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# housing committee

This year
Mica homeowners have 'outstanding concerns' about new scheme, committee told
Homeowners impacted by the mica scandal have told politicians that the updated redress scheme will be inaccessible for many because of the up front costs required.
Having a job is 'no longer a way out of homelessness', TDs told
Wayne Stanley said the issue is arising particularly where younger people are gaining employment despite living in emergency accommodation.
Last year
Quarter of small landlords likely to sell rental properties in next five years, Committee to hear
The Joint Committee on Housing will meet at 3pm to discuss recent trends in the private rental sector.
Mica homeowners made to feel like 'chancers', committee hears
The Oireachtas housing committee was sitting for a marathon seven-hour evidence session on the Government’s new defective blocks bill today.
Rising cost of building materials is getting worse on a weekly basis, TDs to be told
The Irish Home Builders Association will tell TDs that the situation is getting worse on a weekly basis.
'At best unfruitful and at worst a waste': Charities hit out at changes to Fair Deal scheme
The Government changed the Fair Deal Scheme hoping to bring 8,000 properties onto the rental market.
The Government introduced changes to the Fair Deal Scheme hoping to bring 8,000 properties onto the rental market.
Alone is set to tell TDs this afternoon that the private rental market does not serve older people at present.
Issues around 'rightsizing' will also be raised, with older people unable to access finance to move into smaller houses.
Cabinet approves Fair Deal rule change in order to bring thousands of vacant houses back into use
Concerns around HAP payment levels set to be raised at housing committee today
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing will receive an update on its interim homelessness report today.
Land agency planning to build 5,000 affordable homes within four years, says new chairperson
These 5,000 homes will be delivered through ‘Project Tosaigh’ and will be on private land that is yet to be developed.
All time
Maria Bailey won't chair Oireachtas meeting this morning as talks with Taoiseach loom
Speaking this morning, Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin said “we can all guess the answer” as to why Bailey wouldn’t chair the meeting.
Government urged to 'apply more dynamic thinking' to solving housing crisis
An Oireachtas Housing Committee report has been critical of the government’s approach to solving the housing crisis.
'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent
The Housing Committee was told today that students are sleeping in cars due to high rent costs.
Eoghan Murphy accused of being either 'not competent' or 'not fit for office' over homeless figures
Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin levelled the charge at Minister Eoghan Murphy as the minister appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee this afternoon.
'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation
Local authorities last year had an underspend of 45% when it came to Traveller-specific accommodation.
Conor Skehan criticised for claiming disabled homeless boy's family turned down suitable accommodation
Skehan appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee yesterday afternoon.
Airbnb in the hot seat as it tells TDs the service is not making the housing crisis worse
Representatives from Airbnb addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Housing earlier today.
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.