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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing

This week a petition with 3,500 signatures calling for a halt to the sale of the site was handed into the Department of Finance.

# housing-crisis - Friday 9 November, 2018

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'

The children said they wanted to share the difficulties they have experienced but also to share their hope with other children in tough situations.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 8 November, 2018

'We work, we pay tax': 'Hidden homeless' family protest against sale of Nama site Sandyford This post contains videos

'We work, we pay tax': 'Hidden homeless' family protest against sale of Nama site

The site already has planning permission for more than 450 apartments.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

Tough new Airbnb laws will ban short-term lets by landlords and introduce 90-day cap

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Dublin City Council plotting €200 million funding for 'below market rent' apartment blocks

The proposed initial site for the Cost Rental Residential Project would be in Ballymun.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Affordable homes to be built on private lands through 'quid pro quo' negotiations

Cork City Council officials will state today most active sector for construction is for student accommodation.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Families 'could end up on streets' as council takes over emergency service from homeless charity

The phone line was previously run by Focus Ireland – now families will have to call the general rough sleeper line after hours.

Labour to bring forward legislation to ban landlords charging prospective tenants to view property

Some people were being charged up to €500 to view an apartment.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 13 October, 2018

'They have no place in our city': Take Back the City protesters occupy Airbnb HQ

TBTC claims Airbnb has exacerbated the housing crisis in Dublin and Ireland as a whole.

# housing-crisis - Friday 12 October, 2018

Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold

In one case, a woman was asked for €500 to view a property.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'I have 20 years' experience as a recruiter - but I feel more like an estate agent these days'

The housing crisis is making Ireland a less attractive destination for foreign workers.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD made the charge after tax relief for landlords was announced.

# housing-crisis - Monday 8 October, 2018

'Painstakingly slow, chronically underfunded': Why aren't these vacant home schemes delivering?

Just nine homes were tenanted in one of the schemes last year, after the department had said up to 800 could be delivered in that time.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Landlords' group says Take Back the City protesters should be open to moving out of Dublin

The Residential Landlords Association has said that there is too much of a focus on Dublin.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Minister says decommissioned cruise ships 'not suitable for homeless families'

The idea had been proposed by a Fine Gael councillor who said “imperfect ideas have become reasonable options”.

Poll: Do you think protests will have a positive effect on the housing crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think protests will have a positive effect on the housing crisis?

Thousands gathered outside the Dáil yesterday for the Raise the Roof protest.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest

The protest today coincided with a debate in the Dáil on a motion on housing.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'

Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien writes about why affordable housing is key to this year’s Budget and a priority for his party.

Owners of Dublin building occupied by protesters say it is 'not safe'

The building at Belvedere Place was occupied on 8 September.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 30 September, 2018

CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures

The CSO statisticians will be assisting the department with its housing data, but not homeless figures.

New Airbnb rules will return housing units back to long-term rentals

Rental caps and a new licensing system are due to be announced next week.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote

The Minister for Housing also said St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore will be redeveloped as planned.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Eoin Ó Broin: 'He is the Minister. The buck stops with him. He must change the policy... or go'

The Sinn Féin spokesperson defends his party’s motion of no confidence in the Housing Minister.

# housing-crisis - Monday 24 September, 2018

'It's a weird side-effect': Activist hopes PigeonGate video will bring attention to housing movement

Footage shared at the weekend showed one man abusing the protesters and another in his group threw a pigeon head at them.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Minister says 200 new social housing units stalled due to construction firm examinership will be delivered

A number of subcontractors have complained that they have not been paid for their work on the State-funded projects.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 22 September, 2018

House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street Take Back The City This post contains videos

House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street

“I don’t think it’s acceptable for people to break into properties and occupy them,” Minister of State Damien English said.

Analysis: If it rules out a vacant property tax the government risks looking idle

A report delivered this week advised against the idea.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Urgent buy up of empty houses needed, but vacant property tax not recommended

A report presented to government said a tax would not be an effective response to deal with the housing shortages.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Commissioner says form of garda attire at North Frederick Street protest 'was not correct'

Leo Varadkar defended the actions of gardaí and the decision to cover their faces.

Poll: Do you support the occupation of vacant properties as a form of protest? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the occupation of vacant properties as a form of protest?

Several properties in Dublin and elsewhere have been occupied by housing activists.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Housing activists block traffic in Dublin during sit-down protest against Frederick Street eviction

Hundreds gathered to protest the eviction of a group from a vacant property in North Fredrick Street.

FF affordable housing plan aims to give €50k subsidy to help first-time buyers purchase a home

The plan is core to the party’s demands in this year’s Budget negotiations.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Protesters chant 'let them go' as activists arrested after eviction at occupied Dublin property

Activists had been defying a court order to remain in the building for a number of weeks.

# housing-crisis - Monday 10 September, 2018

'Focus on a plan not criticising me': Murphy in war of words with councils over housing record

In south Dublin this evening, councillors voted to pause a major housing development until Murphy was contacted over the number of affordable homes.

Selling public land to highest bidder is 'not the best option', surveyors warn

The Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland has also raised concerns over vacant properties in Ireland.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 9 September, 2018

15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing?

Earlier this week, Sinn Féin said it will move to have Murphy removed from office when the Dáil resumes this month.

High Court Master says 'serious errors' in bank court papers are not spotted in Circuit Court

Edmund Honohan said this has led to situations where banks are being granted possession orders for property or land that is not even mortgaged.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

They occupied a property on Belvedere Court.

# housing-crisis - Friday 7 September, 2018

Trump likely to stop off in Ireland on his way home from Paris, says Coveney

Varadkar delivered a robust defence of the government’s record on housing this morning.

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