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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Friday 3 April, 2020

House completions likely to 'dry up' as homes on sale at lowest level since 2006

Daft.ie 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

Daft.ie 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.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government

Howlin gave a lukewarm verdict on the recent local elections, so what next?

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Planning board says co-living development will have to include kitchens in bedrooms

An Bord Pleanála has said the complex will, with some changes, “provide an acceptable form of residential amenity for future occupants”.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

'Building upward has a knock-on effect': Could a high-rise skyline make Dublin more liveable?

And could it happen in the next 10 years? Hear more on episode two of Ireland 2029.

Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour

The report also said there were increased costs in energy in the last 12 months.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

19 new rent pressure zones come into effect as national rent average increases yet again

Pressure zones are designated areas where rents cannot be increased by more than 4% per annum.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws Exclusive

Data scraped from site shows widespread use of ‘domestic’ units as short-term lets.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner

The scheme allows people who are in mortgage arrears to remain in their homes and pay rent to an approved housing body.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'

A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules

Councils are already struggling to crack down on many unauthorised short-term lets after fielding hundreds of complaints from locals.

# housing-crisis - Monday 10 June, 2019

Opinion: Co-living will push up the price of land and make it unviable to build residential homes

Co-living is exciting alright – for property developers, writes housing policy analyst, Mel Reynolds.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 8 June, 2019

'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat Cramped This post contains videos

'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat

Students from NCAD are using their creative skills to tackle social issues at a summer showcase.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

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.

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