The Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness was launched by Minister for Housing Simon Coveney. It does a good job of using the public funding which is available to best effect.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Resolving the housing shortage is one of the most important and also most difficult challenges which face the Government. Both private- and social-sec(...)

Under the current social housing strategy, it is proposed that 110,000 social housing units will be delivered between 2015 and 2020. Photograph:  Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Local authorities need more than €5.5 billion to be made available to them over the next five years to address the housing crisis, a local government(...)

Representatives from Social Justice Ireland, the Peter McVerry Trust, Focus Ireland, Simon Communities of Ireland and Novas are appearing before the Oireachtas housing and homelessness committee today. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Legislation is required to outlaw evicting people into homelessness, social justice campaigner Peter McVerry has told the Oireachtas Committee on Hous(...)

‘The primary objective has to be to get the houses built,’ the committee heard.

Local authorities need a “political signal” that they would be given support to borrow millions of euro for building social housing, the chief execut(...)

Thornwood Houses at Beaumont in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Residents living near a new housing development in north Dublin, which is to be used for social housing rather than sold on the market, are concerned (...)

Túath has bought all 68 houses and apartments at the An Riasc estate in Finglas and all 49 at the Thornwood estate in Beaumont.

Two newly built Dublin housing estates, which were intended for sale on the open market, have been bought in their entirety by social housing body Tú(...)

Green agenda: At the Green Party manifesto launch in Dublin were (from left): party chairman Roderick O Gorman, leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political Correspondent The Green Party has claimed that climate change will not form part of the national debate without its presence o(...)

“Neoliberal housing systems like ours are characterised by persistent boom and busts. ” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Irish housing system is in an unprecedented crisis. This is visible in escalating rents, ‘economic’ evictions, mortgage arrears, repossessions, wa(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Mr Kelly has welcomed the news that the  variable mortgage interest rate for homeowners with loans from local authorities is being cut by 0.2 per cent.   Photograph: Dave Meehan

The variable mortgage interest rate for homeowners with loans from local authorities is being cut by 0.2 per cent. The move, which follows a decisi(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly said the new fund was in addition to enhanced funding for social housing  announced in the budget and in the social housing strategy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A €300 million investment fund for social housing, which will deliver 2,000 units of public housing over the next three years, will be built on and e(...)

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