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#Social Housing

# social-housing - All time

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent
# Homelessness Crisis
# Homelessness Crisis

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent

Aug 16th 2017, 9:07 AM 15,059 Views 105 Comments

The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.

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 8,419 Views 29 Comments

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

Housing minister publishes emergency legislation to close planning permission 'blunder'
# Down Tools
# Down Tools

Housing minister publishes emergency legislation to close planning permission 'blunder'

Jul 5th 2017, 3:55 PM 27,922 Views 18 Comments

An issue had arisen whereby planning permission granted for large-scale housing developments during the recession could run out, forcing workers to down tools.

'This is about bringing a new energy': The Housing Minister was out-and-about for the first time today
# First Day Out
# First Day Out

'This is about bringing a new energy': The Housing Minister was out-and-about for the first time today

Jun 21st 2017, 2:45 PM 10,936 Views 21 Comments

Eoghan Murphy was the opening of a new 70-bed social housing building in Chapelizod.

More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing

May 19th 2017, 8:16 AM 11,906 Views 60 Comments

The deal was made between the city council, Department of Housing and the developers.

'Do we invest money into private pockets, or into public housing, that we own?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Do we invest money into private pockets, or into public housing, that we own?'

Apr 10th 2017, 6:45 AM 466 Views 41 Comments

It is entirely feasible to establish a State company that can borrow off balance sheet, writes Éilis Ryan.

No houses have been built with €400 million from Bord Gáis sale
# Where's The Money?
# Where's The Money?

No houses have been built with €400 million from Bord Gáis sale

Mar 31st 2017, 6:10 AM 13,335 Views 21 Comments

The government said that no “provision and/or financing of social housing on an off-balance sheet basis could be identified”.

Report finds people living in social housing change accents and falsify addresses to avoid stigma
# Clúid Housing
# Clúid Housing

Report finds people living in social housing change accents and falsify addresses to avoid stigma

Mar 30th 2017, 6:10 AM 17,124 Views 44 Comments

A new report assesses the scale and impact of stigma on social housing in Ireland.

There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation

Mar 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 26,980 Views 29 Comments

The Simon Communities want vacant properties to be used to boost social housing supply.

FactCheck: How many new social housing units did the government provide last year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many new social housing units did the government provide last year?

Feb 28th 2017, 12:01 AM 11,873 Views 25 Comments

In the second instalment of our two-part series, FactCheck referees an on-air dispute between Damien English and Eoin Ó Broin.

FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built?

Feb 26th 2017, 8:30 PM 18,043 Views 42 Comments

Part One of FactCheck’s two-part series on high-profile disputes over social housing, this week.

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.

Council-built house that was vacant for 10 years goes up for sale (for €200,000 less than it cost to build)
# 1A St Patricks Road
# 1A St Patricks Road

Council-built house that was vacant for 10 years goes up for sale (for €200,000 less than it cost to build)

Feb 10th 2017, 6:05 AM 32,444 Views 29 Comments

The house is up for sale with an asking price of €400,000.

What is Nama doing to help Cork's housing crisis?
# Nama Housing Investigation
# Nama Housing Investigation

What is Nama doing to help Cork's housing crisis?

Feb 1st 2017, 12:10 AM 15,693 Views 32 Comments

We look at how Nama does (and doesn’t) provide social housing in Cork.

Nama offered a council 507 social housing units in Dublin - so why did it only take 65?
# Tallaght Cross
# Tallaght Cross

Nama offered a council 507 social housing units in Dublin - so why did it only take 65?

Jan 31st 2017, 12:05 AM 29,660 Views 57 Comments

A Nama spokesperson says that the units “were sold following a sales process conducted by a receiver on an open market basis”.

Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?
# Ghost Estates
# Ghost Estates

Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?

Jan 30th 2017, 2:40 PM 16,010 Views 25 Comments

The ‘bad bank’ has identified almost 7,000 properties that are potentially suitable for social housing, with demand being confirmed for over 2,700.

'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it'
# Looking For A Home
# Looking For A Home

'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it'

Jan 30th 2017, 12:15 AM 31,128 Views 29 Comments

Three people who recently moved into a former Nama-owned property explain what having their own home means to them.

Unite says there is no parallel between its plan to build apartments and Apollo House
# United Front
# United Front

Unite says there is no parallel between its plan to build apartments and Apollo House

Jan 16th 2017, 9:30 PM 14,691 Views 64 Comments

Activists called the union’s involvement in Apollo House a “publicity stunt”.

Man sets fire to digger with driver inside at Dublin building site
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Man sets fire to digger with driver inside at Dublin building site

Dec 19th 2016, 4:23 PM 34,228 Views 37 Comments

A local councillor said he hoped this would not stop the progress of building 72 social housing units.

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'

Dec 16th 2016, 10:30 PM 41,588 Views 151 Comments

The group Home Sweet Home took over the building late on Thursday night to house the homeless

Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey among group that took over abandoned building for homeless
# Apollo House
# Apollo House

Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey among group that took over abandoned building for homeless

Dec 16th 2016, 7:50 AM 66,505 Views 118 Comments

The group said the occupation was to give homeless people a bed for Christmas.

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns
# Sligo And Drogheda
# Sligo And Drogheda

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns

Nov 30th 2016, 8:30 PM 11,634 Views 40 Comments

There has been a 100% increase in the number of people registered as homeless in Co Louth in the last two years.

'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point
# Nowhere To Go
# Nowhere To Go

'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point

Nov 28th 2016, 9:15 PM 28,390 Views 51 Comments

More and more families are presenting as homeless in Galway, where no social housing has been built since 2009.

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'
# Supply Vs Demand
# Supply Vs Demand

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'

Oct 12th 2016, 6:00 PM 12,525 Views 42 Comments

Cutting VAT on new homes would have been a better approach, one economist has said.

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.

Column: The people of O'Devaney Gardens deserve better than the prejudice they have faced
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The people of O'Devaney Gardens deserve better than the prejudice they have faced

Sep 22nd 2016, 4:35 PM 1,440 Views 96 Comments

I grew up in O’Devaney Gardens and it was a great place to live – it would be sad to see it fall into a private developer’s hands, writes Rose Fleming

Woman at risk of being made homeless brings court action against Dublin City Council
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Woman at risk of being made homeless brings court action against Dublin City Council

Sep 22nd 2016, 3:53 PM 18,846 Views 0 Comments

Her legal team argues it is wrong of the council not to give her credit for the eight years spent on the local authority housing list.

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.

PHOTOS: O'Devaney Gardens before its last flats are demolished
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

PHOTOS: O'Devaney Gardens before its last flats are demolished

Jul 30th 2016, 12:30 PM 27,955 Views 56 Comments

When finished, the development will house around 480 new homes.

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.

Rebuilding Ireland: The long-anticipated housing plan is out - here's what's in it
# Build Build Build
# Build Build Build

Rebuilding Ireland: The long-anticipated housing plan is out - here's what's in it

Jul 19th 2016, 2:07 PM 59,148 Views 170 Comments

The Taoiseach and ministers are announcing the long-anticipated housing plan today.

This week's vital property news: New figures show Ireland's large number of vacant social housing units
# Property News
# Property News

This week's vital property news: New figures show Ireland's large number of vacant social housing units

Jul 14th 2016, 3:43 PM 2,172 Views 0 Comments

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units

Jul 11th 2016, 9:22 AM 23,942 Views 44 Comments

Local authority figures released to Fianna Fáil show that, as of April, there were 372 vacant housing units in Dublin City alone.

FactCheck: Do EU rules prevent us from spending money to build more social housing?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do EU rules prevent us from spending money to build more social housing?

Jul 1st 2016, 8:09 PM 24,920 Views 79 Comments

FactCheck looks in depth at an AAA-PBP claim with big implications.

Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control

Jun 19th 2016, 7:30 AM 38,015 Views 106 Comments

Bray town councillor Pat Vance told his colleagues in 2013: “I’ll keep on saying it, time and time again, something needs to be done.”

Should the government buy houses back from vulture funds? The public is split
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Should the government buy houses back from vulture funds? The public is split

May 23rd 2016, 11:35 PM 13,259 Views 52 Comments

The master of the High Court said it could work as one of the solutions to the housing crisis.

Only 75 local authority houses were built in 2015 - the worst year on record
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Only 75 local authority houses were built in 2015 - the worst year on record

May 6th 2016, 6:01 AM 18,026 Views 104 Comments

Last November, Alan Kelly vowed there would 200 council houses built by the end of the year.

County council tells court it has no suitable housing for family of seven
# Courts
# Courts

County council tells court it has no suitable housing for family of seven

Apr 26th 2016, 10:14 PM 33,627 Views 0 Comments

Longford County Council has asked for a High Court injunction to force the Doyle family to leave a house they occupied without permission.

Open thread: Rent rises, housing lists, homelessness - what's the number one issue for you?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Open thread: Rent rises, housing lists, homelessness - what's the number one issue for you?

Apr 20th 2016, 8:30 PM 13,029 Views 64 Comments

NAMA, the mortgage crisis and rents – it’s all up for discussion at the housing and homeless committee.

Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in

Apr 19th 2016, 12:21 PM 17,871 Views 97 Comments

Figures obtained by RTÉ show properties in some parts of the country lie empty for over a year in between tenants.