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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Homes

All time
# Debt
Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments
The number of accounts in arrears over 720 days has fallen but these cases still account for 41% of all accounts in arrears.
# bubble bubble
Many mortgage rates are being cut - but the sector needs 'careful monitoring'
Incomes are not rising to match lending.
# vultures
Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds
Executives blamed the European regulator for the classification of these loans as non-performing.
# building and property
Two building giants battling over pyrite 'should make sure homeowners are paid first'
Ballymore Group is suing Ireland’s biggest company, CRH.
# Housing Crisis
'They know the gun is to the head': Vexatious objectors are delaying the construction of new homes
The head of the Construction Federation of Ireland said developers are paying objectors up to €10,000 to make their objections go away.
# Disaster
'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone
The August mudslide killed more than 1,000 people and there are fears for another landslide in the next rainy season.
# gaffs
10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears
The number of mortgages behind on payments has dropped since the depths of the recession.
# Knockdrin Castle
This Irish castle can be yours - for just €13.5 million
A grand little starter home.
# Homelessness
Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels
Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin called Murphy’s bullishness “spin”.
# Housing First
The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes
Dr Sam Tsemberis is the pioneer of housing first – which takes rough sleepers of the streets and gives them homes.
# ireland 2040
Ireland will need 550,000 more homes and 660,000 more jobs for extra 1 million people by 2040
From today until 3 November, the public can make written submissions on the government’s national planning framework.
# Electricity
Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated
All old electricity meters are to be replaced in what’s described as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ project.
# property price index
Only one Irish county has an average house price under €100,000
The CSO’s property price index shows that house prices have risen sharply in the past year.
# 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.
# Housing Crisis
'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing
Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.
# Bargain
There are only three Irish counties where the average house price is under €100,000
The CSO’s property price index shows that house prices have risen sharply in the past year.
# Central Bank
Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates
A new report states that 9,900 impacted customer accounts have now been identified by lenders.
# religious orders
Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin
He also described what happened to mother and baby home survivors as” unchristian cruelty”.
# Housing
Nama has identified nearly 7,000 homes for social housing - but only 2,748 have been taken
That is according to the agency’s annual report, published yesterday.
# going going gone
Buyers are snapping up new homes in the town once dubbed Ireland's first ghost town
The first phase of a 177 new home development in Adamstown was launched this weekend.
# Housing
Online searches for new homes surge after Budget announcement
Interest in new homes was greatest in the Dublin area, along with the Dublin commuter counties, said one property website.
# Your Say
Poll: Should first-time buyers get a government grant?
Plans to tackle the housing crisis include a scheme to help first-time buyers.
# Housing Crisis
Coveney to miss 100-day housing plan deadline as 'people are not focused on work in August'
The new housing minister said it would be published directly after the deadline, with work to commence in September.
# Housing Crisis
Should the government buy houses back from vulture funds? The public is split
The master of the High Court said it could work as one of the solutions to the housing crisis.
# dawn raids
Cash, jewellery and GPS trackers seized in raids targeting Kinahan cartel
The operation began this morning.
# Homes
Proposals for more modular housing sites announced - here's where they are
Fingal and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown councils have put forward the proposals.
# building up
Nama is putting €1.9 billion into building in Dublin's Docklands
And €5.6 billion into building loads of houses.
# is this on?
Fairy lights could be slowing down your broadband, watchdog warns
Other household items that were flagged as slowing down wifi were microwave ovens, baby monitors and lamps.
# Housing Crisis
Plans for modular housing slammed as building actual houses would be cheaper
The department has said it is building houses but it will be two years before they come on stream and this is the solution in the meantime.
Homeowners who bought in the boom shell out €6,000 more a year for their mortgages
The difference in mortgage repayments is almost 66%.
# gaffs
Nama to build 80 new homes a week over next five years
Most of these will be houses and there will be a focus on starter homes.
# lying idle
How many empty council houses are there in your county?
There are 2,600 countrywide.
# Refugees
Three 20-something entrepreneurs just launched an Airbnb for refugees
The website operates pretty much like Airbnb. People, called “heroes”, offer up spare rooms in their homes for refugees to temporarily stay in.
# Splendid Isolation
What's it like to live "off the grid"?
This couple found out.
# 90210
This mansion could become one of the most expensive houses ever in the US
Want to see inside?
# On the up
House prices went up again last month and they're not stopping
But the rate of property price increases is slowing.
# salubrious
The most expensive homes for sale in Silicon Valley right now
Tech millionaires do alright for themselves.
# Build Em Up
Ireland's investment fund is going to spend €500 million building 11,000 houses
It will create 1,900 jobs a year.
# cutting your cloth
Take 4: Homes for every budget
Here is our pick of properties from €250k up to €1 million.
# Questions and Answers
Can an Eircode change your address? No - here's why
We put your questions to the Department of Communications.