In relation to the number of social homes that would be built this year, the Minister  said the figure would be “around 7,000 or so”.

Legislation for an affordable housing scheme, which will allow low and middle income workers to buy State subsidised homes, will come before the Dáil (...)

The target for this year was 7,736 social homes but in the first six months of the year just 725 were built. File photograph: Eric Luke

The extra half a billion euro lobbed to the Department of Housing to build additional social homes will, if these houses are built, result in the prov(...)

Notwithstanding the popularity of swimming across generations, its public health benefits and its capacity to boost enjoyment of life, the State’s track record of investment in public pools has been miserably underwhelming. Photograph: iStock

An illustration of a simple pleasure placed in long-term peril by the Covid-19 crisis surfaced at Thursday’s meeting of the Oireachtas budget oversigh(...)

From left to right: Colin Hunt, CEO, AIB, Cathy Bryce, Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking, AIB and Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien launch AIB’s €300 million Social Housing Fund which will help over 2,000 people across the county receive the keys to their own homes. Photograph: Julien Behal

A new €300 million social housing fund launched by AIB will help approved housing bodies and developers deliver more than 2,000 social housing units, (...)

Node believes it can offer a real alternative by focusing on upscale developments – think Smeg fridges and sought-after addresses – that provide sufficient space for everyone

Is there a middle ground on co-living in Ireland? That is certainly the hope of Node, the company that brought the concept here and which has just ann(...)

An image of the proposed 397-unit co-living scheme on Cork Street, Dublin 8

Stoneweg, a property investment firm with a portfolio worth more than $2 billion, is to develop a 397-unit co-living development in Dublin city centre(...)

Housing minister Darragh O’Brien has said that the EU’s Trade Commissioner should resign after he attended a controversial golf event in the west of the country. Photograph: Alan Betson

Housing minister Darragh O’Brien has said that the Phil Hogan should resign after he attended a controversial golf event in the west of the country. (...)

The delivery of high-quality, owner-occupied homes built – as they are now – efficiently by the private sector, should be encouraged and facilitated. Photograph:  David Gannon/AFP via Getty Images

The national response to the Covid-19 emergency shows how a small, close-knit country like Ireland can lead the world in dealing with a severe crisis.(...)

Choughs. Illustration: Michael Viney

At the far end of Dursey island, Co Cork, the choughs are gathering in new families to probe the ground for grubs, stabbing the wind-shorn grass with (...)

A Fianna Fáil ardfheis would have to approve any programme for government with the Greens and Fine Gael.

Fianna Fáil has denied changing its position on a rent freeze and said that previous legal advice received by the party on the matter has not changed (...)

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