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# Housing

Last week
18th February 2024 - 24th February 2024
'You’re all sound, noise and fury with no substance': Martin and Doherty clash over housing
House prices are now higher than the peak of the Celtic Tiger boom in 2007
Garda reserve rules to be updated ahead of campaign launch to recruit 1,000 new hires
This month
February 2024
Questions raised over decision to house asylum seekers at major Drogheda hotel
Plans to extend child benefit to over-18s still in education brought forward to May
Homes at Sandyford ‘Mint’ site could be decade away despite land transfer approval
The Central Bank said it would take seven years for it to vacate the site off the M50.
FactCheck: The government is not offering tens of thousands to coax Indians to Irish islands
Financial analyst: House affordability should be the government's focus, not just house prices
Last month
January 2024
‘Stricter’ environmental and building regulations placed on new homes in Ireland than in the UK
Scheme for mortgage interest relief for some homeowners opens today
Varadkar says it’s ‘not the worst thing’ that Ryanair is buying up homes for staff
13,318 people in emergency accommodation in December, a 13.5% increase on previous year
Mortgage drawdowns for first-time buyers hit highest level since 2007's Celtic Tiger peak
Nearly 33,000 homes delivered last year, uncertainty remains over social and affordable targets
High rents, evictions, poor conditions: Growing number of older people with housing difficulties
Housing Committee may compel Peter McVerry Trust to appear after multiple refusals
Plans to build 852 homes in Dundrum stalled by one objector, Land Development Agency to tell TDs
House prices outside Dublin to increase by 4.9% in 2024
'Discriminates against single people': Readers share their experiences of govt housing schemes
Single people in particular reported feeling forgotten and left out of government supports.
Donohoe 'confident' gardaí will bring cases forward over recent arson attacks around the country
Locals question silence over future of 28 homes in Swords
The homes are in the housing minister’s constituency of Dublin Fingal.
Motion to increase tax on bulk buying of homes for private rental to be opposed by Govt
Dermot Bannon and Department of Housing explain why they met before new season of Room to Improve
Fewer car park spaces and smaller gardens under new house building rules issued to local authorities
Sinn Féin to bring forward motion to increase tax on bulk buying of homes for private rental
ESRI report says government's housing targets are 'too low' to meet population growth
Govt plan to add new restrictions on who can access homeless accommodation sharply criticised
Fund buys 46 out of 54 houses in Dublin estate for private rental
Housing: If private investors are willing to put money in, why on earth would we say no?
House prices predicted to rise further in 2024 with strongest growth outside Dublin
Just over 11,000 homes available to buy in Ireland as prices continue to rise
Last year
2023
Government needs to reach out to the poor and disadvantaged, says exiting Fine Gael TD
Opinion: Housing has always been a crisis for disabled people with thousands without a home
Government aims for new short-term let rules to be up and running by summer 2024
Increased housing supply expected next year but construction costs continue to rise
Works begin on redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens to create 1,000 new homes
Sinn Féin clashes with Tánaiste over delivery of social and affordable housing targets
An Bord Pleanála grants permission for Phibsborough apartments but at reduced height
Social welfare rates reduced for new Ukrainian arrivals as new reception centres to be rolled out
A subsistence payment of €38.80 per week will be provided to those in state accommodation for 90 days.
The reduced subsistence payment will be made for the 90-day period, with an additional payment of €29.80 per child per week.
Minister Roderic O'Gorman says he doesn't envisage that homelessness will rise as a result of the new changes.
New reception centres are to come online next year.
Social welfare cuts and 90-day state accommodation limit for new Ukrainian arrivals agreed by coalition leaders