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Solidarity TD Mick Barry told the Dáil a Government that allowed 3,784 children to be among the more than 10,000 people who are homeless ‘does not deserve to remain in power’. File photograph: Collins

The Government parties and Fianna Fáil which supports them “deserve to be hammered” in the local elections for their failures on housing and homelessn(...)

Students protesting outside the Dáil over student  rent increases last year.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On Wednesday 20 February, the Union of Students in Ireland Vice President Michelle Byrne and NUI Galway’s Students’ Union President Megan Reilly spoke(...)

Irish Tesco executive Christine Heffernan has been appointed group communications director of the British retailer and will join  its executive committee.

Irish Tesco executive Christine Heffernan has been appointed group communications director of the British retailer with effect from March 1st. Ms Hef(...)

The WRC Adjudication Officer, Valerie Murtagh found the landlord discriminated against the woman by breaching his obligations under the Equal Status Acts when he refused to participate in the HAP scheme. File photograph: Alan Betson

A landlord who refused to accept rent supplement from a family who were already renting a property from him has been ordered to pay €7,000 in compensa(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy acknowledged a year ago that there was a “homeless crisis”. The situation has deteriorated since, with an increase of 17% in homeless numbers. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Pussyfooting around the private rental sector, while failing to respond effectively to ongoing abuses by landlords, can no longer be tolerated. Minist(...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy with Aideen Hayden, chair of Threshold today at the launch of Threshold’s 2017 Annual Report. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has confirmed landlords who breach rent price caps will face sanctions, including fines under new legislation. (...)

Image from an  eviction on Dublin’s Mountjoy Square. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Housing charity Threshold has seen a dramatic rise in the number of calls it received from tenants in danger of losing their home because their landlo(...)

Among other deals, the UK Chancellor has set aside £2 million for the “recovery and regeneration” of Belfast city centre following the massive fire which devastated Primark’s landmark store at Bank Buildings in the centre of the city at the end of August

The UK Chancellor has earmarked an additional £320 million (€360 million) to a “Northern Ireland Executive” in his latest budget as the North marks ne(...)

Threshold statement: ‘Threshold wishes to apologise for the lack of clarify and any public misinformation arising around the concept of a ‘viewing fee’ being a growing phenomenon’ Photograph: iStock

Housing charity Threshold has apologised for incorrectly claiming that prospective tenants were being asked by landlords to pay “viewing fees” to be a(...)

The city council has a housing stock of just under 25,000 homes and about 11,000 of these could be eligible for purchase by tenants at discounts of up to 60 per cent of the market value. Photograph: Frank Miller

Council house tenants’ right to buy their homes should be suspended, and the cap on the maximum rent payable by tenants should be scrapped, Dublin Cit(...)

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