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#Affordable Housing

# affordable-housing - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Housing Minister defends housing bill after ESRI raise concerns around shared equity scheme
# Affordable Housing
# Affordable Housing

Housing Minister defends housing bill after ESRI raise concerns around shared equity scheme

Feb 17th 2021, 9:48 AM 16,737 Views 43 Comments

The ESRI said such a scheme could lead to higher house prices.

# affordable-housing - Friday 18 December, 2020

New affordable housing plan will see State take 30% stake in homes of first-time buyers
# Housing
# Housing

New affordable housing plan will see State take 30% stake in homes of first-time buyers

Dec 18th 2020, 6:57 PM 58,081 Views 39 Comments

The affordable housing scheme will go to Cabinet next week.

# affordable-housing - Sunday 12 July, 2020

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister
# Interview
# Interview

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister

Jul 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 75,793 Views 101 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme

Jun 30th 2020, 11:08 AM 36,436 Views 135 Comments

Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.

# affordable-housing - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study
# Economy
# Economy

House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study

May 20th 2020, 1:03 PM 39,668 Views 52 Comments

The ESRI warns that the challenges facing the construction industry may impact supply.

# affordable-housing - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'People can’t wait any longer': Increase in young Irish people living with parents among highest in Europe
# No Place Like Home
# No Place Like Home

'People can’t wait any longer': Increase in young Irish people living with parents among highest in Europe

Feb 19th 2020, 12:28 PM 28,501 Views 116 Comments

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.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin
# Housing
# Housing

Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin

Dec 10th 2019, 12:01 PM 27,115 Views 60 Comments

An Bord Pleanála approved the South Dublin County Council development.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Dublin ranks worst in affordability of housing for expats worldwide
# City Living
# City Living

Dublin ranks worst in affordability of housing for expats worldwide

Dec 3rd 2019, 3:14 PM 20,079 Views 47 Comments

27% are expats living in Ireland are satisfied with the general cost of living, compared with the global average of 47%.

# affordable-housing - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar
# Affordable Housing
# Affordable Housing

Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar

Nov 16th 2019, 6:10 PM 21,272 Views 52 Comments

Varadkar was in Cork today ahead of the by-election in the city at the end of the month.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Protesters confront councillors after vote on O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment
# Bartra Capital
# Bartra Capital

Protesters confront councillors after vote on O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment

Nov 5th 2019, 10:53 AM 18,012 Views 45 Comments

Developer Bartra Capital has been contracted to build 768 housing units on the site.

# affordable-housing - Friday 27 September, 2019

Public asked to 'express interest' in 500 affordable homes planned for south Dublin
# Affordable Housing
# Affordable Housing

Public asked to 'express interest' in 500 affordable homes planned for south Dublin

Sep 27th 2019, 11:27 AM 39,604 Views 63 Comments

South County Dublin Council aims to build up to 4,500 homes across south Dublin over the coming years.

# affordable-housing - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?
# The Family Silver
# The Family Silver

Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?

Jul 14th 2019, 7:05 AM 33,592 Views 36 Comments

A commitment not to sell off valuable sites has been welcomed – but it will be years before housing is actually built.

# affordable-housing - Monday 13 May, 2019

Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme
# Cost Rental Model
# Cost Rental Model

Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme

May 13th 2019, 10:46 PM 33,528 Views 36 Comments

The scheme was approved at the council’s final monthly meeting this evening.

# affordable-housing - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here
# Solutions
# Solutions

Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here

Feb 23rd 2019, 9:00 AM 12,758 Views 23 Comments

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.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates

Nov 20th 2018, 8:25 PM 29,020 Views 72 Comments

The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.

# affordable-housing - Monday 8 October, 2018

1,000 home development gets the green light in south county Dublin
# Kilcarbery
# Kilcarbery

1,000 home development gets the green light in south county Dublin

Oct 8th 2018, 7:03 PM 47,220 Views 80 Comments

294 of the new homes at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin will be for social housing.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 13,753 Views 76 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien writes about why affordable housing is key to this year’s Budget and a priority for his party.

# affordable-housing - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others

Sep 26th 2018, 4:10 PM 50,797 Views 233 Comments

The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities.

# affordable-housing - Friday 14 September, 2018

Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing
# Affordable Housing
# Affordable Housing

Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing

Sep 14th 2018, 8:05 PM 24,254 Views 37 Comments

Questions hang over the completion of social and affordable housing projects.

# affordable-housing - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

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

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

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 4:00 PM 33,554 Views 110 Comments

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

# affordable-housing - Thursday 16 August, 2018

New Zealand passes law banning sales of homes to most foreigners
# Property
# Property

New Zealand passes law banning sales of homes to most foreigners

Aug 16th 2018, 8:25 AM 32,206 Views 94 Comments

The law comes after the Prime Minister vowed to make housing more affordable before her election last year.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis
# Affordable Housing
# Affordable Housing

This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis

Jul 10th 2018, 11:18 AM 15,894 Views 61 Comments

A new national agency and a nationwide Rent Pressure Zone are on the party’s agenda.

# affordable-housing - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Affordable housing costing €200,000 per unit sounds good, but there have been problems with it in the past
# Analysis
# Analysis

Affordable housing costing €200,000 per unit sounds good, but there have been problems with it in the past

Nov 11th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,838 Views 36 Comments

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.

# affordable-housing - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar has been criticised for calling houses starting at €315,000 'affordable'
# Housing
# Housing

Leo Varadkar has been criticised for calling houses starting at €315,000 'affordable'

Nov 10th 2017, 12:15 AM 80,349 Views 143 Comments

Leo Varadkar was unable to give a definition of what constituted affordable housing when questioned recently in the Dáil.

# affordable-housing - Monday 23 October, 2017

Cork has received €12.4 million to help build over 800 new houses. Here's where they're going to be
# Affordable Housing
# Affordable Housing

Cork has received €12.4 million to help build over 800 new houses. Here's where they're going to be

Oct 23rd 2017, 6:05 PM 50,701 Views 51 Comments

The money was allocated to Cork County Council by the Department of Housing.

# affordable-housing - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home

Sep 16th 2017, 12:13 PM 36,630 Views 113 Comments

Varadkar said young people who are renting or living with their parents can’t get on the property ladder.

# affordable-housing - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin

Sep 14th 2017, 6:20 AM 37,351 Views 63 Comments

It would consist of 200 social houses and apartments and 340 affordable homes.

# affordable-housing - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Across the US, more and more cities are passing laws to criminalise being homeless
# National Crisis
# National Crisis

Across the US, more and more cities are passing laws to criminalise being homeless

Nov 20th 2016, 1:00 PM 17,757 Views 63 Comments

A new report singled out cities Hawaii, Texas and Washington for their approach to homelessness.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

From rooming with two sisters to a brand new home with her partner for Christmas
# Affordable Housing
# Affordable Housing

From rooming with two sisters to a brand new home with her partner for Christmas

Dec 8th 2015, 6:08 AM 37,391 Views 38 Comments

Lisa O’Brien and her partner got the keys to their new home yesterday thanks to a housing charity.

# affordable-housing - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Here's what affordable housing looks like in the Netherlands...
# International Inspiration
# International Inspiration

Here's what affordable housing looks like in the Netherlands...

Jun 11th 2015, 5:26 PM 3,477 Views 1 Comment

It’s far from gingko-covered apartments we were reared.

# affordable-housing - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Affordable housing scheme scrapped after plunge in property prices
# Housing
# Housing

Affordable housing scheme scrapped after plunge in property prices

Jun 16th 2011, 1:13 PM 1,655 Views 15 Comments

Housing Minister Willie Penrose said official encouragement of home ownership had contributed to the economic crash.