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Average rents around the country may have fallen slightly in the past few months (to €1,134 nationwide, and €1,650 in Dublin), but “the private rental(...)

Aerage monthly rents were still more than €70 higher when compared with the same quarter of the previous year. Photograph: iStock

The cost of renting a home in Ireland fell marginally in the last three months of 2018 but average monthly rents were still more than €70 higher when (...)

Minister of State for Housing Damien English (left) with Niamh Randall and  Dermot Kavangh of the Simon Community at the launch of the charity’s  2017 annual report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

There are no plans afoot to recognise housing as a fundamental right in the Constitution as such a guarantee is not needed, the Minister of State for (...)

 Protestors at Number 34 North Frederick Street protesting against a court injunction directing the occupants of the house to leave. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The number of homeless children has more than doubled in some parts of the country in the past year and continues to increase across the State, the la(...)

The Department of Housing also plans to revisit ghost estates as a potential source of vacant homes. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Local authorities must make greater use of compulsory purchase orders to acquire vacant homes for social housing, the Department of Housing, Planning (...)

Dermot Bannon - making plans

Dermot Bannon is a hard man to interview. Not because he’s surly or circumspect: far from it. Anyone who has seen even five minutes of his RTÉ show Ro(...)

Those depending on welfare cannot afford to buy a house and are forced to depend on the rental market, but some landlords are asking for three months’ rent in advance.

Just 7 per cent of properties in the biggest towns and cities are affordable to those in receipt of rent supplement or housing assistance payments (HA(...)

A member of the homeless community is seen  on Henry St in Dublin’s City Centre on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

At least 30 people slept rough in Dublin on Wednesday night despite the best efforts of outreach workers to persuade them into emergency beds. Tempe(...)

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There is “deep concern” about the fate of 4,000 tenants in investment properties being sold as part of a multibillion euro sale of non-performing mort(...)

The decrease in family homelessness last month was ‘seasonal’ and will likely be reversed next month, homelessness charities have warned. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The decrease in family homelessness last month was “seasonal” and will likely be reversed next month, homelessness charities have warned. Figures pu(...)

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