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#Housing

# housing - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'
# Housing
# Housing

Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'

Updated Tue 6:35 PM 80,600 Views 111 Comments

The Taoiseach defended the government’s policy of linking rent increases to inflation.

# housing - 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

Mon 1:55 PM 7,965 Views 2 Comments

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

# housing - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Housing Minister says Government has no short-term solution to lack of student accommodation
# Darragh O'Brien
# Darragh O'Brien

Housing Minister says Government has no short-term solution to lack of student accommodation

Sep 16th 2021, 6:49 PM 19,754 Views 59 Comments

O’Brien said this was “an immediate and very serious issue”, but he explained there was no short-term solution.

Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste

Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste

Sep 16th 2021, 5:30 PM 14,096 Views 13 Comments

Varadkar said the Department of Housing has also received requests from local authorities in Sligo, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary to engage in the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme.

# housing - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation

Sep 15th 2021, 4:24 PM 15,355 Views 29 Comments

The Taoiseach said a “close eye” will be kept on colleges and what they charge in for rent.

# housing - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families

Sep 14th 2021, 7:36 AM 13,685 Views 9 Comments

Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.

# housing - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Housing crisis on film: 'What if a woman could rebuild herself - and her own house with her own hands?'
# Herself
# Herself

Housing crisis on film: 'What if a woman could rebuild herself - and her own house with her own hands?'

Sep 11th 2021, 9:30 AM 28,948 Views 16 Comments

We speak to the film Herself’s director, Phyllida Lloyd about how it was inspired by the Irish housing crisis.

# housing - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Council expresses 'serious reservations' on Merrion Square 'build to rent' scheme
# Dublin 2
# Dublin 2

Council expresses 'serious reservations' on Merrion Square 'build to rent' scheme

Sep 7th 2021, 6:22 PM 22,070 Views 12 Comments

The six storey scheme includes 19 build to rent apartments.

Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year
# DePaul
# DePaul

Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year

Sep 7th 2021, 5:45 PM 17,484 Views 19 Comments

Depaul Ireland launched its 2020 annual report today.

Applications open for the State's first purpose-built cost rental homes
# Stepaside
# Stepaside

Applications open for the State's first purpose-built cost rental homes

Sep 7th 2021, 10:45 AM 24,167 Views 31 Comments

Properties are aimed at people who are above the threshold for social housing but are unable to afford a home of their own.

# housing - 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 10,203 Views 20 Comments

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

# housing - 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 33,804 Views 17 Comments

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

# housing - Thursday 2 September, 2021

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 12,511 Views 13 Comments

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

Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan
# Govt Plan
# Govt Plan

Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 5:38 PM 30,057 Views 112 Comments
  • A new housing plan launched today allocates €4 billion annual investment in housing.
  • It sets out how the government intends to shape Ireland's housing landscape over the next ten years.
  • The plan says it aims to "eradicate" homelessness by 2030.
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 47,153 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.
Opinion: I've returned to Ireland, I'm an entrepeneur on a good living - I can't afford a home
# Ireland's Housing Crisis
# Ireland's Housing Crisis

Opinion: I've returned to Ireland, I'm an entrepeneur on a good living - I can't afford a home

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 10:30 AM 83,806 Views 80 Comments

Eoin Hayes returned to Ireland after years abroad, set up his own business and now rents. He says he cannot get near the property ladder.

# housing - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents

Aug 17th 2021, 1:32 PM 24,331 Views 35 Comments

He said the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate”.

# housing - Monday 16 August, 2021

Department 'feared' plan to end Direct Provision would be undermined without access to State lands
# Housing
# Housing

Department 'feared' plan to end Direct Provision would be undermined without access to State lands

Aug 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,549 Views 31 Comments
  • The Government has committed to ending Direct Provision by 2024.
  • However, there are fears this could be difficult without access to State lands, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • Sinn Féin had called for the Land Development Agency to build some asylum accommodation.

# housing - Friday 30 July, 2021

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month

Jul 30th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,191 Views 11 Comments

Homeless campaigners have called for plans that address the particular challenges facing lone parents.

# housing - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants
# Housing
# Housing

Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants

Jul 29th 2021, 4:53 PM 10,160 Views 27 Comments

The company came to an agreement with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on foot of a 2016 complaint.

# housing - 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 13,383 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 Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site
# Housing
# Housing

Housing Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site

Jul 27th 2021, 5:39 PM 39,053 Views 57 Comments
  • O'Brien's comments come after The Journal reported on concerns last month about how 'affordable' housing at Poolbeg in Dublin would be delivered.
  • Planning permission to build the first 600 units at the site was lodged last weekend.

# housing - 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 13,116 Views 19 Comments

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

# housing - Friday 16 July, 2021

Will the housing crisis improve? Or are we doomed to a cycle of repeated mistakes?
# Good Information Proejct
# Good Information Proejct

Will the housing crisis improve? Or are we doomed to a cycle of repeated mistakes?

Jul 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 1,369 Views 1 Comment

For the past few weeks, The Good Information Project has been looking at the issue of housing in Ireland.

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
# Obligatory Housing
# Obligatory Housing

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 27,269 Views 38 Comments

Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.

Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law
# Rent Increase
# Rent Increase

Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law

Jul 16th 2021, 1:52 PM 36,149 Views 30 Comments

The Bill was signed by the president last week but the regulation only commences from today.

# housing - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?

Jul 15th 2021, 5:11 PM 17,191 Views 15 Comments

Housing looms large in the Government’s budgetary thinking at the moment.

# housing - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement

Jul 14th 2021, 1:40 PM 15,695 Views 44 Comments

A row between government ministers took place over the housing spend in the statement this week.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

Jul 14th 2021, 8:02 AM 38,432 Views 70 Comments

A survey has found on average, tenants are spending 36% of their monthly income on rent.

# housing - Monday 12 July, 2021

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears

Jul 12th 2021, 1:53 PM 9,376 Views 10 Comments

The report said the Housing First initiative should be “significantly expanded”.

# housing - Sunday 11 July, 2021

The cost of building materials is on the rise - what does that mean for Ireland's housing crisis?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

The cost of building materials is on the rise - what does that mean for Ireland's housing crisis?

Jul 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 33,949 Views 52 Comments

The price of materials used in construction has risen by 5% in the year to June.

# housing - Saturday 10 July, 2021

From Affordable Housing to Vulture Funds: An A-Z(ish) of Ireland's housing crisis
# Glossary
# Glossary

From Affordable Housing to Vulture Funds: An A-Z(ish) of Ireland's housing crisis

Jul 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,113 Views 15 Comments

As part of The Good Information Project we’ve demystified some of the commonly-used terms about housing in Ireland.

# housing - Friday 9 July, 2021

President Higgins signs rent increase bill into law
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

President Higgins signs rent increase bill into law

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 9:50 PM 49,126 Views 48 Comments

All rent increases will now be made in line with the nation’s inflation rate.

# housing - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Cuckoo funds are said to be playing a role in Ireland's housing market, but what impact are they having?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Cuckoo funds are said to be playing a role in Ireland's housing market, but what impact are they having?

Jul 8th 2021, 7:30 PM 16,427 Views 49 Comments

The Government has come under fire for passing an amendment to allow tax breaks for the funds.

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 24,311 Views 78 Comments

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

# housing - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Dáil passes controversial amendment allowing cuckoo funds to avoid 10% stamp duty
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Dáil passes controversial amendment allowing cuckoo funds to avoid 10% stamp duty

Updated Jul 7th 2021, 10:45 PM 87,700 Views 185 Comments

The amendment passed despite Sinn Féin withdrawing from a pairing arrangement.

Explainer: Ireland got its first cost-rental homes today - but how exactly do they work?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Ireland got its first cost-rental homes today - but how exactly do they work?

Jul 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 23,461 Views 19 Comments

“They’re secure, people can lay down their roots here,” said Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien.

The Explainer: What is the mica scandal and how has it affected homeowners?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is the mica scandal and how has it affected homeowners?

Jul 7th 2021, 6:00 PM 3,752 Views 0 Comments

This week, we talk you through how the mica scandal unfolded, and what it tells us about housing in Ireland.

# housing - Monday 5 July, 2021

Ireland's planning system to go digital within 18 months
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Ireland's planning system to go digital within 18 months

Jul 5th 2021, 6:10 AM 14,123 Views 4 Comments

“It is hoped that planning authorities will have the ability to accept planning applications online by end 2022.”

# housing - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

'We're sick waiting': Oliver Bond residents call for fast-tracking of regeneration works
# Sick Waiting
# Sick Waiting

'We're sick waiting': Oliver Bond residents call for fast-tracking of regeneration works

Jun 30th 2021, 6:20 AM 14,186 Views 18 Comments

Residents of Oliver Bond House say they been told it will be ‘at least 15 years’ before they can expect completion of the long-promised regeneration programme.

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