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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Today’s News

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

22 hours ago 17,202 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.

# housing-crisis - Monday 14 June, 2021

Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April

Mon 4:07 PM 9,458 Views 13 Comments

There were 5,806 individuals in emergency accommodation in Dublin last month.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'

Sun 7:00 AM 33,280 Views 0 Comments

“Our political class have forgotten that housing is a right and not simply an opportunity to redistribute money upwards to the wealthy,” writes Mark O’Halloran.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Ireland's housing crisis: The problems, the solutions and the human cost
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Ireland's housing crisis: The problems, the solutions and the human cost

Jun 8th 2021, 12:10 AM 23,746 Views 68 Comments

The next part of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at the core issues at the heart of Ireland’s housing crisis.

# housing-crisis - Friday 21 May, 2021

3,000 local authority homes to be refurbished and re-let under plans by Housing Minister
# Refurbishment
# Refurbishment

3,000 local authority homes to be refurbished and re-let under plans by Housing Minister

May 21st 2021, 12:47 PM 25,744 Views 63 Comments

All 31 councils have applied to take part in the scheme, with the total cost to the Department of Housing set at approximately €44.7 million.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

'A human error': Sinn Féin motion on affordable housing passed by Dáil after junior Minister doesn't call vote
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'A human error': Sinn Féin motion on affordable housing passed by Dáil after junior Minister doesn't call vote

May 19th 2021, 2:47 PM 56,890 Views 63 Comments

The housing crisis has been top of the political agenda for over two weeks now, following outrage over cuckoo funds.

Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'

May 19th 2021, 11:40 AM 46,561 Views 51 Comments

The housing analyst responds to last night’s announcement by Government on investment funds and property.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Up to 50% of future housing estates to be set aside for owner-occupiers, Ministers announce
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Up to 50% of future housing estates to be set aside for owner-occupiers, Ministers announce

May 18th 2021, 7:41 PM 28,575 Views 111 Comments
  • The new measures will also see the purchase of more than 10 residential houses facing an increased stamp duty of 10%.
  • The higher stamp duty rate does not apply to the bulk buying of apartments by investment funds
  • Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe outlined the proposals at a press briefing this evening.

# housing-crisis - Friday 14 May, 2021

Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'
# Housing Ireland
# Housing Ireland

Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'

Updated May 14th 2021, 11:19 AM 22,168 Views 62 Comments

Dr Lorcan Sirr and Orla Hegarty say that to understand the current housing crisis, you must first learn of the history of housing provision in Ireland.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months

Updated May 12th 2021, 1:36 PM 22,617 Views 64 Comments
  • The CSO says prices have risen 3.7% nationally over 12 months
  • Blackrock 'most expensive' Eircode with €615,000 median price
  • Taoiseach says government has pledged "unprecedented funding" for residential construction

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures

May 11th 2021, 8:10 PM 11,362 Views 27 Comments

It could be a “number of weeks” before new measures are announced, say sources.

Poll: Do you think this government can fix Ireland's housing problems?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think this government can fix Ireland's housing problems?

May 11th 2021, 9:48 AM 57,458 Views 189 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said he is “confident” the government will “make real strides” with housing.

# housing-crisis - Monday 10 May, 2021

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds

May 10th 2021, 6:05 PM 46,539 Views 54 Comments

In a follow-up to his housing article last week, Dr Hearne says Government is merely keen for the investment fund issue to drop from the headlines.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The message to Irish politicians this week was 'It's housing, stupid'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Larry Donnelly: The message to Irish politicians this week was 'It's housing, stupid'

May 9th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,203 Views 23 Comments

Our columnist takes a look at a return to Irish politics as we knew it this week, with housing again front and centre.

# housing-crisis - Friday 7 May, 2021

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing

May 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,493 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Ó Broin says these people should be included in the government’s homelessness figures.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Govt accused of frustrating 'hopes and dreams' of families as it commits to action on global funds buying housing estates
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Govt accused of frustrating 'hopes and dreams' of families as it commits to action on global funds buying housing estates

May 6th 2021, 1:05 PM 18,749 Views 49 Comments

The Housing Minister has said that proposals could be tabled as early as next week.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements

Apr 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 33,569 Views 31 Comments

Outside Dublin, house prices were up by 4.3% and apartment prices up by 9.6%.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

House prices jumped by an average of €20,000 in the last 12 months as supply fell significantly
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

House prices jumped by an average of €20,000 in the last 12 months as supply fell significantly

Mar 31st 2021, 12:10 AM 69,771 Views 43 Comments

In Dublin, prices rose by 6.9% in the year to March 2021, but the largest increases were seen in the counties surrounding Dublin and in the other cities.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Phased return of construction from 12 April criticised as 'economic and societal own goal'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Phased return of construction from 12 April criticised as 'economic and societal own goal'

Mar 30th 2021, 9:06 PM 38,564 Views 15 Comments

The Taoiseach said that the resumption of house builds from 12 April includes home refurbishments.

# housing-crisis - Friday 26 March, 2021

Slight decrease of 75 in February homelessness figures
# Homeless
# Homeless

Slight decrease of 75 in February homelessness figures

Mar 26th 2021, 4:03 PM 6,608 Views 11 Comments

February stats show that there are 8,238 people in emergency accommodation.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list

Mar 9th 2021, 5:35 PM 13,506 Views 25 Comments

Last year the State delivered just over 5,000 new build social homes.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban
# Housing
# Housing

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,547 Views 50 Comments

An eviction ban for those in arrears has been in place across the country since late October,

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister

Jan 27th 2021, 5:08 PM 24,571 Views 55 Comments

The lockdown will mean housing targets could be off by between 6,500 and 7,000 new homes,

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits

Jan 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,169 Views 13 Comments

Homeless numbers are down but Simon Communities says the full impact of the pandemic will only be seen when restrictions are lifted permanently.

# housing-crisis - Monday 18 January, 2021

Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors

Jan 18th 2021, 9:47 AM 21,365 Views 27 Comments

Surveyors predict a 4% rise in house prices in Ireland in 2021.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults

Dec 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 12,683 Views 8 Comments

There were 4,495 adults without child dependents classified as homeless nationally in October.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies

Dec 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,904 Views 17 Comments

The shutdown of the industry slowed progress this year but it is unlikely further lockdowns would stop construction.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Covid-19 has 'dramatic effect' on government mortgage scheme for first-time buyers as drawdowns plummet
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Covid-19 has 'dramatic effect' on government mortgage scheme for first-time buyers as drawdowns plummet

Nov 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 19,929 Views 7 Comments

Approvals and drawdowns on the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme fell significantly from March onwards.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'

Nov 26th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,265 Views 16 Comments

The bodies of two men were found in different areas of Dublin city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced

Nov 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,452 Views 22 Comments

Dr Rory Hearne says the Government’s housing model is fundamentally flawed and it’s time for a complete overhaul of the system.

# housing-crisis - Monday 9 November, 2020

Rent costs rise in four of Ireland's five major cities
# Rent
# Rent

Rent costs rise in four of Ireland's five major cities

Nov 9th 2020, 7:54 AM 45,590 Views 55 Comments

Rent prices in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford cities have risen compared to last year.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Social housing: Government pledges €500 million to build 9,500 new units next year
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Social housing: Government pledges €500 million to build 9,500 new units next year

Oct 13th 2020, 2:32 PM 13,611 Views 25 Comments

Michael McGrath said the State “needs to place a much greater emphasis” on directly building social and affordable housing.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Co-living developer seeks meeting with housing minister over 'sustained misinformed public commentary'
# Housing
# Housing

Co-living developer seeks meeting with housing minister over 'sustained misinformed public commentary'

Sep 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 24,005 Views 40 Comments

The request comes as the minister carries out a review on whether co-living developments should be banned.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Another Dublin 6 co-living development labelled 'totally incompatible' in the age of Covid
# Kenilworth Motors
# Kenilworth Motors

Another Dublin 6 co-living development labelled 'totally incompatible' in the age of Covid

Aug 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 30,806 Views 18 Comments

With a review underway into the permission for a development in Rathmines, another application for Harold’s Cross is being considered.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'

Jul 28th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,937 Views 24 Comments

Renters are more likely to work in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic.

# housing-crisis - Friday 10 July, 2020

Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing

Jul 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,828 Views 80 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin says the new government has already reneged on its promises in relation to housing.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Call for banks to reverse 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients
# Covid19
# Covid19

Call for banks to reverse 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients

Jun 30th 2020, 10:30 AM 14,852 Views 30 Comments

Applicants who received approval before the Covid-19 crisis have had approval pulled.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

Jun 25th 2020, 4:43 PM 5,854 Views 10 Comments

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Jun 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 34,137 Views 46 Comments

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019

Jun 10th 2020, 7:01 AM 10,947 Views 18 Comments

The figures were released in the Irish Council for Social Housing’s activity report for 2019.

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