A significant factor in the reduction in homelessness has been an increased output of social housing by housing bodies like the Peter McVerry Trust, its chief executive Pat Doyle has said. File photograph: PA

Figures showing a fall in the number of homeless people to below 10,000 for the first time in almost a year have been widely welcomed. The latest da(...)

In a Word . . . Charity

It’s that time of year when thou mayest on TV behold very many images of human misery, particularly the pain of wide-eyed children, as legions of char(...)

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in speculative development and the privatisation of public assets, an Oireachtas committee will be told today. Photograph: iStock.

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in “speculative development” and the “privatisation of public assets”, an Oireachtas committee (...)

The Department of Housing was informed two years two years ago of the allegations of criminality at a time when Tánaiste Simon Coveney was minister. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is to set up an independent investigation into the manner in which his department and Dublin City Council handled i(...)

The State’s housing budget has been increased by €200 million to €2.5 billion for next year.  File photograph: Frank Miller

The State’s housing budget has been increased by €200 million to €2.5 billion for next year. The increase includes an additional €20 million for home(...)

Housing bodies will “inevitably” provide less social housing in the coming years File photograph: Alan Betson

Housing bodies will “inevitably” provide less social housing in the coming years because of a decision to put the sector on the Government’s balance s(...)

Minister for Housing  Damien English and chief executive Dr Donal McManus  at the launch of The Irish Council for Social Housing’s Annual Report. Photograph: Fran Veale

Minister of State for Housing Damien English has agreed to spend a night in a homeless shelter, having been challenged to do so by a teenager. The 1(...)

Green Party leader  Eamon Ryan said: ‘We want certain things to be in public ownership and social housing should be in public ownership for use forever and a day for the people of Ireland.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government is using the same approach in its housing leasing scheme as in the national broadband plan by allowing private developers to own the as(...)

Ireland’s housing association sector provided 3,219 social homes in 2018. Stock photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The chief executive of the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) is calling on the Land Development Agency to provide more land to housing associati(...)

Ireland’s housing association sector, or approved housing bodies (AHBs), provided 3,219 social homes in 2018.

Almost 40 per cent of social houses built in the Republic last year were constructed by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), according to a new repo(...)

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