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# department-of-housing - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

'At best unfruitful and at worst a waste': Charities hit out at changes to Fair Deal scheme
# Housing Committee
# Housing Committee

'At best unfruitful and at worst a waste': Charities hit out at changes to Fair Deal scheme

May 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 32,306 Views 7 Comments
  • The Government introduced changes to the Fair Deal Scheme hoping to bring 8,000 properties onto the rental market.
  • Alone is set to tell TDs this afternoon that the private rental market does not serve older people at present.
  • Issues around 'rightsizing' will also be raised, with older people unable to access finance to move into smaller houses.

# department-of-housing - Friday 7 January, 2022

Over 9,000 in emergency accommodation in November, as figures rise for the sixth month running
# Homelessness Report
# Homelessness Report

Over 9,000 in emergency accommodation in November, as figures rise for the sixth month running

Jan 7th 2022, 3:56 PM 7,625 Views 17 Comments

Homelessness is highest in Dublin, with 4,568 adults in emergency accommodation being reported.

# department-of-housing - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

'An ongoing risk': Hep A outbreak at council site left five Traveller children hospitalised
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

'An ongoing risk': Hep A outbreak at council site left five Traveller children hospitalised

Oct 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,463 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal investigate lack of action on Traveller-specific accommodation across Ireland
  • Reporter Cormac Fitzgerald reveals hepatitis A outbreak likely caused by unsanitary conditions at site
  • Children speak about living in overcrowded trailers, waking up freezing and having no green space to play
Funding red tape has led to low output of Traveller-specific accommodation
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

Funding red tape has led to low output of Traveller-specific accommodation

Oct 26th 2021, 12:04 AM 8,895 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy takes a deep dive into the funding issues that resulted in poor resourcing of housing projects.

# department-of-housing - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Talks to resume next month on transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water
# Water Workers
# Water Workers

Talks to resume next month on transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water

Sep 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 16,064 Views 27 Comments

Discussions took place during the summer and they are set to resume again in mid-October.

# department-of-housing - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Move to restrict legal cases against planning proposals provokes nearly 300 complaints
# Department Of Housing
# Department Of Housing

Move to restrict legal cases against planning proposals provokes nearly 300 complaints

Jul 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,180 Views 13 Comments

An Taisce were among more than a dozen environmental groups to object to the proposals.

# department-of-housing - Monday 5 July, 2021

Ireland's planning system to go digital within 18 months
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Ireland's planning system to go digital within 18 months

Jul 5th 2021, 6:10 AM 14,321 Views 4 Comments

“It is hoped that planning authorities will have the ability to accept planning applications online by end 2022.”

# department-of-housing - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Limerick suburbs to receive 38 new social housing units by end of the year
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Limerick suburbs to receive 38 new social housing units by end of the year

May 18th 2021, 2:15 PM 11,635 Views 18 Comments

The Peter McVerry Trust, Limerick City Council and County Council are to deliver the new homes to the areas of Moyross and Southill.

# department-of-housing - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Explainer: How will the Government's Affordable Home Shared Equity Scheme work?
# Affordable Housing Bill
# Affordable Housing Bill

Explainer: How will the Government's Affordable Home Shared Equity Scheme work?

May 5th 2021, 5:26 PM 25,537 Views 17 Comments

Generation Rent need a leg up onto the property ladder and the Government say they have the solution, but will it work?

# department-of-housing - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list

Mar 9th 2021, 5:35 PM 14,350 Views 25 Comments

Last year the State delivered just over 5,000 new build social homes.

# department-of-housing - Friday 29 January, 2021

Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people

Jan 29th 2021, 3:47 PM 7,893 Views 14 Comments

Housing minister Darragh O’Brien said homelessness remains “unacceptably high”.

# department-of-housing - Monday 23 November, 2020

Housing Minister issues de-facto ban on new co-living developments
# Darragh O'Brien
# Darragh O'Brien

Housing Minister issues de-facto ban on new co-living developments

Nov 23rd 2020, 11:15 AM 34,969 Views 42 Comments

O’Brien said the number of applications and permissions in Ireland are “comparatively high in the international context”.

# department-of-housing - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Bill to extend protections for renters to go before Dáil this morning
# Housing Bill
# Housing Bill

Bill to extend protections for renters to go before Dáil this morning

Jul 28th 2020, 8:53 AM 10,802 Views 25 Comments

All protections implemented by the bill will last until January 2021.

# department-of-housing - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

Jun 25th 2020, 4:43 PM 5,861 Views 10 Comments

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

# department-of-housing - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Jun 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 34,169 Views 46 Comments

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

# department-of-housing - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show
# Homeless
# Homeless

Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show

Jun 4th 2020, 8:48 PM 9,321 Views 36 Comments

Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.

# department-of-housing - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Number of people in emergency accommodation drops below 10,000, latest figures show
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Number of people in emergency accommodation drops below 10,000, latest figures show

Apr 30th 2020, 6:41 PM 12,448 Views 25 Comments

There are 241 fewer people on the Department of Housing’s homeless list compared with last month.

# department-of-housing - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'

Mar 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 25,035 Views 29 Comments

The number of people homeless in December 2019 dipped below 10,000 before rising above that figure again in January 2020.

# department-of-housing - Thursday 27 February, 2020

The number of people who are homeless has risen to over 10,000 again
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

The number of people who are homeless has risen to over 10,000 again

Feb 27th 2020, 6:13 PM 15,834 Views 51 Comments

6,697 adults and 3,574 children were in emergency accommodation in January.

# department-of-housing - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people

Jan 29th 2020, 5:55 PM 15,918 Views 72 Comments

The drop of almost 7% is one of the largest monthly decreases recorded for the official homeless figures.

# department-of-housing - Sunday 8 December, 2019

FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?

Dec 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 38,355 Views 46 Comments

Eoghan Murphy says Rebuilding Ireland has delivered 64,000 places to live – but how many are new builds?

# department-of-housing - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month

Oct 31st 2019, 2:18 PM 13,842 Views 72 Comments

10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.

# department-of-housing - Monday 30 September, 2019

'We need to stop this': Homelessness figures reach 10,000 for seventh consecutive month
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'We need to stop this': Homelessness figures reach 10,000 for seventh consecutive month

Sep 30th 2019, 11:02 AM 16,668 Views 55 Comments

A total of 10,338 people were in emergency accommodation in August.

# department-of-housing - Monday 2 September, 2019

Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row
# Housing
# Housing

Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row

Sep 2nd 2019, 1:23 PM 18,846 Views 109 Comments

New figures show that 10,275 people are in emergency accommodation.

# department-of-housing - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Met Éireann 'push alerts' on extreme weather will be ready in time for winter
# Warning
# Warning

Met Éireann 'push alerts' on extreme weather will be ready in time for winter

Aug 21st 2019, 11:25 AM 53,150 Views 18 Comments

You’ll also be able to sign up for email and text alerts.

# department-of-housing - Saturday 29 June, 2019

'Nothing short of a disgrace': Public slam Murphy over 'appalling and pathetic' co-living proposals
# Co Living
# Co Living

'Nothing short of a disgrace': Public slam Murphy over 'appalling and pathetic' co-living proposals

Jun 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 84,383 Views 125 Comments

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy from members of the public.

# department-of-housing - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Only 26 sites told to pay vacant site levy in Dublin city so far this year
# Vacant Sites
# Vacant Sites

Only 26 sites told to pay vacant site levy in Dublin city so far this year

Jun 23rd 2019, 8:15 AM 16,655 Views 16 Comments

Minister Eoghan Murphy has recently claimed that evidence so far of development shows the vacant site levy is working.

# department-of-housing - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Minister for Housing accepts 'need to do more' as latest figures show record levels of homelessness
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

Minister for Housing accepts 'need to do more' as latest figures show record levels of homelessness

Updated May 29th 2019, 1:44 PM 17,188 Views 84 Comments

10,378 people were recorded in emergency accommodation in April.

# department-of-housing - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers
# FOI
# FOI

Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers

Apr 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 108,859 Views 113 Comments

Applicants are suspended if they refuse two offers of housing within a year.

# department-of-housing - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021

Apr 2nd 2019, 4:30 PM 11,974 Views 44 Comments

RPZ laws were first introduced in December 2016 to address spiraling rents.

# department-of-housing - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Loan scheme for first-time buyers needs another €600m - but government yet to decide on stumping up cash
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

Loan scheme for first-time buyers needs another €600m - but government yet to decide on stumping up cash

Updated Mar 24th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,136 Views 26 Comments

The uncertainty over the future of the scheme means prospective buyers face an “anxious wait”, according to Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath.

# department-of-housing - Thursday 21 February, 2019

10 local authorities failed to draw down funding for Traveller accommodation last year
# Department Of Housing
# Department Of Housing

10 local authorities failed to draw down funding for Traveller accommodation last year

Feb 21st 2019, 6:10 AM 24,118 Views 52 Comments

Of €12 million allocated to local authorities in 2018, only €6.2 million was drawn down.

# department-of-housing - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Met Éireann says it is 'looking at ways' to include Northern Ireland in future weather alerts
# Ulster Says Snow
# Ulster Says Snow

Met Éireann says it is 'looking at ways' to include Northern Ireland in future weather alerts

Jan 31st 2019, 6:54 PM 33,261 Views 74 Comments

Warnings for Northern Ireland are currently covered by the UK Met Office.

# department-of-housing - Friday 21 December, 2018

'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000
# Homeless
# Homeless

'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000

Dec 21st 2018, 12:58 PM 23,264 Views 117 Comments

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said that Murphy should “do the decent thing and resign” in light of the new figures.

# department-of-housing - Friday 7 December, 2018

Time to build upwards says Minister, as new guidelines recommend taller buildings in cities
# The Only Way Is Up
# The Only Way Is Up

Time to build upwards says Minister, as new guidelines recommend taller buildings in cities

Dec 7th 2018, 10:31 PM 15,576 Views 63 Comments

New guidelines are calling for local authorities to evaluate their current planning policies.

# department-of-housing - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?
# Airbnb
# Airbnb

Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?

Oct 25th 2018, 11:04 AM 69,175 Views 115 Comments

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

# department-of-housing - Sunday 30 September, 2018

CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures

Sep 30th 2018, 10:00 PM 20,495 Views 32 Comments

The CSO statisticians will be assisting the department with its housing data, but not homeless figures.

# department-of-housing - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified

Sep 27th 2018, 5:05 PM 15,064 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Housing recorded 9,527 people in emergency accommodation last month.

# department-of-housing - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Sep 26th 2018, 9:45 PM 16,809 Views 65 Comments

The drop represents some respite for embattled Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

# department-of-housing - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 5th 2018, 4:26 PM 51,717 Views 166 Comments

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

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