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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October
# Raise The Roof
# Raise The Roof

'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October

Sep 6th 2018, 2:17 PM 12,389 Views 102 Comments

A range of trade unions, housing advocates and groups have today called for a “radical shift” in Ireland’s housing policies.

Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night

Sep 6th 2018, 12:05 AM 41,243 Views 127 Comments

One woman was left with nowhere to go earlier this week after she says she was told her child wasn’t registered as homeless.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Dublin City Council issues €1bn tender for factory-built homes in effort to reduce social housing list
# Modular Homes
# Modular Homes

Dublin City Council issues €1bn tender for factory-built homes in effort to reduce social housing list

Sep 5th 2018, 4:26 PM 51,596 Views 166 Comments

The council has plans to construct around 1,000 rapid-build homes at different locations throughout the city.

# housing-crisis - Monday 3 September, 2018

'We tolerate different views': Micheál Martin says he would have 'no difficulty' meeting Donald Trump
# Trump Visit
# Trump Visit

'We tolerate different views': Micheál Martin says he would have 'no difficulty' meeting Donald Trump

Sep 3rd 2018, 1:47 PM 10,537 Views 83 Comments

The US President is set to visit Ireland as part of a trip to Europe to mark the end of World War I.

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in housing minister, but Fianna Fáil won't support it
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in housing minister, but Fianna Fáil won't support it

Sep 3rd 2018, 12:43 PM 13,237 Views 111 Comments

At the party think-in in Cavan, the Sinn Fein leader said the party will put down a motion of no confidence in the coming weeks.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Roddy Doyle has written a new film about the homeless crisis
# Rosie
# Rosie

Roddy Doyle has written a new film about the homeless crisis

Aug 30th 2018, 6:42 PM 22,159 Views 72 Comments

Rosie is about a young family who are homeless and living in hotels.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

The number of homeless families has increased to a new record
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

The number of homeless families has increased to a new record

Aug 29th 2018, 5:24 PM 22,433 Views 140 Comments

There are now 1,778 families in emergency accomodation.

Activists vow not to leave house after being ordered to vacate by court
# Frederick Street North
# Frederick Street North

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

Aug 29th 2018, 2:09 PM 17,935 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 26th 2018, 7:30 PM 16,389 Views 10 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Aug 23rd 2018, 4:40 PM 8,060 Views 51 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Aug 22nd 2018, 5:32 PM 116,167 Views 95 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Aug 22nd 2018, 4:06 PM 23,456 Views 51 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis

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

Aug 18th 2018, 10:00 PM 33,015 Views 61 Comments

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'
# On The Up
# On The Up

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

Aug 17th 2018, 12:01 AM 33,952 Views 105 Comments

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'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Aug 16th 2018, 9:30 PM 64,877 Views 142 Comments

“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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Aug 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 31,749 Views 52 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Aug 13th 2018, 4:42 PM 19,049 Views 31 Comments

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
# Arrears
# Arrears

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

Aug 13th 2018, 3:39 PM 22,005 Views 136 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis

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

Aug 11th 2018, 10:00 AM 14,276 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Picture Paints 1000 Words
# Picture Paints 1000 Words

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

Aug 10th 2018, 6:15 AM 51,339 Views 214 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Updated Aug 9th 2018, 1:00 PM 66,230 Views 346 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Aug 8th 2018, 4:28 PM 31,842 Views 179 Comments

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
# Direct Action
# Direct Action

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

Aug 7th 2018, 10:56 PM 28,383 Views 183 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Jul 24th 2018, 8:30 PM 20,725 Views 32 Comments

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
# Department Of Housing
# Department Of Housing

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

Jul 24th 2018, 4:02 PM 16,246 Views 101 Comments

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
# Log Off
# Log Off

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

Jul 19th 2018, 2:17 PM 45,484 Views 119 Comments

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
# Retirement Homes
# Retirement Homes

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

Jul 15th 2018, 7:30 AM 24,217 Views 34 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 20,592 Views 73 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Jul 10th 2018, 4:44 PM 23,831 Views 69 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Report says local authorities should stop letting tenants buy council houses

Jul 4th 2018, 3:00 PM 31,020 Views 77 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Jun 14th 2018, 11:21 AM 12,613 Views 44 Comments

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'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Jun 6th 2018, 10:26 AM 6,506 Views 52 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 5th 2018, 6:05 AM 39,356 Views 58 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

May 16th 2018, 6:05 AM 14,238 Views 56 Comments

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'
# Fair Rent Model
# Fair Rent Model

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

May 7th 2018, 8:45 AM 159,754 Views 148 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:45 AM 156,152 Views 73 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Apr 15th 2018, 6:15 AM 29,696 Views 34 Comments

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'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Apr 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 25,097 Views 88 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Apr 11th 2018, 12:05 AM 31,016 Views 61 Comments

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

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

People have been queuing in the rain for houses in Dublin since Monday morning - they go on sale on Friday
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

People have been queuing in the rain for houses in Dublin since Monday morning - they go on sale on Friday

Apr 10th 2018, 2:50 PM 80,521 Views 148 Comments

The houses go on sale on Friday at noon.