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#Housing Crisis

# 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 22,947 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 31,538 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 16,238 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 27,980 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 20,294 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 13,766 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 13,284 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 20,467 Views 33 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 60,133 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 21,815 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 14,056 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 27,909 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 22,322 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 58,124 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 13,601 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 23,485 Views 54 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 75,539 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 87,167 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 46,362 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 33,559 Views 110 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 38,857 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 19,301 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 12,185 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 30,097 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 20,093 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 32,340 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 21,697 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 35,908 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 28,455 Views 28 Comments

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

'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 12,399 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 41,296 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 51,644 Views 162 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 10,544 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 13,245 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 22,176 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 22,442 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 17,939 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 16,401 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 8,063 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 116,468 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.