Housing Agency

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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(...)

At the Fine Gael national conference in Co Cavan at the weekend the Taoiseach said that by international standards homelessness in Ireland is low.

The Chair of the Housing Agency says that the Taoiseach was correct in his comments at the weekend that the homeless crisis in Ireland is low by inter(...)

Chief executive of Barnardos Fergus Finlay: Too many children were  “automatically granted, on the day of their birth, the right to stand in queues for services that never came”.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland’s rate of child homelessness, which has risen by 287 per cent in three years, is unmatched anywhere in Europe, the Irish Society for the Preve(...)

The Sophia housing project on Cork Street in Dublin, which was set up to provide sanctuary for families living in crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

We are imaginative and inventive people. So could we perhaps make use of these fanciful faculties to convince ourselves collectively of two necessary (...)

Construction at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin. The housing problem “offers the potential for spectacular failure if policy interventions are inappropriate”, Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In the scramble to try to tackle the shortage of housing supply in Dublin, the Government in 2015 set its sights on Dublin City Council’s development(...)

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