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Last year
'I want the homeless number to come down': Short-term let controls on the way, says minister
Changes to the homeless HAP are also on the way.
# House Prices
House prices likely to increase in coming months despite 'significant' increase in supply
Banking and Payments Federation Ireland says housing supply must increase to improve affordability.
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# housing for all
Housing supply: What changes are we likely to see in the next 18 months?
The ‘Housing For All’ plan, which outlines targets for new supply, allocates €4 billion annual investment in housing.
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.
Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan
Only 'matters of substance' to be referred to courts under Government planning overhaul
# Financial Stability
Potential for 'significant' house price growth as pandemic fails to dampen demand, says Central Bank
House prices rose by 4.5% between April 2020 and April 2021, according to the CSO.
Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'
Dr Lorcan Sirr and Orla Hegarty say that to understand the current housing crisis, you must first learn of the history of housing provision in Ireland.
# Darragh O'Brien
Minister tells councils to buy up properties as social housing target 'will not be achieved'
Minister Darragh O’Brien said Covid-related construction delays has seriously impacted on new build construction.
# boom boom
For Ireland to build the houses it needs, it'll need foreign workers... but they won't be able to afford the rent
This would be necessary if housing supply was to increase as planned, the ESRI has said.
# property crisis
There are signs housing supply is starting to pick up in Dublin - but it's stagnant elsewhere
Prices are – you guessed it – still creeping up, but there are signs the rate is starting to slow.
Instead of segregated policies, we need inclusive housing for people on different incomes
Dublin’s Broadstone and Cathal Brugha Barracks sites could spearhead the government’s plans for new housing.
Warning that Ireland's construction sector is facing a skills shortage
A new report shows that in 2013, just 8,301 residential units were completed, while in 2006 it was 89,000.