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Leaving Cert physics: students were “generally happy” and had a good choice of questions. Photograph: iStock

Students were “generally happy” and felt they had a good choice of questions in today’s Leaving Cert physics exams. Teresa Considine, a teacher (...)

Minister of State for Housing Damien English TD speaks to Fr Peter McVerry, at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust’s latest social housing scheme at North William Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A block of abandoned bedsits that was scheduled for demolition has been turned into modern apartments which will house 11 homeless people in Dublin’s (...)

Economist Ronan Lyons, author of report

A person looking to rent in the Republic can expect to spend €2,700 more keeping a roof over their heads for the next 12 months than they would have s(...)

The shortage of housing and the homelessness crisis to which it contributes are among the State’s biggest challenges. Despite the Government’s focus o(...)

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The numbers of homeless children in Dublin, and nationally, are now at their highest rate since records began. The latest figures, published on Tue(...)

The “spring” rough-sleeper count, conducted on April 4th, found 138 people spending the night on the capital’s streets. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has increased by 35 per cent in a year, the latest figures show. The “spring” rough-sleeper count, con(...)

 Last month, Minister for Housing Simon Coveney extended the Repair and Leasing Scheme nationally. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin property owners who avail of a Government grant to refurbish vacant housing for renting will have their properties used to accommodate homeless(...)

Number 21 Aungier Street in Dublin, believed to date from 1667, which the Peter McVerry Trust had planned to use to accommodate homeless adults. Image: Google Maps

Work to convert one of Dublin city’s oldest buildings into a homeless hostel has been stopped following the intervention of the Department of Arts, He(...)

The chief executive of the Government’s Housing Agency, John O’Connor,  said some of the 198,000 homes listed by the CSO as vacant could be between tenancies or under renovation. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Owners of empty commercial buildings will be able to convert their properties into apartments without seeking planning permission under new regulation(...)

The latest CSO figures show there are 198,000 empty homes, excluding holiday homes in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

New research by homeless charity the Peter McVerry Trust has found that 62 per cent of people are in favour of a tax on empty homes. The latest CSO f(...)

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