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# housing - Saturday 10 April, 2021

The Explainer: How has the pandemic affected house prices in Ireland?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How has the pandemic affected house prices in Ireland?

Sat 7:20 AM 15,857 Views 17 Comments

Economist Ronan Lyons explains on this week’s podcast.

# housing - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

House prices jumped by an average of €20,000 in the last 12 months as supply fell significantly
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

House prices jumped by an average of €20,000 in the last 12 months as supply fell significantly

Mar 31st 2021, 12:10 AM 67,504 Views 43 Comments

In Dublin, prices rose by 6.9% in the year to March 2021, but the largest increases were seen in the counties surrounding Dublin and in the other cities.

# housing - Sunday 28 March, 2021

'Relationship status should not define your ability to own a home, but it does'
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

'Relationship status should not define your ability to own a home, but it does'

Mar 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 79,947 Views 102 Comments
  • As difficult as buying a home can be for couples, single people face an even bigger challenge
  • Some people are 'priced out of 95% of houses in Dublin'
  • 'The rampant greed of the Celtic Tiger cast a long and depressing shadow,' one buyer said

# housing - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Cost of renting home in Ireland grew by 2.7% last year despite Covid-19 pandemic
# Renting
# Renting

Cost of renting home in Ireland grew by 2.7% last year despite Covid-19 pandemic

Mar 24th 2021, 10:55 AM 18,743 Views 91 Comments

That’s according to the Residential Tenancies Board’s latest rent index.

# housing - Monday 22 March, 2021

Some houses selling for €120,000 above asking price as virtual viewings become the norm during pandemic
# Bidding Wars
# Bidding Wars

Some houses selling for €120,000 above asking price as virtual viewings become the norm during pandemic

Mar 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 84,516 Views 92 Comments

Home-buyers have raised concerns about the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on house prices.

# housing - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July
# Arrears
# Arrears

Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July

Mar 9th 2021, 7:31 PM 15,739 Views 24 Comments

The protections in place were due to expire on 12 April.

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list

Mar 9th 2021, 5:35 PM 12,704 Views 25 Comments

Last year the State delivered just over 5,000 new build social homes.

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market

Mar 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,584 Views 14 Comments

Buy-to-let investors now account for less than 1% of mortgages, compared to 20% in 2006, according to new figures.

# housing - Friday 5 March, 2021

No guarantee construction will resume on 5 April, says Housing Minister
# Housing
# Housing

No guarantee construction will resume on 5 April, says Housing Minister

Mar 5th 2021, 3:05 PM 27,100 Views 57 Comments

While Taoiseach Micheal Martin has targeted 5 April for the return of the building sector, O’Brien conceded on Friday that he cannot guarantee that.

# housing - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'
# Shared Equity Scheme
# Shared Equity Scheme

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'

Mar 3rd 2021, 8:52 AM 19,386 Views 72 Comments

The Minister for Housing, however, has said the scheme will help young prospective homeowners out of a “rental trap”.

# housing - Friday 26 February, 2021

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase

Feb 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,680 Views 16 Comments

That’s according to figures released by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland today.

# housing - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

'A systems accelerant': Pandemic prompted more single rooms in homeless accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A systems accelerant': Pandemic prompted more single rooms in homeless accommodation

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:01 AM 9,048 Views 2 Comments

Cooperation lead to very few deaths of homeless people in the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# housing - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Housing Minister defends housing bill after ESRI raise concerns around shared equity scheme
# Affordable Housing
# Affordable Housing

Housing Minister defends housing bill after ESRI raise concerns around shared equity scheme

Feb 17th 2021, 9:48 AM 16,722 Views 43 Comments

The ESRI said such a scheme could lead to higher house prices.

# housing - Monday 15 February, 2021

Concern over bats' welfare cited by group opposed to plans for 18 apartments in Dublin
# North Circular Road
# North Circular Road

Concern over bats' welfare cited by group opposed to plans for 18 apartments in Dublin

Feb 15th 2021, 4:25 PM 22,578 Views 0 Comments

The case has been brought before the High Court.

# housing - Friday 12 February, 2021

House and apartment prices increased by 2.2% nationally over course of 2020
# Cso Stats
# Cso Stats

House and apartment prices increased by 2.2% nationally over course of 2020

Feb 12th 2021, 3:45 PM 14,847 Views 23 Comments

Households paid an average price of €297,043 for a dwelling in the 12 months to December 2020.

# housing - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban
# Housing
# Housing

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,285 Views 50 Comments

An eviction ban for those in arrears has been in place across the country since late October,

# housing - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:58 PM 17,738 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Mary Fitzpatrick responds to opposition criticism of the government’s Affordable Housing Plan.

Council refuses planning permission for hotel on Capel Street, says there are 'too many' hotels in Dublin
# Housing
# Housing

Council refuses planning permission for hotel on Capel Street, says there are 'too many' hotels in Dublin

Feb 2nd 2021, 11:40 AM 36,125 Views 32 Comments

It is believed to be the first time council planners have cited concerns about the growing number of hotels as a reason to refuse planning permission.

# housing - Monday 1 February, 2021

Construction to start on 600 social and affordable homes in south Dublin
# Housing
# Housing

Construction to start on 600 social and affordable homes in south Dublin

Feb 1st 2021, 4:18 PM 72,104 Views 77 Comments

A one-bed rental will cost €1,000 a month.

# housing - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Macho face-off thankfully replaced by policy as Eoin Ó Broin and Richard Bruton debate housing
# Shovel Ready
# Shovel Ready

Macho face-off thankfully replaced by policy as Eoin Ó Broin and Richard Bruton debate housing

Jan 28th 2021, 7:16 PM 32,770 Views 73 Comments

The pair got into it on Twitter but kept their shirts on in a radio debate.

# housing - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Opinion: The Affordable Housing Bill will line developers' pockets while young couples can't buy a home
# Affordable Homes
# Affordable Homes

Opinion: The Affordable Housing Bill will line developers' pockets while young couples can't buy a home

Jan 26th 2021, 7:00 PM 23,682 Views 28 Comments

The Government must stop pursuing policies which inflate the property market and think again about the Affordable Housing Bill, writes Cian O’Callaghan of the Social Democrats.

Cost of building apartments in Dublin falls by almost 9% over past three years
# Housing
# Housing

Cost of building apartments in Dublin falls by almost 9% over past three years

Jan 26th 2021, 12:18 PM 12,992 Views 22 Comments

The report was published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

# housing - Monday 18 January, 2021

Poll: Should there be a levy on housing units that lie vacant for over six months?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a levy on housing units that lie vacant for over six months?

Jan 18th 2021, 10:37 AM 32,959 Views 81 Comments

There is no such levy on vacant housing in Ireland at the moment.

Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors

Jan 18th 2021, 9:47 AM 21,294 Views 27 Comments

Surveyors predict a 4% rise in house prices in Ireland in 2021.

# housing - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
# Spring 2021
# Spring 2021

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Jan 14th 2021, 6:15 AM 17,700 Views 29 Comments

Affordable housing, scramblers, e-scooters and speedy trials – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

# housing - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

House prices rise 6% in 'fastest inflation' in three years
# Report
# Report

House prices rise 6% in 'fastest inflation' in three years

Jan 5th 2021, 7:06 AM 38,968 Views 60 Comments

A report says Government supports and a drop in supply are partly responsible.

# housing - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to uncovering housing and local information
# Info Hub
# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to uncovering housing and local information

Dec 30th 2020, 11:30 AM 7,566 Views 0 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy helps you find out if you are in an area prone to floods, landslides, high radon and more.

# housing - Saturday 26 December, 2020

House prices rise by almost 1.5% over three months
# Housing
# Housing

House prices rise by almost 1.5% over three months

Dec 26th 2020, 3:42 PM 28,332 Views 16 Comments

A record number of mortgage approvals and a lack of supply have driven the increases, according to a new report.

Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies

Dec 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,464 Views 17 Comments

The shutdown of the industry slowed progress this year but it is unlikely further lockdowns would stop construction.

# housing - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister
# Interview
# Interview

Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister

Dec 24th 2020, 6:30 PM 23,193 Views 31 Comments

Housing and tourism departments are in discussions about platform regulations.

# housing - Friday 18 December, 2020

New affordable housing plan will see State take 30% stake in homes of first-time buyers
# Housing
# Housing

New affordable housing plan will see State take 30% stake in homes of first-time buyers

Dec 18th 2020, 6:57 PM 57,812 Views 39 Comments

The affordable housing scheme will go to Cabinet next week.

Average listed price of a home in Ireland was €269k this quarter - a rise of 7.4% on last year
# Housing
# Housing

Average listed price of a home in Ireland was €269k this quarter - a rise of 7.4% on last year

Dec 18th 2020, 6:10 AM 29,470 Views 21 Comments

The 7.4% year-on-year rise is the the largest such increase in three years.

# housing - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis

Dec 16th 2020, 2:45 PM 26,250 Views 54 Comments

In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.

# housing - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Bartra Capital secures planning permission for its fourth co-living scheme in Dublin
# Castleknock
# Castleknock

Bartra Capital secures planning permission for its fourth co-living scheme in Dublin

Dec 10th 2020, 4:03 PM 10,354 Views 16 Comments

The company is planning to spend €130 million constructing its planned four shared co-living sites.

Housing charity dealt with over 100 illegal or threatened evictions during pandemic ban
# Threshold
# Threshold

Housing charity dealt with over 100 illegal or threatened evictions during pandemic ban

Dec 10th 2020, 9:21 AM 7,596 Views 14 Comments

A ban on eviction notices and rent increases was put in place temporarily earlier this year.

# housing - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year
# Lefroy House
# Lefroy House

Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year

Dec 3rd 2020, 9:35 AM 20,988 Views 18 Comments

Lefroy House is based on Eden Quay in Dublin City Centre and is run by the Salvation Army.

# housing - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Bartra Capital secures planning permission for co-living scheme in Dublin 4
# Merrion Road
# Merrion Road

Bartra Capital secures planning permission for co-living scheme in Dublin 4

Dec 1st 2020, 7:13 PM 22,861 Views 26 Comments

The firm has secured planning permission for the five-storey plan for 98 Merrion Road in spite of strong local opposition.

# housing - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced

Nov 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,280 Views 22 Comments

Dr Rory Hearne says the Government’s housing model is fundamentally flawed and it’s time for a complete overhaul of the system.

# housing - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin

Nov 25th 2020, 7:26 PM 26,850 Views 30 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the deaths, and they are not being treated as suspicious.

# housing - Monday 23 November, 2020

Councillors and minister set 'to clash' over future of Oscar Traynor lands
# North Dublin
# North Dublin

Councillors and minister set 'to clash' over future of Oscar Traynor lands

Nov 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 27,287 Views 19 Comments

Councillors last week rejected plans for developer Glenveagh to build 850 homes at the 17-hectare site.

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