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#Housing

# housing - Today’s News

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.

# housing - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them?

Between 2012 and 2018, block purchasers bought 9,291 units in Dublin.

# housing - Friday 17 May, 2019

Bedsits of the future or part of the solution?: Minister says co-living flats are just another option for people

Plans to build a block of 208 studio dwellings which would see dozens of people sharing one kitchen have been criticised.

# housing - Thursday 16 May, 2019

The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years

Over €118 million was spent on homeless emergency accommodation last year.

# housing - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent?

Average rents in the capital have reached above €2,000.

# housing - Monday 13 May, 2019

Minister accused of 'living in cloud cuckoo land' for saying rents are rising at a 'slow rate'

The average cost of renting a home in Ireland in the first three months of this year was at an all time high.

# housing - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Plans lodged for 495 build-to-rent apartments at former Chivers factory site in Coolock

The apartment plans were lodged directly with ABP under fast-track planning laws.

# housing - Friday 10 May, 2019

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

# housing - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

OPW raised concerns over impact planned apartments in Glasnevin will have on Botanic Gardens

The OPW brought up issues with the scale of the proposed development at the site of a former car dealership on Glasnevin Hill.

# housing - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'Our solutions are working': Minister responds to record homeless figures

It is the third month-on-month increase in the number of people living in emergency accommodation.

Poll: Should there be a freeze on all evictions for a year? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a freeze on all evictions for a year?

Despite a ramp up in the number of houses being built, homeless figures continue to rise each month.

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.

# housing - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high

A rough sleeper count also found 128 people sleeping on the streets in Dublin.

Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people

New research found the local drug economy – unlike precarious work – recruits young people by incentivising and enticing them.

# housing - Sunday 28 April, 2019

People are now paying an extra €129,000 to live near the Dart or Luas

The most expensive house prices are in Sandymount, Dalkey and Lansdowne Road.

# housing - Saturday 27 April, 2019

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option

That is according to correspondence obtained by TheJournal.ie under Freedom of Information.

# housing - Monday 22 April, 2019

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

# housing - Friday 19 April, 2019

Taoiseach says he didn’t realise his mortgage could be sold on by his bank when he took it out in 2003

In an interview with TheJournal.ie this week, the Taoiseach said he understood the intent behind Sinn Féin’s No Consent No Sale Bill.

'A kick in the teeth for the community': Another 235 student beds approved for The Liberties

The new beds will be operated by Global Student Accommodation.

# housing - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Sky News anchor apologises after being criticised for hitting out at renters during live interview

The interviewee described Jane Secker’s line of questions as “a bit patronising, really”.

# housing - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers FOI

Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers

Applicants are suspended if they refuse two offers of housing within a year.

# housing - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed

The planning permission will see that close to 900 social and affordable homes will be built on the site.

# housing - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF

Corporate investors known as so-called ‘cuckoo funds’ have spent over €1.1 billion on nearly 3,000 residential properties in Ireland last year

# housing - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless

The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.

# housing - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021

RPZ laws were first introduced in December 2016 to address spiraling rents.

# housing - Monday 1 April, 2019

One in 10 people spending over 60% of their income on rent in Ireland

Meanwhile, one in 20 people are spending more than 75% of their income on rent.

# housing - Sunday 31 March, 2019

The average cost of a house in Dublin is now €383,000

The national average price in the first quarter of the year was €261,000.

# housing - Friday 29 March, 2019

Tenants spared mass eviction after Cork apartment complex is sold

Clúid Housing and Cork City Council have purchased Leeside Apartments.

Median asking price for new home sales is €271k nationally and €380k in Dublin

That’s according to the latest residential property price report from MyHome.ie.

# housing - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

UN says Ireland applies 'preferential tax laws' to vultures funds and it 'cannot continue'

The report states that “landlords have become faceless corporations wreaking havoc with tenants”.

# housing - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness

The minister said there will always be people who present as homeless.

Hospitality firm loses appeal to run 8 short-term let apartments in Dublin without planning permission

An Bord Pleanála rejected an appeal following a DCC decision last year.

# housing - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

# housing - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

# housing - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Councils no longer operating loan scheme to help struggling homeowners with repairs

There is a disparity across the country with some local authorities operating the schemes while others stopped years ago.

'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house

The couple lost their rental accommodation last year and found it impossible to find somewhere to live.

# housing - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Residential property prices have risen by 5.6% in the space of a year

In Dublin, residential property prices rose by 1.9% in the year to January.

# housing - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Dublin now in top 5 most expensive places to rent in Europe, research finds

Only London, Moscow, Zurich and Geneva have higher rents in Europe, according to ECA International.

# housing - Monday 11 March, 2019

'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis

Today’s demonstration comes after a major housing rally held in Dublin city over the weekend.

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