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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Monday 11 November, 2019

Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief

Nov 11th 2019, 12:45 PM 20,880 Views 59 Comments

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
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns

Oct 9th 2019, 10:33 PM 14,307 Views 25 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction

Oct 2nd 2019, 12:02 PM 44,122 Views 86 Comments

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'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go'

Oct 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 16,554 Views 34 Comments

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'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'

Sep 24th 2019, 7:00 PM 39,706 Views 56 Comments

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 Crisis
# Housing Crisis

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?

Sep 19th 2019, 4:12 PM 16,543 Views 61 Comments

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
# Housing

Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'

Sep 19th 2019, 2:19 PM 19,157 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'

Sep 18th 2019, 4:19 PM 37,013 Views 121 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'It had fantastic resonance': A year after taking over Dublin's vacant buildings, Take Back the City disbands

Aug 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 28,498 Views 21 Comments

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
# Airbnb
# Airbnb

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws

Aug 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 18,241 Views 35 Comments

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
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites

Aug 6th 2019, 10:51 AM 26,107 Views 45 Comments

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
# Rebuilding
# Rebuilding

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

Aug 4th 2019, 11:00 AM 17,752 Views 66 Comments

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
# Dún Laoghaire
# Dún Laoghaire

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

Jul 31st 2019, 12:19 PM 21,831 Views 87 Comments

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'
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Jul 11th 2019, 11:16 PM 34,675 Views 17 Comments

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?
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 9:01 AM 23,654 Views 43 Comments

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
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 7:48 AM 13,504 Views 36 Comments

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
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

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

Jul 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 26,334 Views 27 Comments

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
# Airbnb
# Airbnb

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

Jun 30th 2019, 10:00 PM 46,836 Views 85 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

Jun 20th 2019, 6:05 AM 70,782 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Jun 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 55,040 Views 125 Comments

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
# Short-term Lets
# Short-term Lets

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

Jun 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,240 Views 66 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 34,093 Views 81 Comments

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
# Cramped

'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

Jun 8th 2019, 9:30 AM 61,102 Views 24 Comments

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'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

May 22nd 2019, 12:48 PM 18,600 Views 94 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 22nd 2019, 7:00 AM 23,372 Views 44 Comments

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

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

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

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

May 21st 2019, 6:58 PM 15,981 Views 59 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

May 20th 2019, 10:45 PM 27,458 Views 53 Comments

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
# Raise The Roof
# Raise The Roof

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

May 18th 2019, 1:52 PM 30,542 Views 143 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

May 17th 2019, 2:34 PM 29,041 Views 127 Comments

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
# 141 Million
# 141 Million

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

May 16th 2019, 7:15 AM 12,008 Views 33 Comments

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
# Cost Rental Model
# Cost Rental Model

Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme

May 13th 2019, 10:46 PM 33,559 Views 36 Comments

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

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes

May 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 56,950 Views 59 Comments

5,500 people have turned down social housing since 2016.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

May 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 13,642 Views 46 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 26th 2019, 7:00 AM 90,729 Views 89 Comments

‘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
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

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

Updated Apr 11th 2019, 5:52 PM 21,454 Views 59 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 11th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,925 Views 62 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books

Apr 9th 2019, 7:33 PM 23,918 Views 14 Comments

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
# New Laws
# New Laws

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

Apr 4th 2019, 6:11 PM 77,289 Views 117 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021

Apr 2nd 2019, 4:30 PM 11,955 Views 44 Comments

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'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Updated Mar 28th 2019, 12:58 PM 29,549 Views 121 Comments

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