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The year-on-year increase for children was 70 per cent, with 2,348 children in emergency accommodation. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The number of people in emergency accommodation in July was the highest since records began, the Simon Communities in Ireland has said. Figures for J(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar announce higher rent supplement limits to help with rising rents. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil can take “some credit” for increases in rent supplement and housing assistance payments, the Minister for Housing has said. Simon Coveney(...)

Almost 3,500 homeless adults used emergency accommodation in Dublin at the end of last year.

A four point plan to immediately address the housing and homeless crisis has been proposed by the Simon Communities. The charity has also called for(...)

Nationally, rents increased by 9.8 per cent last year, slowing between the third quarter, when the increase was 3.6 per cent, and the fourth, when it was 2.2 per cent. File photograph: Getty Images

Rents in Dublin are now higher than they were at the peak of the boom - but the rate at which they are increasing is slowing, according to the latest (...)

National figures released for January show 5,715 people trapped in emergency accommodation, a year-on-year increase of 49 per cent. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Rising numbers of homeless people, including young children, have demonstrated a “shocking” systemic failure in addressing the issue, the Simon Commun(...)

The current response to the homelessness crisis must change if the issue is to be solved, a leading organisation in the sector has said. The Simon C(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly:  “Anybody who wants a bed over this Christmas period will get it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of social houses built will increase tenfold by the end of the year, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said. He was speaking fol(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly in Phibsborough, Dublin, as they unveiled the housing package after months of discussion between the two departments. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Housing charities have given a guarded welcome to the Government’s rent control package, but warned more needs to be done to help those most vulnerabl(...)

The Simon Communities is calling for an increase in rent supplement and for the introduction of “long awaited” rent certainty measures. Photograph: The Irish Times

Over 90 per cent of the properties available to rent are too expensive for people dependent on rent allowance, a survey conducted by the Simon Communi(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on the environment Barry Cowen says “the Government is significantly understating the extent of the crisis, using figures that are actually two years out of date.”  Photograph: Sara Freund

Almost 45 per cent more families and individuals are on social housing waiting lists than official Government figures show, Fianna Fáil has claimed. T(...)

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