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Laura Forsythe: “All the beans on toast and tap water in the world isn’t going to get you there (for deposit).” Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

The Housing Fix is an Irish Times series exploring solutions to Ireland’s housing crisis – arguably the biggest social and economic issue facing (...)

Eoghan Murphy wants local authorities to build more hubs. Photograph: Tom Honan

Protestations from Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, that local authorities are not doing enough to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis are (...)

The project is a collaboration between Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI), the All-Ireland Research Observatory (AIRO) at Maynooth University and Dublin City Council, drawing on data from the Residential Tenancies Board, the property price register (PPR), local authorities, the Revenue Commissioners and the Central Statistics Office.

The developers of a new housing data resource to go live on Monday believe it will “revolutionise” public understanding of property trends in the capi(...)

 Conor Skehan, chair of the Housing Agency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Sinn Féin councillor who was reported as saying she was aware of families in Dublin making themselves homeless to get social housing, has said her c(...)

Of 6,729 Airbnb listings in Dublin last month, almost 2,700 were for entire homes, while 4,000 were for rooms in accommodation shared by the hosts. Photograph: John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images

Airbnb currently operates without any regulations in the Republic despite generating more than €25 million annually for hosts in Dublin alone, with to(...)

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 (...)

A new tenant-purchase scheme will allow local authority tenants to buy homes at discounts of up to 60 per cent of the market value. Eligible tenants can chose to buy using their own resources or can apply for a local authority loan. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Doubts have been cast on Dublin City Council’s ability to provide “subprime mortgages” to its tenants seeking to buy their council houses because of t(...)

The Government last week announced a €25 million plan to tackle homelessness, including funding for additional emergency beds, a night cafe for homeless people, free transport to available hostels and a commitment to purchase a hotel under the control of Nama for an accommodation and assessment centre for homeless families. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Proposals to construct 200 prefabricated houses for homeless people on vacant sites around Dublin city have been shelved by Dublin City Council. The c(...)

Sleeping rough. The 200 Dublin modular units would provide long-term housing for people in acute need

Proposals to build 200 houses on vacant Dublin City Council land by the end of 2016 to address homelessness in the city will be presented to councillo(...)

Fr Peter McVerry: called on Minister to increase rent supplement and bring in rent controls. Photograph: Conor Healy Photography

The Government could control rents rather than leaving them to the markets, a conference on homelessness has been told.Impact general secretary Shay C(...)

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