Housing Agency

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Minister of State for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, has called all 31 of the Republic’s local authority leaders to an “emergency summit on housing and homelessness” next month

Ireland’s ongoing crisis with affordable housing gets plenty of airing in the papers with the head of the Housing Agency telling the Sunday Business P(...)

The rebound in household sizes reflects birth patterns. Between 2008 and 2013 we had a baby boom with more than 70,000 births annually.

Household sizes are critical to housing policy. For a given population they dictate both the number of housing units and the type of houses that we ne(...)

Daniel O’Connor with his daughters, Stacy and Sophie, at their home in Tallaght after finally getting their mortgage-to-rent approval after 100 hours of negotiations. Photograph: Alan Betson

Danny O’Connor (42), a single father of three, was described as a “perfect candidate” for the mortgage-to-rent (MTR) scheme when he applied in 2015. (...)

Eoghan Murphy plans to enable distressed borrowers whose income disqualifies them for social housing, to apply for the mortgage-to-rent scheme. Photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A major expansion of the often criticised mortgage-to-rent (MTR) scheme is on the way as Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy seeks to dramatically incr(...)

Eoghan Murphy: the Minister for Housing said the Government had not yet decided how it was going to decide “what affordable is”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has declined to say what he considers an “affordable” house price to be, saying it means different things in differ(...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy (left) speaks to  Housing Agency chief executive John O’Connor and Conor Skehan, chair of the Housing Agency at the organisation’s annual conference in Croke  Park.

Older homeowners in nursing homes may soon be able to let out their properties, keeping a greater proportion of rental income, in an effort to make th(...)

Dublin City Council hopes to resell the €2 million properties it acquired to house homeless families in Clontarf once the current housing crisis has e(...)

An an open day at Exchange House National Traveller Service, Naomi Power, Winona O’Reilly and Reanna Stokes. Photograph:  Tommy Clancy

It could take several generations for the poverty and marginalisation experienced by Travellers to be fully addressed, Minister of State for Equality (...)

Former bed and breakfast: 19 and 20 St Lawrence Road, in Clontarf, are to be used to house homeless families

St Lawrence Road is arguably one of the most desirable streets in north Dublin. On each side of a dense canopy of trees, handsome red-brick Victorian (...)

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal Damien English says he “very much” supports the review of the Act. Photograph: Alan Betson

A review of whether Traveller accommodation legislation is delivering on its aims is set be announced, almost 20 years after it was enacted. The 199(...)

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