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Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again

May 15th 2020, 11:43 AM 15,815 Views 44 Comments

Just 5,771 new builds were delivered to the government last year.

Man told he can't access government mortgage scheme because he's married
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Man told he can't access government mortgage scheme because he's married

Jan 25th 2020, 10:00 PM 86,618 Views 55 Comments

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.

'Sneaky': Government home loan scheme for first-time buyers raised its interest rates this week
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

'Sneaky': Government home loan scheme for first-time buyers raised its interest rates this week

Jan 17th 2020, 7:00 PM 60,679 Views 55 Comments

The difference in repayments over the lifetime of the mortgage would mean first-time buyers would pay thousands more.

FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?

Dec 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 38,590 Views 46 Comments

Eoghan Murphy says Rebuilding Ireland has delivered 64,000 places to live – but how many are new builds?

Eoghan Murphy says no-confidence motion is a 'stunt' and expects to win vote this evening
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Eoghan Murphy says no-confidence motion is a 'stunt' and expects to win vote this evening

Dec 3rd 2019, 9:14 AM 13,931 Views 95 Comments

The Housing Minister says the situation would be worse without the government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan.

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites

Aug 6th 2019, 10:51 AM 26,126 Views 45 Comments

Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.

Ongoing lack of clarity on funding is 'not inhibiting' popular mortgage scheme in any way, says government
# 600 Million More
# 600 Million More

Ongoing lack of clarity on funding is 'not inhibiting' popular mortgage scheme in any way, says government

Updated Aug 3rd 2019, 9:08 AM 17,367 Views 9 Comments

Higher-than-anticipated demand for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan had put its future in doubt.

Families still 'in limbo' despite Minister's assurance home loan scheme funding 'will be honoured'
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Families still 'in limbo' despite Minister's assurance home loan scheme funding 'will be honoured'

Jun 21st 2019, 6:15 AM 9,054 Views 16 Comments

The Housing Minister said he does not know why Louth County Council has decided not to issue loans that are already approved.

Government planned to spend €200m on mortgage scheme in 3 years. It paid out €50m in just 3 months
# First Time Buyers
# First Time Buyers

Government planned to spend €200m on mortgage scheme in 3 years. It paid out €50m in just 3 months

Jun 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,956 Views 58 Comments

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.

Relief for prospective home buyers in south Dublin as council raises €15 million to fund mortgage scheme
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Relief for prospective home buyers in south Dublin as council raises €15 million to fund mortgage scheme

May 10th 2019, 2:36 PM 20,151 Views 17 Comments

Doubts had previously been raised over the future of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme.

Roscommon County Council taking out €1.5 million loan to fund first-time buyer scheme
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Roscommon County Council taking out €1.5 million loan to fund first-time buyer scheme

May 9th 2019, 6:20 AM 13,245 Views 9 Comments

The council has received 43 applications for Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans and has approved 16 so far.

Family left in limbo over government home loan scheme set to lose out on buying house
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Family left in limbo over government home loan scheme set to lose out on buying house

Apr 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 42,200 Views 26 Comments

Gareth Harpur and his family are awaiting confirmation on their loan application as uncertainty persists on the future of the scheme.

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme

Mar 5th 2019, 4:35 PM 15,289 Views 46 Comments

Micheál Martin accused the government of letting down people on low incomes down.

'This isn't acceptable': Government delivers less than half of planned social housing in first 9 months of the year
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

'This isn't acceptable': Government delivers less than half of planned social housing in first 9 months of the year

Dec 12th 2018, 1:24 PM 15,405 Views 71 Comments

Eoghan Murphy has been criticised over the delivery.

'No family should be living in a shed': Warning over plan to allow log cabins as a form of housing
# Log Off
# Log Off

'No family should be living in a shed': Warning over plan to allow log cabins as a form of housing

Jul 19th 2018, 2:17 PM 46,459 Views 119 Comments

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'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Childhood is short and we are robbing it from thousands of children'

Jul 4th 2018, 7:00 PM 26,721 Views 51 Comments

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.

'He's wrong' - Housing Minister says Sinn Féin are mistaken on €200 million government home loan scheme
# Eoghan V Eoin
# Eoghan V Eoin

'He's wrong' - Housing Minister says Sinn Féin are mistaken on €200 million government home loan scheme

Jun 30th 2018, 9:45 AM 12,156 Views 23 Comments

The €200 million Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme was launched in February.

Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use
# Drug Treatment
# Drug Treatment

Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use

May 29th 2018, 5:03 PM 19,059 Views 96 Comments

There has also been an increase in the number of people who are homeless seeking treatment.

Government provided just 20% of its planned target of rapid-build houses by the end of last year
# Homeless
# Homeless

Government provided just 20% of its planned target of rapid-build houses by the end of last year

Jan 27th 2018, 7:45 AM 9,206 Views 46 Comments

The government’s 2017 Rebuilding Ireland progress report was released this week.

Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years

Jul 12th 2017, 4:57 PM 8,420 Views 29 Comments

A new report argues that investment should be made into local authority housing as opposed to privately owned homes.

A changing promise: The Government said it would get families in hotels out of homelessness, but now it's putting them into hubs
# Homes Or Hubs
# 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

Jun 24th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,522 Views 27 Comments

A July deadline for getting families out of commercial hotels will not be met.

The number of planning permissions granted has shot up by 50%
# Planning Matters
# Planning Matters

The number of planning permissions granted has shot up by 50%

Jun 23rd 2017, 1:12 PM 8,818 Views 26 Comments

The number of apartment permissions represents a 60% jump on last year, while houses are up 48%.

Will a €226 million fund make housing more affordable?
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Will a €226 million fund make housing more affordable?

Jun 4th 2017, 7:15 AM 10,587 Views 30 Comments

It’s not really clear.

Bridge to Poolbeg among 34 infrastructure projects worth €226 million given green light
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Bridge to Poolbeg among 34 infrastructure projects worth €226 million given green light

Mar 28th 2017, 4:13 PM 31,327 Views 41 Comments

Funding was announced today for projects across the country.

FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?

Feb 22nd 2017, 8:30 PM 13,257 Views 34 Comments

Richard Bruton made the claim, and a FactCheck reader asked us to step in, so we did.

Rent crisis: TheJournal.ie to ask Minister Simon Coveney YOUR rent questions on Facebook
# Rising Rents
# Rising Rents

Rent crisis: TheJournal.ie to ask Minister Simon Coveney YOUR rent questions on Facebook

Jan 9th 2017, 7:30 PM 11,477 Views 74 Comments

We’ll be live from Facebook headquarters at 6pm on Wednesday so get your questions on rent in now.

The vow to end homelessness by Christmas? Not going to happen
# Homeless Ireland 2016
# Homeless Ireland 2016

The vow to end homelessness by Christmas? Not going to happen

Dec 1st 2016, 7:45 AM 11,925 Views 71 Comments

Jonathan Corrie died two years ago today and homelessness in Ireland is worse than ever.

Government wants to see hundreds of houses built on these vacant sites in Dublin
# Affordable Homes
# Affordable Homes

Government wants to see hundreds of houses built on these vacant sites in Dublin

Nov 10th 2016, 6:02 AM 18,311 Views 18 Comments

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney says he is putting attractive packages in place to ensure builders start constructing affordable homes.

Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses

Oct 5th 2016, 8:02 PM 32,271 Views 57 Comments

Councils are buying up derelict houses for social housing under government housing action plan.

A motion requiring all new units in O'Devaney Gardens to be public housing has been overturned
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

A motion requiring all new units in O'Devaney Gardens to be public housing has been overturned

Sep 7th 2016, 10:03 AM 17,414 Views 90 Comments

In the new deal, only 30% of the 1,353 units will be social housing.

Will the government really be able to stop using hotels to house the homeless by next year?
# No More Rooms At The Inn
# No More Rooms At The Inn

Will the government really be able to stop using hotels to house the homeless by next year?

Jul 24th 2016, 10:15 AM 10,743 Views 33 Comments

The Housing Action Plan states that hotels will no longer used by next year, but is that possible?

Eight towns and cities chosen for €100m social housing plan of 450 homes
# Nationwide
# Nationwide

Eight towns and cities chosen for €100m social housing plan of 450 homes

Jul 21st 2016, 7:13 PM 70,889 Views 73 Comments

Further announcements will be made later this year.