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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Sunday 19 June, 2022

Explainer: Why are Ireland's homeless figures on the rise again?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Explainer: Why are Ireland's homeless figures on the rise again?

Jun 19th 2022, 7:30 AM 15,547 Views 27 Comments

Homeless organisations have warned the situation will only get worse without significant intervention.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Red Cross says modular housing sites for Ukrainians should not be in isolated locations
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Red Cross says modular housing sites for Ukrainians should not be in isolated locations

Jun 15th 2022, 12:38 PM 15,205 Views 12 Comments

The government expects modular homes for hundreds of Ukrainians will be constructed within a 16-week period.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Ó Broin and O'Brien in war of words as Airbnb rejects recent claims about rental supply
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Ó Broin and O'Brien in war of words as Airbnb rejects recent claims about rental supply

Updated May 24th 2022, 5:53 PM 31,511 Views 26 Comments

A Sinn Féin bill this week would require online platforms to only advertise properties that are compliant.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers

May 18th 2022, 12:18 PM 18,458 Views 75 Comments

The Social Democrats are asking the government to scrap the subsidy for developers – Cian O’Callaghan explains why.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'

May 12th 2022, 1:37 PM 24,129 Views 44 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says rents are out of control.

# housing-crisis - Monday 2 May, 2022

More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'

May 2nd 2022, 10:24 AM 25,240 Views 42 Comments

The Housing Minister at the weekend said the government is planning to take action in the coming weeks.

# housing-crisis - Friday 29 April, 2022

Housing Minister says rising homeless figure a 'serious concern'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Housing Minister says rising homeless figure a 'serious concern'

Apr 29th 2022, 4:43 PM 19,599 Views 58 Comments

Figures released by the Department of Housing show that in March 9,825 people were homeless.

# housing-crisis - Monday 18 April, 2022

Councillors criticise housing minister for cap on second-hand homes for public purchase
# Housing
# Housing

Councillors criticise housing minister for cap on second-hand homes for public purchase

Apr 18th 2022, 2:31 PM 37,743 Views 42 Comments

The total number of private homes that can be bought by all 31 local authorities is limited to 200 per year.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Dr Lorcan Sirr: Ukrainian refugees can be housed quickly and easily if government acts now
# Homes
# Homes

Dr Lorcan Sirr: Ukrainian refugees can be housed quickly and easily if government acts now

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 8:15 PM 43,272 Views 53 Comments

The senior lecturer in housing says the urgent need to house Ukrainian refugees may be what Ireland’s housing crisis needs, with political will.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Under pressure: Military barracks and former convents may be needed to house Ukraine refugees
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Under pressure: Military barracks and former convents may be needed to house Ukraine refugees

Apr 10th 2022, 4:44 PM 18,936 Views 26 Comments

The number of refugees needing state-provided accommodation is increasing,” said Integration Minister Roderick O’Gorman.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 7 April, 2022

92% drop in affordable properties in 10 months as opposition says housing crisis 'getting worse'
# Affordability Crisis
# Affordability Crisis

92% drop in affordable properties in 10 months as opposition says housing crisis 'getting worse'

Updated Apr 7th 2022, 11:45 AM 24,337 Views 38 Comments

The Simon Community has called for HAP rates to be increased to deal with the rising cost of housing.

# housing-crisis - Monday 28 March, 2022

House prices up 8% on this time last year, now 19% below Celtic Tiger peak - Daft report
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

House prices up 8% on this time last year, now 19% below Celtic Tiger peak - Daft report

Mar 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 15,867 Views 11 Comments

Increases remain smaller in urban areas, compared to rural areas, although the gap is narrowing.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin

Feb 23rd 2022, 12:05 AM 34,300 Views 33 Comments
  • Micheál Martin has repeatedly accused Sinn Féin councillors of "objecting" to new homes.
  • Analysis by The Journal found several Fianna Fáil councillors voted alongside Sinn Féin in housing motions.
  • Taoiseach: 'We can't say this is a crisis and then just habitually vote against projects'.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Art group to perform imagined apology from the Taoiseach for the housing crisis
# Apology
# Apology

Art group to perform imagined apology from the Taoiseach for the housing crisis

Feb 22nd 2022, 4:09 AM 22,106 Views 12 Comments

Multi-Story Act 1: The Apology will feature an actor playing the Taoiseach apologising for the failures of the State to address the crisis.

# housing-crisis - Friday 4 February, 2022

Opinion: Government is missing the links between the housing crisis and growing pension problem
# Pensions
# Pensions

Opinion: Government is missing the links between the housing crisis and growing pension problem

Feb 4th 2022, 7:00 PM 21,632 Views 35 Comments

Rory McNab says Ireland’s unaffordable housing means a whole generation will be without pension cover in years to come.

# housing-crisis - Friday 28 January, 2022

Slight drop in number of people attending emergency accommodation in December
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

Slight drop in number of people attending emergency accommodation in December

Jan 28th 2022, 5:27 PM 6,390 Views 4 Comments

Despite the drop in figures, homelessness organisations have raised concerns that they may begin to rise again.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Not-for-profit housing association seeing 'huge difficulty' in delivering affordable apartments
# Housing
# Housing

Not-for-profit housing association seeing 'huge difficulty' in delivering affordable apartments

Nov 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 15,694 Views 3 Comments

Circle VHA will add an additional 1,500 homes to its portfolio and its CEO has said it could do more.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'
# Housing Rights
# Housing Rights

Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'

Oct 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,428 Views 3 Comments

We have to change the way we think about housing for disabled people, writes James Cawley.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Activists regain access to Stoneybatter site after stand-off with security firm and gardaí
# Prussia Street
# Prussia Street

Activists regain access to Stoneybatter site after stand-off with security firm and gardaí

Updated Oct 27th 2021, 8:30 PM 77,250 Views 79 Comments

Gardaí said they attended the the site in compliance with a court order.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum
# Ireland Housing System
# Ireland Housing System

Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum

Oct 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,981 Views 15 Comments

Wayne Stanley of Simon Communities is asking Government to consider a Bill to prevent more people from slipping into homelessness.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Councils told that student beds must be for students unless there's a 'compelling' reason
# Change Of Use
# Change Of Use

Councils told that student beds must be for students unless there's a 'compelling' reason

Sep 29th 2021, 3:00 PM 12,227 Views 18 Comments

There have been concerns about purpose-built student accommodation being used for other purposes.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families

Sep 14th 2021, 7:36 AM 14,043 Views 9 Comments

Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.

# housing-crisis - Friday 3 September, 2021

Housing supply: What changes are we likely to see in the next 18 months?
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Housing supply: What changes are we likely to see in the next 18 months?

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 9:10 AM 32,073 Views 42 Comments
  • The 'Housing For All' plan allocates €4 billion annual investment in housing.
  • By 2025, a total of 34,600 new homes will be built per year if the targets are met.
  • However, looking at next year the levels are significantly lower - a total of 24,600 new homes.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Housing for All: The measures aimed at helping single people get on the property ladder
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Housing for All: The measures aimed at helping single people get on the property ladder

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 13,781 Views 13 Comments

Single applicants for local authority loans will be able to earn up to €65,000 in certain areas.

Opinion: I've returned to Ireland, I'm an entrepeneur on a good living - I can't afford a home
# Ireland's Housing Crisis
# Ireland's Housing Crisis

Opinion: I've returned to Ireland, I'm an entrepeneur on a good living - I can't afford a home

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 10:30 AM 88,919 Views 81 Comments

Eoin Hayes returned to Ireland after years abroad, set up his own business and now rents. He says he cannot get near the property ladder.

# housing-crisis - Friday 27 August, 2021

Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month

Aug 27th 2021, 7:10 PM 8,474 Views 17 Comments

Charities say many indicators are pointing to further increases in homelessness later this year.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Just 63 rental properties within standard HAP rate available in June across Ireland
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Just 63 rental properties within standard HAP rate available in June across Ireland

Aug 12th 2021, 6:45 AM 29,559 Views 44 Comments

According to a new report, there were no properties available within standard HAP limits for a single person in June.

# housing-crisis - Friday 30 July, 2021

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month

Jul 30th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,329 Views 11 Comments

Homeless campaigners have called for plans that address the particular challenges facing lone parents.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants
# Housing
# Housing

Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants

Jul 29th 2021, 4:53 PM 10,410 Views 27 Comments

The company came to an agreement with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on foot of a 2016 complaint.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

Jul 27th 2021, 10:39 PM 32,821 Views 38 Comments

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien visited the site this week.

# housing-crisis - Friday 16 July, 2021

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
# Obligatory Housing
# Obligatory Housing

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 27,392 Views 38 Comments

Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?

Jul 15th 2021, 5:11 PM 17,231 Views 15 Comments

Housing looms large in the Government’s budgetary thinking at the moment.

115 homes in Kildare development at centre of controversy now won't be sold to cuckoo fund
# Maynooth
# Maynooth

115 homes in Kildare development at centre of controversy now won't be sold to cuckoo fund

Jul 15th 2021, 12:06 PM 32,305 Views 17 Comments

There was outrage when it emerged owner occupiers would be locked out of buying homes in the Maynooth estate.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement

Jul 14th 2021, 1:40 PM 15,718 Views 44 Comments

A row between government ministers took place over the housing spend in the statement this week.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Watch: Politicians discuss solutions to Ireland's housing crisis
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Watch: Politicians discuss solutions to Ireland's housing crisis

Jul 7th 2021, 3:49 PM 6,588 Views 11 Comments

Representatives from every major party joined us to discuss real solutions and answer your questions.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 PM 18,274 Views 0 Comments

Building social housing means building homes, writes Dean Van Nguyen.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Solutions to the housing crisis: Join us for a panel discussion with all major political parties
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Solutions to the housing crisis: Join us for a panel discussion with all major political parties

Updated Jul 1st 2021, 10:20 AM 10,495 Views 29 Comments

The panel will be hosted by senior reporter Michelle Hennessy and kicks off at 12.30pm.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Number of mortgage approvals continues to grow as almost 4,700 signed off last month
# Housing
# Housing

Number of mortgage approvals continues to grow as almost 4,700 signed off last month

Jun 29th 2021, 6:10 AM 8,237 Views 11 Comments

This represents a significant increase on the 1,879 mortgage approvals issued in May 2020, the BPFI said.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'

Jun 24th 2021, 3:08 PM 17,641 Views 54 Comments

The rules restrict the amount someone can borrow to 3.5 times their income, though there are exemptions.

# housing-crisis - Monday 21 June, 2021

Proportion of new homes bought by institutions increased six-fold in 10 years
# Social Justice Ireland
# Social Justice Ireland

Proportion of new homes bought by institutions increased six-fold in 10 years

Jun 21st 2021, 7:37 AM 14,077 Views 20 Comments

The average price of homes bought by institutions also increased dramatically from 2016 to 2019, from €229,627 to €304,811.

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