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The Department of Housing says 1,770 affordable homes will be delivered out of a total of 6,200 affordable homes planned under the services fund. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

More than 1,700 affordable homes will be built as part of an €84 million package to deliver infrastructure on local authority sites, Minister for Hous(...)

Data published by the Department of Housing shows that of the 25,814 dwellings that were inspected in 2018, a total of 20,414 were substandard.

More than 80 per cent of private rental accommodation that was inspected last year failed to meet the minimum standards required by law, new figures s(...)

National homeless figures for June show that 6,497 adults and 3,675 children are in emergency accommodation

The number of homeless people in the Republic has dropped, however the figure remains above 10,000 for the fifth month in a row. The national homeles(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is  said to be examining how to further restrict possibilities for local objections. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Developers seeking to avail of fast-track planning may be given just one year to start building or risk losing their permission. Minister for Housing(...)

Margaret Casey of Tipperary Rural Traveller Project at Cabragh Bridge, Thurles, last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two Traveller families have been given until 5pm on Monday to leave an unofficial halting site outside Thurles in Co Tipperary or potentially face arr(...)

A complainant raised concerns about the impact of the cockroach infestation on his wife’s health. Photograph: iStock

Reports of cockroaches and anti-social behaviour were among concerns raised by people living in emergency accommodation in complaints made to the Dubl(...)

Erin Phelan with her children, Casey (4) and Dylan (1), who live in a family hub on Western Road. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

For Erin Phelan (23), and her children Dylan (1) and Casey (4),support with the costs of buses and days out during summer would be “a huge help”. The(...)

‘If you are a family squeezed into one room in a hotel, the children and the parents are under huge additional stress.’ Photograph: iStock

Homeless families are “under huge additional stress” during summer months and “need more supports”, a leading family support worker has warned. Rache(...)

Free travel and ‘heritage cards’ should be provided to homeless children through school-holidays, members of the Oireachtas committee for Children have said. Photograph: iStock

Free travel and ‘heritage cards’ should be provided to homeless children through school-holidays, members of the Oireachtas committee for Children hav(...)

Maruf Ahmed with his daughter, Joanna (2), on Gardiner Street.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Nearly 40 refugees could face homelessness later this month as the last direct provision centre in Dublin’s city centre closes its doors. Hatch Hall(...)

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