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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 109,284 Views 113 Comments

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

Airbnb says new laws are 'unenforceable' but minister says locals know the short-term let on their street
# Short-term Let
# Short-term Let

Airbnb says new laws are 'unenforceable' but minister says locals know the short-term let on their street

Apr 12th 2019, 8:30 PM 32,986 Views 52 Comments

The minister said neighbours see the wheelie suitcases going in and out of properties at all hours.

Not so fast: only 10 of 27 developments given special strategic planning have begun construction
# Investigation
# Investigation

Not so fast: only 10 of 27 developments given special strategic planning have begun construction

Apr 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 11,417 Views 10 Comments

The scheme was introduced as a key part of the Rebuilding Ireland plan.

Radon testing, longer notice periods and Statewide rent pressure zone: TDs table changes to new rent laws
# Rent Legislation
# Rent Legislation

Radon testing, longer notice periods and Statewide rent pressure zone: TDs table changes to new rent laws

Apr 11th 2019, 7:15 AM 9,669 Views 32 Comments

The government also wants to increase the notice periods for tenants, as well as laying down new rules for short-term lets, such as AirBnb.

Landlords who evict tenants because they want to sell or renovate a property could face tough sanctions
# New Laws
# New Laws

Landlords who evict tenants because they want to sell or renovate a property could face tough sanctions

Apr 4th 2019, 6:11 PM 77,475 Views 117 Comments

The Government proposals aim to increase the rights of tenants in the rental market.

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 11,993 Views 44 Comments

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

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

Updated Mar 28th 2019, 12:58 PM 29,583 Views 121 Comments

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness
# Eoghan Murphy
# Eoghan Murphy

Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness

Mar 23rd 2019, 3:24 PM 15,154 Views 76 Comments

The minister said there will always be people who present as homeless.

Murphy insists funding for first-time-buyer loan scheme 'has not run out'
# First Time Buyers
# First Time Buyers

Murphy insists funding for first-time-buyer loan scheme 'has not run out'

Mar 6th 2019, 1:19 PM 15,498 Views 39 Comments

Concerns had been that funds for the government’s Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme have run out.

First-time-buyer loan scheme requires 'further tranche of funding' to continue
# Housing
# Housing

First-time-buyer loan scheme requires 'further tranche of funding' to continue

Mar 4th 2019, 7:15 PM 30,764 Views 23 Comments

A first-time-buyer can apply for a home loan to purchase a new or second-hand property, or to build their own home under the scheme.

Mica scandal: Families living in 'crumbling homes' as redress scheme awaits sign off
# Concrete
# Concrete

Mica scandal: Families living in 'crumbling homes' as redress scheme awaits sign off

Mar 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 21,216 Views 9 Comments

It is understood the roll out of the redress scheme is in its final stages.

'Cute as foxes': TD asks why the housing department is retweeting tweets with the Fine Gael logo
# Housing Stats
# Housing Stats

'Cute as foxes': TD asks why the housing department is retweeting tweets with the Fine Gael logo

Feb 28th 2019, 1:17 PM 21,781 Views 36 Comments

Meath TD Shane Cassells said there are serious ethical issues with the department retweeting Fine Gael messages.

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

Feb 27th 2019, 5:03 PM 13,102 Views 51 Comments

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness
# Report Card
# Report Card

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness

Feb 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,350 Views 26 Comments

The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.

Almost €700 million paid to private landlords in rent subsidies last year
# Housing
# Housing

Almost €700 million paid to private landlords in rent subsidies last year

Feb 24th 2019, 8:15 AM 20,563 Views 72 Comments

€276,600,000 was paid in HAP to landlords via HAP last year.

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic
# Suspension
# Suspension

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic

Feb 17th 2019, 4:00 PM 20,544 Views 77 Comments

Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.

Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed
# Housing
# Housing

Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed

Feb 14th 2019, 6:05 AM 19,286 Views 36 Comments

House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.

Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018

Jan 30th 2019, 6:22 PM 7,226 Views 10 Comments

9,753 people were recording living in emergency accommodation in December.

Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats
# Polls
# Polls

Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats

Jan 29th 2019, 8:20 PM 10,598 Views 8 Comments

Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers

Jan 28th 2019, 1:33 PM 19,584 Views 54 Comments

The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June

Jan 27th 2019, 10:17 AM 40,748 Views 129 Comments

This week, the Cabinet approved the introduction of excessive charges for households.

'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 23,278 Views 116 Comments

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

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas
# November Figures
# November Figures

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas

Dec 20th 2018, 6:38 PM 8,551 Views 29 Comments

Eoghan Murphy: “It is very disappointing to see more children in emergency accommodation as we go into Christmas week.”

Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest
# Evictions
# Evictions

Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest

Dec 12th 2018, 10:17 PM 18,098 Views 60 Comments

Varadkar said TDs who landlords are able to make a distinction between their personal interests and the public interest,

'This isn't acceptable': Government delivers less than half of planned social housing in first 9 months of the year
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

'This isn't acceptable': Government delivers less than half of planned social housing in first 9 months of the year

Dec 12th 2018, 1:24 PM 15,405 Views 71 Comments

Eoghan Murphy has been criticised over the delivery.

Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws
# Residential Tenancies Act
# Residential Tenancies Act

Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws

Dec 11th 2018, 12:01 AM 28,042 Views 72 Comments

The new rules will mean notice periods given to tenants by landlords will be extended.

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 15,596 Views 63 Comments

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

'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out'
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out'

Dec 7th 2018, 2:35 PM 72,885 Views 86 Comments

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy opened 44 new social housing units in Dundrum, Dublin this morning.

New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet
# Before The Break
# Before The Break

New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet

Dec 5th 2018, 1:18 PM 20,977 Views 100 Comments

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy confirmed that the Bill will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday.

The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month

Nov 29th 2018, 1:00 PM 12,019 Views 54 Comments

There are now collectively 9,724 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

Homeless figures to show fall in children in emergency accommodation, but rise in individuals presenting
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures to show fall in children in emergency accommodation, but rise in individuals presenting

Nov 28th 2018, 5:47 PM 7,057 Views 44 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil the figures will show a reduction in the number of families presenting as homeless in Dublin.

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 29,447 Views 63 Comments

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

Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law
# Renting Rights
# Renting Rights

Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law

Nov 18th 2018, 8:10 AM 21,447 Views 78 Comments

The law plans to make it an offence for landlords with properties in RPZs to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.

'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar

Nov 12th 2018, 2:09 PM 19,596 Views 81 Comments

The latest Daft.ie quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.

Tough new Airbnb laws will ban short-term lets by landlords and introduce 90-day cap
# Revealed
# Revealed

Tough new Airbnb laws will ban short-term lets by landlords and introduce 90-day cap

Oct 25th 2018, 12:01 AM 50,894 Views 155 Comments

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

Affordable homes to be built on private lands through 'quid pro quo' negotiations
# Land Development Agency
# Land Development Agency

Affordable homes to be built on private lands through 'quid pro quo' negotiations

Oct 17th 2018, 6:20 AM 16,087 Views 34 Comments

Cork City Council officials will state today most active sector for construction is for student accommodation.

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Oct 9th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,256 Views 12 Comments

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

'You feel like you have no life left': Teenager living in hotel speaks about daily struggle of being homeless
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'You feel like you have no life left': Teenager living in hotel speaks about daily struggle of being homeless

Oct 5th 2018, 10:39 AM 18,781 Views 101 Comments

‘Amanda’, one of more than 9,500 homeless people in Ireland, gave a candid interview on RTÉ Radio 1.

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 20,519 Views 32 Comments

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

New Airbnb rules will return housing units back to long-term rentals
# Housing
# Housing

New Airbnb rules will return housing units back to long-term rentals

Sep 30th 2018, 1:00 PM 60,174 Views 79 Comments

Rental caps and a new licensing system are due to be announced next week.