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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the Government’s goal “is one home for one family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said ESB connection figures previously used by the Government to measures housing supply are “not a perfect set of (...)

Family hubs are being rolled out as an alternative to commercial hotels and B&Bs for homeless families. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The number of homeless “family hubs” in Dublin is set to more than double, with plans to keep some open until at least 2022, an Oireachtas committee h(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said:  “I accept that purpose-built emergency accommodation for families is better than a hotel or bed-and-breakfast accommodation. However, it is not a home and cannot be presented as a solution to the homeless crisis.” File photograph: Getty Images

Some 70 per cent of homeless families have been in emergency accommodation for more than six months, Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin has clai(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: the Government is committed to spending €5.35 billion, about €1 billion annually, to deliver 47,000 social homes by the end of 2021.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The majority of the 90,000 people on the housing waiting list are already living in a house or apartment, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. He said th(...)

The old Bargaintown building on Greencastle Parade, Coolock, which is being converted to a family hub for homeless people. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The housing crisis has not yet peaked and is likely to escalate over the next five years, a Maynooth University study published this morning warns. (...)

Tens of thousands of people will be stuck not being able to afford their own homes or access social housing if current policies continue, a housing expert has said. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of people will be stuck not being able to afford their own homes or access social housing if current policies continue, a housing ex(...)

Policies reflect an underlying obsession within Irish housing and economic policy of pursuing, despite the evidence, the financialisation of housing. Photograph: Frank Miller

The housing crisis is a social emergency and poses major risks to the economy. However, the Government’s policy response, Rebuilding Ireland, has not (...)

Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland: “The reduction in the rates of Universal Social Charge is  a welcome development as it will reduce the cost of creating employment and supports all workers across the economy.” File photograph: Getty Images

Strong reactions, positive and negative, to Budget 2017 are being felt. Here are some of the more notable responses. Public investment must be priori(...)

A property-rental queue at Northumberland Road, Dublin, in 2012. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Anyone who has ever rented has horror stories. Whether those involve dodgy landlords, difficult housemates or almost-uninhabitable dives, the experie(...)

‘More than one-third of Irish children live in households experiencing two or more types of material deprivation such as being unable to afford to heat their homes.’ Photograph: File image/Getty Images

The fact that the number of homeless children in the capital exceeds 2,000 for the first time since current records began is further evidence Ireland (...)

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