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Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien: will establish a working group to look at  solutions for owners of homes impacted by flawed building practices.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has committed to setting up a working group to examine potential solutions for owners of homes impacted by the le(...)

Ten people who were rough sleeping  have died this  month, including six  in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of people registered in the State as homeless is at the lowest level in four years, according to new figures. Almost 1,500 people exited (...)

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan who has resigned as party chief whip after voting against the Government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Green Party is scrambling to respond this evening after one of their TDs voted against a Government Bill while one of their Ministers of State abs(...)

Social Democrats spokesman Cian O’Callaghan said the legislation was “full of loopholes”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A ban on evictions until January will cover people unable to pay their rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic if they make a declaration to the Residen(...)

 Minister for Housing Darragh O’ Brien  says the Government intends to deliver on an affordable purchase scheme for housing. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has confirmed he will increase the affordable housing eligibility threshold for couples above the current €75,000(...)

The existing moratorium on evictions and rent increases has been extended for a brief period of time.

Measures to prevent vulnerable households from being pushed into homelessness are required before a ban on evictions and rent increases is lifted, the(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has said the freeze on rents and evictions will be extended from Monday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An extension to the temporary ban on evictions and rent increases will be short-lived, following significant opposition to the plan from the Governmen(...)

Longford Circuit Court. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Longford-based GP has been accused of deliberately exaggerating a “low-speed” traffic accident and of misleading a court in relation to injuries he (...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien: examining raising the threshold for the mortgage-to-rent scheme by as much as 30%. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government is examining plans to widen access to a key State scheme to keep those in negative equity in their homes. Minister for Housing Darragh(...)

While people on the temporary wage subsidy scheme can apply for a loan, when they are approved draw down would not commence until the applicants’ unsupported income post TWSS has returned.

People using a State-backed mortgage scheme will not be able to draw down funds if they are in receipt of Covid-era wage subsidies, the Department of (...)

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