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# housing-committee - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Mica homeowners made to feel like 'chancers', committee hears
# Mica
# Mica

Mica homeowners made to feel like 'chancers', committee hears

Jun 23rd 2022, 5:56 PM 11,642 Views 11 Comments

The Oireachtas housing committee was sitting for a marathon seven-hour evidence session on the Government’s new defective blocks bill today.

# housing-committee - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Rising cost of building materials is getting worse on a weekly basis, TDs to be told
# Through The Roof
# Through The Roof

Rising cost of building materials is getting worse on a weekly basis, TDs to be told

May 24th 2022, 7:20 AM 22,540 Views 26 Comments

The Irish Home Builders Association will tell TDs that the situation is getting worse on a weekly basis.

# housing-committee - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

'At best unfruitful and at worst a waste': Charities hit out at changes to Fair Deal scheme
# Housing Committee
# Housing Committee

'At best unfruitful and at worst a waste': Charities hit out at changes to Fair Deal scheme

May 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 32,378 Views 7 Comments
  • 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.

# housing-committee - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Concerns around HAP payment levels set to be raised at housing committee today
# Hap
# Hap

Concerns around HAP payment levels set to be raised at housing committee today

Feb 8th 2022, 1:58 PM 12,450 Views 10 Comments

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing will receive an update on its interim homelessness report today.

# housing-committee - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Land agency planning to build 5,000 affordable homes within four years, says new chairperson
# Land Development Agency
# Land Development Agency

Land agency planning to build 5,000 affordable homes within four years, says new chairperson

Jan 20th 2022, 3:55 PM 12,626 Views 12 Comments

These 5,000 homes will be delivered through ‘Project Tosaigh’ and will be on private land that is yet to be developed.

# housing-committee - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Maria Bailey won't chair Oireachtas meeting this morning as talks with Taoiseach loom
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

Maria Bailey won't chair Oireachtas meeting this morning as talks with Taoiseach loom

May 29th 2019, 8:06 AM 33,330 Views 86 Comments

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.

# housing-committee - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Government urged to 'apply more dynamic thinking' to solving housing crisis
# Brexit Concerns
# Brexit Concerns

Government urged to 'apply more dynamic thinking' to solving housing crisis

Feb 7th 2019, 7:08 PM 9,477 Views 40 Comments

An Oireachtas Housing Committee report has been critical of the government’s approach to solving the housing crisis.

# housing-committee - Thursday 22 November, 2018

'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent

Nov 22nd 2018, 4:26 PM 12,772 Views 37 Comments

The Housing Committee was told today that students are sleeping in cars due to high rent costs.

# housing-committee - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Eoghan Murphy accused of being either 'not competent' or 'not fit for office' over homeless figures
# Housing Committee
# Housing Committee

Eoghan Murphy accused of being either 'not competent' or 'not fit for office' over homeless figures

May 17th 2018, 6:11 PM 15,937 Views 80 Comments

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.

# housing-committee - Friday 9 March, 2018

'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation
# Housing Committee
# Housing Committee

'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation

Mar 9th 2018, 6:01 AM 18,866 Views 22 Comments

Local authorities last year had an underspend of 45% when it came to Traveller-specific accommodation.

# housing-committee - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Conor Skehan criticised for claiming disabled homeless boy's family turned down suitable accommodation
# Homeless
# Homeless

Conor Skehan criticised for claiming disabled homeless boy's family turned down suitable accommodation

Feb 1st 2018, 8:41 AM 21,712 Views 136 Comments

Skehan appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee yesterday afternoon.

# housing-committee - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Airbnb in the hot seat as it tells TDs the service is not making the housing crisis worse
# Long-term Lets
# Long-term Lets

Airbnb in the hot seat as it tells TDs the service is not making the housing crisis worse

Jun 28th 2017, 4:58 PM 12,270 Views 62 Comments

Representatives from Airbnb addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Housing earlier today.

# housing-committee - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Coveney to miss 100-day housing plan deadline as 'people are not focused on work in August'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Coveney to miss 100-day housing plan deadline as 'people are not focused on work in August'

Jun 2nd 2016, 2:25 PM 18,668 Views 98 Comments

The new housing minister said it would be published directly after the deadline, with work to commence in September.