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O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues
# O'Devaney Gardens
# O'Devaney Gardens

O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues

Updated Nov 18th 2019, 11:00 AM 15,258 Views 33 Comments

Bartra has been contracted to build 768 houses and apartments on the site.

'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 13,929 Views 72 Comments

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

'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites
# Extortion
# Extortion

'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites

Oct 10th 2019, 12:44 PM 18,306 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard that criminals extorted money from companies, including one building houses for Dublin City Council.

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns

Oct 9th 2019, 10:33 PM 14,341 Views 25 Comments

The government announced it would support the delivery of over 11,000 new social homes next year.

'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate

Oct 9th 2019, 6:37 PM 15,384 Views 117 Comments

The minister said RPZ rules will never bring 4% rate rise across the board.

Dublin City Council denies paying money to convicted criminal and launches its own investigation
# CAB
# CAB

Dublin City Council denies paying money to convicted criminal and launches its own investigation

Updated Oct 9th 2019, 6:00 PM 18,976 Views 0 Comments

One of the companies that hired the two men was building houses for Dublin City Council.

Decision on development of O'Devaney Gardens site postponed by Dublin City Council
# Dublin
# Dublin

Decision on development of O'Devaney Gardens site postponed by Dublin City Council

Oct 7th 2019, 7:16 PM 17,490 Views 12 Comments

Proposals to construct 800 housing units were set to be voted on by Dublin City councillors this evening.

Storm Lorenzo could cause 'ferocious' and 'very dangerous' storm surges in coastal areas
# Lorenzo
# Lorenzo

Storm Lorenzo could cause 'ferocious' and 'very dangerous' storm surges in coastal areas

Updated Oct 1st 2019, 7:32 PM 104,570 Views 49 Comments

The storm is due to track close to or over Ireland on Thursday evening and early Friday.

100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light

Sep 26th 2019, 3:31 PM 14,734 Views 20 Comments

The announcement was made at the launch of the Dublin Simon Community 2018 annual report.

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'

Sep 18th 2019, 4:19 PM 37,099 Views 121 Comments

The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.

'Extended and not capped': Fianna Fáil insists help-to-buy scheme must be continued in Budget negotiation talks
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

'Extended and not capped': Fianna Fáil insists help-to-buy scheme must be continued in Budget negotiation talks

Sep 18th 2019, 9:08 AM 9,202 Views 17 Comments

Budget talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are set to intensify in the coming weeks.

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 18,880 Views 108 Comments

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

Just 8 'change of use' planning applications submitted to Dublin City Council
# Housing
# Housing

Just 8 'change of use' planning applications submitted to Dublin City Council

Aug 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 14,619 Views 9 Comments

The council has received 140 exemption applications to the new rules since they came into play a month ago.

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws
# Airbnb
# Airbnb

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws

Aug 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 18,281 Views 35 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.

Sinn Féin proposes plan to ban controversial co-living developments
# Housing
# Housing

Sinn Féin proposes plan to ban controversial co-living developments

Aug 6th 2019, 12:47 PM 21,529 Views 119 Comments

The party published a bill today that would if passed ban co-living developments.

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites

Aug 6th 2019, 10:51 AM 26,126 Views 45 Comments

Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.

Ongoing lack of clarity on funding is 'not inhibiting' popular mortgage scheme in any way, says government
# 600 Million More
# 600 Million More

Ongoing lack of clarity on funding is 'not inhibiting' popular mortgage scheme in any way, says government

Updated Aug 3rd 2019, 9:08 AM 17,367 Views 9 Comments

Higher-than-anticipated demand for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan had put its future in doubt.

Murphy releases statement after he suggests co-living spaces are like a 'very trendy boutique hotel'
# Co Living
# Co Living

Murphy releases statement after he suggests co-living spaces are like a 'very trendy boutique hotel'

Updated Jul 19th 2019, 3:39 PM 49,977 Views 187 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has been heavily criticised in recent months over co-living accommodation.

Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland
# Better Late Than Never
# Better Late Than Never

Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland

Jul 19th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,485 Views 21 Comments

It’s hoped an electoral commission will solve problems with the electoral register and address issues redrawing constituency lines.

Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Jul 16th 2019, 10:36 PM 16,973 Views 20 Comments

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the scheme has played a ‘valuable role’.

Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%
# Renting
# Renting

Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%

Jul 11th 2019, 11:34 AM 10,354 Views 33 Comments

Under RPZ legislation, annual rent rises are capped at 4% in certain areas.

Limerick to vote for its first directly elected mayor in May 2021
# Limerick
# Limerick

Limerick to vote for its first directly elected mayor in May 2021

Jul 2nd 2019, 9:05 AM 6,389 Views 17 Comments

Once elected, the mayor will have a five-year term of office.

'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 84,406 Views 126 Comments

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

'There is no silver bullet,' says Murphy as homeless figure above 10,000 for fourth month in a row
# Housing
# Housing

'There is no silver bullet,' says Murphy as homeless figure above 10,000 for fourth month in a row

Jun 28th 2019, 12:17 PM 11,148 Views 93 Comments

There are still 1,700 families homeless in Ireland.

Calls for same-day water testing at Irish beaches after spills at wastewater plants
# Same-day Sampling
# Same-day Sampling

Calls for same-day water testing at Irish beaches after spills at wastewater plants

Jun 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 5,802 Views 8 Comments

A swimming ban was put in place at several locations in Dublin this week following an overflow from the wastewater treatment plant in Ringsend.

Dublin co-living development refused planning permission

Dublin co-living development refused planning permission

Jun 24th 2019, 2:28 PM 23,111 Views 45 Comments

The decision follows Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy’s support for co-living spaces.

Murphy says it's 'ultimately fair' those who turn down two 'reasonable' social housing offers be blacklisted for 5 years
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Murphy says it's 'ultimately fair' those who turn down two 'reasonable' social housing offers be blacklisted for 5 years

Jun 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 46,570 Views 122 Comments

Murphy is set to reform the current process, extending the time a person won’t receive an offer from one year to five.

Government planned to spend €200m on mortgage scheme in 3 years. It paid out €50m in just 3 months
# First Time Buyers
# First Time Buyers

Government planned to spend €200m on mortgage scheme in 3 years. It paid out €50m in just 3 months

Jun 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,956 Views 58 Comments

New figures show that almost €50 million was paid out as part of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme in the first three months of this year.

Fianna Fáil takes aim at funfairs ahead of summer holidays
# Safety
# Safety

Fianna Fáil takes aim at funfairs ahead of summer holidays

Jun 13th 2019, 6:10 AM 29,181 Views 36 Comments

The Health and Safety Funfair Amendment Bill looks to further regulate funfairs.

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 17,209 Views 84 Comments

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

Maria Bailey won't chair Oireachtas meeting this morning as talks with Taoiseach loom
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

Maria Bailey won't chair Oireachtas meeting this morning as talks with Taoiseach loom

May 29th 2019, 8:06 AM 33,343 Views 86 Comments

Speaking this morning, Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin said “we can all guess the answer” as to why Bailey wouldn’t chair the meeting.

Housing activists protest Eoghan Murphy at RDS for second time in two days
# Housing Protest
# Housing Protest

Housing activists protest Eoghan Murphy at RDS for second time in two days

May 26th 2019, 6:12 PM 18,685 Views 73 Comments

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy faced a similar protest at the RDS yesterday.

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad
# Residential Tenancies Bill
# Residential Tenancies Bill

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad

May 21st 2019, 9:34 PM 18,761 Views 46 Comments

The Residential Tenancies Bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.

Don't judge co-living on one planning application, says minister as proposals dubbed '21st century bedsits'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Don't judge co-living on one planning application, says minister as proposals dubbed '21st century bedsits'

May 21st 2019, 6:58 PM 16,005 Views 59 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said co-living is an ‘exciting’ choice for young workers.

Bedsits of the future or part of the solution?: Minister says co-living flats are just another option for people
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Bedsits of the future or part of the solution?: Minister says co-living flats are just another option for people

May 17th 2019, 2:34 PM 29,064 Views 127 Comments

Plans to build a block of 208 studio dwellings which would see dozens of people sharing one kitchen have been criticised.

Gardaí launch investigation into Wicklow County Council over allegations of planning irregularities
# Garda Probe
# Garda Probe

Gardaí launch investigation into Wicklow County Council over allegations of planning irregularities

May 15th 2019, 6:05 AM 48,859 Views 20 Comments

A number of sworn affidavits were handed over to Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy last week.

Rent register might show average rent paid on each street rather than individual properties
# Rent
# Rent

Rent register might show average rent paid on each street rather than individual properties

May 14th 2019, 6:20 AM 11,498 Views 33 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy hopes to introduce the reform later this year.

There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high

Apr 30th 2019, 5:22 PM 19,119 Views 80 Comments

A rough sleeper count also found 128 people sleeping on the streets in Dublin.

Airbnb is urging hosts to contact politicians to ask for a 'grace period' in new laws
# New Rules
# New Rules

Airbnb is urging hosts to contact politicians to ask for a 'grace period' in new laws

Apr 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 18,120 Views 70 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has asked politicians not to take heed to representations made to them calling for a delay.