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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said an  increase in the number of people in emergency accommodation was ‘anticipated’ as rough sleepers were moved into emergency beds. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times.

Almost 10,000 people will be without a home this Christmas, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing. The figures show there w(...)

Peter McVerry Trust chief executive Pat Doyle said taking on the properties would allow it to deliver an “even more ambitious social housing programme” in the coming years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Dublin housing charity that has been providing permanent rental homes for people at risk of homelessness since the early 1970s is to be taken over b(...)

A record 184 people were found to be sleeping rough last winter. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has risen to 156, according to the latest figures from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive. This is an(...)

Low-income workers will be able to buy homes at a discount of up to 40% on market rates through a €310m fund announced in Budget 2019. File photograph:  Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Low- and middle-income workers will be able to buy homes at a discount of up to 40 per cent on market rates through a €310 million fund announced in B(...)

Under Housing First long-term homeless adults, including chronic rough sleepers with a range of complex needs, are placed directly into social housing. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has claimed that about 600 “rough-sleepers” and long-term homeless adults will be housed over the next three years (...)

Builder Gary Martin, Francis Doherty of Peter McVerry Trust, David Carroll of Ravenswood, director of fund raising Anne Marie Conway, and trust chief executive Pat Doyle at the three buildings on Sherrard Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Three large Victorian buildings in Dublin’s north inner city, which have housed the Pioneer Association, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and t(...)

Dublin city is  facing a shortage of residentially zoned land within four years. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Proposals to rezone for housing large tracts of Dublin’s industrial estates have been welcomed by private and social housing providers and business g(...)

Two questions on light in the physics exam caused surprise among some students. Photo: iStock

Teachers have highlighted the importance of students covering the entire physics course during their revision following a paper described as very fair(...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy with Brian Friel from Peter McVerry Trust and service user Toni Reid and her daughters Ruby aged nine and Indi aged five.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Only one vacant property has been refurbished in Dublin city, and nine nationally, under State-backed scheme which was to provide 800 social homes by (...)

Charities have welcomed a decrease in the amount of people sleeping on the streets. Photograph: The Irish Times

A sharp decline in the number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has been welcomed by homelessness agencies. They warned, however, that the drop was (...)

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