Housing Agency

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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(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “I am not going to Brussels to compromise our national interest.” Photograph: BBC handout via Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May said US president Donald Trump had previously advised her to sue the European Union as part of her Brexit strategy,(...)

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive report shows 1,878 families needed emergency accommodation for the first time in 2016 and 2017. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Lone parents, non-nationals and families with four or more children are “massively over-represented” in homelessness, a landmark report published on T(...)

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 (...)

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