, not out – in other words more apartments in urban areas. But developers (...)

Official figures in the Republic show there were 9,713 people in emergency accommodation last month, while 12,512 households met the statutory test for homelessness in the North in 2018-19. But experts say the data is not directly comparable. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Claim “There are 20,000 people homeless in Northern Ireland”. Who made the claim? It came from the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during the leaders’ deb(...)

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