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# housing-for-all - Saturday 16 October, 2021

'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'
# Young Adults
# Young Adults

'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'

Sat 12:05 AM 13,438 Views 15 Comments
  • The pandemic has compounded long-standing issues around accommodation costs, low pay and job precarity, Ian Curran writes.
  • Workers in their 20s are now spending more on rent and earning less in real terms than their parents did.
  • Some of these issues are "particularly troublesome" for women, economists say,

# housing-for-all - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Government approves ‘comprehensive’ review into Ireland’s planning laws
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Government approves ‘comprehensive’ review into Ireland’s planning laws

Sep 28th 2021, 10:41 PM 17,833 Views 33 Comments

The Taoiseach said the legislation needs ‘a complete overhaul’ to deliver on the targets set out in the Housing For All strategy.

# housing-for-all - Monday 27 September, 2021

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’

Sep 27th 2021, 5:30 PM 18,425 Views 38 Comments

Housing experts criticised the focus on supply issues rather than affordability.

# housing-for-all - Monday 20 September, 2021

Housing Finance Agency approved €1 billion in loans to approved housing bodies last year
# Housing
# Housing

Housing Finance Agency approved €1 billion in loans to approved housing bodies last year

Sep 20th 2021, 1:55 PM 8,103 Views 3 Comments

Individual loans ranged from €17,000 to €43 million.

# housing-for-all - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Developers set to warn TDs over planning 'slowdown' as applications drop by almost a third
# Planning System
# Planning System

Developers set to warn TDs over planning 'slowdown' as applications drop by almost a third

Sep 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,622 Views 8 Comments

The Government is proposing replacing the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) process introduced in 2017.

# housing-for-all - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Catholic Church to 'reflect' on O'Brien's request to use land for housing
# Eamon Martin
# Eamon Martin

Catholic Church to 'reflect' on O'Brien's request to use land for housing

Sep 8th 2021, 2:35 PM 20,866 Views 27 Comments

The Government last week launched its ‘Housing for All’ plan which aims to create 300,000 new homes by the end of the decade.

# housing-for-all - Saturday 4 September, 2021

From energy ratings to shorter commutes: What the new housing plan means for climate action
# Sustainable Homes
# Sustainable Homes

From energy ratings to shorter commutes: What the new housing plan means for climate action

Sep 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 10,248 Views 20 Comments

High-density housing, energy efficiency, and retrofitting are the key measures for the environment in the major new plan.

# housing-for-all - Friday 3 September, 2021

Sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick included in 'largest ever transfer of State land'
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick included in 'largest ever transfer of State land'

Sep 3rd 2021, 11:16 AM 33,927 Views 17 Comments

The Land Development Agency will take ownership of State land capable of delivering 10,000 to 15,000 additional homes.

Housing supply: What changes are we likely to see in the next 18 months?
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Housing supply: What changes are we likely to see in the next 18 months?

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 9:10 AM 28,796 Views 42 Comments
  • The 'Housing For All' plan allocates €4 billion annual investment in housing.
  • By 2025, a total of 34,600 new homes will be built per year if the targets are met.
  • However, looking at next year the levels are significantly lower - a total of 24,600 new homes.

# housing-for-all - Thursday 2 September, 2021

New short-term let regulations to be in place by next summer
# Rental Market
# Rental Market

New short-term let regulations to be in place by next summer

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:55 PM 19,396 Views 8 Comments

Property owners will not be able to advertise a short-term let unless they have received the required planning permission.

Housing for All: The measures aimed at helping single people get on the property ladder
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Housing for All: The measures aimed at helping single people get on the property ladder

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 12,789 Views 13 Comments

Single applicants for local authority loans will be able to earn up to €65,000 in certain areas.

Opposition parties label government's Housing For All plan as 'unambitious'
# Not Impressed
# Not Impressed

Opposition parties label government's Housing For All plan as 'unambitious'

Sep 2nd 2021, 6:07 PM 10,474 Views 56 Comments

Homeless charities welcomed the new strategy.

Only 'matters of substance' to be referred to courts under Government planning overhaul
# Judicial Review
# Judicial Review

Only 'matters of substance' to be referred to courts under Government planning overhaul

Sep 2nd 2021, 5:23 PM 8,213 Views 2 Comments

The Government said it aims to introduce new legislation to reform the process by mid-2022.

Government's housing plan aims to deliver 300,000 new homes by 2030
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Government's housing plan aims to deliver 300,000 new homes by 2030

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 11:30 AM 47,941 Views 49 Comments
  • Government aims to deliver 300,000 homes by 2030, made up of a mix of private and State-built housing.
  • Single people to be targeted under reforms earmarked for the government’s mortgage scheme.
  • Vacant property tax also set to be introduced.
Sharp improvements in house building activity noted in the first half of 2021
# Momentum Builds
# Momentum Builds

Sharp improvements in house building activity noted in the first half of 2021

Sep 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 10,657 Views 7 Comments

Work on 12,700 housing units commenced in the second quarter, the highest number since 2007.

# housing-for-all - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

'Chronic and worsening' supply crisis heaps pressure on renters as prices climb sharply
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

'Chronic and worsening' supply crisis heaps pressure on renters as prices climb sharply

Aug 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,562 Views 49 Comments
  • Average rental prices increased by 5.6% in the year to the end of June.
  • The average national monthly rent was up 2.4% from the first quarter, the largest quarterly gain since mid-2018.
  • The situation is more acute outside of Dublin with rents increasing typically at double-digit rates.

# housing-for-all - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien

Jul 27th 2021, 7:35 PM 13,384 Views 27 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien had previously said he would launch the new plan in July but this was pushed back last week.

# housing-for-all - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Government's new 'Housing For All' plan delayed until at least the end of August
# Down Tools
# Down Tools

Government's new 'Housing For All' plan delayed until at least the end of August

Jul 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 13,142 Views 19 Comments

The new housing plan was expected to go to Cabinet next week.

# housing-for-all - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Eamon Ryan feels heat over cuckoo funds stamp duty vote but says 'it's a short-term measure'
# Housing
# Housing

Eamon Ryan feels heat over cuckoo funds stamp duty vote but says 'it's a short-term measure'

Jul 8th 2021, 1:38 PM 24,319 Views 78 Comments

Catherine Murphy said leasing properties from funds was “an abuse of public money”.