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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Thursday 22 September, 2022

Varadkar says Ireland’s ‘very high’ rents are ‘out of kilter’ with similar countries

Varadkar says Ireland’s ‘very high’ rents are ‘out of kilter’ with similar countries

Thu 2:25 PM 23,687 Views 32 Comments

It came after Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty accused the government of ignoring proposals that would “put money back into people’s pockets.”

# housing-crisis - Saturday 17 September, 2022

Why are some TDs unwilling to call themselves landlords - when that's exactly what they are
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Why are some TDs unwilling to call themselves landlords - when that's exactly what they are

Sep 17th 2022, 7:00 AM 30,471 Views 75 Comments

Rory Hearne responds to an investigation by The Journal which found eight TDs own rental properties but did not declare rental income on the Dáil register.

# housing-crisis - Friday 16 September, 2022

French Embassy warns new arrivals of 'severe housing crisis' and 'sharp rent increases'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

French Embassy warns new arrivals of 'severe housing crisis' and 'sharp rent increases'

Sep 16th 2022, 9:07 AM 26,059 Views 28 Comments

It’s warned of ‘sharp increase in rents, which are currently much more expensive than in Paris’.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

'Six years ago we were in a bank's mortgage ad - now we're couch surfing'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'Six years ago we were in a bank's mortgage ad - now we're couch surfing'

Sep 13th 2022, 6:00 AM 70,519 Views 27 Comments

There have been calls for the government to collect data on this kind of ‘hidden homelessness’.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 10 September, 2022

Wheelchair user facing homelessness condemns lack of Government support
# No Room
# No Room

Wheelchair user facing homelessness condemns lack of Government support

Sep 10th 2022, 7:30 PM 17,204 Views 6 Comments

With few accessible options on the private rental market, little support is available for disabled people who fall outside social housing threshold.

# housing-crisis - Monday 29 August, 2022

People with mental health difficulties struggling to find suitable homes in rental sector
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

People with mental health difficulties struggling to find suitable homes in rental sector

Aug 29th 2022, 7:45 AM 10,683 Views 8 Comments

One housing association is calling for investment in one-bedroom apartments, with some ring-fenced for people with mental health difficulties.

# housing-crisis - Friday 26 August, 2022

Homelessness: Record high 10,568 people in emergency accommodation last month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Homelessness: Record high 10,568 people in emergency accommodation last month

Updated Aug 26th 2022, 8:09 PM 32,893 Views 77 Comments

In total, there were 7,431 adults accessing emergency accommodation in the last week of July.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 23 August, 2022

118 new cost-rental homes open in Clondalkin as housing minister says rental crisis is 'acute'
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

118 new cost-rental homes open in Clondalkin as housing minister says rental crisis is 'acute'

Aug 23rd 2022, 5:15 PM 33,655 Views 46 Comments

The rents are set at €1,264 for two-bed apartments and €1,297 for the two-bed duplexes.

# housing-crisis - Friday 19 August, 2022

Opinion: 'Tánaiste, Fine Gael's housing policy only benefits developers & vulture funds'
# Fine Gael Housing
# Fine Gael Housing

Opinion: 'Tánaiste, Fine Gael's housing policy only benefits developers & vulture funds'

Aug 19th 2022, 2:58 PM 18,065 Views 70 Comments

The SocDem’s Cian O’Callaghan responds to comments on the housing crisis made by Leo Varadkar in The Journal.

'I don't say it lightly': Housing crisis is a breach in the social contract, says Tánaiste
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

'I don't say it lightly': Housing crisis is a breach in the social contract, says Tánaiste

Updated Aug 19th 2022, 12:59 PM 65,383 Views 107 Comments
  • Varadkar says the Government needs to have "another go" at fixing the housing crisis
  • Renters need more help, declares Tánaiste
  • However, Budget 2023 will not have all the solutions to fix property situation

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 17 August, 2022

'It's quite demoralising': Dozens queue for over an hour to view three-bed rental in Dublin
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'It's quite demoralising': Dozens queue for over an hour to view three-bed rental in Dublin

Aug 17th 2022, 11:43 AM 102,874 Views 78 Comments

People who attended the viewing said they faced a wait of over an hour to even get into the house.

# housing-crisis - Friday 12 August, 2022

Property prices have now reached the same level as the Celtic Tiger peak - CSO
# Record High
# Record High

Property prices have now reached the same level as the Celtic Tiger peak - CSO

Aug 12th 2022, 11:55 AM 18,316 Views 68 Comments

The high follows a 14.1% price increase over the past year.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 9 August, 2022

Explainer: What rights do tenants have against eviction in Ireland?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Explainer: What rights do tenants have against eviction in Ireland?

Aug 9th 2022, 2:52 PM 18,189 Views 32 Comments

The number of evictions this year has increased significantly, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 28 July, 2022

More houses come on stream as new data shows 'most completions per quarter since 2011'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

More houses come on stream as new data shows 'most completions per quarter since 2011'

Jul 28th 2022, 2:27 PM 12,849 Views 20 Comments

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that apartment completions rose 88.1% in the last year.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

CSO: Property prices across the country rose by 14.4% in the year to May
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

CSO: Property prices across the country rose by 14.4% in the year to May

Jul 12th 2022, 2:50 PM 11,619 Views 13 Comments

Price inflation fell for the second consecutive month, however..

# housing-crisis - Monday 11 July, 2022

Government to introduce strict new controls on short-term lettings
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government to introduce strict new controls on short-term lettings

Updated Jul 11th 2022, 2:18 PM 44,739 Views 26 Comments

Opposition TDs have described the move as a big mistake.

# housing-crisis - Friday 8 July, 2022

Call for Government to close rent pressure zone loopholes
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Call for Government to close rent pressure zone loopholes

Jul 8th 2022, 3:17 PM 12,963 Views 3 Comments

The calls come amid reports that a US property giant plans to push up rents over current rent pressure zone limits.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

Future retirees in Ireland to face 'substantially' lower levels of home ownership, research warns
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Future retirees in Ireland to face 'substantially' lower levels of home ownership, research warns

Jul 6th 2022, 6:00 AM 23,842 Views 27 Comments

The finding was contained in a new ESRI report.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 2 July, 2022

FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?

Jul 2nd 2022, 9:00 PM 30,951 Views 0 Comments

The claim was made by Cian O’Callaghan last week.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Dublin ‘disadvantaged’ at recruiting nurses because of housing costs, regional health chief says
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Dublin ‘disadvantaged’ at recruiting nurses because of housing costs, regional health chief says

Jun 28th 2022, 1:14 PM 9,644 Views 17 Comments

Mary O’Kelly says healthcare workers can’t afford to live in the capital.

# housing-crisis - Monday 27 June, 2022

Daft report highlights largest quarterly gain in housing prices in nearly two years
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Daft report highlights largest quarterly gain in housing prices in nearly two years

Jun 27th 2022, 6:00 AM 27,356 Views 32 Comments

The average listed price nationwide is up almost 10% on the same period last year.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 19 June, 2022

Explainer: Why are Ireland's homeless figures on the rise again?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Explainer: Why are Ireland's homeless figures on the rise again?

Jun 19th 2022, 7:30 AM 15,855 Views 27 Comments

Homeless organisations have warned the situation will only get worse without significant intervention.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Red Cross says modular housing sites for Ukrainians should not be in isolated locations
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Red Cross says modular housing sites for Ukrainians should not be in isolated locations

Jun 15th 2022, 12:38 PM 15,458 Views 12 Comments

The government expects modular homes for hundreds of Ukrainians will be constructed within a 16-week period.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Ó Broin and O'Brien in war of words as Airbnb rejects recent claims about rental supply
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Ó Broin and O'Brien in war of words as Airbnb rejects recent claims about rental supply

Updated May 24th 2022, 5:53 PM 31,643 Views 26 Comments

A Sinn Féin bill this week would require online platforms to only advertise properties that are compliant.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers

May 18th 2022, 12:18 PM 18,627 Views 75 Comments

The Social Democrats are asking the government to scrap the subsidy for developers – Cian O’Callaghan explains why.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'

May 12th 2022, 1:37 PM 24,547 Views 44 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says rents are out of control.

# housing-crisis - Monday 2 May, 2022

More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'

May 2nd 2022, 10:24 AM 25,322 Views 42 Comments

The Housing Minister at the weekend said the government is planning to take action in the coming weeks.

# housing-crisis - Friday 29 April, 2022

Housing Minister says rising homeless figure a 'serious concern'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Housing Minister says rising homeless figure a 'serious concern'

Apr 29th 2022, 4:43 PM 19,637 Views 58 Comments

Figures released by the Department of Housing show that in March 9,825 people were homeless.

# housing-crisis - Monday 18 April, 2022

Councillors criticise housing minister for cap on second-hand homes for public purchase
# Housing
# Housing

Councillors criticise housing minister for cap on second-hand homes for public purchase

Apr 18th 2022, 2:31 PM 38,115 Views 42 Comments

The total number of private homes that can be bought by all 31 local authorities is limited to 200 per year.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

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 43,693 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-crisis - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Under pressure: Military barracks and former convents may be needed to house Ukraine refugees
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Under pressure: Military barracks and former convents may be needed to house Ukraine refugees

Apr 10th 2022, 4:44 PM 18,967 Views 26 Comments

The number of refugees needing state-provided accommodation is increasing,” said Integration Minister Roderick O’Gorman.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 7 April, 2022

92% drop in affordable properties in 10 months as opposition says housing crisis 'getting worse'
# Affordability Crisis
# Affordability Crisis

92% drop in affordable properties in 10 months as opposition says housing crisis 'getting worse'

Updated Apr 7th 2022, 11:45 AM 24,583 Views 38 Comments

The Simon Community has called for HAP rates to be increased to deal with the rising cost of housing.

# housing-crisis - Monday 28 March, 2022

House prices up 8% on this time last year, now 19% below Celtic Tiger peak - Daft report
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

House prices up 8% on this time last year, now 19% below Celtic Tiger peak - Daft report

Mar 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 15,921 Views 11 Comments

Increases remain smaller in urban areas, compared to rural areas, although the gap is narrowing.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin

Feb 23rd 2022, 12:05 AM 34,348 Views 33 Comments
  • Micheál Martin has repeatedly accused Sinn Féin councillors of "objecting" to new homes.
  • Analysis by The Journal found several Fianna Fáil councillors voted alongside Sinn Féin in housing motions.
  • Taoiseach: 'We can't say this is a crisis and then just habitually vote against projects'.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Art group to perform imagined apology from the Taoiseach for the housing crisis
# Apology
# Apology

Art group to perform imagined apology from the Taoiseach for the housing crisis

Feb 22nd 2022, 4:09 AM 22,135 Views 12 Comments

Multi-Story Act 1: The Apology will feature an actor playing the Taoiseach apologising for the failures of the State to address the crisis.

# housing-crisis - Friday 4 February, 2022

Opinion: Government is missing the links between the housing crisis and growing pension problem
# Pensions
# Pensions

Opinion: Government is missing the links between the housing crisis and growing pension problem

Feb 4th 2022, 7:00 PM 21,713 Views 35 Comments

Rory McNab says Ireland’s unaffordable housing means a whole generation will be without pension cover in years to come.

# housing-crisis - Friday 28 January, 2022

Slight drop in number of people attending emergency accommodation in December
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

Slight drop in number of people attending emergency accommodation in December

Jan 28th 2022, 5:27 PM 6,409 Views 4 Comments

Despite the drop in figures, homelessness organisations have raised concerns that they may begin to rise again.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Not-for-profit housing association seeing 'huge difficulty' in delivering affordable apartments
# Housing
# Housing

Not-for-profit housing association seeing 'huge difficulty' in delivering affordable apartments

Nov 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 15,752 Views 3 Comments

Circle VHA will add an additional 1,500 homes to its portfolio and its CEO has said it could do more.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'
# Housing Rights
# Housing Rights

Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'

Oct 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,479 Views 2 Comments

We have to change the way we think about housing for disabled people, writes James Cawley.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Activists regain access to Stoneybatter site after stand-off with security firm and gardaí
# Prussia Street
# Prussia Street

Activists regain access to Stoneybatter site after stand-off with security firm and gardaí

Updated Oct 27th 2021, 8:30 PM 77,340 Views 79 Comments

Gardaí said they attended the the site in compliance with a court order.

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