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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

The number of homeless families has increased to a new record

There are now 1,778 families in emergency accomodation.

Activists vow not to leave house after being ordered to vacate by court

They are currently holding a rally at the building.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'Even the bouncy castle industry in Ireland has representation: Generation Rent needs a voice'

One in five households rent nationally – and that could well remain the situation.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 23 August, 2018

'The battle will be long': Housing activists threaten more property occupations until crisis is resolved

Around 40 protesters staged a protest through Dublin city centre this afternoon.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'It's embarrassing to sleep rough': Son of Father Michael Cleary reveals he is homeless

Ross Hamilton lost his home after a back injury meant he couldn’t work and his landlord refused to accept a HAP payment.

The Rubberbandits' Blindboy to highlight Britain's housing crisis in new BBC series

The series has been described as a “satirical undercover programme”.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years' Housing Crisis This post contains videos

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years'

The architect and presenter of Room to Improve said Ireland needs to work on building communities – not just houses.

# housing-crisis - Friday 17 August, 2018

Dublin rental prices now €500-a-month higher than boom time as students 'left scraping the barrel'

The latest Daft.ie rental figures show increases across the country.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 16 August, 2018

HAP: Landlords are just turning around and saying, 'Someone else is after coming in with cash'

“It gets so much that I actually just stopped for two, three weeks because I couldn’t bear to keep going, getting refused, getting refused, getting refused,” says Daniel who has been looking for accommodation with HAP for eight months.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Airbnb accused of turning villages into 'holiday resorts' as it reveals 640,000 Irish summer visitors

The company claims that Airbnb visitors will contribute €57 million to the Irish economy this summer.

# housing-crisis - Monday 13 August, 2018

'It should all be up for grabs': Dublin City Council hopes industrial estates will be re-zoned for housing

Last week, the Department of Housing released guidelines outlining how the estates could be re-developed.

Ulster Bank to sell 5,200 'non-performing' mortgages to vulture fund

The portfolio, worth €1.4 billion, is to be sold to Cerberus Capital Management LP.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 11 August, 2018

1,400 food parcels a week, 900 meals a day and 'no sense of it easing up' at the Capuchin Day Centre Housing Crisis This post contains videos

1,400 food parcels a week, 900 meals a day and 'no sense of it easing up' at the Capuchin Day Centre

Since last year they have also been putting together baby food and nappy packs for families with young children.

# housing-crisis - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'

McDonald said Fianna Fáil should ‘put their foot down’ over the housing crisis and call time on this government.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 9 August, 2018

'They had nowhere to go': Mother and six children spend night on chairs at garda station

The family has now left Tallaght Garda Station and are on their way to South Dublin County Council’s Housing Department.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'It shows how angry people are': Occupation of inner-city terraced house enters second day

The occupation followed a protest on Dublin’s O’Connell Street yesterday evening.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

'Housing for All' - Activists occupy vacant property in central Dublin

Dublin Central Housing Action says it is occupying the property at 35 Summerhill Parade.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin

With the help of Alone, 65-year-old Joe Kelly was given the keys to a new permanent home in Dublin today.

Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office

There were a record 9,872 people in emergency accommodation in June.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 19 July, 2018

'No family should be living in a shed': Warning over plan to allow log cabins as a form of housing

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said landlords would take advantage of the law if it was changed.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Departments in talks about rolling out state-funded old age villages

There will be shared responsibility between the two departments to ensure that homes are supported by the HSE.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Affordable housing: 'Taxing high end real estate transfers could fix the problem'

The city of Vancouver has increased taxes on unoccupied properties and the Province of British Columbia has just levied a tax on absentee owners, writes Chuck Collins.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

'Say no to vulture funds': Applause breaks out as TD calls for support for new law aimed at keeping people in their homes

The bill, written by the Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan, was introduced in the Dáil today.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Report says local authorities should stop letting tenants buy council houses

The report launched today has also suggested councils should build smaller units so tenants can downsize when their children are grown.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Over 3,500 new homes built in first three months of 2018

The CSO said it is using new methods to collate the data.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing'

A report found the housing crisis is ‘contributing to bottlenecks’ in the asylum system.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'We are putting tourists into houses and homeless people in hotels'

AirBnB has been disruptive, not just to hotels’ market share but also to rent prices and rental supply, writes Patrick Costello.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Over half of available rental properties in Dublin aimed at tourists for short-term stays

The Dublin rental market is set to dip below 1,000 units, for the first time since 2001 by the end of this year.

# housing-crisis - Monday 7 May, 2018

'I'm 27. I'm living at home. Going through the same hall door since I was in a school uniform'

But a new plan for Inchicore means that ordinary young people like me can dream about renting at a price I can afford, writes Nicola Quinn.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Fix it like Finland: 'Nowadays there isn’t a single rough sleeper on Helsinki streets'

The government could replicate the necessary conditions for a Finnish style turnaround, writes Jack Maguire.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Ireland’s mooted Airbnb ‘licensing’ scheme would only be rolled out in Dublin

If the government goes down the route of a licensing scheme, it would not mean a roll out of blanket rules across the country.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments'

Minister Eoghan Murphy has claimed the cost of building apartments has dropped by as much as 15%.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'It's just mental' - End justifies the means for hardy house hunters camping out to pay a deposit

The houses are on sale on Friday, but some have been there since Monday.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

# housing-crisis - Friday 6 April, 2018

'It's devastating': Permission granted for major 536 unit housing development beside Dublin park

'It's devastating': Permission granted for major 536 unit housing development beside Dublin park

Local politicians have argued that the land is not zoned for housing.

Homelessness: Do we want an Ireland modelled on Vancouver where the majority prosper?

I live in Vancouver. Now, watching Ireland’s homelessness crisis developing from here, it’s hard not to see these two worlds coming closer and closer together, writes Richard MacCarthy.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Taoiseach declares homeless and housing crisis a national emergency

Leo Varadkar said the latest homeless figures are “disturbing”.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Ireland's chronic housing shortage is the economy's 'most pressing issue'

It is forecast to take years before new construction keeps pace with demand.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 22 March, 2018

TD says Revenue is fining homeowners who were approved for Help-to-Buy scheme 'in error'

Michael Moynihan said people are being asked to pay more than €100,000 to Revenue.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 15 March, 2018

'It's a gagging order': Department tells councillors not to discuss private planning applications

'It's a gagging order': Department tells councillors not to discuss private planning applications

Councillors have said the direction from the Department of Housing is an attempt to undermine local democracy.