Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said in April all loans approved under the scheme ‘will be honoured’. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Hundreds of millions in funding has been allocated to local authorities to bolster the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme, which was thrown into doub(...)

The 84 residential units include 34 one-bedroom apartments, 44 two-bedroom apartments and six three-bedroom apartments. Photograph: iStock

Irish investment group Tetrarch Capital has agreed to sell 84 apartments to the State’s largest approved housing body following a €10 million refurbis(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Tom Honan

All home loans that local authorities have approved under the Rebuilding Ireland scheme “will be honoured and there should be no hesitation in facilit(...)

 Chief executive of the Irish Council for Social Housing  Donal McManus. “Housing associations are agile, innovative, more single-purpose organisations than local authorities” ,

Housing associations – voluntary or charitable housing bodies – have been operating in Ireland since the 1890s, yet up to the 1990s they were small fr(...)

Minister for Enterprise  Heather Humphreys, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy  during the launch of the establishment of the Land Development Agency, at the Department of Social Protection, Dublin. File photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

There is much about the Land Development Agency (LDA) that seems sensible, to the point it is a wonder that it didn’t exist sooner. It is difficult t(...)

Comptroller and Auditor General Séamus McCarthy: although providing and managing  30 per cent of social housing, approved housing bodies are not subject to statutory regulation. Photograph: Frank Miller

The fact that more than 500 voluntary housing bodies are not subject to statutory regulation has been harshly criticised by the Comptroller and Audito(...)

 Housing crisis: there are human stories behind every statistic. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

If we really saw family life as important and shelter as a human right, people would not tolerate the selling of distressed mortgages to foreign funds(...)

Local authorities are set to apply stringent eligibility requirements when the new affordable home loan scheme goes live this Thursday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Local authorities are set to apply stringent eligibility requirements when the new affordable home loan scheme goes live this Thursday. This means tha(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy TD during an inspection of 29 new rapid-build social housing units at Knocknarea Court, Drimnagh on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins 20/12/2017 Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD during an inspection by the Minister of 29 new rapid-build social housing units at Knocknarea Court, Drimnagh. The 29 units comprise 14 three bed and 15 four bed homes. The houses were built by Dublin City Council and Sophia has been tasked with maintaining the development and supporting residents. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) wants to reclassify the State’s largest housing agencies as public rather than private bodies in a move that could(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy at St Mary’s Mansions in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A second housing conference involving local authorities will take place in early January. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the meeting, follo(...)

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