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#Housing

# housing - Monday 19 October, 2020

Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced this evening that Ireland will move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.

Family who fled house in Dundalk after racist attacks fear becoming homeless

Their son has not been in school since a violent incident outside the family home last month.

# housing - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

New cost rental scheme will mean tenants could pay 25% to 30% below market rents, says minister

The cost rental scheme will deliver 400 homes.

Irish house prices rise again following slight decline during Covid-19 lockdown

The figures were revealed by the Central Statistics Office today.

# housing - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Minister blames Covid as just 725 social housing units built in first half of this year

Opposition TDs have spoken of their “shock”.

# housing - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in

One thing is for sure, this government needs a win.

# housing - Saturday 3 October, 2020

24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'

The former Regency Hotel – now The Bonnington Hotel – has been used since at least 2014 for housing homeless families.

# housing - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2019 this morning

# housing - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget

The charity is calling for the funding to help tenants facing a rent crisis as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# housing - Sunday 20 September, 2020

'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal

Residents claim to have been misled about the consultation and appeals process, but councillors deny this is the case.

# housing - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Co-living developer seeks meeting with housing minister over 'sustained misinformed public commentary'

The request comes as the minister carries out a review on whether co-living developments should be banned.

# housing - Friday 28 August, 2020

Average asking price for newly listed homes is €280k nationally and €383k in Dublin

Asking price inflation rose by 1.2% nationally compared with Q2 of 2019, despite the impact of Covid-19.

# housing - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Bartra submits fresh plans for 210-bedroom co-living development in Castleknock

Permission for the development was previously quashed by the High Court in June.

# housing - Friday 21 August, 2020

National rent prices jumped 1.2% in the last year despite impact of Covid-19

The latest Daft.ie report shows that the industry has ‘bounced back’ from Covid-19.

# housing - Monday 17 August, 2020

Housing Minister requests investigation into contentious Phibsborough eviction

The gardaí have already requested an “urgent” report into “lessons learned” following the eviction.

# housing - Sunday 2 August, 2020

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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.

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