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# Social Housing

This year
Just two properties acquired under Government scheme to keep renters in their homes
The cost rental tenant in situ scheme was introduced by the Government earlier this year.
'I wish I never applied': Affordable housing in Darragh O'Brien's constituency delayed by a year
The Dun Emer affordable housing development was supposed to be completed in 2022, but residents still haven’t moved in.
Opinion: 'On the front lines of the housing crisis and we get gaslighting from the Taoiseach'
James O’Toole says when you’ve deprived thousands of people of homes for years, it’s no wonder some are saying no to unsuitable offerings.
Varadkar says his comment about people refusing social housing was 'misrepresented'
The Taoiseach has come under fire for saying that lots of people in emergency accommodation “refuse multiple offers to go on social housing”.
Planning permission granted for 852 new homes on site of former Central Mental Hospital
Initially, the Land Development Agency planned to deliver 1,200 new housing units, including a 14-storey apartment block.
10% rise in housing bodies last year saw almost 5,000 social and cost rental homes delivered
Affordable housing bodies produced 44% of new social housing delivered last year.
'I think we'd be confident': Housing Dept expects to hit overall housing targets in 2023
Concerns have also been raised about the Government’s publication of housing figures yesterday.
Housing developer secures injunction stopping subcontractor removing kitchen units
A subcontractor has claimed that it was not paid for its services by the main contractor, which went into liquidation.
Over €1 billion left unspent by Govt on housing projects over the last three years
The figures were released to Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin.
LDA estimates 10,000 new houses could be built on State-owned land in next 'five to ten years'
It’s understood it would take between five and ten years for the first slate of houses, around 10,000, to be built.
Lorcan Sirr: 'The proportion of houses coming to market has reduced by 43.5% in 5 years'
Housing lecturer Lorcan Sirr said it shows ‘we’re still not building the type of housing that we need’.
Government haven't yet decided to extend eviction ban despite record homelessness, says O'Brien
A new record high of 11,632 people are homeless, according to the latest official figure.
Initial social housing targets not met as Housing Department revises new builds to approx 7,500
The Department of Housing has cast doubt on figures issued in an official briefing note to Minister Paschal Donohoe.
Taoiseach admits Govt missed 2022 social housing targets
Leo Varadkar also reiterated that there would be no “cliff edge” for cost-of-living supports.
Govt failed to hit revised social housing targets last year as concerns raised for 2023
A report by
Tadgh McNally
The Department of Public Expenditure estimates that only 6,500 social homes were built in 2022.
Last year
Income thresholds for social housing to be increased by €5,000
Income limits for most counties have not increased in a decade, the Taoiseach said today.
Construction company building hundreds of social housing units goes into examinership
The company has 48 employees and also engages the services of subcontractors.
DCC 'confident' of meeting target to deliver 895 new builds this year, Committee to hear
Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan will appear before an Oireachtas Committee later today.
Housing minister tells local authorities to allow social housing tenants to take in Ukrainian refugees
Darragh O’Brien has written to local authorities about the measure.
All time
Reliance on institutional investors in social housing overstated, Taoiseach says
Micheál Martin insisted the state remained the key driver in providing homes.
Taoiseach tells councils that families shouldn't be evicted from homeless accommodation
Micheál Martin has urged local authorities to ‘use common sense’.
Sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick included in 'largest ever transfer of State land'
The Land Development Agency will take ownership of State land capable of delivering 10,000 to 15,000 additional homes.
Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism
Building social housing means building homes, writes Dean Van Nguyen.
Limerick suburbs to receive 38 new social housing units by end of the year
The Peter McVerry Trust, Limerick City Council and County Council are to deliver the new homes to the areas of Moyross and Southill.
Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds
In a follow-up to his housing article last week, Dr Hearne says Government is merely keen for the investment fund issue to drop from the headlines.
Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list
Last year the State delivered just over 5,000 new build social homes.
Peter McVerry Trust to provide 210 social housing units, mostly in Dublin, in the next year
70% will be one-bedroom units, the housing charity said.
'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal
Residents claim to have been misled about the consultation and appeals process, but councillors deny this is the case.
Minister tells councils to buy up properties as social housing target 'will not be achieved'
Minister Darragh O’Brien said Covid-related construction delays has seriously impacted on new build construction.
'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme
Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.
Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019
The figures were released in the Irish Council for Social Housing’s activity report for 2019.
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.
FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?
Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin O Broin made the claim on television this week – but is he right?
South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application
The High Court heard that the council had failed in its duty towards the couple.
Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report
There is a notable shortage of one-bedroom housing for single people and couples, the Simon Communities said.
Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas
“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”
Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns
The government announced it would support the delivery of over 11,000 new social homes next year.
Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents
Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.
'Wholly unjustifiable': Garda interference led to withdrawal of housing offer for mother-of-two
The woman had the same surname as a family with a “bad reputation” but was not part of this family and had no criminal history.
Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?
A commitment not to sell off valuable sites has been welcomed – but it will be years before housing is actually built.