Homeless Crisis

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A co-living property owned by The Collective in London, Britain. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Nestled among the hipster hangouts of Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District, a team of 20- and 30-something design entrepreneurs are reimagining the futur(...)

‘Herding the Horses’ by Patrick Hennessy

Paintings from the collection of the late Brian Friel and his wife Anne are to be sold at auction in Dublin in September. The sale will be held at Ada(...)

The plan, which was launched by former minister for housing Simon Coveney, aimed to eliminate homelessness and to rapidly increase the supply of housing, most particularly social housing, by 2021. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It was billed as ambitious and imaginative in its reach, and radical in its approach but, two years on, has the Government’s plan to end the housing c(...)

Focus Ireland: more families are entering homelessness, and more families are exiting homelessness than ever before

Landlords evicting tenants so they can sell their properties continues to be the primary cause of family homelessness, a new Focus Ireland report says(...)

“HAP  ultimately does little to provide security of tenure or remove the prospect of homelessness in the future”

Dublin’s family homelessness crisis will not be solved without “serious reform of the private rented sector”, independent experts have told Dublin Cit(...)

Micheál Martin accused Taoiseach Leo  Varadkar of ‘failure to deliver’ on repeated housing announcements. File photograph: Collins

There were sharp exchanges in the Dáil between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Fianna Fáil leader over responsibility for the homelessness crisis. Mic(...)

Housing sector faces serious challenges in terms of minimum standards, says department. Photograph: Frank Miller

A significant number of rented homes inspected by local authorities last year will not comply with new regulations setting minimum health and safety s(...)

Eoghan Murphy,  Minister for Housing, speaking after the ‘housing summit’ . Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has accepted that he will struggle to convince homeless families to accept a privately rented house backed by the S(...)

House prices in Dublin have risen by an average of almost €155,000 above their low-point in 2012,  new figures show.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

House prices in Dublin have risen by an average of almost €155,000 (70 per cent) above their low-point in 2012, while the average asking price for hou(...)

The Bogden family from Romania pictured in Focus Ireland’s coffee shop where an evening homless service for families is situated. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

The number of emergency rooms that had to be booked for homeless families who by late evening have nowhere to sleep has almost doubled since the start(...)

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