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While people on the subsidy can still apply for the loan, a spokesman for the Department confirmed that “draw-down would not commence until the applicant’s unsupported income post-Covid subsidy has returned to the level specified in the original application for a period of time, usually up to three months”. File photograph: Getty

Mortgage offers made under a government loan scheme may be withdrawn due to the Covid-19 crisis, while those in receipt of wage subsidies could face a(...)

Dublin Simon Community chief executive Sam McGuinness welcomed the decline in homelessness.

The Government has been told it must not return to pre-Covid homelessness strategies, as latest figures indicated another drop in the level of people (...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan is in favour of the party entering government. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo has made a late intervention in the intense and close-fought Green Party debate on entering coalition government. The O(...)

Green TD Joe O’Brien: There are people in the House who have used racism to get into the Dáil. File photograph: The Irish Times

Some TDs have used racism to get elected to the Dáil and “that needs to be called out”, Green Party TD Joe O’Brien has said. During a Dáil debate on (...)

On Tuesday on RTÉ Radio 1, Sarah McInerney peppers her guests with pertinent questions, but maintains a relatively low-key presence

As the lockdown is further lifted, there’s a sense of nervous excitement among retailers as they finally reopen. At least that’s how it seems to the r(...)

Changes to the State’s enhanced pandemic social welfare payments are to be considered this week, Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan has said. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Changes to the State’s enhanced pandemic social welfare payments are to be considered this week, Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan has said. Speaki(...)

Sinn Fein’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said the scheme would keep the standard 5 per cent profit margin for building contractors but removes the middlemen. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Affordable homes for €230,000 or less could be purchased by low income households or rented for between €700 and €900 monthly under a scheme proposed (...)

File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Just two thirds of the funding allocated for Traveller accommodation was spent last year, according to new figures. Of the €13 million provided by th(...)

“The risk of homelessness becomes real once the emergency period ends.” Photograph: Reuters

Housing charity Threshold has warned of a “swell” in tenants facing eviction notices after the coronavirus crisis on the back of mounting rent arrears(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan  Murphy said 5,000 homes had been built in the first quarter of the year before sites were shut down. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Dáil has heard warnings that just 18,000 new homes could be built by the end of the year. And this despite a target of 25,000 for 2020. Fianna Fá(...)

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