Fianna Fáil housing spokesman, Darragh O’Brien, said the department was using the purchase figures to ‘paint a better picture’ of its progress in developing housing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Nearly 40 per cent of social homes the Department of Housing listed as “built” by local authorities last year were new homes purchased from developers(...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy:  There are more than 180,000 empty homes throughout Ireland, according to the Central Statistics Office.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A Government plan for 3,500 social homes has delivered just 15 countrywide, Minster for Housing Eoghan Murphy has admitted. The Repair and Leasing Sc(...)

The local authority spent €1.3 million refurbishing two properties on Lawrence’s Road, Clontarf, to house 11 families.

The amount spent refurbishing 10 homeless family hubs is expected to increase, as the final accounts have not been signed off in four of the propertie(...)

There were 9,681 people recorded as homeless in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A committee established by the Department of Housing and charities to help resolve the homeless crisis has met on only two occasions in the last 2½ ye(...)

Long Boat Quay, where over €3m to fix fire safety problems will be split between residents and the city council. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Major problems are accumulating in the apartment and multi-unit accommodation sector that, if not addressed by government, represent a time bomb that (...)

Overall 752,296 new Irish passports have been issued up to December this year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Nearly twice as many people in the United Kingdom are applying for Irish passports this year, than before the British voted to leave the European Unio(...)

Minister of State for Housing Damien English: “We’ll be about a month late in reaching our target. But the target will be met.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government will be “about a month” late in meeting its targets to get homeless families living in hotels out of them, Minister of State for Housin(...)

Former Goal chief executive Barry Andrews with children in Syria. Mr Andrews chose to end his four-year tenure last week. File photograph: Goal

Aid agency Goal is expected to name a new general manager to replace former chief executive Barry Andrews following a board meeting this evening. Mr (...)

A child holds a placard reading “Open the border” during a demonstration in support of refugees and migrants  in Athens, Greece,  late in August. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has no control over where almost €23 million in funding for the controversial EU-Turkey migration deal ends up, Fianna Fáil’s foreign a(...)

Fianna Fáils Darragh O’Brien. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s decision to call for a Border poll in the wake of the Brexit vote was a strategic mistake, the Fianna Fáil spokesman on foreign affairs an(...)