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# Social Housing

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NGOs delivered almost 40% of social housing last year, report shows
The Irish Council for Social Housing called on the Land Development Agency to be operational as a matter of urgency.
Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes
5,500 people have turned down social housing since 2016.
Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless
The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.
Tenants spared mass eviction after Cork apartment complex is sold
Clúid Housing and Cork City Council have purchased Leeside Apartments.
Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year
The Housing Department released a breakdown of figures this week.
Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic
Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.
Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed
House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.
Locals hold out hope that Weaver Garden allotments will be saved over rapid-build Liberties apartments
“We’re planting something that’s going to grow in Spring, so we’re hoping we get to stay,” a spokesperson told
Social housing stock dries up but Nama says it's still on course to deliver 20,000 homes by 2020
The head of Nama has hailed 2018 as “another very successful year”.
The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'
Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.
In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house
A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.
'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.
Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections
Bureaucratic and administrative delays could be eliminated if councils were given funding to build homes directly, writes Labour councillor Dermot Lacey.
'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out'
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy opened 44 new social housing units in Dundrum, Dublin this morning.
Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates
The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.
'It's like a scene out of The Wire': Building on Dublin housing site stopped after intimidation and vandalism
A local councillor said workers have been threatened and there have been reports of deliberate arson.
'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing
This week a petition with 3,500 signatures calling for a halt to the sale of the site was handed into the Department of Finance.
Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing
Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.
'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'
Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien writes about why affordable housing is key to this year’s Budget and a priority for his party.
Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list
The drop represents some respite for embattled Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.
Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others
The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities.
An 11-year wait for windows: How Dublin tenants are left waiting years for repairs
Dublin City Council residents described years of waiting for repairs, repeated phone calls and ineffectual visits from council staff.
Minister says 200 new social housing units stalled due to construction firm examinership will be delivered
A number of subcontractors have complained that they have not been paid for their work on the State-funded projects.
High Court places construction firm involved in building of social housing into examinership
Co Kildare based MDY Construction Ltd is currently involved in six projects.
Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness
More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.
Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing
Questions hang over the completion of social and affordable housing projects.
Families move in to cooperative housing scheme in Dublin
Residents live alongside social and private tenants, all sharing common amenities.
Report says local authorities should stop letting tenants buy council houses
The report launched today has also suggested councils should build smaller units so tenants can downsize when their children are grown.
After a decade of promises, work finally begins on O'Devaney Gardens regeneration
The first phase of the development will deliver 56 homes.
Residents 'terrified' after staircase in council flat block 'moved' and cracked
Dublin City Council has has put in place an expert group to complete repairs and carry out an inspection of all of the blocks.
'An unnecessary distraction': Murphy criticises Sinn Féin over 'potentially reckless behaviour'
Sinn Féin had been floating the possibility of tabling the motion of no confidence in Murphy over the past few weeks.
Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless'
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has accused the government of “massaging the figures”.
'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today
The pair had a heated debate over the government’s housing record.
Over three-quarters of all social housing delivery this year is set to come from the private sector
Social Housing Delivery Targets for Local Authorities commit to providing an additional 50,000 social housing homes by the end of 2021.
'Intense discussions' underway to deliver 900 affordable homes on Poolbeg site
A public hearing on the plan is due this month.
Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists
The council said it is doing so in order to encourage families to seek housing in the private rented sector.
'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect
Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.
A co-op housing group wants to build projects in south Dublin and border counties
It also hopes to source land for social rental accommodation in the midlands and west.
The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year
The Housing Minister said that accurate figures around new builds would be available later this year.
Kilkenny council tells social housing tenants they have to pay for home repairs
A list sent to tenants includes draught-proofing of doors and windows and maintenance of external walls and gates.