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Herbert Simms, who was appointed by Dublin Corporation of the city’s first housing architect,  is probably best known for the development of the city’s corporation flats, such as Chancery Place near the Four Courts. Photograph: G&T Crampton Archive

Few argue against the State having a role in the provision of social housing for those who do not have the means to house themselves. But how deeply (...)

Capital Dock on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin.

Labour senator Kevin Humphreys has described as “social cleansing” plans to provide no social housing in Kennedy Wilson’s new apartment scheme in Dubl(...)

 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(...)

Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance, a not-for-profit provider, has built houses in Ballymun, Dublin,  starting at €140,000

Following a hiatus of almost a decade, the State is once again becoming involved in the private housing market. It plans to build thousands of homes o(...)

“Should we be in the business of providing housing for people who can afford €400,000? No. Affordable housing can only happen where the land is effectively free.” Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s new affordable purchase scheme will not be available to buyers in Ranelagh or Rathmines or most central areas of Dublin, Dublin City (...)

Adeola Adeniyi and her newborn son: Some days they went to a shopping centres to sit on the public seats while she fed Josiah. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A “clear direction” stating who is and who is not entitled to housing is “urgently needed” from the Government to ensure all homeless families are sup(...)

The former Readymix concrete site on the East Wall Road was among a number of costly purchases made by the DDDA in 2006, which included the site of the old Irish Glass Bottle Company in Ringsend (pictured).  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A site bought by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) for €23 million at the height of the boom, valued last year at €5.5 million, is to (...)

The Courtyard, Hampton Wood. Dublin City Council has agreed to buy homes in Hampton Wood  estate for social housing.

Concerns have emerged over Dublin City Council’s plans to spend €35 million buying 92 houses and apartments in a single estate in the Finglas and Ball(...)

‘Family homelessness continued to grow at the same appalling rate after ‘homeless priority’ was removed as it did before,’ Mike Allen, director of advocacy at Focus Ireland has said.

The number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has continued to rise despite the abolition of a “housing priority” policy that had been accused of(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy at the official opening of phase one of a housing regeneration project at Dolphin House in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The regeneration of 100 homes at Dolphin House, one of Dublin city’s most dilapidated flat complexes has been completed at a cost of €26 million. Ho(...)

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