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Architect Dermot Bannon and Catherine Walsh of the Reputations Agency at the RIAI announcement that its Open Door charity week raised €124,000 for the Simon Communities.

Architects have raised €124,000 for the Simon Communities through their annual Open Door initiative. Architects across the State offer one-hour consu(...)

“Housing is not like other commodities. You can increase supply and the cost of housing can still increase...Homelessness is the most visible and extreme form of the violation of the right to housing.” File photograph: Getty Images

The Government must declare a housing emergency and call a referendum to insert a “right to housing” into the Constitution, trade unionists, legal exp(...)

The number of homeless children has continued to rise, despite the accelerated efforts of authorities to address the situation. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The number of homeless children has continued to rise, latest figures show, despite the accelerated efforts of authorities to address the situation. (...)

Chief executive of Barnardos Fergus Finlay said people living in overcrowded situations were all too often missing from the debate about the housing crisis. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The “devastating” scale of the State’s housing crisis has been exposed by new figures, charities in the homelessness sector said on Thursday. Focus(...)

Supply shortages are driving prices higher with fewer than 4,000 properties available to rent on February 1st. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The average cost of renting a home is at the highest level on record and climbing faster than at any point since started tracking figures in 2(...)

Figures from the Simon Communities report showed just 17 per cent of the properties were available for people in receipt of rent supplements or Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) to rent. Photograph: iStock

More than 80 per cent of the homes available to rent are too expensive for people on state housing benefits, the Simon Communities in Ireland has said(...)

Noah Richardson (6) pictured at a Christmas party for families living in emergency accommodation ran by North Dublin Bay Housing Crisis Community and the Irish Housing Network on Sunday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Almost 7,000 people will spend Christmas in emergency accommodation around the country, according to the Simon Community. The charity said such a lev(...)

Housing and homeless advocacy bodies called for the scheme to be extended. Photograph: PA

Housing and homelessness bodies have welcomed the rental strategy as a “step in the right direction” but expressed concern at its limitations. A pr(...)

One of the biggest increases in the housing budget is an additional €105 million for the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) used to accommodate social housing tenants in private rented accommodation.

The social housing budget has been increased by 50 per cent to €1.2 billion for next year to fund measures announced last July by Minister for Housing(...)

Despite a recent increase in the rent supplement caps, a report has found that those in receipt of the supplement could afford 20 per cent of the available rentals. Despite Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Just 20 per cent of houses or apartments available to rent could be afforded by people on on rent supplement, despite a recent increase in the rent su(...)

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