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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Accommodation

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# new gaffs
Four years, 10,000 units: Here's how the Government plans to boost social housing
Brendan Howlin’s announced €2.2 billion in spending… Here’s how the money will be used.
# homeless ireland
These experts say giving someone a home isn't a 'solution' to homelessness
We speak to people working in Cork Simon and Sophia Housing, and find out the issue is much more complex than it might appear.
# homeless ireland
What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland
How many people are sleeping rough in Wexford? Or how many are in emergency accommodation in Tipperary?
# homeless ireland
Homeless shelter crisis: "It's not nice saying 'there are no beds'"
We visit Cork Simon’s emergency shelter to find out about life inside there.
# flat hacks
17 simple tips to make the most of your small apartment
Turn your tiny studio into a palace.
# Struggle
This student's sign epitomises the struggle of finding a flat in Dublin
He was spotted holding a sign asking for leads on accommodation.
# Tourism
Planning a weekend away in Ireland? Now it could cost 10% more
The average hotel price is up in the first half of this year with Killarney, Dublin and Galway at the top of the scale.
# Asylum Seekers
Four on hunger strike at "extremely volatile" Direct Provision centre
Mount Trenchard is based in Foynes, Co Limerick.
# Your Say
Poll: Should high achieving Leaving Cert students get preference for campus accommodation?
Should those who got high points get special treatment?
# homeless crisis
'I was boiling pasta and eggs in the kettle just to feed the kids'
Bridget and her two children lived in temporary accommodation over a pub when they became homeless, sharing a toilet with customers.
# Dublin
New campaign launched to help families in danger of losing their homes
There’s been a recent increase in Dublin families presenting to homeless services for support and accommodation.
# Emergency
Mother returns to domestic violence home as she was unable to get accommodation
The housing crisis means families are being forced to live in emergency accommodation and become homeless.
# Desperate Times
11 reasons renting in Ireland is the absolute worst
According to Threshold, it’s getting worse for people seeking rented accommodation.
# Hotel Wars
Hotel Federation hits out at price survey
The representative body for hoteliers in Ireland has accused a recent survey of hotel prices of being “in no way reflective” of the value on offer in Ireland.
# bright idea
Tourists will soon be able to sleep in these five Irish lighthouses
A new project aimed at boosting tourism was announced by Minister Leo Varadkar today.
# cso stats
Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories
The largest decrease, of around seven euro a week, was recorded in the hospitality sector. The largest increase was in construction.
# sleeping under stars
Latest New York hotel craze? The 'outdoor bedroom'
It’s a combination of ‘glamping’ and reclaiming rooftops in the vertical city – but this being Manhattan, it will cost you.
# Arts
Limerick offers new subsidised homes to artists
The project from the Limerick Arts Officel will see selected artists moving into six apartments in John’s Square in the city’s cultural quarter.
# millstreet
Asylum seekers protest over accommodation's 'expired food and rat infestation'
The Irish Refugee Council has said that the Minister for Justice cannot deny the need for an investigation into the Direct Provision system.
# Accommodation
Protest by homeless women resumes at Bray Town Council offices
The women were due to meet with Bray Town Council this evening but the meetings did not go ahead as planned.
# Tourism
Irish tourists spend more staying abroad than in Ireland data shows Irish people tend to look for better value in accommodation when travelling domestically.
# Deaths
53 people seeking asylum have died in State care
The deaths took place over the past ten years. One quarter of the asylum seekers who died were under five years of age.
# Priory Hall
PICTURES: Tears at the Priory Hall protest march
Hundreds have turned out to mark a year since they were forced to leave their homes.
# Priory Hall
Priory Hall: 'Families have had to press pause on their lives for the last year'
As the one year anniversary of their evacuation appoaches, ex-residents of Priory Hall are planning a ‘March for Justice’ as they continue their search for a solution.
# Homeless
Increase in homeless seeking Simon Community's help
The charity is sourcing and acquiring properties across Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare to help people move on from emergency accommodation.
# direct provision
Closure of asylum seekers' centre shows "disregard" for rights
The number of asylum seekers is dropping, so Direct Provision accommodation centres are being consolidated in Ireland.
# In Pictures
Rats, mould and dampness: Priory Hall 10 months on
Security personnel told a visiting resident to watch out for the rats earlier this week.
# In Pictures
PHOTOS: Intimate images from asylum seekers’ lives in Ireland
Photographer Rory O’Neill sneaked into ‘direct provision’ accommodation in central Dublin to capture these pictures.
# Accommodation
Zambian and Vietnamese Paralympic teams choose Ireland for London 2012 training base
The countries have also been invited to participate in the Morton Pre-Games in Morton Stadium Santry on July 25.
# Asylum
State spent €70m on private and state accommodation for asylum seekers
Over 5,100 people are currently being housed in 37 accommodation centres around Ireland.
# Penal Reform
Shatter announces major redevelopment at Limerick Prison
Both the A and B wings will be replaced with a modern, 100-cell accommodation block.
# Dolphin House
For Dolphin House residents, concerns over ‘inhumane’ conditions continue
For Linda Burnett-Bowdler, the ongoing problems with damp and mould at the housing complex in south Dublin have taken their toll on her and her family.
# Census 2011
Census 2011: Fall in number of Travellers living in mobile homes
The Census 2011 gives a fascinating snapshot into the life of Travellers in Ireland. It shows they are younger as a population, and are more likely to be married between the ages of 15 -24 than the rest of the population.
# Euro 2012
Want €25 accommodation at Euro 2012? Check out the FanCamps...
You Boys in Green, the Republic of Ireland supporters club, have negotiated a discounted rate at the Carlsberg FanCamps in Poznan and Gdansk.
# Domestic Violence
TD calls for NAMA to release housing to domestic abuse victims
Mary Mitchell O’Connor said that NAMA has a social objective that goes beyond its commercial remit.
# rental supplement
Joan Burton says rent supplement review a "positive" move
Social Protection Minister says December review of rent supplement payments – which cost the State €503m in 2011 – was vital to reflect real rental prices but that ‘no-one will be left homeless’ by changes.
# Property
Number of available rental properties hits three-year low
Quarterly report from also shows that average rental asking price on largest property website fell slightly over course of 2011 – but is increasing in Cork.
# Priory Hall
Priory Hall residents: Ours will just be the first case of many
Evacuated residents fear that Dublin City Council will also win their challenge not to pay for their temporary housing costs from 3 February.
# Priory Hall
Priory Hall residents ask Taoiseach to intervene
Emails show that Taoiseach says he will pass matter onto Phil Hogan – but Minister Hogan won’t meet with residents.