Housing Agency

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Social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry yesterday warned of a “tsunami of homelessness”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of households seeking council houses has risen dramatically across the State, with local authorities reporting an average increase of 42 p(...)

Social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry said the traditional routes out of homelessness were out of reach for many. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

At least 127 people are sleeping rough on the streets of the capital as homeless authorities scramble to find additional emergency beds to cope with r(...)

Cracks is seen in a house at Avila Close, Finglas, due to   pyrite in the cement. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Half the number of householders entitled to remediation of pyrite damage to their homes have made claims to the €10 million State-funded redres(...)

The yearly requirement for new housing units across the country ranges from 9,526  this year to 20,853  in 2018, according to a new report.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish times

Almost 80,000 housing units will need to be built over the next five years to meet demand from a growing population, a(...)

A 2009 photograph of a house in Finglas, Dublin, shows severe cracking due to pyrite in the cement. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Homeowners whose properties have been severely damaged by pyrite will be able to apply to a €10 million(...)

Sean Fleming: said they were only now learning of the legislation’s impact on housing estates left unfinished by developers who had gone to the wall

Unfinished housing estates may never be completed because the bonds taken out by bankrupted developers from the liquidated former Anglo Irish Bank are(...)

The Honeypark development in Dún Laoghaire, which included social and affordable housing. PHOTOGRAPH: ERIC LUKE

The Department of Local Government and the Housing Agency are reviewing social and affordable housing provisions in the Planning and Development Act 2(...)

Boarded up unfinished houses in a so-called ghost estate in Co Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has defended the decisions made on the list of so-called “ghost estates” which are exempt from the property tax, following criti(...)

Stephen Collins, Political Editor The number of households qualifying for a property tax waiver because they are in ghost estates is far (...)

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