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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Today’s News

Taoiseach: Co-living an option - 'it's not going to replace traditional houses and apartments'

Leo Varadkar and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy faced opposition on their co-living stance in the Dáil today.

Plans for 'co-living' apartment blocks in Dublin are in opposition to the 'cohousing' model popular in Europe

Cohousing arrangements are a co-operative movement that helps to create affordable housing, writes Tom O’Donnell.

# housing-crisis - Yesterday’s News

Don't judge co-living on one planning application, says minister as proposals dubbed '21st century bedsits'

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said co-living is an ‘exciting’ choice for young workers.

# housing-crisis - Monday 20 May, 2019

Development of 88 apartments at former Phoenix Park racecourse gets green light

An Bord Pleanala granted permission for the development after an appeal.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 18 May, 2019

'Government policy is failing': Thousands gather in Dublin to protest against housing crisis

Figures show that more than 10,000 people are currently registered as homeless in Ireland.

# housing-crisis - Friday 17 May, 2019

Bedsits of the future or part of the solution?: Minister says co-living flats are just another option for people

Plans to build a block of 208 studio dwellings which would see dozens of people sharing one kitchen have been criticised.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 16 May, 2019

The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years

Over €118 million was spent on homeless emergency accommodation last year.

# housing-crisis - Monday 13 May, 2019

Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme

The scheme was approved at the council’s final monthly meeting this evening.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.

# housing-crisis - Friday 26 April, 2019

Brazilian student: Coming to Dublin was a dream come true but sharing a house with 14 others was a nightmare

‘We are delighted to come and spend our savings on courses and accommodation but we need help to get set up. None of us wants to sleep on the streets,’ writes Ana Marta Gonçalves.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed

The planning permission will see that close to 900 social and affordable homes will be built on the site.

Opinion: 'As I attempt to buy my first home, disheartened isn't even the word'

In Berlin, a proposed referendum seeks to ban the largest landlord company and expropriate the homes for social housing – but the average rent in Dublin is twice that of Berlin, writes Ciaran Connolly.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the figure as ‘extraordinarily high’.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Landlords who evict tenants because they want to sell or renovate a property could face tough sanctions

The Government proposals aim to increase the rights of tenants in the rental market.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021

RPZ laws were first introduced in December 2016 to address spiraling rents.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 28 March, 2019

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Opinion: 'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one'

I am 57 years old, born and reared in Dublin. I started working when I was 15 but now I’m facing eviction from yet another rented property, writes Janette Byrne.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Opinion: There is a good reason why nobody plays golf in Manhattan

Cities with a large population and expensive housing do not have golf courses near their centre, due to the self-evident inefficiency of that land use, writes Paddy Smyth.

Spiralling costs, scarce materials and penalties: How Brexit could impact the housing crisis

Increased costs and problems securing staff could hinder the industry’s response.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme

Micheál Martin accused the government of letting down people on low incomes down.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here

The event will hear from a number of groups who are working to regularise the model here as well as experts on how to manage the financial and legal issues.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic

Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'If I apply for a house in Dublin today - I will be waiting 19 years': 17,745 on Dublin housing list

The combined total of people either looking for a house or looking to move stands at 27,762.

# housing-crisis - Monday 4 February, 2019

Opinion: Severe overcrowding is widespread in social housing and it's harming people's health

There are thousands of families in Dublin living in conditions of severe overcrowding – the worst case I’ve come across was 14 people living in a 2-bed flat, writes Críona Ní Dhálaigh.

# housing-crisis - Monday 28 January, 2019

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers

The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.

Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'

Just 30% of those who engaged with Abhaile’s financial advice have a solution in place or are on track for one.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction

The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests

People who are working every day with customers in arrears say lenders are still refusing to cooperate in any significant way.

# housing-crisis - Friday 11 January, 2019

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin

Edmund Honohan urged the Fianna Fáil leader to support a piece of legislation he wrote that is currently before the Dáil.

# housing-crisis - Monday 7 January, 2019

'Thousands of non-national construction workers will be needed to meet housing targets' - Ibec

Ibec says there are not enough skilled workers here to meet demand.

Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street

There are vast tracts of underutilised lands close to the city centre, they should be used to build high-quality apartment blocks with generous courtyards and play areas, writes Ciaran Cuffe.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Here's how many sites there are where its owners will have to pay the vacant site levy

Site owners will be eligible to pay up to 7% of its value if the local authority has placed it on the vacant sites register.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 27 December, 2018

More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban

The ‘trêve hivernale’ has been a part of French law since 1956.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Just after their mother died, two brothers were told by their landlord they had to vacate the property

This was one such case faced by housing charity Threshold this year.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'Give families a chance to stay in their homes': Hundreds attend anti-eviction protest in Roscommon

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said politicians need to bring in legislation to make sure recent incidents are not repeated.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 22 December, 2018

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas

Eoghan Murphy: “It is very disappointing to see more children in emergency accommodation as we go into Christmas week.”

# housing-crisis - Thursday 13 December, 2018

The national average rent is €1,122 per month - it's an extra €500 if you want to live in the capital

The average rent in Dublin is now €1,620 per month.

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