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Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien: ‘No one is delaying the plan. It is an important plan.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The budget for the Government’s landmark multibillion-euro Housing for All strategy has been agreed, but final decisions on individual developments re(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said the Housing for All plan would be the ‘most comprehensive housing plan in decades’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has denied claims that Fine Gael is to blame for postponing the unveiling of the Government’s landmark plan for housing. Meanwhi(...)

A spokesperson for Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said the launch of the policy was being put back in order to allow for more work to be done on the package of reforms next month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Harry McGee and Jack Horgan-Jones A four-week delay in the launch of Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien’s landmark housing policy has been received(...)

The average per-unit cost of the leases was €17,000, or over €425,000 on a typical 25-year term. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The number of social housing units being leased to local authorities on a long-term basis has increased significantly this year despite criticism of t(...)

Government sources confirmed that lands at the Port, in the east of the city, are among sites under ‘active consideration’ for development by the Land Development Agency. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Lands at Dublin Port are being earmarked for development for housing by the Government as it prepares to launch its landmark Housing For All plan at t(...)

A file image of a construction site in  Sandyford,  Dublin. Photograph:  Bloomberg

Senior Government ministers are understood to have reached agreement on the summer economic statement, which is now due to be approved by a special Ca(...)

Minister for  Housing Darragh O’Brien: “Once completed, the next meeting of the working group will consider the options available for resolving this legacy issue.”

More than 2,000 unsold affordable housing units remain on the books of local authorities more than a decade after the property crash and have cost the(...)

Homeowners impacted by mica taking part in a demonstration earlier this month. Photograph: Tom Honan / The Irish Times

The Government is examining whether the statute of limitations over defective building materials could be extended, enabling action against builders a(...)

The O’Devaney Gardens social housing complex near the Phoenix Park in Dublin 7 currently under construction. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

None of the 1,047 homes planned for the site of O’Devaney Gardens in Dublin 7 will be protected by new planning rules to prevent “bulk buying” of home(...)

A residential construction site in Sandyford, Dublin. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/Bloomberg

About a third of people in the Republic say they would like to buy a home but very few are actually in a position to do so, a survey by employers’ gro(...)

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