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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Housing

Last year
2022
# short-term lets
Cabinet approves new short-term let register aimed at bringing 12,000 properties back into use
Property owners face fines of €300 if they advertise their property without a valid registration number.
# Housing
People have become 'desensitised' to the housing crisis, Fr Peter McVerry says
He said there appeared to be “little sense of urgency or any sense of crisis on dealing with it”.
# Housing
Owners of defective apartments need 100% redress scheme funded by industry levy, says SF
Up to 100,000 homes built between 1991 and 2013 are expected to have defects.
# tathony house
Renters protest outside Dublin’s City Hall over June eviction
A small group of protesters chanted ‘Dublin city council, stop mass evictions’ as councillors met.
# banking review
Bankers 'rewarded' with bonuses and a pay boost despite tracker mortgage scandal, says McDonald
AIB and Permanent TSB will follow suit as the State sells off more of its stake in those banks.
# Third Level
Government to part-fund 700 student beds to be let at reduced rates under new plans
Higher Education Minister Simon Harris is proposing partially funding the construction of student accommodation for three colleges.
# Raheny
Appeal lodged over Council's refusal of planning permission for apartments near St Anne's Park
The refusal followed Dublin City Council receiving more than 230 objections against the proposal.
# coalition woes
The Green Party convention takes place in Athlone - and it has a decision to make on housing
Housing will be the main issue of the next election – the Green Party should know this.
Voices
Rory Hearne: The housing game is rigged and it's time we called it out
The housing expert says waiting for the market to fix the housing crisis is ‘like waiting for Godot’ – he’s calling on everyone to join the Raise the Roof protest.
# East Wall
East Wall: Donohoe says residents raised 'important and sensitive' matters relating to housing of refugees
Protests have taken place in East Wall this week.
# Homelessness
11,397 people in emergency accommodation as homelessness hits record high
The Peter McVerry Trust has said that the ban on evictions over winter should reduce the number of people coming into homelessness
# Housing
Varadkar says Ireland's rents are 'unacceptably high' and compare unfavorably against most EU cities
Varadkar has said he wants the Housing for All plan implemented more quickly.
# ukrainians
People urged to make unoccupied properties available to Ukrainians in new appeal
There is currently over 5,500 Ukrainians being hosted by people in Ireland.
# Housing
Residents of Dublin's Tathony House hold Dáil protest over potential mass eviction
The Taoiseach was criticised for saying there was a need to find a balance in the Tathony House situation
# Your Say
Poll: Should a housing emergency be declared by the government?
Sinn Féin’s motion calling for a housing emergency to be declared was debated in the Dáil last night.
# Housing Crisis
Councils that can deliver rapid-build houses on sites will have land debt paid off
Local authorities are currently carrying around €309 million of land legacy debt.
# Housing
Tánaiste 'confident' about exceeding this year's housing target but 'worried' about next year
Varadkar pointed to a ‘construction slowdown’ and added that the government will ‘redouble’ its efforts.
# Housing
Income thresholds for social housing to be increased by €5,000
Income limits for most counties have not increased in a decade, the Taoiseach said today.
# accommodation issues
Ukrainians will still flee to Ireland despite accommodation shortage, Ambassador says
She said efforts have been made to warn Ukrainians that there is a shortage of accommodation in Ireland.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
FG members to vote on inheritance tax, weapons for Ukraine and setting up in Northern Ireland
Leo Varadkar’s address to the party will be televised live on RTE One tomorrow evening.
# building homes
Guidelines for one-off homes in rural Ireland to go for public consultation before Christmas
The last guidelines on rural housing were issued in 2005.
# Blacklough Construction ltd
Construction company building hundreds of social housing units goes into examinership
The company has 48 employees and also engages the services of subcontractors.
# Housing
CSO: Property price jumps higher outside of the capital as growth continues to slow
Prices rose by 10.8% nationally in the year to September.
# Housing
Housing minister admits not enough homes being built in cities
Darragh O’Brien said that housing supply was ‘going in the right direction’.
# Raise The Roof
Irish musicians to join Dublin housing rally against ‘cruel’ government policy
Raise the Roof coordinator Macdara Doyle said one family in Dublin had been forced to live in a disused animal shelter.
THE MORNING LEAD
Construction industry lobbying to change law and reduce planning challenges
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald
Lobby records and documents obtained by Noteworthy show how the industry has pushed back against the judicial review process.
Lobby records and documents obtained by Noteworthy show how the industry has pushed back against the judicial review process
Housing Minister was lobbied 88 times on housing, development and zoning issues since taking office
Industry representatives regularly meet and liaise with local authority officials, reports Cormac Fitzgerald
# Housing
Small landlords to be offered up to €10,000 in tax breaks for retrofitting properties
A new scheme will allow landlords to write off expenses for retrofitting rental homes while the tenant remains there.
# Housing
Taoiseach says housing plan is working, as McDonald calls it a 'social catastrophe'
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien was criticised for comments he made during a Tonight Show debate yesterday.
# Homelessness
New pilot scheme will see shared social housing used to prevent youth homelessness
Government to pilot the use of social housing as shared accommodation for young people under new youth homelessness strategy.
# Housing
Housing Minister 'confident' overall social housing targets will be met by end of the year
Darragh O’Brien said there has been a “step change” in housing delivery this year compared with the previous 10 years.
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
FG and FF's housing potshots at each other make it an easy win for SF's slogans and promises
While Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael take cheap potshots at one another over who is to blame, Sinn Féin only have to sit back and watch the poll numbers rise.
# Housing
Threshold answered a call every 20 minutes from private renters facing eviction so far this year
An eviction ban is currently in place until 1 April 2023.
# Cabinet
Social welfare supports of €141.4m provided to Ukrainians this year
Department of Social Protection spending is 1.4% higher than profiled for this year.
THE MORNING LEAD
Councils refusing homeless accommodation to Travellers using criteria 'with no basis in law'
A report by
Michelle Hennessy
Housing Minister told councils in 2020 that ‘local connection’ rule must not be a barrier to an emergency bed.
Housing Minister told councils in 2020 that 'local connection' rule must not be a barrier to an emergency bed
Investigation by Noteworthy and The Journal finds this is one of the many legal barriers for Travellers when it comes to housing
Expert: "This is... a test which has no existence in the law whatsoever"
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are Travellers so overrepresented in prison?
Blind Justice: How prison is leaving Travellers isolated and traumatised
# Accommodation
First contract to deliver modular homes for Ukrainians due in January 2023
Government has warned that refugees could end up sleeping on the streets due to the accommodation shortage.
# Accommodation
'Failure to plan' by Government to meet refugee housing needs, says Sinn Féin senator
The government plans to introduce ‘refusal policy’ for Ukrainian refugees in hotels who are offered other accommodation.
# ESRI
Average private rents have increased by 84% over the last decade, report finds
The report by the Economic and Social Research Institute also found that income inequality is at a record low.
# Housing
Eviction ban legislation passed by Dáil and Seanad
Under the bill, all notices to quit that are issued over the period of the emergency ban will be deferred until at least the end of March 2023.
# Ukraine
Micheál Martin says the country can stretch itself to accommodate more Ukrainian refugees
Around 20% of hotel rooms across the country are being used to accommodate Ukrainians.
# Housing
Government plans to roll out rapid-build houses to deal with 'enormous' housing crisis
Taoiseach says rapid-builds must play a role in the housing solution.