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#Housing

# housing - This year 2022

ABP controversy has potential to erode public confidence in planning system, says professional body
# Planning
# Planning

ABP controversy has potential to erode public confidence in planning system, says professional body

Jun 7th 2022, 7:52 PM 19,366 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Planning Institute says review must be completed ‘thoroughly and without any undue delay’.

Clare TD Violet-Anne Wynne claims she is homeless
# Housing
# Housing

Clare TD Violet-Anne Wynne claims she is homeless

Jun 7th 2022, 7:25 PM 79,982 Views 17 Comments

Wynne left Sinn Féin earlier this year.

HAP discretion rate changes for the first time in 6 years, increasing to 35%
# Housing
# Housing

HAP discretion rate changes for the first time in 6 years, increasing to 35%

Jun 3rd 2022, 1:43 PM 23,094 Views 32 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says he will be expanding the couple’s rate to single people.

One fifth of people in Ireland living below poverty line when housing costs are included
# Housing
# Housing

One fifth of people in Ireland living below poverty line when housing costs are included

May 30th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,291 Views 15 Comments

A new study has examined poverty risk in the context of the cost of housing.

Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness
# Housing
# Housing

Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness

May 29th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,069 Views 6 Comments

The number of people who were homeless nationwide in the last week of April was 10,049.

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 15,153 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

May 26th 2022, 9:15 AM 30,761 Views 67 Comments

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

'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 44,869 Views 84 Comments

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

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 29,083 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 16,868 Views 18 Comments

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

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 21,198 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”.

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 16,728 Views 48 Comments

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

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 24,582 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 9,318 Views 0 Comments

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

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 30,472 Views 57 Comments

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

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 10,296 Views 13 Comments

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

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 12,573 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 26,601 Views 82 Comments

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

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 17,077 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 35,017 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 23,888 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 8,457 Views 17 Comments

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

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 34,882 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 37,985 Views 87 Comments

This plan and others will be discussed at Cabinet tomorrow.

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 38,432 Views 42 Comments

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

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 22,925 Views 35 Comments

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

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 43,852 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 21,917 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 49,928 Views 54 Comments

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

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 20,221 Views 73 Comments

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

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 24,679 Views 38 Comments

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

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 55,371 Views 52 Comments

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

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 33,129 Views 29 Comments

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

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 36,521 Views 93 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 24,416 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.

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 15,944 Views 11 Comments

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

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 51,488 Views 16 Comments

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

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 11,768 Views 11 Comments

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

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 30,468 Views 16 Comments

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

'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 64,055 Views 41 Comments

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