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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Housing Crisis

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# February figures
February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148
Eoghan Murphy said that his priority during the Covid-19 pandemic would be the safety of those in emergency accommodation.
Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin
The Sinn Féin TD says where renters can’t pay, landlords must be guaranteed a mortgage moratorium.
Opinion: Adult children still at home? There's no blueprint for this time
Like so many parents in Ireland in a difficult housing market, Ruth Deasy had to share her home with her two grown sons.
# Poll
Poll: Are you in favour of a time-limited rent freeze?
The constitutionality of a rent freeze has been debated for some time.
# Student Protest
UCD students stage tent protest against 'spiralling' cost of campus accommodation
Students are organising a large demonstration for next week.
# digs
Students call on University of Limerick to reverse decision to double-up bedrooms on campus
Rent for the twin rooms will range from €2,800 to €4,250 per person.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?
Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin O Broin made the claim on television this week – but is he right?
# ge2020
FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate
Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.
# noel nestor
Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'
Noel found himself living in his car following the break up of a relationship.
# Dublin
Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night
The woman, who was in a distressed state, told the volunteer she had been released from an acute hospital.
# Housing Crisis
Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record
The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.
Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution
David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says Eoghan Murphy may be proven wrong on the rent freeze bill
# Housing Crisis
Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation
The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.
# Fáilte Ireland
Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief
The CEO of Fáilte Ireland also warned that Brexit was proving a challenge to Irish tourism.
# budget 2020
Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns
The government announced it would support the delivery of over 11,000 new social homes next year.
# Housing
RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction
The couple and their three children became homeless after the eviction.
# Housing Crisis
Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go'
Depaul has pointed out that single people remain the biggest cohort and are likely to remain homeless for longer periods.
# Housing Crisis
'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'
Officers today called for the provision of quarters for married couples or the introduction of a rent allowance to assist them.
# Housing Crisis
We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?
Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.
# Housing
Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'
Housing charity Threshold has said it is aware of several such incidents.
# Housing Crisis
Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'
The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.
# Housing Crisis
'It had fantastic resonance': A year after taking over Dublin's vacant buildings, Take Back the City disbands
The coalition of housing groups occupied buildings and offices in the capital last year.
# airbnb
Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.
# rebuilding ireland
Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites
Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.
# Rebuilding
Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government
Howlin gave a lukewarm verdict on the recent local elections, so what next?
# Dún Laoghaire
Planning board says co-living development will have to include kitchens in bedrooms
An Bord Pleanála has said the complex will, with some changes, “provide an acceptable form of residential amenity for future occupants”.
# Dublin
Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'
Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.
# ireland 2029
'Building upward has a knock-on effect': Could a high-rise skyline make Dublin more liveable?
And could it happen in the next 10 years? Hear more on episode two of Ireland 2029.
# Cost of Living
Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour
The report also said there were increased costs in energy in the last 12 months.
# Under Pressure
19 new rent pressure zones come into effect as national rent average increases yet again
Pressure zones are designated areas where rents cannot be increased by more than 4% per annum.
# airbnb
Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws
Data scraped from site shows widespread use of ‘domestic’ units as short-term lets.
# Housing
'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner
The scheme allows people who are in mortgage arrears to remain in their homes and pay rent to an approved housing body.
# Housing Crisis
Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'
A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.
# short-term lets
'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules
Councils are already struggling to crack down on many unauthorised short-term lets after fielding hundreds of complaints from locals.
Opinion: Co-living will push up the price of land and make it unviable to build residential homes
Co-living is exciting alright – for property developers, writes housing policy analyst, Mel Reynolds.
# cramped
'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat
Students from NCAD are using their creative skills to tackle social issues at a summer showcase.
# Housing Crisis
Taoiseach: Co-living an option - 'it's not going to replace traditional houses and apartments'
Leo Varadkar and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy faced opposition on their co-living stance in the Dáil today.
Plans for 'co-living' apartment blocks in Dublin are in opposition to the 'cohousing' model popular in Europe
Cohousing arrangements are a co-operative movement that helps to create affordable housing, writes Tom O’Donnell.
# Housing Crisis
Don't judge co-living on one planning application, says minister as proposals dubbed '21st century bedsits'
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said co-living is an ‘exciting’ choice for young workers.
# Housing
Development of 88 apartments at former Phoenix Park racecourse gets green light
An Bord Pleanala granted permission for the development after an appeal.