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#Housing

# housing - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

The average nationwide rent is now €1,391 per month - a record high

In some areas, the average cost of rent is *much* higher than the average mortgage.

# housing - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Irish property prices show slowest increase in six years

The latest figures from June show Irish property price growth is slowing.

# housing - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Just 8 'change of use' planning applications submitted to Dublin City Council

The council has received 140 exemption applications to the new rules since they came into play a month ago.

# housing - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

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.

# housing - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Sinn Féin proposes plan to ban controversial co-living developments

The party published a bill today that would if passed ban co-living developments.

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.

# housing - Sunday 4 August, 2019

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?

# housing - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Ongoing lack of clarity on funding is 'not inhibiting' popular mortgage scheme in any way, says government

Higher-than-anticipated demand for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan had put its future in doubt.

# housing - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Disputes between landlords and tenants increased by 10% last year Rtb

Disputes between landlords and tenants increased by 10% last year

One case which required dispute resolution saw a landlord awarded almost €11,000.

'There is no holiday from homelessness': Government criticised as figures reach 10,000 for fifth month

Figures published today show there are now 10,172 people in emergency accommodation.

# housing - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Controversial Dún Laoghaire co-living development granted permission by An Bord Pleanála

Bartra Capital’s CEO said the company will implement conditions outlined by the planning body.

Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands

The services will be rolled out in Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.

# housing - Monday 22 July, 2019

Pat Kenny loses battle against plans for apartment blocks beside family home

The Kennys led the local opposition against the plan with 17 other objections from locals also lodged.

# housing - Friday 19 July, 2019

Murphy releases statement after he suggests co-living spaces are like a 'very trendy boutique hotel'

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has been heavily criticised in recent months over co-living accommodation.

# housing - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the scheme has played a ‘valuable role’.

# housing - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?

A commitment not to sell off valuable sites has been welcomed – but it will be years before housing is actually built.

# housing - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%

Under RPZ legislation, annual rent rises are capped at 4% in certain areas.

# housing - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Plans for over 250 homes on Hollystown Golf Club lands rejected as 'substandard form of development'

ABP said the plans would “result in a substandard form of development”.

# housing - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Poll: Should Dublin go high-rise? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Dublin go high-rise?

Is it possible, and if so, is the right thing to do?

# housing - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

'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.

# housing - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.

# housing - Saturday 29 June, 2019

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

'Nothing short of a disgrace': Public slam Murphy over 'appalling and pathetic' co-living proposals

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy from members of the public.

# housing - Friday 28 June, 2019

'There is no silver bullet,' says Murphy as homeless figure above 10,000 for fourth month in a row

There are still 1,700 families homeless in Ireland.

Plans for 299 apartments in blocks of up to 9 storeys in Glasnevin rejected after significant local objection

Plans were lodged in March for properties at the former Smurfit Printworks site.

# housing - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

The average price of a house in Dublin has increased once again to €388,000

The average price of a house continued to rise nationwide but at a slower rate than before.

# housing - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Housing First services to be rolled out in Wicklow, Meath and Kildare for the first time

Kildare County Council issued the tender worth an estimated €702,000.

# housing - Monday 24 June, 2019

Dublin co-living development refused planning permission

Dublin co-living development refused planning permission

The decision follows Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy’s support for co-living spaces.

Housing benefit recipients face 'systemic discrimination', Irish human rights body says

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission launched it’s 2018 annual report today.

# housing - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Plans for 469 homes in south Dublin on one of State's most valuable vacant sites

The land in Cornelscourt is valued at €12 million.

# housing - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'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 - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Berlin backs five-year rent freeze to tackle rising rents

Only social housing and new builds that have not been let out would be exempt under the move.

# housing - Sunday 16 June, 2019

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.

# housing - Thursday 13 June, 2019

These are the most expensive areas to buy a home in Ireland by Eircode CSO

These are the most expensive areas to buy a home in Ireland by Eircode

The CSO has published its latest residential property price index today.

# housing - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Apartments overlooking graveyard in Dublin get green light despite concerns mourners will be 'robbed of their privacy'

An appeal has now been lodged with An Bord Pleanála by a separate party against the development going ahead.

# housing - Sunday 26 May, 2019

How did SF and the Left fail to harness housing crisis anger into votes? Good question, says Mary Lou

Housing was one of the number one issues raised on the doorsteps during the campaign trail, said McDonald.

'We never said we were there to solve the homeless crisis': CEO behind controversial co-living project speaks out

The company told TheJournal.ie that it was also considering Cork and Galway for co-living projects.

# housing - Saturday 25 May, 2019

257-bed student housing complex on site of historical bakery in Dublin's north inner city given green light

The complex will be built near two other student developments in the area.

# housing - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

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.

# housing - Monday 20 May, 2019

Development of 88 apartments at former Phoenix Park racecourse gets green light

An Bord Pleanala granted permission for the development after an appeal.

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