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Campaigner for the homeless Fr Peter McVerry has said Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael would have to fix the housing crisis if they go into government ‘or get massacred at the next general election’. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Housing campaigner Fr Peter McVerry said he takes heart from the fact that a Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition government would have to fix the housing (...)

Shouldn’t height deliver more affordable apartments. Photograph: Getty

We’re repeatedly told the answer to Ireland’s housing problem is to build up, not out – in other words more apartments in urban areas. But developers (...)

The climate movement, including young climate strikers, has helped to raise public awareness, but the Greens have to re-examine their approach to address the big disconnect with voters

Climate change simply did not rate as a hot issue during the election campaign among the vast majority of voters in spite of stark warnings and more e(...)

Irish people must live more like mainland Europeans.The Government’s strategy is to develop accommodation closer to city centres. This saves on commuting time and cuts the necessity to own a car.

“The Housing Fix” is an Irish Times series exploring solutions to Ireland’s housing crisis – arguably the biggest social and economic issue facing (...)

The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said the State’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency (LDA) should not be shielded from Freedom of Information (F(...)

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in speculative development and the privatisation of public assets, an Oireachtas committee will be told today. Photograph: iStock.

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in “speculative development” and the “privatisation of public assets”, an Oireachtas committee (...)

The charity currently has 61 people on the waiting list, which it said is a record high. Photograph: iStock

Homeless people in Dublin are waiting almost three times longer for a drug and alcohol addiction programme than they were two years ago due to an incr(...)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase is a musical, theatrical extravaganza of wit, wonder and weirdness. Photograph: Steve Tanner

All eyes are on the City of the Tribes, as the Galway International Arts Festival takes over the parks, rivers, bars and venues of the western capital(...)

David Browne, president of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland,  said co-living bedrooms of less than 25-30sq m would be “in my opinion, too small”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The president of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland has said he has concerns about the size of some co-living schemes currently envisage(...)

 Priory Hall apartment complex in 2012 after residents had been evacuated.  Photograph: Alan Betson

People who buy newly-built houses today face the same risk of building defects as those who bought during the boom, according to an assistant professo(...)

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