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#Housing

# housing - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test

The government announced the changes to the eligibility for the payment today.

# housing - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019

The figures were released in the Irish Council for Social Housing’s activity report for 2019.

# housing - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

There's been a 39% spike in homes for rent in Dublin compared to last May

The 39% spike is the highest one-month total for rental listings in the capital since August 2015.

# housing - Monday 8 June, 2020

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

The number of households on the payment has risen by 5,136 since mid-March.

# housing - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'

Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement says more needs to be done to protect Travellers during this pandemic and beyond.

# housing - Monday 25 May, 2020

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Housing groups have warned that Ireland could see a rise in evictions as a result of the crisis.

# housing - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study

The ESRI warns that the challenges facing the construction industry may impact supply.

# housing - Friday 15 May, 2020

Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again

Just 5,771 new builds were delivered to the government last year.

# housing - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Rents fell by average of 2.1% in April compared to previous month, new Daft report shows

Daft.ie says this drop reflects the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

# housing - Friday 24 April, 2020

Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis

A new report by the Simon Communities says new properties are out of reach of HAP customers.

# housing - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Construction to resume at three social housing developments in Dublin from early next week

Contractors are understood to be on site at the three locations to ensure social distancing can be maintained.

Ads for Dublin city centre rental accommodation have 'increased by 75% in the last 12 months '

Daft said that the week-by-week figures suggest that “this surge may now be easing”.

# housing - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it

The document will soon be given to smaller parties in a bid to convince them to join a coalition government.

# housing - Friday 27 March, 2020

Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions

The service will be managed by Depaul and will be staffed by the HSE and other Section 39 organisations.

Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin

The Sinn Féin TD says where renters can’t pay, landlords must be guaranteed a mortgage moratorium.

# housing - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis

The emergency measures for renters were agreed at a Cabinet meeting today.

'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out

Government has said landlords will have to show flexibility to their tenants.

# housing - Friday 13 March, 2020

Landlords should show 'forbearance' during Covid-19 outbreak, says housing minister

Eoghan Murphy also said that he would provide support to homeless services during the crisis.

# housing - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

# housing - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Appeal lodged against plans for 97-unit shared co-living accommodation in Rathmines

Blondie Issuer DAC last month secured planning permission for the 97 unit in Rathmines.

# housing - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Fianna Fáil says position that a rent freeze is unconstitutional has not changed since the election

The issue of a rent freeze was discussed with the Green Party.

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Cork to get new 24 storey tower in 201-unit rental development

Permission for the development has been granted by An Bord Pleanála.

# housing - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Students call on University of Limerick to reverse decision to double-up bedrooms on campus

Rent for the twin rooms will range from €2,800 to €4,250 per person.

# housing - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Permission granted for 657 new homes beside Dublin park despite strong local opposition

An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the development despite opposition from hundreds of locals.

# housing - Friday 14 February, 2020

FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin O Broin made the claim on television this week – but is he right?

# housing - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Eoghan Murphy reckons his seat is safe as he defends his record on housing

Murphy polled in third place in Dublin Bay South.

# housing - Friday 7 February, 2020

From Wicklow to Westmeath: Spike in house sales in 'commuter belt' counties continues

The number of sales in Dublin dropped, according to a new study.

# housing - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election

We asked each political party where it stands on housing and homelessness policies in Ireland.

# housing - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Factfind: How many adults under 30 are still living at home with their parents?

Election candidates have been talking about their plight during the campaign – how big an issue is it?

# housing - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019

The 12,259 mortgages are valued at €2.7 billion.

# housing - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity

The party has also committed to returning the pension age to 65 and abolishing the property tax.

# housing - Friday 24 January, 2020

Dublin City Council opposes plans for over 650 apartments beside St Anne's Park

The proposed development has long been opposed by local residents and politicians.

# housing - Monday 20 January, 2020

Leo Varadkar 'still remembers' buying his home in his 20s and 'wants that to be attainable'

The Taoiseach told The Last Word he is a “big believer in home ownership”.

# housing - Friday 17 January, 2020

Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do'

The minister was out campaigning today.

# 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.