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(...)

The number of adults classified as homeless fell from 6,052 in February to 6,035 in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy will be called before an Oireachtas committee to explain a proposal to remove another 200 people from the monthly h(...)

Charlemont Street Regeneration Project: 79 social housing units were constructed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy says he will “study the full text” of a decision by the European statistics agency, Eurostat, to reclassify volunta(...)

More than 2,000 repossessed homes have been offered by banks to the Housing Agency for social housing under a new scheme. File photograph: iStock

More than 2,000 repossessed homes have been offered by banks to the Housing Agency for social housing under a new scheme, but just 163 have been made (...)

Under the Rebuilding Ireland programme the large housing associations  are expected to build up to 15,000 houses by 2021.

The Irish Council for Social Housing has warned that the decision to reclassify large housing associations as bodies controlled by the Government coul(...)

Donal McManus,  chief executive of the Irish Council for Social Housing: “The expansion of the non-profit housing sector would be limited if there was a reclassification.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Government plans to provide more social housing to ease the homeless crisis could be put in jeopardy if an investigation reclassifies how the State ac(...)

Homeless people are “quite happy to continue with the chaotic lifestyle they have”, Dublin Region Homeless Executive director Eileen Gleeson said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Volunteer groups who are only handing out food and clothing on the streets to long-term homeless people are not helping them, a senior local authority(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said some 5,900 new “units” of social housing would be provided next year by local authorities and approved housing bodies, either through building or acquisition. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Measures announced in Budget 2018 will lead to the provision in 2018 of just 31 social homes over and above the number committed to last year by the G(...)

The €226m Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund, which pays for major infrastructure projects to make privately-owed sites viable for housing, is being topped up by €75m.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local authorities and housing bodies are expected to build 3,800 social houses and apartments in 2018 as part of an overall social housing funding pac(...)

Eoghan Murphy said it was “deeply regrettable” that the deadline of July 1st set by his predecessor Simon Coveney to end the use of hotels to house homeless families could not be met.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The housing crisis will not be resolved by 2021, the deadline set last year in the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland plans, Minister for Housing Eoghan (...)

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