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# housing - Today’s News

Tánaiste sets target of 70% home-ownership by end of this decade
# Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis

Tánaiste sets target of 70% home-ownership by end of this decade

1 hour ago 9,161 Views 46 Comments

This would require 40,000 new homes built each year.

Watch: How can we solve the housing crisis?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Watch: How can we solve the housing crisis?

12 hours ago 4,177 Views 3 Comments

Our expert panel offered big ideas to solve the housing crisis and answered your questions about landlords, construction and rent.

# housing - Yesterday’s News

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

Fri 12:05 AM 18,348 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.

# housing - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Properties by the coast in Ireland now cost 23% more than before Covid-19 pandemic
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

Properties by the coast in Ireland now cost 23% more than before Covid-19 pandemic

Thu 6:15 AM 33,046 Views 16 Comments

This compares to a national average increase of just 8.7% in the same period.

# housing - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression

Updated Tue 12:29 PM 21,666 Views 15 Comments

Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.

# housing - Monday 14 June, 2021

Dublin City Council passes large land rezone in Finglas despite opposition
# Housing
# Housing

Dublin City Council passes large land rezone in Finglas despite opposition

Mon 8:49 PM 31,049 Views 27 Comments

The rezoning provides for around 2,200 new residential units, but opposers raised concerns over affordability.

Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April

Mon 4:07 PM 9,460 Views 13 Comments

There were 5,806 individuals in emergency accommodation in Dublin last month.

# housing - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Open Thread: We want to hear your rental stories
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Thread: We want to hear your rental stories

Updated Jun 12th 2021, 7:40 AM 18,526 Views 59 Comments

We want to hear about your experience of renting and understand what policies and solutions people renting in Ireland would like to see implemented.

'It's not suitable housing for anyone, anywhere': Green light for another co-living development in Dublin despite ban
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

'It's not suitable housing for anyone, anywhere': Green light for another co-living development in Dublin despite ban

Jun 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 31,887 Views 59 Comments

A series of co-living developments have been given the go-ahead in Dublin in recent months.

# housing - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Landlords will not be allowed to demand in excess of two months’ rent upfront under new rules, including from student renters
# Cabinet Plans
# Cabinet Plans

Landlords will not be allowed to demand in excess of two months’ rent upfront under new rules, including from student renters

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 1:43 PM 61,002 Views 101 Comments
  • Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien brought a memo to Cabinet today that will restrict upfront payment demands made by landlords, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
  • The new rules, which will be in place before the next academic year, will ensure that students only have to pay one months' rent at a time.
  • Cabinet has also extended the current Covid-19 protections for renters until January 2022.

# housing - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Ireland's housing crisis: The problems, the solutions and the human cost
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Ireland's housing crisis: The problems, the solutions and the human cost

Jun 8th 2021, 12:10 AM 23,769 Views 68 Comments

The next part of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at the core issues at the heart of Ireland’s housing crisis.

# housing - Friday 4 June, 2021

Fianna Fáil bringing motion to establish constitutional right to housing
# Homes
# Homes

Fianna Fáil bringing motion to establish constitutional right to housing

Jun 4th 2021, 3:48 PM 15,898 Views 58 Comments

It would amend Article 43 of the Constitution, which covers private property rights.

# housing - Thursday 3 June, 2021

The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI
# Solutions
# Solutions

The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 14,027 Views 62 Comments

Ireland faces another decade of rising prices and rents unless the government spends money building homes, the ESRI says.

# housing - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Protections for renters impacted by Covid-19 to be extended beyond 12 July
# Rent Protections
# Rent Protections

Protections for renters impacted by Covid-19 to be extended beyond 12 July

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:06 PM 9,283 Views 22 Comments

Opposition says government must ensure that all renters – not just those that fall under the Covid-19 protections – are not hit with an 8% rent hike.

Local property tax surcharge for vacant properties under consideration as system set to be overhauled
# Housing
# Housing

Local property tax surcharge for vacant properties under consideration as system set to be overhauled

Jun 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 31,757 Views 82 Comments

The majority of homeowners will see a €90 increase in their tax bill next year.

# housing - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Opposition parties call for reinstatement of eviction bans as number of homeless people rises in April
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

Opposition parties call for reinstatement of eviction bans as number of homeless people rises in April

May 29th 2021, 7:10 PM 16,470 Views 49 Comments

Labour’s Housing spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called for Minister Darragh O’Brien to reinstate the eviction ban.

# housing - Friday 28 May, 2021

Landlords can impose rent increases of up to 8% under newly-discovered loophole as Covid-19 rent freeze ends
# Renting
# Renting

Landlords can impose rent increases of up to 8% under newly-discovered loophole as Covid-19 rent freeze ends

Updated May 28th 2021, 2:07 PM 77,247 Views 115 Comments
  • Measures that provided for a rent freeze for those in financial trouble were implemented during the pandemic.
  • In Rent Pressure Zones, the maximum rent increase permitted is 4% per annum.
  • Where a landlord carries out a rent review for the first time in two years in an RPZ, a total increase of 8% increase can apply.

# housing - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Government to set up Commission on Housing to deal with housing issues in Ireland over the coming decades
# Housing
# Housing

Government to set up Commission on Housing to deal with housing issues in Ireland over the coming decades

May 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,367 Views 45 Comments

The commission will examine issues such as tenure, standards, and sustainability in he housing sector.

# housing - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Number of residential units sent for planning dropped by 29% in first quarter of this year
# Housing
# Housing

Number of residential units sent for planning dropped by 29% in first quarter of this year

May 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 7,988 Views 7 Comments

The type of residential units subject to commencement has seen a “substantial shift” towards housing over apartments.

# housing - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Banks sitting on hundreds of vacant properties as pressure ramps up on government to get radical
# Vacant Properties
# Vacant Properties

Banks sitting on hundreds of vacant properties as pressure ramps up on government to get radical

May 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 56,209 Views 64 Comments
  • Three of the country's main banks have around 600 vacant properties on their books, Christina Finn writes.
  • The Peter McVerry Trust says anything that can be done to bring vacant properties back into use should be done.

# housing - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about cuckoos and vultures?
# Birdbrained
# Birdbrained

Quiz: How much do you know about cuckoos and vultures?

May 22nd 2021, 10:00 PM 32,468 Views 5 Comments

Don’t get in a flap about this.

# housing - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Dublin city is a 'free for all' for vulture funds, Dáil told
# Housing
# Housing

Dublin city is a 'free for all' for vulture funds, Dáil told

May 20th 2021, 2:06 PM 15,389 Views 58 Comments

Doherty read out some personal testimonies into the Dáil record from people who say they will never be able to save to buy their own home.

# housing - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Taoiseach to give statement next week on travel, entertainment, sport and hotel quarantine for June and July
# Summertime
# Summertime

Taoiseach to give statement next week on travel, entertainment, sport and hotel quarantine for June and July

May 19th 2021, 9:47 PM 29,306 Views 25 Comments

A plan for the aviation sector will also be ready by the end of the month.

Dáil approves proposal for 10% stamp duty for bulk purchases of 10 or more properties
# Housing
# Housing

Dáil approves proposal for 10% stamp duty for bulk purchases of 10 or more properties

May 19th 2021, 9:45 PM 15,778 Views 58 Comments

The tax change will be effective from tomorrow.

Vacant property tax targeted at institutional landlords who leave apartments lying empty under 'serious consideration'
# LPT MULTIPLES
# LPT MULTIPLES

Vacant property tax targeted at institutional landlords who leave apartments lying empty under 'serious consideration'

May 19th 2021, 8:25 PM 26,437 Views 27 Comments

Hundreds of top-end apartments in Dublin are lying empty despite a chronic shortage of rental stock.

'A human error': Sinn Féin motion on affordable housing passed by Dáil after junior Minister doesn't call vote
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'A human error': Sinn Féin motion on affordable housing passed by Dáil after junior Minister doesn't call vote

May 19th 2021, 2:47 PM 56,892 Views 63 Comments

The housing crisis has been top of the political agenda for over two weeks now, following outrage over cuckoo funds.

Donohoe says government's new housing measures will act as 'strong deterrent' to cuckoo funds
# Housing
# Housing

Donohoe says government's new housing measures will act as 'strong deterrent' to cuckoo funds

May 19th 2021, 11:43 AM 10,337 Views 74 Comments

The opposition, however, doesn’t agree and the plans have been described as a “too little, too late”.

Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'

May 19th 2021, 11:40 AM 46,570 Views 51 Comments

The housing analyst responds to last night’s announcement by Government on investment funds and property.

# housing - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Up to 50% of future housing estates to be set aside for owner-occupiers, Ministers announce
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Up to 50% of future housing estates to be set aside for owner-occupiers, Ministers announce

May 18th 2021, 7:41 PM 28,576 Views 111 Comments
  • The new measures will also see the purchase of more than 10 residential houses facing an increased stamp duty of 10%.
  • The higher stamp duty rate does not apply to the bulk buying of apartments by investment funds
  • Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe outlined the proposals at a press briefing this evening.
Second Cabinet meeting this evening to deal with tax changes for cuckoo funds
# Housing
# Housing

Second Cabinet meeting this evening to deal with tax changes for cuckoo funds

Updated May 18th 2021, 1:41 PM 15,358 Views 45 Comments

The ring-fencing of houses in new developments for first-time buyers, owner occupiers, as well as the issue of stamp duty is being discussed by Cabinet.

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds
# Housing
# Housing

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds

May 18th 2021, 7:15 AM 37,673 Views 44 Comments

Cabinet is set to discuss proposals on housing today.

# housing - Sunday 16 May, 2021

'Forget the American dream - it's the Dutch dream!': Your housing abroad stories
# My Housing Story
# My Housing Story

'Forget the American dream - it's the Dutch dream!': Your housing abroad stories

May 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 73,671 Views 85 Comments

In a follow-up to our Irish housing stories, here’s what it’s like living in a variety of countries across Europe and beyond.

# housing - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Proposals to tackle housing investment funds to go before Cabinet next week
# Housing
# Housing

Proposals to tackle housing investment funds to go before Cabinet next week

Updated May 13th 2021, 12:53 PM 23,570 Views 65 Comments

Depending on what changes are required, and what passage of legislation or amendments are needed, it could take a number of weeks to get changes over the line, say sources.

# housing - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months

Updated May 12th 2021, 1:36 PM 22,628 Views 64 Comments
  • The CSO says prices have risen 3.7% nationally over 12 months
  • Blackrock 'most expensive' Eircode with €615,000 median price
  • Taoiseach says government has pledged "unprecedented funding" for residential construction

# housing - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures

May 11th 2021, 8:10 PM 11,362 Views 27 Comments

It could be a “number of weeks” before new measures are announced, say sources.

Poll: Do you think this government can fix Ireland's housing problems?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think this government can fix Ireland's housing problems?

May 11th 2021, 9:48 AM 57,458 Views 189 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said he is “confident” the government will “make real strides” with housing.

Minister: 'We've had housing issues for 10 years, I'm not going to fix it overnight'
# Interview
# Interview

Minister: 'We've had housing issues for 10 years, I'm not going to fix it overnight'

May 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,193 Views 119 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, O’Brien says short-term letting platforms will be regulated.

# housing - Monday 10 May, 2021

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds

May 10th 2021, 6:05 PM 46,542 Views 54 Comments

In a follow-up to his housing article last week, Dr Hearne says Government is merely keen for the investment fund issue to drop from the headlines.

Options to deal with cuckoo funds won't be ready for Cabinet tomorrow, but 'suite of measures' ready this week
# Housing
# Housing

Options to deal with cuckoo funds won't be ready for Cabinet tomorrow, but 'suite of measures' ready this week

May 10th 2021, 1:58 PM 12,444 Views 39 Comments

In an interview with The Journal this morning, the minister said he “isn’t ruling anything out”.

Opinion: 'The housing game is rigged against the single population of this country'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'The housing game is rigged against the single population of this country'

May 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 37,229 Views 87 Comments

Unless you earn over €70k or have wealthy parents, you’re simply not catered for when it comes to owning a house, writes Jenn Gannon.

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