Housing Agency

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Herbert Simms, who was appointed by Dublin Corporation of the city’s first housing architect,  is probably best known for the development of the city’s corporation flats, such as Chancery Place near the Four Courts. Photograph: G&T Crampton Archive

Few argue against the State having a role in the provision of social housing for those who do not have the means to house themselves. But how deeply (...)

Minister for Enterprise  Heather Humphreys, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy  during the launch of the establishment of the Land Development Agency, at the Department of Social Protection, Dublin. File photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

There is much about the Land Development Agency (LDA) that seems sensible, to the point it is a wonder that it didn’t exist sooner. It is difficult t(...)

Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance, a not-for-profit provider, has built houses in Ballymun, Dublin,  starting at €140,000

Following a hiatus of almost a decade, the State is once again becoming involved in the private housing market. It plans to build thousands of homes o(...)

Tony Fahey of UCD; chairman of the Housing Agency John O’Connor; Siptu general secretary  Joe O’Flynn; and Dublin City Council’s Brendan Kenny during  a  discussion on  delivering  public housing. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

It would be a “big mistake” and “very unwise” for local authorities to become involved in building homes for low- and middle-income buyers as part of (...)

If a more egalitarian housing system is to be introduced, the Government will have to modify its dependence on private developers. But there is little to suggest it is ready to make that transition. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A shortage of housing has become a rental crisis that is forcing families to choose between paying the rent and providing food for their children, acc(...)

Housing associations Tuath and Respond plan to build 155 apartments on the Enniskerry Road. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Construction of the State’s first cost-rental housing scheme, which will provide homes near Sandyford at below-market rents, is to get under way this (...)

Chief executive of the Housing Agency John O’Connor told the committee the regulations ‘to give full effect to the legislation will be produced in the next number of weeks’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

An affordable purchase scheme, to provide homes for low- and middle-income buyers, is expected to be in place within weeks, an Oireachtas housing comm(...)

Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance said some schools had provided bean bags for children to rest on so they could participate in lessons after catching up on sleep. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The housing crisis is forcing some families to choose between paying the rent and eating, a leading expert on children’s rights has warned. Tanya War(...)

  Damien English: “I’ve seen conditions in some sites in Galway, Cork and other places. [I am ]not happy whatsoever. They are disgraceful some of them and that’s being honest.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Living conditions in some Traveller sites are “disgraceful” and “not conditions for families to be living in”, Minister of State for Traveller Housin(...)

Conor Skehan urged the Government not to halt the prudence of the Central Bank.

The former head of the Housing Agency is warning the Government to remain financially prudent and not to “give in” to the building sector. Conor Skeh(...)

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