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#Social Housing

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Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates

Nov 20th 2018, 8:25 PM 29,447 Views 63 Comments

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
# St Cuthbert's Park
# St Cuthbert's Park

'It's like a scene out of The Wire': Building on Dublin housing site stopped after intimidation and vandalism

Nov 13th 2018, 8:24 AM 59,999 Views 102 Comments

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
# Sandyford
# Sandyford

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing

Nov 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 57,208 Views 67 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Oct 9th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,256 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 13,842 Views 76 Comments

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

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Sep 26th 2018, 9:45 PM 16,854 Views 65 Comments

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
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others

Sep 26th 2018, 4:10 PM 50,928 Views 234 Comments

The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities.

An 11-year wait for windows: How Dublin tenants are left waiting years for repairs
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

An 11-year wait for windows: How Dublin tenants are left waiting years for repairs

Sep 23rd 2018, 4:00 PM 25,991 Views 90 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Minister says 200 new social housing units stalled due to construction firm examinership will be delivered

Sep 23rd 2018, 7:45 AM 22,373 Views 15 Comments

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
# Mdy Construction
# Mdy Construction

High Court places construction firm involved in building of social housing into examinership

Sep 20th 2018, 9:41 PM 27,107 Views 0 Comments

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
# Peter Mcverry Trust
# Peter Mcverry Trust

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

Sep 19th 2018, 6:00 AM 5,089 Views 2 Comments

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing
# Affordable Housing
# Affordable Housing

Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing

Sep 14th 2018, 8:05 PM 24,322 Views 38 Comments

Questions hang over the completion of social and affordable housing projects.

Families move in to cooperative housing scheme in Dublin
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

Families move in to cooperative housing scheme in Dublin

Aug 2nd 2018, 3:58 PM 33,450 Views 97 Comments

Residents live alongside social and private tenants, all sharing common amenities.

Report says local authorities should stop letting tenants buy council houses
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Report says local authorities should stop letting tenants buy council houses

Jul 4th 2018, 3:00 PM 31,582 Views 75 Comments

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
# A Long Time Coming
# A Long Time Coming

After a decade of promises, work finally begins on O'Devaney Gardens regeneration

Jul 4th 2018, 2:14 PM 19,818 Views 29 Comments

The first phase of the development will deliver 56 homes.

Residents 'terrified' after staircase in council flat block 'moved' and cracked
# Cromcastle Court
# Cromcastle Court

Residents 'terrified' after staircase in council flat block 'moved' and cracked

Jun 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 23,833 Views 9 Comments

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'
# No Confidence Motion
# No Confidence Motion

'An unnecessary distraction': Murphy criticises Sinn Féin over 'potentially reckless behaviour'

Jun 18th 2018, 2:58 PM 16,156 Views 58 Comments

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'
# Homeless
# Homeless

Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless'

May 31st 2018, 3:45 PM 12,971 Views 53 Comments

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
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today

Apr 19th 2018, 1:32 PM 24,180 Views 110 Comments

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
# Social Housing

Over three-quarters of all social housing delivery this year is set to come from the private sector

Apr 19th 2018, 9:45 AM 12,912 Views 63 Comments

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
# Affordable Homes
# Affordable Homes

'Intense discussions' underway to deliver 900 affordable homes on Poolbeg site

Apr 18th 2018, 6:01 AM 10,756 Views 25 Comments

A public hearing on the plan is due this month.

Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists

Mar 8th 2018, 4:11 PM 28,725 Views 91 Comments

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
# Lost Children
# Lost Children

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Feb 21st 2018, 7:56 AM 11,738 Views 82 Comments

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
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

A co-op housing group wants to build projects in south Dublin and border counties

Feb 3rd 2018, 5:30 PM 16,446 Views 21 Comments

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
# Housing Report 2017
# Housing Report 2017

The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year

Jan 15th 2018, 2:12 PM 11,954 Views 58 Comments

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
# Do It Yourself
# Do It Yourself

Kilkenny council tells social housing tenants they have to pay for home repairs

Jan 13th 2018, 8:15 AM 32,641 Views 69 Comments

A list sent to tenants includes draught-proofing of doors and windows and maintenance of external walls and gates.

Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland
# Country Living
# Country Living

Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland

Dec 31st 2017, 6:45 AM 16,542 Views 91 Comments

A review of the income eligibility limits for social housing supports has commenced.

Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year

Dec 28th 2017, 12:57 PM 9,001 Views 29 Comments

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men'

Oct 29th 2017, 8:30 AM 8,998 Views 59 Comments

Having worked in housing, homelessness and social work for 45 years, Justin O’Brien reflects on personal challenges, successes and milestones.

Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights

Oct 23rd 2017, 9:15 AM 16,485 Views 47 Comments

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found that the state was in breach of the European Social Charter.

Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year

Oct 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,330 Views 56 Comments

The housing budget was increased to €1.9 billion for 2018 but will result in only 31 new builds more than those we already knew about.

'I wasn't alive for six years, then I started living again': How new homes made a huge difference to the elderly
# FOLD IReland
# FOLD IReland

'I wasn't alive for six years, then I started living again': How new homes made a huge difference to the elderly

Oct 8th 2017, 10:00 AM 16,696 Views 34 Comments

A new development recently won the top prize at the Irish Council for Social Housing’s 8th Biennial Community Housing Awards.

Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council
# South Dublin
# South Dublin

Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council

Sep 25th 2017, 10:56 PM 20,485 Views 75 Comments

Sinn Féin raised concerns about the lack of integration between social and private housing, however.

'How does a crisis turn into a tragedy?': The lessons Ireland can learn about UK's social housing
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'How does a crisis turn into a tragedy?': The lessons Ireland can learn about UK's social housing

Sep 16th 2017, 7:30 AM 12,007 Views 24 Comments

A new documentary being shown in the IFI on the UK’s housing crisis may point the way for steps to take in an Irish context, say experts.

Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin

Sep 14th 2017, 6:20 AM 37,436 Views 62 Comments

It would consist of 200 social houses and apartments and 340 affordable homes.

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?

Sep 13th 2017, 10:00 PM 15,017 Views 55 Comments

We break down the argument over waiting list figures – and what the government says it will do to clear them (or not).

FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?

Sep 13th 2017, 9:15 AM 15,329 Views 64 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted that “social house building has quadrupled since 2015″.

FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?

Sep 12th 2017, 5:54 PM 20,707 Views 77 Comments

In short, yes – but many were sold off at a discount to their tenants and so passed from the public housing stock.

'Will they think we're scum?': Homeless school student opens up about living in a hotel
# Homeless Family
# Homeless Family

'Will they think we're scum?': Homeless school student opens up about living in a hotel

Sep 4th 2017, 6:10 PM 20,113 Views 64 Comments

A family spoke to RTE’s Morning Ireland about being homeless.

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing
# Donegal
# Donegal

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing

Aug 30th 2017, 4:55 PM 21,640 Views 0 Comments

The family of seven are living in a caravan without basic facilities such as running water.