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#Housing

# housing - Yesterday’s News

Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections

Bureaucratic and administrative delays could be eliminated if councils were given funding to build homes directly, writes Labour councillor Dermot Lacey.

# housing - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year

Figures for the first six months of 2018 suggest record numbers of people using its services.

# housing - Monday 10 December, 2018

South Dublin County Council approves plan for apartment block beside park

The plans had prompted objections from some community workers.

# housing - Friday 7 December, 2018

'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out'

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy opened 44 new social housing units in Dundrum, Dublin this morning.

Here's the impact of Ireland’s economic crisis on housing in graph form

Planning permissions peaked in 2004 with 101,653 permissions for construction of both new houses and apartments.

# housing - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy confirmed that the Bill will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday.

# housing - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'I can't describe the feeling... Just to know that I can now live a proper life with my kids'

Peter McVerry Trust opened 13 new apartments for families and children affected by homelessness in Dublin’s city centre.

# housing - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Thousands march through Dublin city centre to protest housing crisis

Today’s protest coincides with the anniversary of Jonathan Corrie’s death near the Dáil four years ago.

'We want to send a clear message': Thousands expected to take part in Dublin housing protest today

Today’s protest coincides with the anniversary of Jonathan Corrie who died near the Dáil four years ago.

# housing - Friday 30 November, 2018

Government offer €16.4m contract to provide houses and services to 575 long-term homeless people

Another €3 million funding from the DRHE will go towards an outreach service for rough sleepers in the capital.

# housing - Monday 26 November, 2018

Building on housing site to resume after garda presence increased to deal with threats issued to workers

Workers downed tools earlier this month after they were subject to threats and intimidation.

# housing - Sunday 25 November, 2018

'Save our park': Tallaght locals protest against plans for apartment block

Tallaght Litter Mugs has said the apartments will hurt their cleanup efforts.

# housing - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates

The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.

# housing - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law

The law plans to make it an offence for landlords with properties in RPZs to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.

# housing - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month

Since the summer, the country has seen a rise in housing activists taking action to raise awareness over housing issues.

# housing - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit

The amount of money the State pays in Hap will also increase if Brexit results in further rent hikes in the capital.

'It's like a scene out of The Wire': Building on Dublin housing site stopped after intimidation and vandalism

A local councillor said workers have been threatened and there have been reports of deliberate arson.

# housing - Monday 12 November, 2018

'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar

The latest Daft.ie quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.

# housing - Sunday 11 November, 2018

'Serious blockages in planning' due to staff shortages at An Bord Pleanála

According to its latest report, the body’s workload has grown by 19% year on year since 2016.

# housing - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing

This week a petition with 3,500 signatures calling for a halt to the sale of the site was handed into the Department of Finance.

# housing - Friday 9 November, 2018

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'

The children said they wanted to share the difficulties they have experienced but also to share their hope with other children in tough situations.

Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k

The complainant, a long-term tenant of the landlord, brought the case after claiming she has been discriminated against by him over his refusal to accept the scheme.

# housing - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'

Despite strong headline growth figures, living standards in Ireland are actually below Italy and just a little above Cyprus, writes economist Robert Sweeney.

# housing - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it

Finland provides a positive example of what can be done to end long-term homelessness.

Tough new Airbnb laws will ban short-term lets by landlords and introduce 90-day cap

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

# housing - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

The number of homeless children in Ireland has risen by 136 in the space of a month

There are now collectively 9,698 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

# housing - Monday 22 October, 2018

Three arrested after housing activists occupy Cork City Hall

The protesters called for the homelessness crisis to be declared a national emergency.

# housing - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Dublin City Council plotting €200 million funding for 'below market rent' apartment blocks

The proposed initial site for the Cost Rental Residential Project would be in Ballymun.

# housing - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Affordable homes to be built on private lands through 'quid pro quo' negotiations

Cork City Council officials will state today most active sector for construction is for student accommodation.

# housing - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Advert for 'glorified shed', being rented for €700/month, removed from website

The listing for the Dublin property was removed after a backlash.

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'

Victor Duggan takes a deep dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of the housing measures in Budget 2019.

# housing - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing Homelessness This post contains videos

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

Donohoe announces details of new affordable housing scheme

A single person earning over €50,000 will be ineligible to apply.

# housing - Monday 8 October, 2018

Council denies promising accommodation for horses at new housing estate

Members of the Travelling Community have claimed that Tipperary County Council has failed to honour assurances about stables.

1,000 home development gets the green light in south county Dublin

294 of the new homes at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin will be for social housing.

'Painstakingly slow, chronically underfunded': Why aren't these vacant home schemes delivering?

Just nine homes were tenanted in one of the schemes last year, after the department had said up to 800 could be delivered in that time.

# housing - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Landlords' group says Take Back the City protesters should be open to moving out of Dublin

The Residential Landlords Association has said that there is too much of a focus on Dublin.

Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Petrol, diesel, fuel and cigarettes are all set to rise.

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