Housing Agency

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Ruth Coppinger and Solidarity protesters outside Housing Agency in Dublin. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy

Housing Agency chairman Conor Skehan may be invited before the Oireachtas committee on housing to explain recent comments on homelessness, a committee(...)

“We can get incredible value, because we’re buying in bulk.” Conor Skehan, chairman of the Housing Agency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 370 vacant houses and apartments have been bought using a €70 million fund established a year and a half ago to provide 1,600 homes for soci(...)

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

A Sinn Féin councillor who was reported as saying she was aware of families in Dublin making themselves homeless to get social housing, has said her c(...)

 Conor Skehan, the chair of the Housing Agency. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has tabled an emergency motion for next week’s meeting of Dublin City Council calling for the immediate appointment of a new chair of the Ho(...)

Conor Skehan has been reappointed as  chair of the Government’s Housing Agency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has reappointed Conor Skehan as chair of the Housing Agency for another year, after being unable to attract any “su(...)

Dr  Conor Skehan, outgoing chair of the Housing Agency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Economic and social policy must be based, as far as possible, on evidence. In the area of housing, there are signs of some worrying gaps. We still do (...)

“People conflate words like ‘rough sleeping’ and ‘homeless people’, and conflate ‘beggars’ and ‘rough sleepers’.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Homeless charities should be subject to “performance targets” to justify their annual State funding of more than €116 million, Housing Agency chairman(...)

Housing Agency’s outgoing head, Conor Skehan, has said the Government may have ‘unwittingly’ encouraged people to exploit the housing allocations system. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Families living in hotels and other emergency accommodation may be “gaming the system” by declaring themselves homeless to jump up the housing waiting(...)

People benefiting from rising property prices will complain their offspring cannot afford to buy houses in the current market, says Conor Skehan. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Rich “baby boomers” must share the blame for housing shortages and escalating prices, the outgoing chairman of the Government’s Housing Agency, Conor (...)

Eoghan Murphy: 5,900 new units of social housing would be provided next year, an increase of 31 houses on previous targets set for 2018. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Homelessness permeated almost every aspect of public and political discourse in 2017, yet by most measures the problems have got worse, not better. T(...)

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