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# Housing

This week
14th July 2024 - 20th July 2024
Law underpinning tenant's first refusal right to buy property from landlord approved by Cabinet
Taoiseach says inheritance tax changes deserve consideration in run up to October's budget
Only 158 new social housing units were built in the first three months of this year
National target of 8 weeks for both probate and conveyancing to be set
Last week
7th July 2024 - 20th July 2024
President signs into law new legislation to ban 51-week student leases
Asking prices for homes up 7.3% in past year, the fastest rate of inflation in nearly two years
This month
July 2024
Plans to utilise Ireland's canals for residential use could take seven years
Govt to fast-track ban on 51-week student leases in time for upcoming academic year
Future housing demand dependant on migration levels, new report says
Last month
June 2024
Opposition slams Government 'inaction' as homeless numbers reach new record high
Mother fears 'having to sleep in car' with three children if evicted from Direct Provision centre
The woman, who has international protection status, is one of many people who have been told they need to find alternative accommodation by next week.
The woman has three young children including a newborn
She has been living in Ballyhaunis for six years and is "devastated" to have to move
Rising rental costs and a lack of housing supply mean many people are now facing homelessness
The Tipperary movement teaching people to solve the housing crisis for themselves
Housing market 'heating up' again as property price inflation rose by 7.9% in year up to April
Central Bank predicts lag in housing developments, urges govt to rein in core spending
'They see no way out': 113% jump in homeless people seeking mental health support from charity
Criticism over controversial guillotine on planning bill, as Harris wants to 'get the job done'
Refugees struggling to transition from IPAS accommodation and into mainstream housing
The problem with affordable housing in Ireland - no one agrees how much it should cost
Michael Healy-Rae was paid over €150,000 to house Ukrainian refugees in first quarter of year
McDonald rules out Help-to-Buy 'cliff-edge' for buyers who 'baked in' deposit to their calculations
Sinn Féin not seeking to outsource processing of asylum seeker applications to other countries
Opinion: Turn empty houses into homes - there is no more time for excuses
Leigh Brosnan
May 2024
Poor housing affects mothers' and kids' mental health and relationship with each other
1,000 asylum seekers to be accommodated at Thornton Hall by the end of June
The Gaeltacht housing crisis: 'People can't buy houses or get planning permission and there are few places to rent'
FG local candidate suspends campaign after report she received money to withdraw planning objection
Harris wants taxation and planning related to the bulk buying of homes to be reviewed
Inter-departmental group to be set up to consider proposals on a referendum on housing
Five main takeaways from the bombshell Housing Commission report
The report skewered Government policy over housing and said a radical reset was needed.
Housing Minister says core recommendation from Housing Commission report 'problematic'
Major housing report criticises government for 'ineffective decision-making and risk aversion'
Rent inflation has slowed - but so has the increase in supply of homes
Ireland is not a country where house prices are meant to fall
Rent Pressure Zone caps extended until December 2025
Building commencements on new homes hit approximately 18,000 in April alone, Cabinet to hear
Dermot Bannon denies payment for featuring Government grants on Room To Improve
Government blasted on housing as almost one in two say they've postponed buying a home
Households in Ireland are bigger than those in other European countries on average
April 2024
Homelessness: 13,866 people in emergency accommodation last month
Eviction notice sent to young couple in Waterford by text message was invalid, RTB rules