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Dublin council’s head of housing Brendan Kenny: “We are concerned that families may endure a prolonged period in emergency accommodation  and not consider alternatives.” Photograph:   Alan Betson

Dublin city councillors have agreed to stop giving homeless families priority for housing ahead of applicants with a longer time on the social housing(...)

Post-boom ghost estate: Some 45,000 new homes must be built in Ireland’s five cities over the next three years.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Tom Parlon of the Construction Industry Federation is never slow to defend builders. In his world, more houses would be built if value added tax and p(...)

Fingal and Meath county councils provided 210 and 88 loans respectively in the 17-year period, while Cork and Louth county councils provided just two and one respectively.

Most local authorities are not lending to Travellers to buy caravans or mobile homes, despite being funded by Government to do so. The caravan loan (...)

Damien English said he wanted to make ‘whatever changes are necessary’ to accelerate delivery of Traveller accommodation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Settled residents may lose the right to be consulted on the location of Traveller accommodation, the Minister responsible for housing has said. Dami(...)

Chairman of the Housing Agency, Conor Skehan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the State’s largest homeless charities has implored Dublin City Council to keep putting homeless families at “the front of the queue” for the a(...)

Conor Skehan: the change in policy comes in the wake of claims earlier this year by the chairman of the State’s Housing Agency, that families may be “gaming the system”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin’s homeless families will no longer be given homes ahead of other candidates on the social housing waiting list, under new proposals from Dublin(...)

One of the main reasons so few of 2,096 homes offered by banks for social housing have become homes to those on housing waiting lists is the length of time the process takes

The Government’s Housing Agency expects to buy “about 500” vacant homes from Permanent TSB for social housing. These will be the first dwellings off(...)

More than 2,000 repossessed homes have been offered by banks to the Housing Agency for social housing under a new scheme. File photograph: iStock

More than 2,000 repossessed homes have been offered by banks to the Housing Agency for social housing under a new scheme, but just 163 have been made (...)

Housing Agency chairman Conor Skehan after his appearance before the Oireachtas housing committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The chairman of the Government’s Housing Agency has stood over his controversial claim that some families in emergency accommodation may be “gaming t(...)

The new Government scheme will allow investors to pay for the construction of social homes that can be leased to councils, which can in turn rent them to tenants. Photograph: iStock

The Richard Barrett-backed Bartra Capital Property could offer to build up to 400 social dwellings under a new Government scheme, its chief executive(...)

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