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# Affordable Housing

Last week
10th September 2023 - 16th September 2023
'I wish I never applied': Affordable housing in Darragh O'Brien's constituency delayed by a year
The Dun Emer affordable housing development was supposed to be completed in 2022, but residents still haven’t moved in.
Last month
August 2023
Student accommodation dash: Scarce rooms, few protections and potential scams
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
A warning from the CCPC is paired with a severe lack of affordable student accommodation in Ireland’s four largest student towns.
Gardaí have reported a 65% increase in accommodation scams in recent years.
A USI spokesperson described the lack of available accomodation as "absolutely insane".
Dublin City Council chief criticised for suggesting UCD SU should build houses to fix shortage
'We're outraged, we're frustrated: Students to sleep outside Dáil to highlight accommodation crisis
This year
Planning permission granted for 852 new homes on site of former Central Mental Hospital
Initially, the Land Development Agency planned to deliver 1,200 new housing units, including a 14-storey apartment block.
Applications for 94 cost-rental apartments in Delgany to open tomorrow
Rent for the apartments will start at €1,220 for a one-bed unit.
Over €1 billion left unspent by Govt on housing projects over the last three years
The figures were released to Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin.
LDA estimates 10,000 new houses could be built on State-owned land in next 'five to ten years'
It’s understood it would take between five and ten years for the first slate of houses, around 10,000, to be built.
Last year
'I won't be bullied by you': O'Brien and Doherty clash over State subsidy scheme for developers
The housing minister says the scheme aims to bring into use 80,000 un-commenced planning permissions.
Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says rents are out of control.
92% drop in affordable properties in 10 months as opposition says housing crisis 'getting worse'
The Simon Community has called for HAP rates to be increased to deal with the rising cost of housing.
All time
Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready
The Sinn Féin leader said it was “scandalous” that such a low number will be delivered in 2021.
Government's housing plan aims to deliver 300,000 new homes by 2030
The much-talked-about new housing plan will replace ‘Rebuilding Ireland’
Government aims to deliver 300,000 homes by 2030, made up of a mix of private and State-built housing.
Single people to be targeted under reforms earmarked for the government’s mortgage scheme.
Vacant property tax also set to be introduced.
Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply
Aspects of the bill, including its shared equity scheme for first-time buyers, have been criticised.
Housing Minister defends housing bill after ESRI raise concerns around shared equity scheme
The ESRI said such a scheme could lead to higher house prices.
New affordable housing plan will see State take 30% stake in homes of first-time buyers
The affordable housing scheme will go to Cabinet next week.
State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister
In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.
'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme
Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.
House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study
The ESRI warns that the challenges facing the construction industry may impact supply.
'People can’t wait any longer': Increase in young Irish people living with parents among highest in Europe
The share of young adults aged 25-29 living with their parents in Ireland has increased from 36.0% in 2007 to 47.2% in 2017.
Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin
An Bord Pleanála approved the South Dublin County Council development.
Dublin ranks worst in affordability of housing for expats worldwide
27% are expats living in Ireland are satisfied with the general cost of living, compared with the global average of 47%.
Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar
Varadkar was in Cork today ahead of the by-election in the city at the end of the month.
Protesters confront councillors after vote on O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment
Developer Bartra Capital has been contracted to build 768 housing units on the site.
Public asked to 'express interest' in 500 affordable homes planned for south Dublin
South County Dublin Council aims to build up to 4,500 homes across south Dublin over the coming years.
Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?
A commitment not to sell off valuable sites has been welcomed – but it will be years before housing is actually built.
Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme
The scheme was approved at the council’s final monthly meeting this evening.
Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here
The event will hear from a number of groups who are working to regularise the model here as well as experts on how to manage the financial and legal issues.
Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates
The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.
1,000 home development gets the green light in south county Dublin
294 of the new homes at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin will be for social housing.
'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'
Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien writes about why affordable housing is key to this year’s Budget and a priority for his party.
Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others
The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities.
Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing
Questions hang over the completion of social and affordable housing projects.
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.
New Zealand passes law banning sales of homes to most foreigners
The law comes after the Prime Minister vowed to make housing more affordable before her election last year.
This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis
A new national agency and a nationwide Rent Pressure Zone are on the party’s agenda.
Affordable housing costing €200,000 per unit sounds good, but there have been problems with it in the past
While affordable housing schemes may sound like a positive was forward, but there were a number of issues with previous schemes that may need to be addressed.
Leo Varadkar has been criticised for calling houses starting at €315,000 'affordable'
Leo Varadkar was unable to give a definition of what constituted affordable housing when questioned recently in the Dáil.
Cork has received €12.4 million to help build over 800 new houses. Here's where they're going to be
The money was allocated to Cork County Council by the Department of Housing.
Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home
Varadkar said young people who are renting or living with their parents can’t get on the property ladder.
Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin
It would consist of 200 social houses and apartments and 340 affordable homes.
Across the US, more and more cities are passing laws to criminalise being homeless
A new report singled out cities Hawaii, Texas and Washington for their approach to homelessness.