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#Housing

# housing - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Poll: Are you opposed to co-living developments in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you opposed to co-living developments in Ireland?

The concept of co-living has proven controversial over the past number of years.

# housing - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Temporary stall or long-term change? 10% drop in number of residential buildings under construction in Dublin since 2019

In Dublin, construction was down 10.2% since June last year.

Two housing bodies appointed as O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment set to progress next week

Tuath and Circle Housing Association have been selected by the Council to negotiate with Bartra after Councillors last year approved a last-minute deal.

# housing - Monday 20 July, 2020

Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August

The emergency measure mean tenants cannot be forced to leave a property, and rent increases are prohibited.

'We must solve these problems now': Plans to help families at risk of home repossession post-Covid criticised

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has said the establishment of a non-judicial court would help to support families at risk of repossession.

# housing - Sunday 12 July, 2020

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister

In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.

# housing - Friday 10 July, 2020

Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely

The final decision will be made by Cabinet in the coming days.

Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin says the new government has already reneged on its promises in relation to housing.

# housing - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Council announces tender for proposed 500 new homes in Tallaght

A proposed mix for the development includes 60% affordable, 20% social and 20% private homes.

# housing - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme

Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.

Call for banks to reverse 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients

Applicants who received approval before the Covid-19 crisis have had approval pulled.

# housing - Friday 26 June, 2020

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?

The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.

# housing - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

# housing - Sunday 21 June, 2020

'Serious concerns' that new housing development could pose security threat to President Higgins

There are plans for 33 semi-detached houses and a four-storey apartment block near the Phoenix Park.

# housing - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study

The study from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland shows that new builds have been badly impacted.

# housing - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test

The government announced the changes to the eligibility for the payment today.

# housing - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019

The figures were released in the Irish Council for Social Housing’s activity report for 2019.

# housing - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

There's been a 39% spike in homes for rent in Dublin compared to last May

The 39% spike is the highest one-month total for rental listings in the capital since August 2015.

# housing - Monday 8 June, 2020

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

The number of households on the payment has risen by 5,136 since mid-March.

# housing - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'

Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement says more needs to be done to protect Travellers during this pandemic and beyond.

# housing - Monday 25 May, 2020

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Housing groups have warned that Ireland could see a rise in evictions as a result of the crisis.

# housing - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study

The ESRI warns that the challenges facing the construction industry may impact supply.

# housing - Friday 15 May, 2020

Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again

Just 5,771 new builds were delivered to the government last year.

# housing - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Rents fell by average of 2.1% in April compared to previous month, new Daft report shows

Daft.ie says this drop reflects the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

# housing - Friday 24 April, 2020

Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis

A new report by the Simon Communities says new properties are out of reach of HAP customers.

# housing - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Construction to resume at three social housing developments in Dublin from early next week

Contractors are understood to be on site at the three locations to ensure social distancing can be maintained.

Ads for Dublin city centre rental accommodation have 'increased by 75% in the last 12 months '

Daft said that the week-by-week figures suggest that “this surge may now be easing”.

# housing - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it

The document will soon be given to smaller parties in a bid to convince them to join a coalition government.

# housing - Friday 27 March, 2020

Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions

The service will be managed by Depaul and will be staffed by the HSE and other Section 39 organisations.

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.

# housing - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis

The emergency measures for renters were agreed at a Cabinet meeting today.

'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out

Government has said landlords will have to show flexibility to their tenants.

# housing - Friday 13 March, 2020

Landlords should show 'forbearance' during Covid-19 outbreak, says housing minister

Eoghan Murphy also said that he would provide support to homeless services during the crisis.

# housing - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

# housing - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Appeal lodged against plans for 97-unit shared co-living accommodation in Rathmines

Blondie Issuer DAC last month secured planning permission for the 97 unit in Rathmines.

# housing - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Fianna Fáil says position that a rent freeze is unconstitutional has not changed since the election

The issue of a rent freeze was discussed with the Green Party.

Cork to get new 24 storey tower in 201-unit rental development Sextant Pub Site This post contains videos

Cork to get new 24 storey tower in 201-unit rental development

Permission for the development has been granted by An Bord Pleanála.

# housing - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

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.

# housing - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Permission granted for 657 new homes beside Dublin park despite strong local opposition

An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the development despite opposition from hundreds of locals.

# housing - Friday 14 February, 2020

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?

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