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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Today’s News

'It's a weird side-effect': Activist hopes PigeonGate video will bring attention to housing movement

Footage shared at the weekend showed one man abusing the protesters and another in his group threw a pigeon head at them.

# housing-crisis - Yesterday’s News

Minister says 200 new social housing units stalled due to construction firm examinership will be delivered

A number of subcontractors have complained that they have not been paid for their work on the State-funded projects.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 22 September, 2018

House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street Take Back The City This post contains videos

House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street

“I don’t think it’s acceptable for people to break into properties and occupy them,” Minister of State Damien English said.

Analysis: If it rules out a vacant property tax the government risks looking idle

A report delivered this week advised against the idea.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Urgent buy up of empty houses needed, but vacant property tax not recommended

A report presented to government said a tax would not be an effective response to deal with the housing shortages.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Commissioner says form of garda attire at North Frederick Street protest 'was not correct'

Leo Varadkar defended the actions of gardaí and the decision to cover their faces.

Poll: Do you support the occupation of vacant properties as a form of protest? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the occupation of vacant properties as a form of protest?

Several properties in Dublin and elsewhere have been occupied by housing activists.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Housing activists block traffic in Dublin during sit-down protest against Frederick Street eviction

Hundreds gathered to protest the eviction of a group from a vacant property in North Fredrick Street.

FF affordable housing plan aims to give €50k subsidy to help first-time buyers purchase a home

The plan is core to the party’s demands in this year’s Budget negotiations.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Protesters chant 'let them go' as activists arrested after eviction at occupied Dublin property

Activists had been defying a court order to remain in the building for a number of weeks.

# housing-crisis - Monday 10 September, 2018

'Focus on a plan not criticising me': Murphy in war of words with councils over housing record

In south Dublin this evening, councillors voted to pause a major housing development until Murphy was contacted over the number of affordable homes.

Selling public land to highest bidder is 'not the best option', surveyors warn

The Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland has also raised concerns over vacant properties in Ireland.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 9 September, 2018

15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing?

Earlier this week, Sinn Féin said it will move to have Murphy removed from office when the Dáil resumes this month.

High Court Master says 'serious errors' in bank court papers are not spotted in Circuit Court

Edmund Honohan said this has led to situations where banks are being granted possession orders for property or land that is not even mortgaged.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

They occupied a property on Belvedere Court.

# housing-crisis - Friday 7 September, 2018

Trump likely to stop off in Ireland on his way home from Paris, says Coveney

Varadkar delivered a robust defence of the government’s record on housing this morning.

New Airbnb regulations aim to get housing units back on the market quickly

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said Ireland’s new rules will be similar to those introduced in Toronto.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Homeless charity forced to put services on hold after van 'written off' in crash

Volunteers were at the Electric Picnic site to collect sleeping bags when the crash occurred.

'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October

A range of trade unions, housing advocates and groups have today called for a “radical shift” in Ireland’s housing policies.

Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night

One woman was left with nowhere to go earlier this week after she says she was told her child wasn’t registered as homeless.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Dublin City Council issues €1bn tender for factory-built homes in effort to reduce social housing list

The council has plans to construct around 1,000 rapid-build homes at different locations throughout the city.

# housing-crisis - Monday 3 September, 2018

'We tolerate different views': Micheál Martin says he would have 'no difficulty' meeting Donald Trump

The US President is set to visit Ireland as part of a trip to Europe to mark the end of World War I.

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in housing minister, but Fianna Fáil won't support it

At the party think-in in Cavan, the Sinn Fein leader said the party will put down a motion of no confidence in the coming weeks.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Roddy Doyle has written a new film about the homeless crisis

Rosie is about a young family who are homeless and living in hotels.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

The number of homeless families has increased to a new record

There are now 1,778 families in emergency accomodation.

Activists vow not to leave house after being ordered to vacate by court

They are currently holding a rally at the building.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'Even the bouncy castle industry in Ireland has representation: Generation Rent needs a voice'

One in five households rent nationally – and that could well remain the situation.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 23 August, 2018

'The battle will be long': Housing activists threaten more property occupations until crisis is resolved

Around 40 protesters staged a protest through Dublin city centre this afternoon.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'It's embarrassing to sleep rough': Son of Father Michael Cleary reveals he is homeless

Ross Hamilton lost his home after a back injury meant he couldn’t work and his landlord refused to accept a HAP payment.

The Rubberbandits' Blindboy to highlight Britain's housing crisis in new BBC series

The series has been described as a “satirical undercover programme”.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years' Housing Crisis This post contains videos

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years'

The architect and presenter of Room to Improve said Ireland needs to work on building communities – not just houses.

# housing-crisis - Friday 17 August, 2018

Dublin rental prices now €500-a-month higher than boom time as students 'left scraping the barrel'

The latest Daft.ie rental figures show increases across the country.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 16 August, 2018

HAP: Landlords are just turning around and saying, 'Someone else is after coming in with cash'

“It gets so much that I actually just stopped for two, three weeks because I couldn’t bear to keep going, getting refused, getting refused, getting refused,” says Daniel who has been looking for accommodation with HAP for eight months.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Airbnb accused of turning villages into 'holiday resorts' as it reveals 640,000 Irish summer visitors

The company claims that Airbnb visitors will contribute €57 million to the Irish economy this summer.

# housing-crisis - Monday 13 August, 2018

'It should all be up for grabs': Dublin City Council hopes industrial estates will be re-zoned for housing

Last week, the Department of Housing released guidelines outlining how the estates could be re-developed.

Ulster Bank to sell 5,200 'non-performing' mortgages to vulture fund

The portfolio, worth €1.4 billion, is to be sold to Cerberus Capital Management LP.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 11 August, 2018

1,400 food parcels a week, 900 meals a day and 'no sense of it easing up' at the Capuchin Day Centre Housing Crisis This post contains videos

1,400 food parcels a week, 900 meals a day and 'no sense of it easing up' at the Capuchin Day Centre

Since last year they have also been putting together baby food and nappy packs for families with young children.

# housing-crisis - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'

McDonald said Fianna Fáil should ‘put their foot down’ over the housing crisis and call time on this government.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 9 August, 2018

'They had nowhere to go': Mother and six children spend night on chairs at garda station

The family has now left Tallaght Garda Station and are on their way to South Dublin County Council’s Housing Department.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'It shows how angry people are': Occupation of inner-city terraced house enters second day

The occupation followed a protest on Dublin’s O’Connell Street yesterday evening.

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