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# Housing Crisis

Last week
18th February 2024 - 24th February 2024
Over half of domestic violence refuges across the country are full
Services told The Journal that the housing crisis has made it extremely difficult for women and children in refuge accommodation to move on.
This month
February 2024
Irish language activists and politicians protest at the Dáil over 'Gaeltacht housing crisis'
Students outraged by accommodation provider's move from 40-week tenancies to year-round leases
Minister's message to Irish construction workers abroad: 'Ireland needs you to help us build homes'
Homes at Sandyford ‘Mint’ site could be decade away despite land transfer approval
The Central Bank said it would take seven years for it to vacate the site off the M50.
Purpose-built apartment blocks for healthcare staff such as junior doctors must be considered, says Donnelly
Council cites housing crisis as reason to refuse planning permission for new 111-bedroom hotel
Financial analyst: House affordability should be the government's focus, not just house prices
Last month
January 2024
Michael O'Leary says Ryanair has 'nothing to apologise for' after it bulk buys housing estate
Varadkar: Most first-time buyers in Ireland purchase second-hand homes because they are cheaper
More than 5,000 applications for 535 cost-rental homes in Dublin and Kildare
Ryanair reveals it's purchased 25 homes for cabin crew staff in Swords housing estate
High rents, evictions, poor conditions: Growing number of older people with housing difficulties
House prices outside Dublin to increase by 4.9% in 2024
'Discriminates against single people': Readers share their experiences of govt housing schemes
Single people in particular reported feeling forgotten and left out of government supports.
Locals question silence over future of 28 homes in Swords
The homes are in the housing minister’s constituency of Dublin Fingal.
Just 33 rental properties available within HAP limits across 16 local authority areas
Sinn Féin to bring forward motion to increase tax on bulk buying of homes for private rental
How a boardroom war could decide the fate of 3,700 Dublin apartments
Housing: If private investors are willing to put money in, why on earth would we say no?
Have you used one of the government schemes to buy or rent a home? What has been your experience?
Last year
2023
Government looking at ways to accelerate housebuilding, Tánaiste says
Tathony House served fresh eviction notices after landlord withdraws appeal against RTB ruling
McGrath: Level of ‘exaggeration’ in vacancy estimates but collection of tax will increase
Homelessness record broken again as 13,179 people in emergency accommodation in October
'An embarrassment': Opposition parties say Government's vacancy tax ineffective and half-baked
Just 3,000 of 50,000 identified properties liable for vacant property tax, Dept of Finance says
575 people apply for 13 new cost-rental homes in Swords in just three days
Staff at new Children's Hospital may be housed at Crumlin hospital
FactCheck: Have 40,000 landlords really left Ireland's rental market in the past five years?
FactCheck: Is the Government giving landlords twice as much as renters in Budget 2024?
CSO to investigate 'discrepancy' of 84,000 homes in official estimates of private rented market
Housing Minister wants tax cuts for small landlords in Budget as 'good landlords' are leaving market
Record high number of children in emergency accommodation, August figures show
Focus Ireland recorded 30% increase in service users last year as homelessness rose
Average price of 3-bed semi in Ireland breaches €300,000 for first time since 2007
Cian O'Callaghan: We need 10,000 new affordable purchase & rental homes built every year
Sinn Féin says government is 'out of touch' as party calls for mortgage interest relief
Government says price potential increases always considered as First Home scheme is extended
Minister pushes for expansion of rent tax credit and tweak of eligibility criteria for students