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# Housing

January
January 2024
Fewer car park spaces and smaller gardens under new house building rules issued to local authorities
Sinn Féin to bring forward motion to increase tax on bulk buying of homes for private rental
ESRI report says government's housing targets are 'too low' to meet population growth
Govt plan to add new restrictions on who can access homeless accommodation sharply criticised
Fund buys 46 out of 54 houses in Dublin estate for private rental
Housing: If private investors are willing to put money in, why on earth would we say no?
Fiona Cormican
House prices predicted to rise further in 2024 with strongest growth outside Dublin
Just over 11,000 homes available to buy in Ireland as prices continue to rise
Last year
2023
Government needs to reach out to the poor and disadvantaged, says exiting Fine Gael TD
Opinion: Housing has always been a crisis for disabled people with thousands without a home
Jacqui Browne
Government aims for new short-term let rules to be up and running by summer 2024
Increased housing supply expected next year but construction costs continue to rise
Works begin on redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens to create 1,000 new homes
Sinn Féin clashes with Tánaiste over delivery of social and affordable housing targets
An Bord Pleanála grants permission for Phibsborough apartments but at reduced height
Social welfare rates reduced for new Ukrainian arrivals as new reception centres to be rolled out
A subsistence payment of €38.80 per week will be provided to those in state accommodation for 90 days.
The reduced subsistence payment will be made for the 90-day period, with an additional payment of €29.80 per child per week.
Minister Roderic O'Gorman says he doesn't envisage that homelessness will rise as a result of the new changes.
New reception centres are to come online next year.
Social welfare cuts and 90-day state accommodation limit for new Ukrainian arrivals agreed by coalition leaders
Developer received demand of €500,000 for withdrawal of housing scheme objection, Dáil told
Combined salary of €126,000 is needed to purchase a three-bed home in Dublin, study finds
Varadkar reacts to RTÉ Investigates: 'People seeking money to withdraw planning objections is not acceptable'
Peter McVerry Trust to receive €4 million this week in first tranche of emergency Govt funding
Local authorities provided just 44 units of Traveller housing in three years, Committee to hear
Govt approves €15 million in emergency funding for Peter McVerry Trust amid cashflow issues
Just under 65,000 renters have claimed the Rent Tax Credit so far this year
575 people apply for 13 new cost-rental homes in Swords in just three days
Govt can move ahead with short-term let register following EU decision
Threshold worked with over 12,000 households deemed at risk of homelessness last year
Expert group to examine the whole process around buying a house from bidding to probate
'We’ll work hard to win your trust': McDonald says she wants to form a Govt without FF and FG
Housing minister to meet European Commission next month over delays in Airbnb crackdown
Time-limits on accommodation for Ukrainians will only apply to new arrivals, Tánaiste indicates
Threshold calls for NCT-style inspections of rental properties over concerns about poor standards
Staff at new Children's Hospital may be housed at Crumlin hospital
'Blah, blah, blah, Sinn Féin': Doherty and Martin face off over housing
Close to four in 10 housing completions in last quarter were apartments
Just 27 properties available to rent within HAP discretionary rate late month, report shows
Plan to impose time limit on State accommodation for Ukrainians deferred by coalition leaders
Landlords selling up will have to give tenant option to buy as delayed legislation goes to Cabinet
Almost three in 10 people want to own a home but don't think they ever will, survey shows
Analysis: The government's three Budget policies which could throw €500m into a housing money pit