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Home Sweet Home supporters outside the High Court in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Home Sweet Home group which has been occupying the vacant Apollo House offices in the centre of Dublin since last week has said it is considering (...)

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(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: legislation may now be necessary

The group representing banks and lenders has refused to sign up to a code of conduct that would protect tenants in buy-to-lets which are subject to re(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly:  “Anybody who wants a bed over this Christmas period will get it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of social houses built will increase tenfold by the end of the year, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said. He was speaking fol(...)

The Government is examining whether it can offer better legal protection to tenants that face eviction from properties owned by banks and lenders. At (...)

The proposed legislation would prohibit a sitting tenant’s eviction if they had no alternative accommodation. Photograph: PA

Legislation to ensure banks and receivers, moving to repossess buy-to-lets, do not evict tenants into homelessness is being explored by Government. S(...)

Roughan McNamara, campaigns and advocacy manager with Focus Ireland, said: “We are starting to see people in mortgage arrears coming to our services looking for advice. The majority at this stage are looking to know what their options are, though some are already homeless.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Households in mortgage arrears are seeking support from homelessness charities in increasing numbers. Roughan McNamara, campaigns and advocacy manage(...)

Jonathan Corrie who was found dead in a hallway near the gates of Leinster House

The death of Jonathan Corrie is a story that speaks to our most basic emotions, as the out- pouring of grief, anger and frustration across the radi(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton  said the decision to ban traditonal bedsits had been taken by the previous government ‘in good faith for the best of reasons’ but it had effectively closed down many bedsits, particularly in the Dublin area.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she would like to see a review of the ban on bedsits in place in Dublin in the wake of the current homeless crisis. Ms B(...)

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