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#Housing

# housing - Saturday 12 February, 2022

FactCheck: Was a Fine Gael junior minister right to say one in four SHDs are subject to judicial review?
# Fine Gael Ministers
# Fine Gael Ministers

FactCheck: Was a Fine Gael junior minister right to say one in four SHDs are subject to judicial review?

Feb 12th 2022, 12:10 AM 24,954 Views 0 Comments

Peter Burke made the claim on RTÉ radio.

# housing - Monday 31 January, 2022

Independent working group to examine defects in apartments and duplexes
# Housing
# Housing

Independent working group to examine defects in apartments and duplexes

Jan 31st 2022, 12:36 PM 17,407 Views 15 Comments

Problems with fire safety, structural safety and water ingress in purpose-built apartment and duplex buildings are being scrutinised.

# housing - Sunday 30 January, 2022

90 per cent of rental properties unavailable to HAP recipients
# Housing
# Housing

90 per cent of rental properties unavailable to HAP recipients

Jan 30th 2022, 4:02 PM 30,231 Views 45 Comments

Just five properties were available within standard HAP limits for a couple or one parent and one child.

# housing - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines earmarked as potential site for 1,000 new homes
# South Dublin
# South Dublin

Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines earmarked as potential site for 1,000 new homes

Jan 26th 2022, 7:04 PM 44,584 Views 38 Comments

A feasibility study will examine the potential use of the site,

Taoiseach says housing crisis won't be solved in one year, but report shows progress being made
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach says housing crisis won't be solved in one year, but report shows progress being made

Jan 26th 2022, 5:00 PM 15,060 Views 54 Comments

Government has published the second quarterly update of the Housing for All plan.

Highest number of mortgages drawn down last year since 2009
# Housing
# Housing

Highest number of mortgages drawn down last year since 2009

Jan 26th 2022, 6:10 AM 10,406 Views 4 Comments

Mortgages drawn down in 2021 were worth a total of €10.5 billion, the highest value since 2008.

# housing - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

State has a role in 'de-risking' refurb of vacant homes for buyers, committee to be told
# Housing
# Housing

State has a role in 'de-risking' refurb of vacant homes for buyers, committee to be told

Jan 25th 2022, 6:00 AM 10,834 Views 2 Comments

Housing committee to be told the costs of dereliction and vacancy in our cities, towns and villages “are very high in societal terms”.

# housing - Monday 24 January, 2022

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes
# Housing
# Housing

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes

Jan 24th 2022, 5:02 PM 12,959 Views 8 Comments

Homeowners will have an option to purchase their home back at the price the State paid for it.

# housing - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Old schools, cinemas and vacant buildings to be re-vamped into work hubs and community spaces
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

Old schools, cinemas and vacant buildings to be re-vamped into work hubs and community spaces

Jan 6th 2022, 3:58 PM 25,778 Views 26 Comments

The aim of the funding is to target dereliction in towns and villages in rural Ireland.

# housing - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Planning permission granted for 667 apartments in south Dublin despite local opposition
# Housing
# Housing

Planning permission granted for 667 apartments in south Dublin despite local opposition

Jan 5th 2022, 5:34 PM 71,873 Views 40 Comments

Over 165 objections were lodged against the scheme for the former Jesuit lands at Milltown Park.

# housing - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Landlords selling up account for almost one in four home sales
# Housing
# Housing

Landlords selling up account for almost one in four home sales

Jan 1st 2022, 12:15 PM 63,327 Views 89 Comments

Average house prices rose by 2.24% nationally in the last three months of year, slower than increases recorded earlier in the year.

# housing - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Housing shortages will increase challenges with mica redress scheme, Taoiseach says
# Mica Redress
# Mica Redress

Housing shortages will increase challenges with mica redress scheme, Taoiseach says

Dec 30th 2021, 7:05 AM 10,157 Views 17 Comments

He said some people will have to seek alternative accommodation while homes affected are being replaced and repaired.

# housing - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Reliance on institutional investors in social housing overstated, Taoiseach says
# Housing
# Housing

Reliance on institutional investors in social housing overstated, Taoiseach says

Dec 28th 2021, 8:15 AM 12,442 Views 21 Comments

Micheál Martin insisted the state remained the key driver in providing homes.

# housing - Saturday 25 December, 2021

'Children are afraid Santa won't find them': Homeless families face 'traumatic' Christmas
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

'Children are afraid Santa won't find them': Homeless families face 'traumatic' Christmas

Dec 25th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,286 Views 12 Comments

Over 2,500 children in Ireland are currently homeless.

'It came at a cost': Taoiseach regrets shutting down construction for four months
# Biggest Regret
# Biggest Regret

'It came at a cost': Taoiseach regrets shutting down construction for four months

Dec 25th 2021, 12:10 AM 47,316 Views 62 Comments
  • The Taoiseach says they shut down construction as the government wanted to be 'ruthless' in dealing with the Alpha variant wave, reports Christina Finn.
  • Martin said it is his 'desire not to' ever close down construction again.
  • There will be a renewed effort on ramping up bed capacity in 2022, he says.

# housing - Friday 24 December, 2021

Guidelines for building one-off homes in rural Ireland to be published 'imminently'
# Country Living
# Country Living

Guidelines for building one-off homes in rural Ireland to be published 'imminently'

Dec 24th 2021, 3:20 PM 46,801 Views 61 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says the updated plan will be published in early January.

# housing - Thursday 16 December, 2021

'Don't despair': Housing Minister on his 'radical' plans to solve Ireland's housing issues
# Housing
# Housing

'Don't despair': Housing Minister on his 'radical' plans to solve Ireland's housing issues

Dec 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,414 Views 59 Comments
  • Grant schemes are under consideration for the buying and refurbishment of above shop units as well as vacant properties around the country, the housing minister tells Christina Finn.
  • New regulations have been signed that will increase first-time buyers income ceiling for the local authority home-loans to €65,000 for single people.
  • Minister says he's "frustrated with the pace" with the pace of progress in regulating short-term let platforms.

# housing - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

DCC says 'no low hanging fruit' when it comes to vacant houses in the capital
# Housing
# Housing

DCC says 'no low hanging fruit' when it comes to vacant houses in the capital

Dec 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,798 Views 15 Comments

The Deputy Chief Executive of the council says the assumption that there are over 30,000 plus vacant units in Dublin City needs to be diffused.

# housing - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Complaints from people staying in Dublin homeless hostels jump from 34 in 2020 to 122 in 2021
# Dublin
# Dublin

Complaints from people staying in Dublin homeless hostels jump from 34 in 2020 to 122 in 2021

Dec 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,819 Views 0 Comments
  • The complaints related to drug use, alleged bullying and conditions in the facilities, Órla Ryan reports
  • A number of people reported being harassed or attacked by other residents
  • One person said the bed covers in their hostel were "covered in blood"

# housing - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021

Dec 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 27,664 Views 60 Comments

Mover-purchases had to pay €135,000 for a deposit in the same period.

# housing - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Developer seeks High Court injunction against challenge to Killiney development
# South Dublin
# South Dublin

Developer seeks High Court injunction against challenge to Killiney development

Dec 2nd 2021, 6:41 PM 16,879 Views 0 Comments

Atlas has permission to build 255 residential units and a childcare facility at Church Road in Killiney..

# housing - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Mica campaigners say average homeowner will have to pay €65,000 under redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Mica campaigners say average homeowner will have to pay €65,000 under redress scheme

Dec 1st 2021, 3:52 PM 15,727 Views 75 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty today told the government to “go back to the drawing board”.

# housing - Friday 26 November, 2021

Nearly 9,000 in emergency accommodation in October as 'worrying' upwards trend continues
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Nearly 9,000 in emergency accommodation in October as 'worrying' upwards trend continues

Nov 26th 2021, 3:13 PM 11,602 Views 15 Comments

2,500 children were living in emergency accommodation last month.

# housing - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Too many three-bed homes and not enough one-beds is one of Ireland’s big housing problems - Varadkar
# Housing
# Housing

Too many three-bed homes and not enough one-beds is one of Ireland’s big housing problems - Varadkar

Nov 25th 2021, 8:25 PM 28,080 Views 57 Comments

Social Democrat TD Holly Cairns accused the government of overseeing a cost-of-living crisis in Ireland.

# housing - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Criticism of Council vote in favour of approving Oscar Traynor development in north Dublin
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Criticism of Council vote in favour of approving Oscar Traynor development in north Dublin

Nov 23rd 2021, 4:08 PM 19,148 Views 14 Comments

The 850-home development was rejected by councillors before, but has been approved after the proportion of social homes increased.

# housing - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

New bill will cap rent increases at 2% in Rent Pressure Zones and bring in unlimited-term tenancies
# Rent Cap
# Rent Cap

New bill will cap rent increases at 2% in Rent Pressure Zones and bring in unlimited-term tenancies

Nov 16th 2021, 3:25 PM 18,868 Views 30 Comments

The new legislation also proposes to provide enhanced tenancy protection by making a ‘Part 4’ tenancy one of unlimited duration.

# housing - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Not-for-profit housing association seeing 'huge difficulty' in delivering affordable apartments
# Housing
# Housing

Not-for-profit housing association seeing 'huge difficulty' in delivering affordable apartments

Nov 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 15,731 Views 4 Comments

Circle VHA will add an additional 1,500 homes to its portfolio and its CEO has said it could do more.

# housing - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Developer of 1,600 units open to leasing to DCC despite council's 'alarm' at build-to-rent scheme

Developer of 1,600 units open to leasing to DCC despite council's 'alarm' at build-to-rent scheme

Nov 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 19,464 Views 31 Comments

There has been much local opposition to a scheme in Drumcondra, which was approved this week.

Housing minister has had no discussions about cuckoo fund trade shows, says Dept
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Housing minister has had no discussions about cuckoo fund trade shows, says Dept

Nov 10th 2021, 3:27 PM 9,872 Views 15 Comments

The Department of Finance has said the Housing for All plan states that it will engage with institutional investors, including through trade show events.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

Nov 10th 2021, 8:01 AM 27,713 Views 81 Comments

A new Daft.ie report shows rental homes available in Ireland have hit an ‘all-time low’.

# housing - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Taoiseach won't confirm whether government is planning events to lure cuckoo funds to Ireland
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach won't confirm whether government is planning events to lure cuckoo funds to Ireland

Nov 9th 2021, 5:08 PM 33,709 Views 47 Comments

It was reported at the weekend that two ministers may attend housing ‘roadshows’.

# housing - Friday 5 November, 2021

There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes
# Student Options
# Student Options

There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes

Nov 5th 2021, 1:02 PM 14,407 Views 30 Comments

The new enhanced CAO website now includes Further Education and Apprenticeship options.

# housing - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Housing minister set to bring rent cap legislation to Cabinet
# Rent Cap
# Rent Cap

Housing minister set to bring rent cap legislation to Cabinet

Nov 2nd 2021, 3:33 PM 10,578 Views 16 Comments

Darragh O’Brien said that the proposed legislation will be brought to a meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday.

# housing - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'
# Housing Rights
# Housing Rights

Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'

Oct 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,453 Views 3 Comments

We have to change the way we think about housing for disabled people, writes James Cawley.

# housing - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November
# Rent Cap
# Rent Cap

Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November

Oct 21st 2021, 5:25 PM 13,159 Views 22 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said inflation is now running at over 4.3%.

# housing - Saturday 16 October, 2021

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?
# Profile
# Profile

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?

Oct 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 52,974 Views 32 Comments

Protesters and politicians called on the council chief to resign this week.

# housing - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union
# Accommodation Crisis
# Accommodation Crisis

Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union

Oct 13th 2021, 5:30 PM 20,941 Views 21 Comments

Owen Keegan came under heavy fire after saying that students’ unions should become developers to fix the accommodation crisis.

# housing - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

New zoned land tax branded a 'total joke' by opposition TDs
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

New zoned land tax branded a 'total joke' by opposition TDs

Oct 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 17,484 Views 8 Comments

The tax was announced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe this afternoon and will replace the vacant sites levy.

# housing - Sunday 10 October, 2021

'Unofficial money lenders' targeting people in queues at soup runs
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Unofficial money lenders' targeting people in queues at soup runs

Oct 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,636 Views 0 Comments
  • Concerns have been raised about so-called “unofficial money lenders” targeting people as they queue in soup runs
  • A number of people who work or volunteer in the homelessness sector have warned about the "worrying trend"
  • People borrow small amounts of cash but are charged around 40% in interest, Órla Ryan reports

# housing - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Almost 40,000 people sign petition demanding government takes more action against vulture funds
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Almost 40,000 people sign petition demanding government takes more action against vulture funds

Oct 5th 2021, 4:58 PM 17,144 Views 27 Comments

The petition includes demands such as the scrapping of investor tax breaks.