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# Housing Crisis

Last year
'Six years ago we were in a bank's mortgage ad - now we're couch surfing'
There have been calls for the government to collect data on this kind of ‘hidden homelessness’.
Wheelchair user facing homelessness condemns lack of Government support
With few accessible options on the private rental market, little support is available for disabled people who fall outside social housing threshold.
People with mental health difficulties struggling to find suitable homes in rental sector
One housing association is calling for investment in one-bedroom apartments, with some ring-fenced for people with mental health difficulties.
Homelessness: Record high 10,568 people in emergency accommodation last month
In total, there were 7,431 adults accessing emergency accommodation in the last week of July.
118 new cost-rental homes open in Clondalkin as housing minister says rental crisis is 'acute'
The rents are set at €1,264 for two-bed apartments and €1,297 for the two-bed duplexes.
Opinion: 'Tánaiste, Fine Gael's housing policy only benefits developers & vulture funds'
The SocDem’s Cian O’Callaghan responds to comments on the housing crisis made by Leo Varadkar in The Journal.
'I don't say it lightly': Housing crisis is a breach in the social contract, says Tánaiste
In an exclusive interview, Leo Varadkar also indicated the minimum wage is to increase.
Varadkar says the Government needs to have "another go" at fixing the housing crisis
Renters need more help, declares Tánaiste
However, Budget 2023 will not have all the solutions to fix property situation
'It's quite demoralising': Dozens queue for over an hour to view three-bed rental in Dublin
People who attended the viewing said they faced a wait of over an hour to even get into the house.
Property prices have now reached the same level as the Celtic Tiger peak - CSO
The high follows a 14.1% price increase over the past year.
Explainer: What rights do tenants have against eviction in Ireland?
The number of evictions this year has increased significantly, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.
More houses come on stream as new data shows 'most completions per quarter since 2011'
Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that apartment completions rose 88.1% in the last year.
CSO: Property prices across the country rose by 14.4% in the year to May
Price inflation fell for the second consecutive month, however..
Government to introduce strict new controls on short-term lettings
Opposition TDs have described the move as a big mistake.
Call for Government to close rent pressure zone loopholes
The calls come amid reports that a US property giant plans to push up rents over current rent pressure zone limits.
Future retirees in Ireland to face 'substantially' lower levels of home ownership, research warns
The finding was contained in a new ESRI report.
FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?
The claim was made by Cian O’Callaghan last week.
Dublin ‘disadvantaged’ at recruiting nurses because of housing costs, regional health chief says
Mary O’Kelly says healthcare workers can’t afford to live in the capital.
Daft report highlights largest quarterly gain in housing prices in nearly two years
The average listed price nationwide is up almost 10% on the same period last year.
Explainer: Why are Ireland's homeless figures on the rise again?
Homeless organisations have warned the situation will only get worse without significant intervention.
Red Cross says modular housing sites for Ukrainians should not be in isolated locations
The government expects modular homes for hundreds of Ukrainians will be constructed within a 16-week period.
Ó Broin and O'Brien in war of words as Airbnb rejects recent claims about rental supply
A Sinn Féin bill this week would require online platforms to only advertise properties that are compliant.
Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers
The Social Democrats are asking the government to scrap the subsidy for developers – Cian O’Callaghan explains why.
Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says rents are out of control.
More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'
The Housing Minister at the weekend said the government is planning to take action in the coming weeks.
Housing Minister says rising homeless figure a 'serious concern'
Figures released by the Department of Housing show that in March 9,825 people were homeless.
Councillors criticise housing minister for cap on second-hand homes for public purchase
The total number of private homes that can be bought by all 31 local authorities is limited to 200 per year.
Dr Lorcan Sirr: Ukrainian refugees can be housed quickly and easily if government acts now
The senior lecturer in housing says the urgent need to house Ukrainian refugees may be what Ireland’s housing crisis needs, with political will.
Under pressure: Military barracks and former convents may be needed to house Ukraine refugees
The number of refugees needing state-provided accommodation is increasing,” said Integration Minister Roderick O’Gorman.
92% drop in affordable properties in 10 months as opposition says housing crisis 'getting worse'
The Simon Community has called for HAP rates to be increased to deal with the rising cost of housing.
House prices up 8% on this time last year, now 19% below Celtic Tiger peak - Daft report
Increases remain smaller in urban areas, compared to rural areas, although the gap is narrowing.
Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin
The issue has become a source of disagreement in recent weeks.
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'.
Art group to perform imagined apology from the Taoiseach for the housing crisis
Multi-Story Act 1: The Apology will feature an actor playing the Taoiseach apologising for the failures of the State to address the crisis.
Opinion: Government is missing the links between the housing crisis and growing pension problem
Rory McNab says Ireland’s unaffordable housing means a whole generation will be without pension cover in years to come.
Slight drop in number of people attending emergency accommodation in December
Despite the drop in figures, homelessness organisations have raised concerns that they may begin to rise again.
All time
Not-for-profit housing association seeing 'huge difficulty' in delivering affordable apartments
Circle VHA will add an additional 1,500 homes to its portfolio and its CEO has said it could do more.
Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'
We have to change the way we think about housing for disabled people, writes James Cawley.
Activists regain access to Stoneybatter site after stand-off with security firm and gardaí
Gardaí said they attended the the site in compliance with a court order.
Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum
Wayne Stanley of Simon Communities is asking Government to consider a Bill to prevent more people from slipping into homelessness.
Councils told that student beds must be for students unless there's a 'compelling' reason
There have been concerns about purpose-built student accommodation being used for other purposes.
Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.