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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Co-living developer seeks meeting with housing minister over 'sustained misinformed public commentary'

The request comes as the minister carries out a review on whether co-living developments should be banned.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Another Dublin 6 co-living development labelled 'totally incompatible' in the age of Covid

With a review underway into the permission for a development in Rathmines, another application for Harold’s Cross is being considered.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'

Renters are more likely to work in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic.

# housing-crisis - Friday 10 July, 2020

Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin says the new government has already reneged on its promises in relation to housing.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Call for banks to reverse 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients

Applicants who received approval before the Covid-19 crisis have had approval pulled.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019

The figures were released in the Irish Council for Social Housing’s activity report for 2019.

# housing-crisis - Monday 8 June, 2020

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

The number of households on the payment has risen by 5,136 since mid-March.

# housing-crisis - Monday 25 May, 2020

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Housing groups have warned that Ireland could see a rise in evictions as a result of the crisis.

# housing-crisis - Monday 18 May, 2020

'We must protect Generation Rent from the effects of the Covid-19 crisis'

Dr Michael Byrne of UCD welcomes new measures to protect tenants but says they should not be left to pick up the pieces once the virus passes.

# housing-crisis - Friday 15 May, 2020

Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again

Just 5,771 new builds were delivered to the government last year.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis

There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.

# housing-crisis - Friday 24 April, 2020

Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis

A new report by the Simon Communities says new properties are out of reach of HAP customers.

# housing-crisis - Friday 3 April, 2020

House completions likely to 'dry up' as homes on sale at lowest level since 2006 says that this is the first time since late 2006 that fewer than 20,000 homes have been on the market.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 1 April, 2020 is helping provide free accommodation for doctors and nurses battling the Covid-19 pandemic

It’s expected that a feature allowing doctors and nurses to self-isolate outside of hospitals will be live by next week.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148

Eoghan Murphy said that his priority during the Covid-19 pandemic would be the safety of those in emergency accommodation.

# housing-crisis - Friday 27 March, 2020

Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin

The Sinn Féin TD says where renters can’t pay, landlords must be guaranteed a mortgage moratorium.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Opinion: Adult children still at home? There's no blueprint for this time

Like so many parents in Ireland in a difficult housing market, Ruth Deasy had to share her home with her two grown sons.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Poll: Are you in favour of a time-limited rent freeze? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you in favour of a time-limited rent freeze?

The constitutionality of a rent freeze has been debated for some time.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 27 February, 2020

UCD students stage tent protest against 'spiralling' cost of campus accommodation

Students are organising a large demonstration for next week.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Students call on University of Limerick to reverse decision to double-up bedrooms on campus

Rent for the twin rooms will range from €2,800 to €4,250 per person.

# housing-crisis - Friday 14 February, 2020

FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin O Broin made the claim on television this week – but is he right?

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'

Noel found himself living in his car following the break up of a relationship.

# housing-crisis - Friday 10 January, 2020

Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night

The woman, who was in a distressed state, told the volunteer she had been released from an acute hospital.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

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

# housing-crisis - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says Eoghan Murphy may be proven wrong on the rent freeze bill

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.

# housing-crisis - Monday 11 November, 2019

Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief

The CEO of Fáilte Ireland also warned that Brexit was proving a challenge to Irish tourism.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns

The government announced it would support the delivery of over 11,000 new social homes next year.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction

The couple and their three children became homeless after the eviction.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go'

Depaul has pointed out that single people remain the biggest cohort and are likely to remain homeless for longer periods.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'

Officers today called for the provision of quarters for married couples or the introduction of a rent allowance to assist them.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 19 September, 2019

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?

Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.

Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'

Housing charity Threshold has said it is aware of several such incidents.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'

The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 18 August, 2019

'It had fantastic resonance': A year after taking over Dublin's vacant buildings, Take Back the City disbands

The coalition of housing groups occupied buildings and offices in the capital last year.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites

Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.

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