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# rebuilding ireland
Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again
Just 5,771 new builds were delivered to the government last year.
# rebuilding ireland
Man told he can't access government mortgage scheme because he's married
After initially being told he was eligible, the applicant was later told he wasn’t but argued there was no legal basis as to why.
# rebuilding ireland
'Sneaky': Government home loan scheme for first-time buyers raised its interest rates this week
The difference in repayments over the lifetime of the mortgage would mean first-time buyers would pay thousands more.
# rebuilding ireland
FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?
Eoghan Murphy says Rebuilding Ireland has delivered 64,000 places to live – but how many are new builds?
# rebuilding ireland
Eoghan Murphy says no-confidence motion is a 'stunt' and expects to win vote this evening
The Housing Minister says the situation would be worse without the government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan.
# rebuilding ireland
Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites
Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.
# 600 million more
Ongoing lack of clarity on funding is 'not inhibiting' popular mortgage scheme in any way, says government
Higher-than-anticipated demand for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan had put its future in doubt.
# rebuilding ireland
Families still 'in limbo' despite Minister's assurance home loan scheme funding 'will be honoured'
The Housing Minister said he does not know why Louth County Council has decided not to issue loans that are already approved.
# first time buyers
Government planned to spend €200m on mortgage scheme in 3 years. It paid out €50m in just 3 months
New figures show that almost €50 million was paid out as part of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme in the first three months of this year.
# rebuilding ireland
Relief for prospective home buyers in south Dublin as council raises €15 million to fund mortgage scheme
Doubts had previously been raised over the future of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme.
# rebuilding ireland
Roscommon County Council taking out €1.5 million loan to fund first-time buyer scheme
The council has received 43 applications for Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans and has approved 16 so far.
# rebuilding ireland
Family left in limbo over government home loan scheme set to lose out on buying house
Gareth Harpur and his family are awaiting confirmation on their loan application as uncertainty persists on the future of the scheme.
# rebuilding ireland
Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme
Micheál Martin accused the government of letting down people on low incomes down.
# Social Housing
'This isn't acceptable': Government delivers less than half of planned social housing in first 9 months of the year
Eoghan Murphy has been criticised over the delivery.
# log off
'No family should be living in a shed': Warning over plan to allow log cabins as a form of housing
Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said landlords would take advantage of the law if it was changed.
'Childhood is short and we are robbing it from thousands of children'
Accepting, without ambition to change, the numbers now living in emergency accommodation is fatal to tackling the problem, writes Cliodhna O’Neill of the ISPCC.
# Eoghan v Eoin
'He's wrong' - Housing Minister says Sinn Féin are mistaken on €200 million government home loan scheme
The €200 million Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme was launched in February.
# Drug Treatment
Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use
There has also been an increase in the number of people who are homeless seeking treatment.
# Homeless
Government provided just 20% of its planned target of rapid-build houses by the end of last year
The government’s 2017 Rebuilding Ireland progress report was released this week.
# rebuilding ireland
Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years
A new report argues that investment should be made into local authority housing as opposed to privately owned homes.
# homes or hubs
A changing promise: The Government said it would get families in hotels out of homelessness, but now it's putting them into hubs
A July deadline for getting families out of commercial hotels will not be met.
# planning matters
The number of planning permissions granted has shot up by 50%
The number of apartment permissions represents a 60% jump on last year, while houses are up 48%.
# rebuilding ireland
Will a €226 million fund make housing more affordable?
It’s not really clear.
# rebuilding ireland
Bridge to Poolbeg among 34 infrastructure projects worth €226 million given green light
Funding was announced today for projects across the country.
# factcheck
FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?
Richard Bruton made the claim, and a FactCheck reader asked us to step in, so we did.
# rising rents
Rent crisis: to ask Minister Simon Coveney YOUR rent questions on Facebook
We’ll be live from Facebook headquarters at 6pm on Wednesday so get your questions on rent in now.
# Homeless Ireland 2016
The vow to end homelessness by Christmas? Not going to happen
Jonathan Corrie died two years ago today and homelessness in Ireland is worse than ever.
# affordable homes
Government wants to see hundreds of houses built on these vacant sites in Dublin
Minister for Housing Simon Coveney says he is putting attractive packages in place to ensure builders start constructing affordable homes.
# Social Housing
Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses
Councils are buying up derelict houses for social housing under government housing action plan.
# Social Housing
A motion requiring all new units in O'Devaney Gardens to be public housing has been overturned
In the new deal, only 30% of the 1,353 units will be social housing.
# no more rooms at the inn
Will the government really be able to stop using hotels to house the homeless by next year?
The Housing Action Plan states that hotels will no longer used by next year, but is that possible?
# nationwide
Eight towns and cities chosen for €100m social housing plan of 450 homes
Further announcements will be made later this year.