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# homes - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

FactCheck: Is the State the ‘biggest player in housing’?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the State the ‘biggest player in housing’?

Nov 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 11,886 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach made this claim multiple times in the Dáil since 2021

# homes - This year 2022

New Vacant Homes Tax targets unoccupied properties but there are some exemptions
# Homes
# Homes

New Vacant Homes Tax targets unoccupied properties but there are some exemptions

Updated Sep 27th 2022, 6:23 PM 34,057 Views 16 Comments

It will be charged at three times the rate of the building’s local property tax liability.

Perfect for commuters: Check out these three-bedroom homes in Co Wicklow
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# Sponsored By Glenveagh Homes

Perfect for commuters: Check out these three-bedroom homes in Co Wicklow

Sep 16th 2022, 11:05 AM 14,294 Views 13 Comments

Register your interest now for three-bedroom terraced homes at Ushers Glen.

Houses are built to keep heat in and that's a problem during heatwaves, especially in cities
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Houses are built to keep heat in and that's a problem during heatwaves, especially in cities

Aug 12th 2022, 12:05 AM 24,517 Views 31 Comments
  • Irish buildings and homes are generally built to hold in heat rather than stay well ventilated and cool in the summer.
  • This is increasingly becoming a problem as temperatures rise.
  • UCD planning professor says more emphasis should be put on adapting buildings to deal with higher heat.
€400 monthly payment for hosts of Ukrainian refugees to start in August
# Homes
# Homes

€400 monthly payment for hosts of Ukrainian refugees to start in August

Jul 26th 2022, 2:24 PM 25,816 Views 15 Comments

It’s an opt-in scheme with applications to receive it open from today.

Register now: Contemporary homes just steps from Navan’s vibrant amenities
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# Sponsored By Glenveagh Homes

Register now: Contemporary homes just steps from Navan’s vibrant amenities

Jul 13th 2022, 9:32 AM 10,236 Views 6 Comments

Glenveagh has three and four-bedroom homes available in Baker Hall from €350,000.

Dr Lorcan Sirr: Ukrainian refugees can be housed quickly and easily if government acts now
# Homes
# Homes

Dr Lorcan Sirr: Ukrainian refugees can be housed quickly and easily if government acts now

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 8:15 PM 43,842 Views 55 Comments

The senior lecturer in housing says the urgent need to house Ukrainian refugees may be what Ireland’s housing crisis needs, with political will.

Housing minister says government will pull 'every lever available' to house Ukrainian refugees
# Housing
# Housing

Housing minister says government will pull 'every lever available' to house Ukrainian refugees

Apr 12th 2022, 10:17 AM 20,220 Views 73 Comments

Vacant buildings are being examined to find spaces that can be converted to homes.

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes
# Housing
# Housing

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes

Jan 24th 2022, 5:02 PM 13,013 Views 8 Comments

Homeowners will have an option to purchase their home back at the price the State paid for it.

# homes - Last year 2021

DCC says 'no low hanging fruit' when it comes to vacant houses in the capital
# Housing
# Housing

DCC says 'no low hanging fruit' when it comes to vacant houses in the capital

Dec 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,850 Views 15 Comments

The Deputy Chief Executive of the council says the assumption that there are over 30,000 plus vacant units in Dublin City needs to be diffused.

New mica redress scheme 'falls way short of the mark once again', campaigners say
# Homes
# Homes

New mica redress scheme 'falls way short of the mark once again', campaigners say

Nov 29th 2021, 9:29 AM 21,288 Views 57 Comments

Campaigners intend to march in Dublin again if the government does not revisit its plan.

Too many three-bed homes and not enough one-beds is one of Ireland’s big housing problems - Varadkar
# Housing
# Housing

Too many three-bed homes and not enough one-beds is one of Ireland’s big housing problems - Varadkar

Nov 25th 2021, 8:25 PM 28,141 Views 58 Comments

Social Democrat TD Holly Cairns accused the government of overseeing a cost-of-living crisis in Ireland.

Criticism of council after 19 rejections of pyrite homes in Mayo overturned on appeal
# Defective Blocks Scheme
# Defective Blocks Scheme

Criticism of council after 19 rejections of pyrite homes in Mayo overturned on appeal

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:35 PM 21,172 Views 13 Comments

Applications had been rejected despite engineers’ reports and tests confirming the presence of pyrite.

Mica protesters gather outside Fianna Fail think-in to call for 100% redress scheme
# Homes
# Homes

Mica protesters gather outside Fianna Fail think-in to call for 100% redress scheme

Sep 9th 2021, 5:26 PM 12,163 Views 26 Comments

Fianna Fáil members gathering in Cavan today were met by around 30 protesters from Donegal.

Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan
# Govt Plan
# Govt Plan

Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 5:38 PM 31,111 Views 112 Comments
  • A new housing plan launched today allocates €4 billion annual investment in housing.
  • It sets out how the government intends to shape Ireland's housing landscape over the next ten years.
  • The plan says it aims to "eradicate" homelessness by 2030.
Properties by the coast in Ireland now cost 23% more than before Covid-19 pandemic
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

Properties by the coast in Ireland now cost 23% more than before Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 17th 2021, 6:15 AM 34,758 Views 16 Comments

This compares to a national average increase of just 8.7% in the same period.

The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today

Jun 15th 2021, 4:07 PM 68,223 Views 33 Comments

Homeowners are protesting in Dublin’s city centre today.

Fianna Fáil bringing motion to establish constitutional right to housing
# Homes
# Homes

Fianna Fáil bringing motion to establish constitutional right to housing

Jun 4th 2021, 3:48 PM 16,086 Views 61 Comments

It would amend Article 43 of the Constitution, which covers private property rights.

Representative group suggests investors are 'part of the solution' to housing crisis
# Homes
# Homes

Representative group suggests investors are 'part of the solution' to housing crisis

May 7th 2021, 8:35 PM 19,769 Views 59 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said in the Dáil yesterday that it would be “ideologically extreme” to ban investment on certain types of housing.

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 14,425 Views 25 Comments

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

# homes - All time

Average listed price of a home in Ireland was €269k this quarter - a rise of 7.4% on last year
# Housing
# Housing

Average listed price of a home in Ireland was €269k this quarter - a rise of 7.4% on last year

Dec 18th 2020, 6:10 AM 31,622 Views 21 Comments

The 7.4% year-on-year rise is the the largest such increase in three years.

Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity

Jan 28th 2020, 4:43 PM 24,474 Views 289 Comments

The party has also committed to returning the pension age to 65 and abolishing the property tax.

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

Dec 29th 2019, 7:30 AM 25,651 Views 142 Comments

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner
# Housing
# Housing

'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner

Jun 20th 2019, 6:05 AM 70,990 Views 15 Comments

The scheme allows people who are in mortgage arrears to remain in their homes and pay rent to an approved housing body.

These are the most expensive areas to buy a home in Ireland by Eircode
# CSO
# CSO

These are the most expensive areas to buy a home in Ireland by Eircode

Jun 13th 2019, 4:32 PM 179,248 Views 30 Comments

The CSO has published its latest residential property price index today.

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised
# Cabot Financial
# Cabot Financial

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

May 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,771 Views 28 Comments

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF
# Housing
# Housing

'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF

Apr 9th 2019, 3:29 PM 20,296 Views 39 Comments

Corporate investors known as so-called ‘cuckoo funds’ have spent over €1.1 billion on nearly 3,000 residential properties in Ireland last year

Factcheck: Were 18,000 new homes built in Ireland last year?
# Just The Facts
# Just The Facts

Factcheck: Were 18,000 new homes built in Ireland last year?

Mar 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,975 Views 62 Comments

Housing figures are always a point of contention – let’s clear this up.

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.

'Not now and not ever': 1,000 new homes planned for west Dublin, which locals say brings a 'high risk' of flooding
# Barnhill
# Barnhill

'Not now and not ever': 1,000 new homes planned for west Dublin, which locals say brings a 'high risk' of flooding

Feb 17th 2019, 10:00 PM 73,242 Views 40 Comments

The vast majority of Fingal County Councillors voted in favour of adopting the Barnhill Local Area Plan.

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.

10 Instagram homes that are giving us serious interiors envy
# Interiors
From The Daily Edge
# Interiors

10 Instagram homes that are giving us serious interiors envy

Dec 28th 2018, 11:56 AM 11,143 Views 1 Comment

Lust-worthy homes.

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dec 22nd 2018, 12:05 AM 101,287 Views 90 Comments

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

PTSB transfers thousands more of its customers to vulture fund servicer
# Sold
# Sold

PTSB transfers thousands more of its customers to vulture fund servicer

Nov 29th 2018, 5:08 PM 40,070 Views 80 Comments

Many of the mortgage-holders sold today had engaged with the bank and reached arrangements.

Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit
# Crisis
# Crisis

Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit

Nov 13th 2018, 10:15 AM 11,043 Views 38 Comments

The amount of money the State pays in Hap will also increase if Brexit results in further rent hikes in the capital.

People are paying an extra €61,000 to live near a Luas stop
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

People are paying an extra €61,000 to live near a Luas stop

Oct 9th 2018, 8:12 AM 19,032 Views 35 Comments

Buyers are now paying an average of €446,000 for a property close to a Luas stop in Dublin.

Dundrum, Skerries, Cork docklands and Mullingar: New Land Development Agency plans to build thousands of houses
# Public Land Use
# Public Land Use

Dundrum, Skerries, Cork docklands and Mullingar: New Land Development Agency plans to build thousands of houses

Sep 13th 2018, 4:53 PM 26,155 Views 72 Comments

Under the new plan, 10% of the public land identified for housing must be used for social housing and 30% for affordable housing.

House prices in Dublin up by 6.5% in the last year
# Property Prices
# Property Prices

House prices in Dublin up by 6.5% in the last year

Sep 11th 2018, 1:31 PM 12,691 Views 31 Comments

As a whole, residential property prices at a national level have increased by 10% in the 12 months to July.

Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent
# Arrears
# Arrears

Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent

Aug 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 24,256 Views 38 Comments

The vulture fund that bought the loans has confirmed it is not currently putting forward cases for this scheme.

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments
# Debt
# Debt

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments

Jun 20th 2018, 3:45 PM 15,539 Views 11 Comments

The number of accounts in arrears over 720 days has fallen but these cases still account for 41% of all accounts in arrears.

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