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#Housing

# housing - Yesterday’s News

# housing - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal'

The man was sleeping in his tent when it was being removed in an attempt to tidy the canal walk way.

# housing - Monday 13 January, 2020

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report

There is a notable shortage of one-bedroom housing for single people and couples, the Simon Communities said.

# housing - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street

Irene Coady Murphy said last night was particularly cold and they had run out of sleeping bags to give to rough sleepers.

# housing - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy

Fine Gael general election candidates have been given a document targeting Fianna Fáil’s housing policy.

# housing - Monday 30 December, 2019

House prices continue to fall across the country, according to new report

Some parts of the country, including Sligo and Meath, have continued to see price inflation.

# housing - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

# housing - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Over 60% of Irish people back rent freeze bill, new survey finds

The Bill passed in its first stage in the Dáíl earlier this month.

# housing - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Peter McVerry Trust plans 100 housing units in 2020 after meeting targets a year ahead of schedule

The charity said that while this “isn’t about targets, it’s about delivering more homes”, it was delighted to be ahead of schedule.

# housing - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage' General Election This post contains videos

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'

The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.

# housing - Friday 13 December, 2019

Roads reopen and delays expected as housing protest finishes in the centre of Dublin

Last Friday, protesters also blocked off Aungier Street in a housing protest.

# housing - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says Eoghan Murphy may be proven wrong on the rent freeze bill

# housing - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.

Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'

St Vincent De Paul has called for more support from the government to retrofit homes.

Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin

An Bord Pleanála approved the South Dublin County Council development.

# housing - Sunday 8 December, 2019

FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?

Eoghan Murphy says Rebuilding Ireland has delivered 64,000 places to live – but how many are new builds?

# housing - Friday 6 December, 2019

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

# housing - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help

“The Rent Pressure Zones are not working,” housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said.

Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt

One economist warned that this increased activity will put pressure on the infrastructural needs in these areas.

Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017

That’s according to the charity’s annual report being launched today.

# housing - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time

There were 117 more people homeless in October than there was in September.

Dublin ranks worst in affordability of housing for expats worldwide

27% are expats living in Ireland are satisfied with the general cost of living, compared with the global average of 47%.

Fine Gael looks to independent TDs to survive tonight's vote of no confidence in Murphy

The government numbers are tight ahead of tonight’s motion of no confidence in the housing minister.

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent

That’s according to new research from Daft.ie.

# housing - Monday 2 December, 2019

Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy

A motion of confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is being heard in the Dáil tomorrow night.

# housing - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Asylum seekers to move into Leitrim apartments after 'constructive' meeting between Minister and locals

Ballinamore Community Group had held protests over the plans in recent months.

# housing - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Families spend average of six months in homeless hubs, says housing charity

Families spend average of six months in homeless hubs, says housing charity

A new report from Respond found that only 8% of families supported by the charity received social housing in 2018.

# housing - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Plans to redevelop property at centre of controversial 'Take Back the City' eviction into new home

Activists were controversially evicted from the property in September last year.

Plans for 500 build-to-rent apartments at Liam Cosgrave's former home

An archaeological discovery of “medium-high” significance was made at the Knocklyon site earlier this year.

# housing - Monday 18 November, 2019

O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues

Bartra has been contracted to build 768 houses and apartments on the site.

# housing - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar

Varadkar was in Cork today ahead of the by-election in the city at the end of the month.

# housing - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil.

# housing - Monday 11 November, 2019

UK company outlines plans for new hotel and co-living development in Dublin's Liberties

The proposed development would see 69 new co-living units situated in Dublin 8.

# housing - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Government-backed finance agency approves funding for development of over 500 new homes

Home Building Finance Ireland announced it has approved over €100m in funding since the start of the year.

# housing - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Plans lodged for state's first integrated housing scheme for older people at St Michael's Estate

The housing will be the first of more than 500 new units built at the Inchicore estate.

# housing - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month

10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.

Developer set to offer up 'cost-rental' housing at O'Devaney site in bid to break planning deadlock Exclusive

The plans could pave the way for councillors to agree to a new housing development on the site

# housing - Monday 28 October, 2019

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas

“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”

# housing - Friday 25 October, 2019

Seven-storey co-living development in Rathmines appealed after council rejects planning permission

Dublin City Council said the proposals would provide a “poor standard of residential accommodation”.

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