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Owen Keegan: ‘I was trying to make a point if we really wanted to cut numbers, then cut the service’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan has defended comments he made at the weekend in which he said homeless numbers would drop if homeles(...)

There is huge demand for rental properties in Dublin where average rents have increased by 105 per cent  since 2012.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A manager at one of Ireland’s biggest recruitment firms has said some Irish SMEs are struggling to compete due to multinationals offering staff accomm(...)

In Dublin, the cost of buying a home is increasing at a significantly faster rate in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown compared with south Dublin. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA wire

House prices in the midwest have soared by more than a fifth over the past year, several times the slowing rate of growth in areas of Dublin, latest o(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy acknowledged a year ago that there was a “homeless crisis”. The situation has deteriorated since, with an increase of 17% in homeless numbers. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Pussyfooting around the private rental sector, while failing to respond effectively to ongoing abuses by landlords, can no longer be tolerated. Minist(...)

Image from an  eviction on Dublin’s Mountjoy Square. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Housing charity Threshold has seen a dramatic rise in the number of calls it received from tenants in danger of losing their home because their landlo(...)

Electrician Gary O’Shaughnessy moved to Australia in 2011 with his now wife Rachel: ‘I feel let down my the current Government’s lack for action on these problems faced by returning emigrants.’

The number of people working in the construction sector in Ireland has jumped by 14 per cent, or 17,900 jobs, in the past 12 months, bu(...)

Kennedy Wilson’s Capital Docks scheme.  Renters can expect to pay €3,300 for a two-bedroom apartment. That comes with a concierge service, a cinema, a gym, resident lounges, business suites, a games room and a so-called chef’s kitchen. Photograph: Tom Honan

Although patronising, the “generation rent” moniker describing young workers with pitiful prospects of home ownership is becoming more accurate by the(...)

 A view of the crowd at the Raise the Roof protest at the Dail on Wednesday .Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The housing and homelessness crises are now affecting “everyone” and could become “the new water charges” in terms of mobiling protesters, those at a (...)

Choice Music Prize: Ships won the Irish album of the year award in March for Precession

This year’s Choice Music Prize winners, Ships, fear they may be left without a roof over their heads when they are forced to leave their accommodation(...)

 Raise the Roof Rally for Housing initiative launch. Pictured  Fr Peter McVerry and Congress president Sheila Nunan  Photograph: PHOTOCALL IRELAND

Homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has insisted that a 12-year-old child could determine that the Government’s housing policy is not working. T(...)

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