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# Evictions

Last week
19th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
# eviction ban
Government wins counter motion vote against extending eviction ban
Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan voted against the government’s counter motion, which passed 83 votes to 68.
Last month
March 2023
# fact find
FactFind: How effective was the eviction ban in reducing homelessness?
Government claims that the eviction ban has not reduced homelessness have been met with strong criticism.
# Housing Crisis
Nearly 5,000 eviction notices were served on tenants between July and September last summer
The rental sector is under scrutiny in the wake of the government’s decision not to extend the eviction ban.
# Housing
Varadkar defends ending eviction ban as Opposition TDs slam 'heartless' decision
The three coalition party leaders met with the housing minister yesterday evening, with Cabinet now discussing the measure.
Coalition leaders and the Housing Minister decided at a meeting last night to lift the eviction ban as planned on 31 March.
Opposition politicians and housing activists have condemning the move.
Sinn Féin's Eoin Ó Bróin said the decision 'will mean more adults, children & pensioners will become homeless from April'.
# Evictions
Sinn Féin TD says rent 'emergency isn't over' as eviction ban set to expire this month
Louise O’Reilly has called for the eviction ban to be extended, while Cabinet is due to discuss the ban on Tuesday.
Last year
# tathony house
Renters protest outside Dublin’s City Hall over June eviction
A small group of protesters chanted ‘Dublin city council, stop mass evictions’ as councillors met.
# Renting
Minister for Housing says plan for ban on evictions will be time-limited
The three coalition leaders will discuss bringing in a moratorium on notices to terminate tenancies later today.
# Housing
Winter eviction ban being kept under review, says Taoiseach
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has consulted with the AG on the issue.
# Housing Crisis
Explainer: What rights do tenants have against eviction in Ireland?
The number of evictions this year has increased significantly, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.
All time
# Housing Crisis
Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
The lockdown will mean housing targets could be off by between 6,500 and 7,000 new homes,
# Renting
Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages
The Bill will now be sent to the President for early signature.
# Renting
Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions
Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced this evening that Ireland will move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.
# renters
Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely
The final decision will be made by Cabinet in the coming days.
# Grand Canal
Heritage Minister confirms Waterways Ireland will not remove barge homes from canal
Six boat owners had been served eviction notices and told their homes would be removed by crane if they did not move them.
# Evictions
Plan to move people's barges off Dublin's Grand Canal stalled by heritage minister
Minister of State Malcolm Noonan said that he is hoping to establish a mediation process.
# Evictions
People living in barges on Dublin's Grand Canal could be evicted from their homes this week
A crane is set to remove the houseboats tomorrow.
# Coronavirus
Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis
The emergency measures for renters were agreed at a Cabinet meeting today.
# airbnb
Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws
Data scraped from site shows widespread use of ‘domestic’ units as short-term lets.
# Evictions
'There have been threats against us': Gardai call for clear guidelines around how they police evictions
Many officers are unclear as to how they are expected to operate in these incidents.
# Roscommon
Paschal Donohoe met KBC to 'reassure' the bank of support after the Strokestown eviction
The bank was criticised for using private security agents to forcibly remove three siblings from their Roscommon home.
# Investigation
Man arrested over Strokestown eviction incident released without charge
The man was arrested earlier today following a search of a house in the Killoe area of Longford.
Opinion: Sound the alarm - a proposed EU directive on bad loans will give vulture funds a free rein
A proposed new EU Directive aims to develop a secondary market for non-performing loans and poses a serious threat to the rights of borrowers and consumers, writes Matt Carthy.
# winter truce
More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban
The ‘trêve hivernale’ has been a part of French law since 1956.
# strokestown
Roscommon eviction: Gardaí conduct search operation after Sunday's violent scenes
Gardaí are investigating an incident of criminal damage and assault that occurred on Sunday morning.
# Evictions
Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest
Varadkar said TDs who landlords are able to make a distinction between their personal interests and the public interest,
# leeside apartments
'People should fight': Cork locals to protest today against plans for mass evictions
The new owners of the Leeside Apartments say they’re set to substantially refurbish the apartment block.
# Mass Evictions
Beijing evictions of migrant workers stir widespread anger
“They are chasing people away from apartments and smashing things.”
# notice
'It would make you wonder has anything changed?': Over a century later, Ireland still can't shake its eviction past
The rent uncertainty of today is not only widespread – but goes deep through the ages of Irish history.
# Evictions
Norris lets rip on vulture funds: 'Why were they allowed into this country?'
Speaking about his new Housing Co-op Bill, Norris said people appear to have forgotten that “eviction” is a dirty word in Ireland.
# vulture fund
Termination notices sent to Limerick apartment residents to be withdrawn
People living in The Strand apartments had been facing eviction.
# Travellers
Ireland 'failing' to provide safeguards to Travellers facing eviction
A Council of Europe committee also found Ireland is not providing Travellers with adequate accommodation.
# Dundalk
Two men arrested as gardaí move Travellers from illegal site
They had been evicted from a halting site in January.
# Evictions
Residents in Cork face mass eviction from homes
This comes in a week in which there has been outcry over the treatment of tenants in Tyrrelstown.
# Grangegorman
Dublin squatters remain at property after day-long standoff
Residents say about 30 people live at the abandoned property.
# Co Clare
'I'm sleeping on a friend's sofa on the verge of becoming homeless, I don't know what to do'
Karen says she found herself in this situation because there is no social housing available and the rent supplement is just too low.
# battling o'hallorans
Can you believe these Clare sisters were photographed 127 years ago?
The O’Halloran girls fought off an attempted eviction from their home in Bodyke.
# Defence Forces
Protest planned as ex-soldiers and families face eviction from Curragh Camp
The government has previously said it would be too costly to carry out repairs to the ageing properties.
# Evictions
'The banks are stinkers': Senator Norris joins protest at Dublin auctioneers
The organisers were asking the auctioneers to agree that no properties will be offered for sale where there is a legal dispute.
# Evictions
'Political bulls**t' won't solve housing crisis: Property expert says government needs to act
People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said that tenants have “absolutely no recourse” if their landlord becomes insolvent.
# Evictions
Pan-European study on evictions to report on measures to counter homelessness
A NUI Galway researcher is to lead the €1 million study on evictions in 28 EU member States.