Mary Wilson:  knows when to hold back and let her guest carry on

When faced with unspeakable tragedy, sometimes the only thing to do is keep talking. Herbert Morrison’s commentary as the Hindenburg airship burst int(...)

The total homeless population in August this year was 8,270, compared with 8,160 in July and 6,611 in August last year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of homeless children across the State has risen above 3,000 for the first time, latest figures from the Department of Housing show. The m(...)

Dr Mary Murphy: “Public housing policy had shifted from the provision of housing to the provision of housing benefits . .  which represented the transfer of public money to private interests.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Social housing is “demonised” and should be rebranded as “public housing” to help change the way it is perceived, a conference of academics and activi(...)

A file image of thousands of people attending a Right 2 Water protest in Dublin last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The politics of “thuggery” did not defeat water charges, Fianna Fáil’s local government spokesman Barry Cowen has claimed. During a late night debate(...)

The social housing projects will be the first large-scale PPPs pursued since the collapse of the developer-led social housing system nine years ago. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Plans for more than 100 social houses and apartments at a vacant site owned by South Dublin County Council in Clondalkin have been approved by council(...)

Family hubs are being rolled out as an alternative to commercial hotels and B&Bs for homeless families. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The number of homeless “family hubs” in Dublin is set to more than double, with plans to keep some open until at least 2022, an Oireachtas committee h(...)

Vincent Browne: said Mr Ó Broin was being naive if he thought Sinn Féin could effect radical change as a minority partner in a future coalition government. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/Brian McEvoy Photography

Sinn Féin must learn from the mistakes of like-minded parties in other countries if it is to bring about radical transformative change in Irish societ(...)

Campaigners demonstrate outside Custom House in Dublin as local-authority chiefs met Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for an emergency summit. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Families waiting for social housing will be allowed to refuse only one offer of accommodation under a new Government policy. More than 3,000 housing (...)

Winterbrook Homes is required to provide five apartments for sale to Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for social housing, at a discounted price, if it secures planning permission. Photograph: Reuters

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is being asked to pay more than €500,000 each for social housing apartments in an as yet unbuilt complex in Dalk(...)

In Dublin the number of homeless children increased by 153, from 2,270 in June to 2,423. The number of homeless families in the capital grew by 63, from 1,115 to 1,178 since June. File photograph: iStockPhoto

There are now almost 3,000 homeless children across the State, among a total homeless population of 8,160 according to the latest figures. The data(...)