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Minister for Housing Simon Coveney said the ongoing social housing refurbishments would have a positive impact on communities. File photograph: Frank Miller

Details about the provision of almost 50,000 new social houses and apartments, as well as funding for the refurbishment of 750 additional vacant counc(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has criticised an unpublished Housing Agency report. Photograph: Alan Betson

The decision to end the “single most successful measure” to help house homeless families was based on a deeply flawed report, according to housing cam(...)

Homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has said the Government needs to employ compulsory purchase powers to seize empty private homes to use as social housing.  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government needs to employ compulsory purchase powers to seize empty private homes to use as social housing, homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVe(...)

Vacant houses: Two years’ worth of housing could be delivered through assertive action on empty private properties.  Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government’s housing action plan, Rebuilding Ireland, marked a step forward. It brought together a broad spectrum of stakeholders in a single over(...)

The Government’s Housing Agency will target portfolios of distressed properties held by banks. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s Housing Agency expects to achieve discounts of up to 10 per cent on the market value of private homes it plans to bulk-buy for social(...)

The scheme would primarily be aimed at approved housing bodies who could access “off balance sheet” funding, but local authorities would also be helped to buy homes. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s Housing Agency plans to assess about 1,000 private houses for sale over the next two years, to determine their suitability to buy for(...)

Compounding the severe shortages in social housing is the lack of meaningful recovery in new homes construction

The Government’s new plan for housing and homelessness, entitled Rebuilding Ireland, is an impressive and ambitious document. It is obvious the Govern(...)

The Taoiseach and three ministers were present at the launch of the housing plan and there were name checks to thank no less than three other ministers. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘Whole of Government” became a tangible reality on Tuesday at the launch of the Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness. The Tao(...)

“There is some recognition of the need to avoid mistakes made in the past, notably the construction of vast single-class social housing estates that have taken decades to mature”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

According to Minister for Housing Simon Coveney, Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness is a “really ambitious and far-reaching(...)

Minister for Housing  Simon Coveney TD at the publication of the Government’s new housing action plan at the Government Press Centre on Tuesday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

The Government has promised that 25,000 new homes will be built annually over the next six years under its plan to tackle the housing crisis. The Act(...)

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