The average rent paid under the scheme was highest in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown at €1,577 a month, followed by South Dublin council at €1,232 a month, and Fingal at €1,173 a month. Photograph: Getty Images

Private landlords in Dublin received an average of €1,266 a month from three local authorities for properties they leased under the State’s rental acc(...)

 The agency recommended that interventions to prevent people “presenting as homeless” would be beneficial “where there is a potential for a perverse incentive for households to present as homeless in order to secure social housing”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Housing Agency warned the government almost two years ago that it was in danger of incentivising people to declare themselves homeless if it conti(...)

Tomas Synacek and Lucie Venglovska at their accomodation on South Circular Road, Dublin. “Apollo House was a new start for us,” says  Tomas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Czech couple, who came to Ireland in May 2015 “for a new life” but spent more than a year sleeping rough, now have a home and one is interning with (...)

‘The landlord wanted to kick us out and get new tenants in at a higher rent,’ says one Dublin tenant who was forced to move out of his accommodation during a renovations.

Just over a year ago, the Government introduced “rent pressure zones” in response to rising costs for tenants. Initially concentrated on areas in Dubl(...)

Numbers living in emergency accommodation also rose last year compared with 2016. Photograph: Collins

Almost two-thirds of homeless individuals and families who moved into homes in Dublin last year were housed in private sector accommodation, according(...)

Fianna Fáil would invest all Nama’s profits – estimated to be about €3 billion – in house building. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new State authority that would be set up for a three-year period to drive the construction of 90,000 homes will be a key plank of the Fianna Fáil ma(...)

‘Voters must be given clear proposals on how the current housing crisis can be solved.’ File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

If housing is to be the defining issue of the next election, as all parties expect it will, then voters must be given clear proposals on how the curre(...)

 Conor Skehan, chair of the Housing Agency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Sinn Féin councillor who was reported as saying she was aware of families in Dublin making themselves homeless to get social housing, has said her c(...)

Conor Skehan said the Government may have “unwittingly” encouraged people to exploit the housing allocations system by prioritising homelessness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin City Council has called on Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to remove Conor Skehan from his position as chairman of the Housing Agency and to(...)

 Conor Skehan, the chair of the Housing Agency. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has tabled an emergency motion for next week’s meeting of Dublin City Council calling for the immediate appointment of a new chair of the Ho(...)

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