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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Saturday 3 February, 2018

A co-op housing group wants to build projects in south Dublin and border counties
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

A co-op housing group wants to build projects in south Dublin and border counties

Feb 3rd 2018, 5:30 PM 16,428 Views 21 Comments

It also hopes to source land for social rental accommodation in the midlands and west.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 27 January, 2018

'They know the gun is to the head': Vexatious objectors are delaying the construction of new homes
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'They know the gun is to the head': Vexatious objectors are delaying the construction of new homes

Jan 27th 2018, 6:00 AM 13,558 Views 45 Comments

The head of the Construction Federation of Ireland said developers are paying objectors up to €10,000 to make their objections go away.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

'Private renters need three months' notice and should know what previous tenants paid'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Private renters need three months' notice and should know what previous tenants paid'

Jan 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 38,937 Views 87 Comments

The maximum fine that landlords face for breaking the rules on notice periods should rise from €4,000 to €15,000, writes Róisín Shortall.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 21 January, 2018

How the Danish co-housing model could help solve Ireland's crisis
# Outside The Box
# Outside The Box

How the Danish co-housing model could help solve Ireland's crisis

Jan 21st 2018, 10:00 PM 56,988 Views 52 Comments

This type of housing scheme has started to break into the Irish market.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 13 January, 2018

'Social housing should not just be for people with low incomes – this creates ghettos'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Social housing should not just be for people with low incomes – this creates ghettos'

Jan 13th 2018, 9:00 AM 27,614 Views 114 Comments

All housing is social, and having a mix of backgrounds will set standards and reduce social problems, writes Kate Kavanagh.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland
# Country Living
# Country Living

Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland

Dec 31st 2017, 6:45 AM 16,494 Views 86 Comments

A review of the income eligibility limits for social housing supports has commenced.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

'Ownership rights make it difficult to tackle neglect and disrepair in the private sector'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ownership rights make it difficult to tackle neglect and disrepair in the private sector'

Dec 20th 2017, 7:00 AM 22,916 Views 58 Comments

More than 10% of the 43,000 homes in central Dublin were empty on Census night 2016, writes Neasa Hourigan.

Rent rates in Limerick city are rising the fastest in the country
# Rtb Index
# Rtb Index

Rent rates in Limerick city are rising the fastest in the country

Dec 20th 2017, 12:10 AM 13,356 Views 15 Comments

Rent rates in Limerick city rose by over 19% when compared to this time last year.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Vacant shops could be converted into housing without planning permission under new rules
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Vacant shops could be converted into housing without planning permission under new rules

Dec 14th 2017, 2:57 PM 21,972 Views 52 Comments

This would be the first of a series of planning measures to aid the creation of more housing, Minister Eoghan Murphy said.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

€6.5 million apartments: 'These aren't the types of homes we need'
# Column
# Column

€6.5 million apartments: 'These aren't the types of homes we need'

Dec 13th 2017, 7:00 AM 29,783 Views 49 Comments

The sale of a €6.5 million apartment in Ballsbridge makes good headlines, but is symbolic of the growing divide in Irish society, writes Senator Kevin Humphries.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 23 November, 2017

These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits
# Rental Prices
# Rental Prices

These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits

Nov 23rd 2017, 12:10 AM 32,284 Views 73 Comments

The Residential Tenancies Board wants to make clear what constitutes ‘substantial change’ to a property.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'Extremely worrying': A record high of 184 people are now sleeping rough in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Extremely worrying': A record high of 184 people are now sleeping rough in Dublin

Nov 22nd 2017, 12:55 PM 36,036 Views 102 Comments

New figures for October also show an increase in homeless families and single people.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'Being homeless was so overwhelming. I never felt safe. I never felt the kids were safe'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Being homeless was so overwhelming. I never felt safe. I never felt the kids were safe'

Nov 18th 2017, 1:45 PM 14,215 Views 30 Comments

Focus Ireland has brought 300 families out of homelessness.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'Apologise or resign': Fury over council official's comments about 'bad behaviour' of Ireland's homeless
# Crisis
# Crisis

'Apologise or resign': Fury over council official's comments about 'bad behaviour' of Ireland's homeless

Nov 16th 2017, 12:05 AM 33,140 Views 66 Comments

The head of Dublin’s homeless executive later said she could “probably have used better language”, but has not issued an apology.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards?

Nov 15th 2017, 8:30 PM 42,671 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach and Housing Minister have both made the claim in recent weeks.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Poll: Should landlords be able to move tenants out to carry out renovations?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should landlords be able to move tenants out to carry out renovations?

Nov 9th 2017, 9:00 AM 26,848 Views 130 Comments

It’s been described as a ‘back door’ for terminating leases.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Number of homeless people requiring emergency beds in Cork increases for third year running
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Number of homeless people requiring emergency beds in Cork increases for third year running

Nov 8th 2017, 8:39 AM 6,340 Views 21 Comments

One in five of those homeless are women.

'Rogue landlords' should face tougher sanctions and even jail, Dáil hears
# Overcrowded
# Overcrowded

'Rogue landlords' should face tougher sanctions and even jail, Dáil hears

Nov 8th 2017, 8:13 AM 10,059 Views 59 Comments

A Sinn Féin motion was passed unopposed by TDs last night.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 2 November, 2017

RTÉ documentary on housing crisis to go ahead tonight after High Court challenge withdrawn
# The Show Must Go On
# The Show Must Go On

RTÉ documentary on housing crisis to go ahead tonight after High Court challenge withdrawn

Nov 2nd 2017, 1:42 PM 38,294 Views 20 Comments

A company attempted to stop the broadcast.

# housing-crisis - Monday 30 October, 2017

Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke

Oct 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 18,468 Views 86 Comments

Three months’ worth of complaints to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive suggest conditions in the capital’s emergency accommodation are fraught.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Public housing campaign launched that will take 'water charges-style' approach
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Public housing campaign launched that will take 'water charges-style' approach

Oct 26th 2017, 1:56 PM 17,706 Views 101 Comments

The Campaign for Public Housing wants a new system of universally accessible public housing.

# housing-crisis - Friday 20 October, 2017

Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis?

Oct 20th 2017, 8:31 AM 42,735 Views 167 Comments

Dublin City Council said that it is a possibility.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year

Oct 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,315 Views 56 Comments

The housing budget was increased to €1.9 billion for 2018 but will result in only 31 new builds more than those we already knew about.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Debate Room: Has Budget 2018 moved towards solving the housing crisis?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Debate Room: Has Budget 2018 moved towards solving the housing crisis?

Oct 10th 2017, 10:00 PM 6,681 Views 38 Comments

Paschal Donohoe has delivered his first Budget. But has it been a Budget that tackles the housing crisis?

# housing-crisis - Monday 2 October, 2017

A construction tracker claims the actual number of houses being built is fewer than officials claim
# Housing
# Housing

A construction tracker claims the actual number of houses being built is fewer than officials claim

Oct 2nd 2017, 2:15 PM 9,532 Views 37 Comments

Goodbody says that it’s about a third of official figures.

Column: Could a simple tax solve the housing crisis?
# Capital Gains Tax
# Capital Gains Tax

Column: Could a simple tax solve the housing crisis?

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:30 AM 11,946 Views 41 Comments

Legislative changes need to be made in Budget 2018 to offer some hope to those who really need it, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

Cost of new Dublin properties up €39,000 compared to last year
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Cost of new Dublin properties up €39,000 compared to last year

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:10 AM 18,098 Views 16 Comments

According to the MyHome.ie Q3 Property Report, increases will continue into 2018.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'It's alarming': Outrage over decision to remove housing units from Limerick development plans
# Project Opera
# Project Opera

'It's alarming': Outrage over decision to remove housing units from Limerick development plans

Sep 19th 2017, 6:30 AM 22,037 Views 30 Comments

One homeless charity said it is turning away adults on a nightly basis and accommodation in the city centre is badly needed.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them
# Conflict
# Conflict

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them

Sep 17th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,715 Views 31 Comments

The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 16 September, 2017

'How does a crisis turn into a tragedy?': The lessons Ireland can learn about UK's social housing
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'How does a crisis turn into a tragedy?': The lessons Ireland can learn about UK's social housing

Sep 16th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,995 Views 24 Comments

A new documentary being shown in the IFI on the UK’s housing crisis may point the way for steps to take in an Irish context, say experts.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?

Sep 13th 2017, 10:00 PM 14,885 Views 55 Comments

We break down the argument over waiting list figures – and what the government says it will do to clear them (or not).

Government to crack down on landlords who retain deposits from renters
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government to crack down on landlords who retain deposits from renters

Sep 13th 2017, 8:15 PM 18,730 Views 61 Comments

A cap on deposits of one month’s rent is also due to be announced.

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP
# Rulebook
# Rulebook

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP

Sep 13th 2017, 2:06 PM 15,598 Views 83 Comments

Richard Boyd Barrett said the government needs to declare Ireland’s housing crisis an emergency.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators

Sep 7th 2017, 3:00 PM 15,837 Views 94 Comments

The Social Democrats party has said land hoarding is happening on a widespread basis and speculators “need to be taken on”.

# housing-crisis - Monday 4 September, 2017

'You’ve seen three people unfortunately die' - Fianna Fáil defends planned tax cut for builders
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'You’ve seen three people unfortunately die' - Fianna Fáil defends planned tax cut for builders

Sep 4th 2017, 9:44 AM 16,598 Views 94 Comments

Barry Cowen TD thinks the proposal will stimulate construction.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'
# John Halligan
# John Halligan

'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'

Sep 3rd 2017, 3:01 PM 17,736 Views 87 Comments

He made the comment while discussing the problems contributing to Ireland’s worsening housing crisis.

Poll: Do you think tax breaks for developers are a good idea?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Poll: Do you think tax breaks for developers are a good idea?

Sep 3rd 2017, 10:53 AM 26,828 Views 139 Comments

Fianna Fáil is claiming that the change is needed to ensure enough houses are built quickly.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'People shouldn’t be dying on the streets': Call for action after another homeless person dies
# Three Deaths
# Three Deaths

'People shouldn’t be dying on the streets': Call for action after another homeless person dies

Sep 2nd 2017, 4:40 PM 46,700 Views 224 Comments

“It has been a heartbreaking week for anyone involved in the fight against homelessness,” the ICHH said.

# housing-crisis - Friday 1 September, 2017

'Doing everything we can': Minister to lead emergency housing summit after death of two homeless people
# City In Crisis
# City In Crisis

'Doing everything we can': Minister to lead emergency housing summit after death of two homeless people

Sep 1st 2017, 1:20 PM 19,534 Views 77 Comments

Homeless beds in Dublin are at maximum capacity as the problem continues to worsen.

Minister says growing number of homeless children is a 'wake-up call' for government
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Minister says growing number of homeless children is a 'wake-up call' for government

Sep 1st 2017, 10:48 AM 8,136 Views 83 Comments

There are now 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in Dublin.