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Taoiseach Micheál Martin addresses the nation at Government Buildings in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Government’s plan to ease Covid-19 restrictions has been criticised by hospitality and construction industry groups, as well as by Opposition poli(...)

The chairwoman of Threshold says the profile of renters in Ireland is changing. Photograph: iStock

Housing charity Threshold has said it intervened in more than 100 attempted illegal evictions of tenants during the coronavirus pandemic, despite a le(...)

Aideen Hayden, chair  of Threshold said findings of its  tenant sentiment survey were  ‘grim’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Housing has “serious questions to answer” about whose interests it is serving, while co-living developments may be the slums of the (...)

Oireachtas housing committee chairman Noel Rock TD. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The rising number of people recorded as living in emergency accommodation in the latest official figures is “particularly remarkable” as it comes at a(...)

Secretary general of the Department  of Public Expenditure and Law Reform Robert Watt  is among those speaking at an economics  forum in September. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 42nd Dublin Ec(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Housing sector faces serious challenges in terms of minimum standards, says department. Photograph: Frank Miller

A significant number of rented homes inspected by local authorities last year will not comply with new regulations setting minimum health and safety s(...)

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