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#Housing Crisis

# 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 38,145 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 68,882 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 50,766 Views 156 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 26,492 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 16,064 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 13,783 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 56,912 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 123,897 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 1,315 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 29,716 Views 80 Comments

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

# housing-crisis - Monday 8 October, 2018

'Painstakingly slow, chronically underfunded': Why aren't these vacant home schemes delivering?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'Painstakingly slow, chronically underfunded': Why aren't these vacant home schemes delivering?

Oct 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,898 Views 37 Comments

Just nine homes were tenanted in one of the schemes last year, after the department had said up to 800 could be delivered in that time.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Landlords' group says Take Back the City protesters should be open to moving out of Dublin
# The Pale
# The Pale

Landlords' group says Take Back the City protesters should be open to moving out of Dublin

Oct 7th 2018, 7:30 AM 31,533 Views 84 Comments

The Residential Landlords Association has said that there is too much of a focus on Dublin.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Minister says decommissioned cruise ships 'not suitable for homeless families'
# Abandon Ship
# Abandon Ship

Minister says decommissioned cruise ships 'not suitable for homeless families'

Oct 4th 2018, 2:34 PM 16,237 Views 41 Comments

The idea had been proposed by a Fine Gael councillor who said “imperfect ideas have become reasonable options”.

Poll: Do you think protests will have a positive effect on the housing crisis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think protests will have a positive effect on the housing crisis?

Oct 4th 2018, 8:44 AM 27,976 Views 138 Comments

Thousands gathered outside the Dáil yesterday for the Raise the Roof protest.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest
# Housing
# Housing

'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest

Oct 3rd 2018, 5:19 PM 20,276 Views 138 Comments

The protest today coincided with a debate in the Dáil on a motion on housing.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 13,757 Views 76 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien writes about why affordable housing is key to this year’s Budget and a priority for his party.

Owners of Dublin building occupied by protesters say it is 'not safe'
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

Owners of Dublin building occupied by protesters say it is 'not safe'

Oct 2nd 2018, 3:15 PM 13,261 Views 0 Comments

The building at Belvedere Place was occupied on 8 September.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 30 September, 2018

CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures

Sep 30th 2018, 10:00 PM 20,461 Views 32 Comments

The CSO statisticians will be assisting the department with its housing data, but not homeless figures.

New Airbnb rules will return housing units back to long-term rentals
# Housing
# Housing

New Airbnb rules will return housing units back to long-term rentals

Sep 30th 2018, 1:00 PM 60,123 Views 79 Comments

Rental caps and a new licensing system are due to be announced next week.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote
# St Michaels Estate
# St Michaels Estate

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote

Sep 26th 2018, 1:30 PM 21,808 Views 67 Comments

The Minister for Housing also said St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore will be redeveloped as planned.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Eoin Ó Broin: 'He is the Minister. The buck stops with him. He must change the policy... or go'
# Eoin V Eoghan
# Eoin V Eoghan

Eoin Ó Broin: 'He is the Minister. The buck stops with him. He must change the policy... or go'

Sep 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,051 Views 121 Comments

The Sinn Féin spokesperson defends his party’s motion of no confidence in the Housing Minister.

# housing-crisis - Monday 24 September, 2018

'It's a weird side-effect': Activist hopes PigeonGate video will bring attention to housing movement
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

'It's a weird side-effect': Activist hopes PigeonGate video will bring attention to housing movement

Sep 24th 2018, 12:59 PM 27,899 Views 28 Comments

Footage shared at the weekend showed one man abusing the protesters and another in his group threw a pigeon head at them.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Minister says 200 new social housing units stalled due to construction firm examinership will be delivered
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Minister says 200 new social housing units stalled due to construction firm examinership will be delivered

Sep 23rd 2018, 7:45 AM 22,311 Views 15 Comments

A number of subcontractors have complained that they have not been paid for their work on the State-funded projects.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 22 September, 2018

House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street

Updated Sep 22nd 2018, 4:00 PM 58,079 Views 242 Comments

“I don’t think it’s acceptable for people to break into properties and occupy them,” Minister of State Damien English said.

Analysis: If it rules out a vacant property tax the government risks looking idle
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Analysis: If it rules out a vacant property tax the government risks looking idle

Sep 22nd 2018, 8:01 AM 13,591 Views 78 Comments

A report delivered this week advised against the idea.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Urgent buy up of empty houses needed, but vacant property tax not recommended
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Urgent buy up of empty houses needed, but vacant property tax not recommended

Sep 18th 2018, 7:24 PM 23,408 Views 52 Comments

A report presented to government said a tax would not be an effective response to deal with the housing shortages.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Commissioner says form of garda attire at North Frederick Street protest 'was not correct'
# Balaclavas
# Balaclavas

Commissioner says form of garda attire at North Frederick Street protest 'was not correct'

Updated Sep 13th 2018, 4:00 PM 75,528 Views 152 Comments

Leo Varadkar defended the actions of gardaí and the decision to cover their faces.

Poll: Do you support the occupation of vacant properties as a form of protest?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the occupation of vacant properties as a form of protest?

Sep 13th 2018, 9:48 AM 87,162 Views 283 Comments

Several properties in Dublin and elsewhere have been occupied by housing activists.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Housing activists block traffic in Dublin during sit-down protest against Frederick Street eviction
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

Housing activists block traffic in Dublin during sit-down protest against Frederick Street eviction

Sep 12th 2018, 7:04 PM 46,351 Views 336 Comments

Hundreds gathered to protest the eviction of a group from a vacant property in North Fredrick Street.

FF affordable housing plan aims to give €50k subsidy to help first-time buyers purchase a home
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

FF affordable housing plan aims to give €50k subsidy to help first-time buyers purchase a home

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 4:00 PM 33,556 Views 112 Comments

The plan is core to the party’s demands in this year’s Budget negotiations.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Protesters chant 'let them go' as activists arrested after eviction at occupied Dublin property
# Fredrick Street Occupation
# Fredrick Street Occupation

Protesters chant 'let them go' as activists arrested after eviction at occupied Dublin property

Updated Sep 11th 2018, 10:18 PM 38,845 Views 0 Comments

Activists had been defying a court order to remain in the building for a number of weeks.

# housing-crisis - Monday 10 September, 2018

'Focus on a plan not criticising me': Murphy in war of words with councils over housing record
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'Focus on a plan not criticising me': Murphy in war of words with councils over housing record

Sep 10th 2018, 9:51 PM 19,288 Views 78 Comments

In south Dublin this evening, councillors voted to pause a major housing development until Murphy was contacted over the number of affordable homes.

Selling public land to highest bidder is 'not the best option', surveyors warn
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Selling public land to highest bidder is 'not the best option', surveyors warn

Sep 10th 2018, 9:09 AM 12,168 Views 28 Comments

The Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland has also raised concerns over vacant properties in Ireland.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 9 September, 2018

15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing?
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing?

Sep 9th 2018, 10:00 PM 30,082 Views 143 Comments

Earlier this week, Sinn Féin said it will move to have Murphy removed from office when the Dáil resumes this month.

High Court Master says 'serious errors' in bank court papers are not spotted in Circuit Court
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

High Court Master says 'serious errors' in bank court papers are not spotted in Circuit Court

Sep 9th 2018, 7:00 PM 20,083 Views 31 Comments

Edmund Honohan said this has led to situations where banks are being granted possession orders for property or land that is not even mortgaged.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

Updated Sep 8th 2018, 7:29 PM 32,337 Views 0 Comments

They occupied a property on Belvedere Court.

# housing-crisis - Friday 7 September, 2018

Trump likely to stop off in Ireland on his way home from Paris, says Coveney
# RSVP
# RSVP

Trump likely to stop off in Ireland on his way home from Paris, says Coveney

Updated Sep 7th 2018, 1:40 PM 21,694 Views 101 Comments

Varadkar delivered a robust defence of the government’s record on housing this morning.

New Airbnb regulations aim to get housing units back on the market quickly
# Short-term Lets
# Short-term Lets

New Airbnb regulations aim to get housing units back on the market quickly

Sep 7th 2018, 6:30 AM 35,899 Views 76 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said Ireland’s new rules will be similar to those introduced in Toronto.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Homeless charity forced to put services on hold after van 'written off' in crash
# Feed Our Homeless
# Feed Our Homeless

Homeless charity forced to put services on hold after van 'written off' in crash

Sep 6th 2018, 10:48 PM 28,435 Views 28 Comments

Volunteers were at the Electric Picnic site to collect sleeping bags when the crash occurred.