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#Housing

# housing - Friday 27 May, 2022

How many vacant properties are there in Ireland? We should get a clear answer in a couple of weeks
# Housing
# Housing

How many vacant properties are there in Ireland? We should get a clear answer in a couple of weeks

May 27th 2022, 8:36 AM 15,068 Views 17 Comments

Local property tax data will give an up-to-date picture of vacancy rates in Ireland.

# housing - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
# Housing
# Housing

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

May 26th 2022, 9:15 AM 30,730 Views 67 Comments

A new study has found that more than half of renting households receive State support.

# housing - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

'I won't be bullied by you': O'Brien and Doherty clash over State subsidy scheme for developers
# Housing
# Housing

'I won't be bullied by you': O'Brien and Doherty clash over State subsidy scheme for developers

Updated May 25th 2022, 3:39 PM 44,814 Views 84 Comments

The housing minister says the scheme aims to bring into use 80,000 un-commenced planning permissions.

# housing - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Varadkar at Davos: 'We will not go into recession, but there will be a slowdown'
# Economy
# Economy

Varadkar at Davos: 'We will not go into recession, but there will be a slowdown'

May 24th 2022, 1:10 PM 29,061 Views 33 Comments

Leo Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today.

Mortgage seekers need 'significantly' higher earnings than 10 years ago to secure financing
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Mortgage seekers need 'significantly' higher earnings than 10 years ago to secure financing

May 24th 2022, 6:15 AM 16,730 Views 18 Comments

Median household income of first-time buyers increased from €71,000 to €77,000.

# housing - Monday 23 May, 2022

Housing minister to further restrict short-term house and apartment lettings
# Rentals
# Rentals

Housing minister to further restrict short-term house and apartment lettings

May 23rd 2022, 1:24 PM 21,176 Views 13 Comments

The minister said it is “not sustainable” to have “multiples of short terms lets versus long terms in all our major cities”.

# housing - Monday 16 May, 2022

House price growth reaches seven year high at over 15%
# Shocking
# Shocking

House price growth reaches seven year high at over 15%

May 16th 2022, 2:07 PM 16,652 Views 48 Comments

Residential property prices hit a fresh seven-year high of 15.2% in March, according to new CSO figures.

# housing - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'

May 12th 2022, 1:37 PM 24,517 Views 44 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says rents are out of control.

Inquiry into An Bord Pleanála's deputy chair to review three planning decisions
# Planning
# Planning

Inquiry into An Bord Pleanála's deputy chair to review three planning decisions

May 12th 2022, 12:01 PM 9,278 Views 0 Comments

Senior counsel Remy Farrell has six weeks to carry out his report.

# housing - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Tax measures may need review to keep landlords from exiting the rental market, says minister
# Housing
# Housing

Tax measures may need review to keep landlords from exiting the rental market, says minister

May 5th 2022, 5:15 PM 30,301 Views 57 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien indicated that tax breaks may be needed to keep ‘mom-and-pop landlords’ from selling up.

# housing - Friday 29 April, 2022

Home purchase mortgage drawdowns €18,000 higher than last year - report
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Home purchase mortgage drawdowns €18,000 higher than last year - report

Apr 29th 2022, 10:12 AM 10,282 Views 13 Comments

Mortgage switching has increased by 28% in the first quarter of the year, BPFI report shows.

# housing - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Rising rents for new tenancies 'not satisfactory', says Taoiseach
# Housing
# Housing

Rising rents for new tenancies 'not satisfactory', says Taoiseach

Apr 27th 2022, 1:14 PM 12,535 Views 37 Comments

New rents nationally increased by 9% in the last quarter of 2021.

Average rent for new tenancy in Dublin reached €1,972 per month at end of last year
# Housing
# Housing

Average rent for new tenancy in Dublin reached €1,972 per month at end of last year

Apr 27th 2022, 6:00 AM 25,718 Views 82 Comments

The lowest rents for new tenancies were in Leitrim and stood at €740 per month.

# housing - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Emissions from housing construction could almost double under current plans, committee hears
# Climate
# Climate

Emissions from housing construction could almost double under current plans, committee hears

Apr 26th 2022, 9:11 PM 17,054 Views 25 Comments

The amount of carbon emitted during construction will continue to increase to meet the homes target in the Housing For All plan.

Councils identify 89 State-owned buildings to immediately house over 5,000 Ukrainian refugees
# Housing
# Housing

Councils identify 89 State-owned buildings to immediately house over 5,000 Ukrainian refugees

Apr 26th 2022, 7:45 PM 34,972 Views 61 Comments

A total of 25,383 refugees have arrived in the country as of last night.

New Cabinet committee on Ukrainian crisis as TD makes 'strong call' for holiday homes to be used for refugees
# Housing
# Housing

New Cabinet committee on Ukrainian crisis as TD makes 'strong call' for holiday homes to be used for refugees

Updated Apr 26th 2022, 3:40 PM 23,857 Views 37 Comments

Taoiseach Micheá Martin said that he had met with Ukrainian refugees over the weekend.

Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s

Apr 26th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,439 Views 17 Comments

The Government plans to abolish charges for overnight stays as well as fees for day cases.

# housing - Monday 25 April, 2022

Developers seek 'fast track' planning for 5,035 units for Dublin over five day period
# Fast Track Housing
# Fast Track Housing

Developers seek 'fast track' planning for 5,035 units for Dublin over five day period

Apr 25th 2022, 8:50 PM 34,808 Views 31 Comments

More than 9,000 residential units have been applied for under the SHD system for Dublin over a two week period in April.

Vacant social homes set to be refurbished as Taoiseach reiterates 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees
# Housing
# Housing

Vacant social homes set to be refurbished as Taoiseach reiterates 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees

Apr 25th 2022, 9:50 AM 37,935 Views 87 Comments

This plan and others will be discussed at Cabinet tomorrow.

# housing - Monday 18 April, 2022

Councillors criticise housing minister for cap on second-hand homes for public purchase
# Housing
# Housing

Councillors criticise housing minister for cap on second-hand homes for public purchase

Apr 18th 2022, 2:31 PM 37,924 Views 42 Comments

The total number of private homes that can be bought by all 31 local authorities is limited to 200 per year.

# housing - Thursday 14 April, 2022

House prices rose by over 15% nationwide in the last year
# House Prices
# House Prices

House prices rose by over 15% nationwide in the last year

Updated Apr 14th 2022, 3:14 PM 22,904 Views 35 Comments

The highest increases in house and apartment prices were seen outside Dublin.

# housing - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Dr Lorcan Sirr: Ukrainian refugees can be housed quickly and easily if government acts now
# Homes
# Homes

Dr Lorcan Sirr: Ukrainian refugees can be housed quickly and easily if government acts now

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 8:15 PM 43,537 Views 55 Comments

The senior lecturer in housing says the urgent need to house Ukrainian refugees may be what Ireland’s housing crisis needs, with political will.

Cabinet approves Fair Deal rule change in order to bring thousands of vacant houses back into use
# Housing
# Housing

Cabinet approves Fair Deal rule change in order to bring thousands of vacant houses back into use

Apr 13th 2022, 6:41 PM 21,191 Views 6 Comments

Nursing home residents will be able to keep 60% of rental income under changes to the scheme.

First purpose-built cost-rental homes costing €1,200 per month open in Stepaside
# Renting
# Renting

First purpose-built cost-rental homes costing €1,200 per month open in Stepaside

Apr 13th 2022, 5:56 PM 49,422 Views 54 Comments

18,000 cost-rental homes will be provided between now and 2030, said the housing minister.

# housing - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

Housing minister says government will pull 'every lever available' to house Ukrainian refugees
# Housing
# Housing

Housing minister says government will pull 'every lever available' to house Ukrainian refugees

Apr 12th 2022, 10:17 AM 20,179 Views 73 Comments

Vacant buildings are being examined to find spaces that can be converted to homes.

# housing - Thursday 7 April, 2022

92% drop in affordable properties in 10 months as opposition says housing crisis 'getting worse'
# Affordability Crisis
# Affordability Crisis

92% drop in affordable properties in 10 months as opposition says housing crisis 'getting worse'

Updated Apr 7th 2022, 11:45 AM 24,511 Views 37 Comments

The Simon Community has called for HAP rates to be increased to deal with the rising cost of housing.

# housing - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Urgent housing: Fair Deal rule change to allow vacant houses be rented will free up 8,000 units
# Ukraine Response
# Ukraine Response

Urgent housing: Fair Deal rule change to allow vacant houses be rented will free up 8,000 units

Apr 5th 2022, 7:25 PM 55,057 Views 51 Comments

Government ramp up plans to deliver more housing as 18,600 Ukrainians are now in Ireland.

# housing - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Irish speakers are leaving Gaeltacht areas due to problems with planning and a lack of housing
# Housing
# Housing

Irish speakers are leaving Gaeltacht areas due to problems with planning and a lack of housing

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:30 AM 32,643 Views 29 Comments

“When we left, the island probably lost more than we did. Because they lost a whole family. Gone.”

# housing - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Up to 35,000 new homes may be needed to house Ukrainian refugees, says Housing Minister
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Up to 35,000 new homes may be needed to house Ukrainian refugees, says Housing Minister

Updated Mar 30th 2022, 5:56 PM 36,399 Views 92 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that the planning system was a drawback to activating housing developments.

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent

Mar 30th 2022, 1:09 PM 24,361 Views 41 Comments

Opposition parties raised concerns about reports that the new pension scheme is needed to pay for ‘generation rent’ who will never own a home.

# housing - Monday 28 March, 2022

House prices up 8% on this time last year, now 19% below Celtic Tiger peak - Daft report
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

House prices up 8% on this time last year, now 19% below Celtic Tiger peak - Daft report

Mar 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 15,907 Views 11 Comments

Increases remain smaller in urban areas, compared to rural areas, although the gap is narrowing.

# housing - Saturday 26 March, 2022

Planning granted for 570 new homes in Dublin
# Glass Bottle Site
# Glass Bottle Site

Planning granted for 570 new homes in Dublin

Mar 26th 2022, 12:22 PM 51,325 Views 16 Comments

It is the first phase of the development at the site of the former Irish Glass Bottle factory.

# housing - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Home prices rise by almost 15% around the country in the space of a year
# Housing
# Housing

Home prices rise by almost 15% around the country in the space of a year

Mar 16th 2022, 3:34 PM 11,747 Views 11 Comments

The median price nationally of a home bought in the 12 months up to January this year was €280,000.

# housing - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer
# Refugees In Ireland
# Refugees In Ireland

Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer

Mar 15th 2022, 4:28 PM 30,431 Views 16 Comments

Taoiseach says Ireland will take in a further 500 Ukrainian refugees that are currently in Moldova.

# housing - Sunday 13 March, 2022

'To hell with the countryside': Fears in Galway about impact of proposed cap on one-off housing
# Development Plan
# Development Plan

'To hell with the countryside': Fears in Galway about impact of proposed cap on one-off housing

Mar 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 63,632 Views 41 Comments

A new County Development Plan is set to come into effect during the summer.

# housing - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Scenario planning underway for Ireland to accommodate thousands of refugees from Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Scenario planning underway for Ireland to accommodate thousands of refugees from Ukraine

Mar 2nd 2022, 6:46 PM 20,889 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach said it is ‘very possible’ that Ireland could be asked to take in numbers higher than 20,000.

# housing - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Referendum on constitutional right to housing could be held next year
# Right To Housing
# Right To Housing

Referendum on constitutional right to housing could be held next year

Updated Mar 1st 2022, 4:00 PM 25,813 Views 41 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien will today visit the Housing Commission.

# housing - Monday 28 February, 2022

New government report highlights 24,000 households with children in need of social housing
# Children
# Children

New government report highlights 24,000 households with children in need of social housing

Feb 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 9,706 Views 2 Comments

The report compiles data in a number of policy areas relating to children’s wellbeing.

# housing - Friday 25 February, 2022

No planning permission needed for conversion of vacant pubs into homes, says minister
# Housing
# Housing

No planning permission needed for conversion of vacant pubs into homes, says minister

Feb 25th 2022, 1:57 PM 22,279 Views 9 Comments

The government wants to bring greater awareness to planning exemptions that allows for pub conversions.

# housing - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Art group to perform imagined apology from the Taoiseach for the housing crisis
# Apology
# Apology

Art group to perform imagined apology from the Taoiseach for the housing crisis

Feb 22nd 2022, 4:09 AM 22,127 Views 12 Comments

Multi-Story Act 1: The Apology will feature an actor playing the Taoiseach apologising for the failures of the State to address the crisis.