Monitoring Adequate Housing In Ireland

“Monitoring Adequate Housing in Ireland” is published by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

The right to adequate housing is a key element of international human rights agreements that Ireland has signed up to. The report looks at six dimensions of housing adequacy – accessibility, affordability, security of tenure, cultural adequacy, quality, and location. It develops a tool to monitor adequate housing, by identifying these indicators for measuring progress. It also provides baseline figures on the housing situation of a range of social groups before, or in the early part of, the COVID pandemic.

The research analyses a range of national datasets and included a consultation process with 30 stakeholders representing a wide range of organisations and groups.