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# Housing

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# Housing
One fifth of people in Ireland living below poverty line when housing costs are included
A new study has examined poverty risk in the context of the cost of housing.
# Housing
Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness
The number of people who were homeless nationwide in the last week of April was 10,049.
# Housing
How many vacant properties are there in Ireland? We should get a clear answer in a couple of weeks
Local property tax data will give an up-to-date picture of vacancy rates in Ireland.
# Housing
Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
A new study has found that more than half of renting households receive State support.
# Housing
'I won't be bullied by you': O'Brien and Doherty clash over State subsidy scheme for developers
The housing minister says the scheme aims to bring into use 80,000 un-commenced planning permissions.
# Economy
Varadkar at Davos: 'We will not go into recession, but there will be a slowdown'
Leo Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today.
# Mortgages
Mortgage seekers need 'significantly' higher earnings than 10 years ago to secure financing
Median household income of first-time buyers increased from €71,000 to €77,000.
# rentals
Housing minister to further restrict short-term house and apartment lettings
The minister said it is “not sustainable” to have “multiples of short terms lets versus long terms in all our major cities”.
# shocking
House price growth reaches seven year high at over 15%
Residential property prices hit a fresh seven-year high of 15.2% in March, according to new CSO figures.
# Housing Crisis
Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says rents are out of control.
# Planning
Inquiry into An Bord Pleanála's deputy chair to review three planning decisions
Senior counsel Remy Farrell has six weeks to carry out his report.
# Housing
Tax measures may need review to keep landlords from exiting the rental market, says minister
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien indicated that tax breaks may be needed to keep ‘mom-and-pop landlords’ from selling up.
# bpfi
Home purchase mortgage drawdowns €18,000 higher than last year - report
Mortgage switching has increased by 28% in the first quarter of the year, BPFI report shows.
# Housing
Rising rents for new tenancies 'not satisfactory', says Taoiseach
New rents nationally increased by 9% in the last quarter of 2021.
# Housing
Average rent for new tenancy in Dublin reached €1,972 per month at end of last year
The lowest rents for new tenancies were in Leitrim and stood at €740 per month.
# Climate
Emissions from housing construction could almost double under current plans, committee hears
The amount of carbon emitted during construction will continue to increase to meet the homes target in the Housing For All plan.
# Housing
Councils identify 89 State-owned buildings to immediately house over 5,000 Ukrainian refugees
A total of 25,383 refugees have arrived in the country as of last night.
# Housing
New Cabinet committee on Ukrainian crisis as TD makes 'strong call' for holiday homes to be used for refugees
Taoiseach Micheá Martin said that he had met with Ukrainian refugees over the weekend.
# Cabinet
Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s
The Government plans to abolish charges for overnight stays as well as fees for day cases.
# fast track housing
Developers seek 'fast track' planning for 5,035 units for Dublin over five day period
More than 9,000 residential units have been applied for under the SHD system for Dublin over a two week period in April.
# Housing
Vacant social homes set to be refurbished as Taoiseach reiterates 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees
This plan and others will be discussed at Cabinet tomorrow.
# Housing
Councillors criticise housing minister for cap on second-hand homes for public purchase
The total number of private homes that can be bought by all 31 local authorities is limited to 200 per year.
# House Prices
House prices rose by over 15% nationwide in the last year
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
The senior lecturer in housing says the urgent need to house Ukrainian refugees may be what Ireland’s housing crisis needs, with political will.
# Housing
Cabinet approves Fair Deal rule change in order to bring thousands of vacant houses back into use
Nursing home residents will be able to keep 60% of rental income under changes to the scheme.
# Renting
First purpose-built cost-rental homes costing €1,200 per month open in Stepaside
18,000 cost-rental homes will be provided between now and 2030, said the housing minister.
# Housing
Housing minister says government will pull 'every lever available' to house Ukrainian refugees
Vacant buildings are being examined to find spaces that can be converted to homes.
# affordability crisis
92% drop in affordable properties in 10 months as opposition says housing crisis 'getting worse'
The Simon Community has called for HAP rates to be increased to deal with the rising cost of housing.
# ukraine response
Urgent housing: Fair Deal rule change to allow vacant houses be rented will free up 8,000 units
Government ramp up plans to deliver more housing as 18,600 Ukrainians are now in Ireland.
# Housing
Irish speakers are leaving Gaeltacht areas due to problems with planning and a lack of housing
“When we left, the island probably lost more than we did. Because they lost a whole family. Gone.”
# ukrainian refugees
Up to 35,000 new homes may be needed to house Ukrainian refugees, says Housing Minister
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that the planning system was a drawback to activating housing developments.
# Housing
Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent
Opposition parties raised concerns about reports that the new pension scheme is needed to pay for ‘generation rent’ who will never own a home.
# Housing Crisis
House prices up 8% on this time last year, now 19% below Celtic Tiger peak - Daft report
Increases remain smaller in urban areas, compared to rural areas, although the gap is narrowing.
# Glass Bottle Site
Planning granted for 570 new homes in Dublin
It is the first phase of the development at the site of the former Irish Glass Bottle factory.
# Housing
Home prices rise by almost 15% around the country in the space of a year
The median price nationally of a home bought in the 12 months up to January this year was €280,000.
# refugees in ireland
Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer
Taoiseach says Ireland will take in a further 500 Ukrainian refugees that are currently in Moldova.
# development plan
'To hell with the countryside': Fears in Galway about impact of proposed cap on one-off housing
A new County Development Plan is set to come into effect during the summer.
# Ukraine
Scenario planning underway for Ireland to accommodate thousands of refugees from Ukraine
The Taoiseach said it is ‘very possible’ that Ireland could be asked to take in numbers higher than 20,000.
# right to housing
Referendum on constitutional right to housing could be held next year
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien will today visit the Housing Commission.
# Children
New government report highlights 24,000 households with children in need of social housing
The report compiles data in a number of policy areas relating to children’s wellbeing.