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#Housing

# housing - Friday 8 March, 2019

Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year

The Housing Department released a breakdown of figures this week.

# housing - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Murphy insists funding for first-time-buyer loan scheme 'has not run out'

Concerns had been that funds for the government’s Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme have run out.

# housing - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme

Micheál Martin accused the government of letting down people on low incomes down.

Plans to rezone industrial lands in Dublin to allow for housing revealed

A Dublin City Council month meeting last night was informed of potential “new growth areas” within the M50.

Poverty has doubled among working parents over five-year period, SVP report finds

In 2017, 45% of lone parents reported a heavy financial burden due to housing costs.

# housing - Monday 4 March, 2019

First-time-buyer loan scheme requires 'further tranche of funding' to continue

A first-time-buyer can apply for a home loan to purchase a new or second-hand property, or to build their own home under the scheme.

Just 8% of rental properties are available in Ireland within rent support limits

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.

# housing - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns

The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.

# housing - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

# housing - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness

Clondalkin Towers is set to close in June and many residents are struggling to secure new accommodation.

Almost €700 million paid to private landlords in rent subsidies last year

€276,600,000 was paid in HAP to landlords via HAP last year.

# housing - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed

House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.

# housing - Sunday 10 February, 2019

The average monthly rent in Ireland is over €1,300 - €300 higher than the 2008 peak

Rents rose nationwide by an average of 9.8% in the 12 months to December 2018.

# housing - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Number of homes built in 2018 rose by 25% compared to year previous

The total number of new dwellings completed in 2018 was 18,072, according to the CSO.

Government urged to 'apply more dynamic thinking' to solving housing crisis

An Oireachtas Housing Committee report has been critical of the government’s approach to solving the housing crisis.

# housing - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Man arrested over Strokestown eviction incident released without charge

The man was arrested earlier today following a search of a house in the Killoe area of Longford.

# housing - Friday 1 February, 2019

'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol

A new study looked at the deaths of over 200 homeless people in Dublin over five years.

# housing - Monday 28 January, 2019

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers

The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.

# housing - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction

The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.

# housing - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Locals hold out hope that Weaver Garden allotments will be saved over rapid-build Liberties apartments

“We’re planting something that’s going to grow in Spring, so we’re hoping we get to stay,” a spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.

# housing - Monday 7 January, 2019

'Thousands of non-national construction workers will be needed to meet housing targets' - Ibec

Ibec says there are not enough skilled workers here to meet demand.

Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street

There are vast tracts of underutilised lands close to the city centre, they should be used to build high-quality apartment blocks with generous courtyards and play areas, writes Ciaran Cuffe.

# housing - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Local residents 'fed up' at delays in building 640 homes on Oscar Traynor Road

The land has been earmarked for development for the past number of years.

# housing - Monday 31 December, 2018

'We don't discharge people to the streets': The hospital dilemma of how to discharge a homeless person

32 homeless patients were admitted to St James’s Hospital during each of the months of September, October and November.

# housing - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good'

The Galway West TD says he has no regrets about losing his seat on the frontbench.

# housing - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Just after their mother died, two brothers were told by their landlord they had to vacate the property

This was one such case faced by housing charity Threshold this year.

‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland

As charities see demand increase this Christmas, the team behind FoodCloud is making things a little easier.

# housing - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'Give families a chance to stay in their homes': Hundreds attend anti-eviction protest in Roscommon

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said politicians need to bring in legislation to make sure recent incidents are not repeated.

# housing - Saturday 22 December, 2018

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

# housing - Friday 21 December, 2018

'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said that Murphy should “do the decent thing and resign” in light of the new figures.

Peter McVerry Trust increases number of homeless beds to just under 1,000

The beds form part of the 333 that were promised in the government’s winter strategy.

# housing - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas

Eoghan Murphy: “It is very disappointing to see more children in emergency accommodation as we go into Christmas week.”

# housing - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

'It's my home. I can say it however many times I like': Teenager homeless for over two years housed before Christmas

Amanda had previously spoken about the difficulties of living in homeless emergency accommdoation.

# housing - Friday 14 December, 2018

Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation?

The debate around how many people are homeless in Ireland resurfaced again this week.

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house

A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.

# housing - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families

A new report looks into the experiences of new families with young parents.

# housing - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections

Bureaucratic and administrative delays could be eliminated if councils were given funding to build homes directly, writes Labour councillor Dermot Lacey.

# housing - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year

Figures for the first six months of 2018 suggest record numbers of people using its services.

# housing - Monday 10 December, 2018

South Dublin County Council approves plan for apartment block beside park

The plans had prompted objections from some community workers.