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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Opinion:  'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one'

Mar 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 30,673 Views 66 Comments

I am 57 years old, born and reared in Dublin. I started working when I was 15 but now I’m facing eviction from yet another rented property, writes Janette Byrne.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

Mar 17th 2019, 10:00 PM 15,757 Views 26 Comments

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Opinion: There is a good reason why nobody plays golf in Manhattan
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: There is a good reason why nobody plays golf in Manhattan

Mar 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 41,297 Views 55 Comments

Cities with a large population and expensive housing do not have golf courses near their centre, due to the self-evident inefficiency of that land use, writes Paddy Smyth.

Spiralling costs, scarce materials and penalties: How Brexit could impact the housing crisis
# Bad To Worse
# Bad To Worse

Spiralling costs, scarce materials and penalties: How Brexit could impact the housing crisis

Mar 6th 2019, 12:02 AM 15,947 Views 27 Comments

Increased costs and problems securing staff could hinder the industry’s response.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme

Mar 5th 2019, 4:35 PM 15,274 Views 41 Comments

Micheál Martin accused the government of letting down people on low incomes down.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here
# Solutions
# Solutions

Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here

Feb 23rd 2019, 9:00 AM 12,765 Views 23 Comments

The event will hear from a number of groups who are working to regularise the model here as well as experts on how to manage the financial and legal issues.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic
# Suspension
# Suspension

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic

Feb 17th 2019, 4:00 PM 20,505 Views 77 Comments

Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'If I apply for a house in Dublin today - I will be waiting 19 years': 17,745 on Dublin housing list
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'If I apply for a house in Dublin today - I will be waiting 19 years': 17,745 on Dublin housing list

Feb 12th 2019, 6:15 PM 33,937 Views 137 Comments

The combined total of people either looking for a house or looking to move stands at 27,762.

# housing-crisis - Monday 4 February, 2019

Opinion: Severe overcrowding is widespread in social housing and it's harming people's health
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Opinion: Severe overcrowding is widespread in social housing and it's harming people's health

Feb 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 23,669 Views 45 Comments

There are thousands of families in Dublin living in conditions of severe overcrowding – the worst case I’ve come across was 14 people living in a 2-bed flat, writes Críona Ní Dhálaigh.

# housing-crisis - Monday 28 January, 2019

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers

Jan 28th 2019, 1:33 PM 19,549 Views 53 Comments

The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.

Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'
# Abhaile
# Abhaile

Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'

Jan 28th 2019, 1:26 PM 15,465 Views 24 Comments

Just 30% of those who engaged with Abhaile’s financial advice have a solution in place or are on track for one.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction
# Mortgage To Rent
# Mortgage To Rent

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction

Jan 17th 2019, 2:15 PM 27,552 Views 39 Comments

The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests
# Dragging Their Heels
# Dragging Their Heels

'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests

Jan 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 12,216 Views 33 Comments

People who are working every day with customers in arrears say lenders are still refusing to cooperate in any significant way.

# housing-crisis - Friday 11 January, 2019

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin
# Fair Mortgage Bill
# Fair Mortgage Bill

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin

Jan 11th 2019, 6:15 AM 57,295 Views 74 Comments

Edmund Honohan urged the Fianna Fáil leader to support a piece of legislation he wrote that is currently before the Dáil.

# housing-crisis - Monday 7 January, 2019

'Thousands of non-national construction workers will be needed to meet housing targets' - Ibec
# Brickies
# Brickies

'Thousands of non-national construction workers will be needed to meet housing targets' - Ibec

Jan 7th 2019, 12:12 PM 40,003 Views 154 Comments

Ibec says there are not enough skilled workers here to meet demand.

Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street

Jan 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 70,723 Views 71 Comments

There are vast tracts of underutilised lands close to the city centre, they should be used to build high-quality apartment blocks with generous courtyards and play areas, writes Ciaran Cuffe.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Here's how many sites there are where its owners will have to pay the vacant site levy
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Here's how many sites there are where its owners will have to pay the vacant site levy

Jan 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 36,659 Views 17 Comments

Site owners will be eligible to pay up to 7% of its value if the local authority has placed it on the vacant sites register.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 27 December, 2018

More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban
# Winter Truce
# Winter Truce

More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban

Dec 27th 2018, 2:05 PM 98,114 Views 102 Comments

The ‘trêve hivernale’ has been a part of French law since 1956.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Just after their mother died, two brothers were told by their landlord they had to vacate the property
# Threshold
# Threshold

Just after their mother died, two brothers were told by their landlord they had to vacate the property

Dec 25th 2018, 4:00 PM 49,782 Views 31 Comments

This was one such case faced by housing charity Threshold this year.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'Give families a chance to stay in their homes': Hundreds attend anti-eviction protest in Roscommon
# Strokestown
# Strokestown

'Give families a chance to stay in their homes': Hundreds attend anti-eviction protest in Roscommon

Dec 23rd 2018, 2:15 PM 22,199 Views 139 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said politicians need to bring in legislation to make sure recent incidents are not repeated.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 22 December, 2018

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dec 22nd 2018, 12:05 AM 96,280 Views 90 Comments

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas
# November Figures
# November Figures

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas

Dec 20th 2018, 6:38 PM 8,539 Views 29 Comments

Eoghan Murphy: “It is very disappointing to see more children in emergency accommodation as we go into Christmas week.”

# housing-crisis - Thursday 13 December, 2018

The national average rent is €1,122 per month - it's an extra €500 if you want to live in the capital
# Property Market
# Property Market

The national average rent is €1,122 per month - it's an extra €500 if you want to live in the capital

Dec 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 28,468 Views 56 Comments

The average rent in Dublin is now €1,620 per month.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 22 November, 2018

'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent

Nov 22nd 2018, 4:26 PM 12,760 Views 37 Comments

The Housing Committee was told today that students are sleeping in cars due to high rent costs.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Residential Tenancies Board hearing cancelled after protesters occupy office over family's eviction
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

Residential Tenancies Board hearing cancelled after protesters occupy office over family's eviction

Nov 21st 2018, 11:00 AM 24,849 Views 73 Comments

Activists are calling for a greater level of independence on the board.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates

Nov 20th 2018, 8:25 PM 29,272 Views 63 Comments

The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month

Nov 17th 2018, 7:15 AM 10,917 Views 27 Comments

Since the summer, the country has seen a rise in housing activists taking action to raise awareness over housing issues.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing
# Sandyford
# Sandyford

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing

Nov 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 57,154 Views 67 Comments

This week a petition with 3,500 signatures calling for a halt to the sale of the site was handed into the Department of Finance.

# housing-crisis - Friday 9 November, 2018

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'
# I Hope You Grow
# I Hope You Grow

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'

Nov 9th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,424 Views 14 Comments

The children said they wanted to share the difficulties they have experienced but also to share their hope with other children in tough situations.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 8 November, 2018

'We work, we pay tax': 'Hidden homeless' family protest against sale of Nama site
# Sandyford
# Sandyford

'We work, we pay tax': 'Hidden homeless' family protest against sale of Nama site

Nov 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 38,160 Views 59 Comments

The site already has planning permission for more than 450 apartments.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?
# Airbnb
# Airbnb

Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?

Oct 25th 2018, 11:04 AM 69,053 Views 115 Comments

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

Tough new Airbnb laws will ban short-term lets by landlords and introduce 90-day cap
# Revealed
# Revealed

Tough new Airbnb laws will ban short-term lets by landlords and introduce 90-day cap

Oct 25th 2018, 12:01 AM 50,787 Views 155 Comments

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Dublin City Council plotting €200 million funding for 'below market rent' apartment blocks
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

Dublin City Council plotting €200 million funding for 'below market rent' apartment blocks

Oct 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 26,506 Views 39 Comments

The proposed initial site for the Cost Rental Residential Project would be in Ballymun.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Affordable homes to be built on private lands through 'quid pro quo' negotiations
# Land Development Agency
# Land Development Agency

Affordable homes to be built on private lands through 'quid pro quo' negotiations

Oct 17th 2018, 6:20 AM 16,067 Views 34 Comments

Cork City Council officials will state today most active sector for construction is for student accommodation.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Families 'could end up on streets' as council takes over emergency service from homeless charity
# Crisis
# Crisis

Families 'could end up on streets' as council takes over emergency service from homeless charity

Oct 16th 2018, 4:48 PM 13,784 Views 15 Comments

The phone line was previously run by Focus Ireland – now families will have to call the general rough sleeper line after hours.

Labour to bring forward legislation to ban landlords charging prospective tenants to view property
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Labour to bring forward legislation to ban landlords charging prospective tenants to view property

Oct 16th 2018, 2:09 PM 18,900 Views 47 Comments

Some people were being charged up to €500 to view an apartment.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 13 October, 2018

'They have no place in our city': Take Back the City protesters occupy Airbnb HQ
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'They have no place in our city': Take Back the City protesters occupy Airbnb HQ

Updated Oct 13th 2018, 4:57 PM 56,917 Views 204 Comments

TBTC claims Airbnb has exacerbated the housing crisis in Dublin and Ireland as a whole.

# housing-crisis - Friday 12 October, 2018

Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold

Oct 12th 2018, 7:15 AM 124,097 Views 141 Comments

In one case, a woman was asked for €500 to view a property.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'I have 20 years' experience as a recruiter - but I feel more like an estate agent these days'
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

'I have 20 years' experience as a recruiter - but I feel more like an estate agent these days'

Oct 11th 2018, 3:49 PM 1,317 Views 1 Comment

The housing crisis is making Ireland a less attractive destination for foreign workers.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords

Oct 9th 2018, 6:38 PM 29,725 Views 80 Comments

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD made the charge after tax relief for landlords was announced.