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# homes - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

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 21,009 Views 13 Comments

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

# homes - Thursday 9 September, 2021

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 12,093 Views 26 Comments

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

# homes - Thursday 2 September, 2021

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 30,373 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.

# homes - Thursday 17 June, 2021

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 34,467 Views 16 Comments

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

# homes - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

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 50,839 Views 33 Comments

Homeowners are protesting in Dublin’s city centre today.

# homes - Friday 4 June, 2021

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 16,005 Views 58 Comments

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

# homes - Friday 7 May, 2021

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 19,667 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.

# homes - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

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 13,985 Views 25 Comments

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

# homes - Friday 18 December, 2020

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 30,987 Views 21 Comments

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

# homes - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

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 24,371 Views 289 Comments

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

# homes - Sunday 29 December, 2019

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 25,575 Views 142 Comments

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

# homes - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'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 70,831 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.

# homes - Thursday 13 June, 2019

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 178,833 Views 30 Comments

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

# homes - Friday 10 May, 2019

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 22,541 Views 29 Comments

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

# homes - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'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 20,245 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

# homes - Saturday 30 March, 2019

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 25,829 Views 62 Comments

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

# homes - Sunday 3 March, 2019

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 21,174 Views 9 Comments

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

# homes - Sunday 17 February, 2019

'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 73,046 Views 40 Comments

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

# homes - Thursday 14 February, 2019

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 19,191 Views 36 Comments

House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.

# homes - Friday 28 December, 2018

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 11,018 Views 1 Comment

Lust-worthy homes.

# homes - Saturday 22 December, 2018

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 96,902 Views 90 Comments

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

# homes - Thursday 29 November, 2018

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 39,539 Views 81 Comments

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

# homes - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

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 11,023 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.

# homes - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

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 18,937 Views 35 Comments

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

# homes - Thursday 13 September, 2018

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 26,090 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.

# homes - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

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 12,662 Views 31 Comments

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

# homes - Friday 31 August, 2018

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 24,155 Views 38 Comments

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

# homes - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

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 15,515 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.

# homes - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Many mortgage rates are being cut - but the sector needs 'careful monitoring'
# Bubble Bubble
# Bubble Bubble

Many mortgage rates are being cut - but the sector needs 'careful monitoring'

May 17th 2018, 6:10 AM 15,100 Views 9 Comments

Incomes are not rising to match lending.

# homes - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds
# Vultures
# Vultures

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds

Mar 22nd 2018, 1:41 PM 20,956 Views 100 Comments

Executives blamed the European regulator for the classification of these loans as non-performing.

# homes - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Two building giants battling over pyrite 'should make sure homeowners are paid first'
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

Two building giants battling over pyrite 'should make sure homeowners are paid first'

Feb 4th 2018, 3:50 PM 24,133 Views 15 Comments

Ballymore Group is suing Ireland’s biggest company, CRH.

# homes - Saturday 27 January, 2018

'They know the gun is to the head': Vexatious objectors are delaying the construction of new homes
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'They know the gun is to the head': Vexatious objectors are delaying the construction of new homes

Jan 27th 2018, 6:00 AM 13,557 Views 45 Comments

The head of the Construction Federation of Ireland said developers are paying objectors up to €10,000 to make their objections go away.

# homes - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone
# Disaster
# Disaster

'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone

Jan 7th 2018, 12:00 PM 8,616 Views 5 Comments

The August mudslide killed more than 1,000 people and there are fears for another landslide in the next rainy season.

# homes - Thursday 14 December, 2017

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears

Dec 14th 2017, 8:00 PM 15,850 Views 47 Comments

The number of mortgages behind on payments has dropped since the depths of the recession.

# homes - Thursday 16 November, 2017

This Irish castle can be yours - for just €13.5 million
# Knockdrin Castle
# Knockdrin Castle

This Irish castle can be yours - for just €13.5 million

Nov 16th 2017, 6:49 PM 36,527 Views 32 Comments

A grand little starter home.

# homes - Friday 27 October, 2017

Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels

Oct 27th 2017, 8:09 AM 6,429 Views 43 Comments

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin called Murphy’s bullishness “spin”.

# homes - Thursday 19 October, 2017

The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes
# Housing First
# Housing First

The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes

Oct 19th 2017, 6:01 AM 13,625 Views 41 Comments

Dr Sam Tsemberis is the pioneer of housing first – which takes rough sleepers of the streets and gives them homes.

# homes - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Ireland will need 550,000 more homes and 660,000 more jobs for extra 1 million people by 2040
# Ireland 2040
# Ireland 2040

Ireland will need 550,000 more homes and 660,000 more jobs for extra 1 million people by 2040

Sep 27th 2017, 9:08 AM 16,643 Views 104 Comments

From today until 3 November, the public can make written submissions on the government’s national planning framework.

# homes - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated
# Electricity
# Electricity

Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated

Sep 21st 2017, 6:25 AM 32,897 Views 109 Comments

All old electricity meters are to be replaced in what’s described as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ project.

# homes - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Only one Irish county has an average house price under €100,000
# Property Price Index
# Property Price Index

Only one Irish county has an average house price under €100,000

Jul 11th 2017, 1:04 PM 38,165 Views 32 Comments

The CSO’s property price index shows that house prices have risen sharply in the past year.

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