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“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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Pearse House flats Photograph:  Tom Honan

Two Dublin flat complexes, designed by renowned architect Herbert Simms, face demolition following a decision to initiate their removal from the Recor(...)

The stand-off between the two bodies  follows an incident in June when a family at the Labre Park site in Ballyfermot accused the council of destroying their mobile home and belongings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A row between a Traveller organisation in west Dublin and the city’s most senior Traveller-housing official, has led to the near collapse of the capi(...)

McSweeney House on Berkeley Street, Dublin. Catholic Housing Aid Society chief executive Miceal McGovern says the building is no longer fit for purpose. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An elderly resident at McSweeney House, a Catholic Housing Aid Society (Chas) complex for senior citizens on Berkeley Street in Dublin, has said he ca(...)

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