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# help to buy

Last month
September 2023
The government's blind devotion to Help to Buy has likely cost Irish taxpayers €240 million
The state is spending hundreds of millions a year on the Help to Buy Scheme – but around one third of that is going towards people who don’t need it.
This year
'Where will they go?': Coveney says invalid notices to quit should be challenged
The minister rounded on Sinn Féin’s policies to scrap the Help to Buy and First Home Scheme.
Last year
All sectors will get 'fair hearing' on taxation if SF gets into power, McDonald insists
If in government, Sinn Féin would reduce the inheritance tax threshold to €300,000.
All time
Almost 10,000 Help-to-Buy claims processed since scheme began... but it could face the axe next year
The government has consistently faced criticism that the scheme has actually helped to increase house prices.
TD says Revenue is fining homeowners who were approved for Help-to-Buy scheme 'in error'
Michael Moynihan said people are being asked to pay more than €100,000 to Revenue.
Help-to-buy scheme has cost more than originally anticipated
Originally the scheme was estimated to cost the Exchequer €50m.
Over 500 home-buyers have got the maximum €20,000 Help-to-Buy relief
Around €62 million has been paid to developers under the scheme.
Poll: Should the Help to Buy scheme be scrapped?
Under the scheme, first-time home buyers are able to apply for a grant of up to €20,000.
'This is for builders not working-class people' - The letters sent to Coveney after Help-To-Buy announcement
Then Housing Minister Coveney received a number of letters about the scheme.
'We need the Help to Buy scheme. It boosts supply and helps first-time buyers purchase new homes'
The scheme is under review before the benefits of the scheme have had the time to come to fruition, writes Tom Parlon.
House prices in Dublin rise by €32,000 in six months
The Help-to-Buy scheme appears to have contributed to house price inflation, according to a new report.
Outside Dublin, house prices in Galway are rising at the fastest rate of any Irish city
The survey from Sherry Fitzgerald suggests that early indicators suggest a “positive impact of the help to buy scheme”.
Frenzied demand for Help to Buy scheme before it's scrapped 'could push up prices'
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy says the scheme is under review, with reports it could be wound up in the next Budget.
Help-to-buy scheme is 'of course' pushing up house prices - Central Bank
The Central Bank governor said that the market could correct itself in the long term.
House price growth 'unexpectedly slowed' in Dublin in December
Experts say new schemes to help buyers are likely to push prices up again.
Most people who used the Help to Buy scheme to get a house didn't really need it
The scheme aims to allow first-time buyers to purchase homes with only a 10% deposit.
Could shared ownership help to solve some of Ireland's housing problems?
The scheme was previously phased out because of a “very significant easing of affordability”.