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Local authorities  supplied 9,000 housing units last year and  9,000 are at an advanced stage. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The voluntary housing sector has called for Government action to cut the time it takes to complete developments. Planning procedures, potential leg(...)

Father Peter McVerry: welcomed the expansion of the Housing First programme which moves people straight from rough sleeping into housing

The test of the Government’s Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness will be “when we see roofs over people’s heads”, Focus Ireland said. The homel(...)

Owen Keegan CEO of Dublin City Council: wants to allow apartment blocks up to 28 metres tall  in “low-rise” areas of the city. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Apartment blocks eight to 10 storeys in height produce the “best outcomes” in terms of housing provision, chairman of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan(...)

Dublin’s new tenant-purchase scheme, which took effect from January but is only now becoming operational, offers discounts of up to twice those offered under the last scheme. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

More than 11,000 council house tenants in Dublin are to be offered the opportunity to buy their homes at discounts of up to 60 per cent of the market (...)

Whatever shape our new government takes, most if not all our newly elected politicians agree that housing is a critical issue that must be tackled as(...)

A social housing scheme in Dublin: Tenants will be able to buy at up to a 60 per cent discount

A year ago Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly launched Social Housing Strategy 2020, which aims to deliver 35,000 new social-housing homes over s(...)

Dublin needs about 10,000 new homes to be built each year. In the past year, about 3,300 were completed. The Nama sites should provide about 4,000 hom(...)

Banks must be compelled to offer mortgage-to-rent to households in serious mortgage arrears, groups advocating for distressed borrowers have said. Th(...)

Clúid, the largest voluntary housing association in the State, has said its tenants will not lose their homes if they do not pay water charges. The as(...)

 The Government’s Social Housing Strategy 2020 includes a commitment to introduce a new scheme for the sale of social housing. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Government should not sell off “the family silver” by giving local authority tenants discounts to buy homes, the head of policy with Ireland’s la(...)

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