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#Social Housing

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Opinion: How do we bring the issue of social housing from 'political priority' to concrete action?
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: How do we bring the issue of social housing from 'political priority' to concrete action?

Sep 25th 2014, 8:00 AM 36 Views 19 Comments

We need an increased supply of new social housing whose future is not as heavily dependent on private market interests.

There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead

Sep 24th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,382 Views 34 Comments

The conditions just aren’t right yet, the Nevin Institute has said.

A new plan to deal with the social housing crisis is on its way
# Housing Stock
# Housing Stock

A new plan to deal with the social housing crisis is on its way

Sep 17th 2014, 4:09 PM 12,542 Views 51 Comments

Alan Kelly wants the plan to be before the government within the next few weeks.

President Higgins opens new housing scheme named after 1916 rebel female doctor
# Thornton Heights
# Thornton Heights

President Higgins opens new housing scheme named after 1916 rebel female doctor

Sep 9th 2014, 6:59 PM 20,536 Views 32 Comments

It took 10 years for the scheme in Inchicore to be completed.

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing
# EU Commission
# EU Commission

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing

Sep 3rd 2014, 2:26 PM 10,628 Views 67 Comments

She said Hogan’s appointment in Europe would be “a step backwards for equality.”

House prices in the Irish market are still undervalued, says ESRI
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

House prices in the Irish market are still undervalued, says ESRI

Aug 7th 2014, 6:30 AM 11,136 Views 59 Comments

The research finds that there is no sign of a ‘bubble’ in the domestic market.

SIPTU using 1916 centenary to highlight housing shortages
# Was It For This
# Was It For This

SIPTU using 1916 centenary to highlight housing shortages

Aug 1st 2014, 5:43 PM 5,011 Views 36 Comments

Commemoration will “ring hollow” if Irish citizens still “languishing on housing lists”.

There's enough land zoned for housing to build 500,000 new homes
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

There's enough land zoned for housing to build 500,000 new homes

Jul 30th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,394 Views 18 Comments

The Government says that “proper management of all State land is critical”.

Nama has over 5,000 units suitable for social housing, but they've only handed over 13%
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Nama has over 5,000 units suitable for social housing, but they've only handed over 13%

Jul 29th 2014, 5:48 PM 9,974 Views 44 Comments

Despite 790 housing units available for Dublin social housing, just 171 have been transferred to the council.

Is 'Part V' a boom-time housing tax, or the answer to social housing waiting lists?
# Action
# Action

Is 'Part V' a boom-time housing tax, or the answer to social housing waiting lists?

Jul 12th 2014, 10:00 AM 11,466 Views 21 Comments

This sector of the Planning and Development requires developers to set aside a set percentage

Burton's social housing promises 'can't be more spin'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Burton's social housing promises 'can't be more spin'

Jul 7th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,414 Views 26 Comments

The new Labour leader is being asked to scrap the Home Assistance Payment.

'The entire system is rubbish': Just 40 houses bought through mortgage-to-rent scheme
# Arrears
# Arrears

'The entire system is rubbish': Just 40 houses bought through mortgage-to-rent scheme

Jun 28th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,815 Views 11 Comments

David Hall, Director of the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation, said it is “sickening” that it’s cheaper for banks to repossess a house than it is to participate in the scheme.

'Hopeless fantasy': McVerry warns that homelessness will increase by 2016, not be eliminated
# Massaging Numbers
# Massaging Numbers

'Hopeless fantasy': McVerry warns that homelessness will increase by 2016, not be eliminated

Jun 25th 2014, 1:34 PM 6,390 Views 39 Comments

Joan Burton defended the government’s Housing Bill at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust Annual Report 2013. The Trust helped 3,586 people last year, up from 383 six years ago.

"I was shattered": Nigerian man arrives home to racist protest on his doorstep
# Belfast
# Belfast

"I was shattered": Nigerian man arrives home to racist protest on his doorstep

Jun 19th 2014, 3:11 PM 29,744 Views 174 Comments

Protesters held signs saying ‘Local homes for local people’ and told him he shouldn’t have been given his council house.

Is this the 'ambitious action' needed to fix Ireland's social housing market?
# PROBLEM SOLVING
# PROBLEM SOLVING

Is this the 'ambitious action' needed to fix Ireland's social housing market?

Jun 11th 2014, 6:00 AM 7,827 Views 13 Comments

A new report has said the sector is ‘at a crossroads’.

Opinion: The election results offer radical possibilities to solve the housing crisis in Dublin – here’s how
# Fixing Dublin
# Fixing Dublin

Opinion: The election results offer radical possibilities to solve the housing crisis in Dublin – here’s how

Jun 1st 2014, 12:00 PM 74 Views 82 Comments

The people of Dublin city have voted for a majority left-wing council. Now let’s see what they can do with it.

Here's how the government is going to spend the €200 million it raised from asset sales
# Spending Spree
# Spending Spree

Here's how the government is going to spend the €200 million it raised from asset sales

May 14th 2014, 10:46 AM 11,306 Views 61 Comments

Cash for the GAA, pyrite redress, cyclepaths and road improvements are all in the pipeine.

New funding to boost house construction but Dublin city to see budget slashed
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

New funding to boost house construction but Dublin city to see budget slashed

May 14th 2014, 10:29 AM 6,139 Views 27 Comments

Councillors want answers over why their housing budget is to be cut by 50 per cent over the next two years.

Is this the solution to Ireland's social housing problems?
# Have Ye No Homes
# Have Ye No Homes

Is this the solution to Ireland's social housing problems?

May 11th 2014, 7:45 AM 28,238 Views 157 Comments

The problem is generally considered to be stock. But, a plan put before South Dublin County Council could solve that.

Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals

May 1st 2014, 9:00 AM 4,848 Views 8 Comments

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

'Getting worse by the night': TDs debate Ireland's growing housing crisis
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Getting worse by the night': TDs debate Ireland's growing housing crisis

Apr 30th 2014, 9:54 PM 11,908 Views 32 Comments

The government was accused of demonstrating “arrogance beyond belief” as only three members of the coalition attended the discussion.

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government
# ALONE
# ALONE

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government

Apr 25th 2014, 1:06 PM 5,937 Views 19 Comments

ALONE has made the warning as it launches a nationwide housing campaign.

Over 232,000 children in Ireland are living in poverty
# Ignored
# Ignored

Over 232,000 children in Ireland are living in poverty

Apr 22nd 2014, 7:46 AM 9,030 Views 97 Comments

A review of Ireland’s economy also pointed out that the poorest ten per cent of the population had been hit hardest and said this has been “more or less ignored”.

Here's how many houses Nama has handed over for social housing
# 518
# 518

Here's how many houses Nama has handed over for social housing

Apr 21st 2014, 7:55 PM 40,797 Views 58 Comments

Spoiler: It’s just 11 per cent of the available stock.

80,000 new homes are needed but TDs will hear today who needs them and where
# Housing Plan
# Housing Plan

80,000 new homes are needed but TDs will hear today who needs them and where

Apr 15th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,250 Views 42 Comments

A national housing plan is vital argues one social housing group.

€373m spent in three years on private rental properties for social housing
# A Place To Call Home
# A Place To Call Home

€373m spent in three years on private rental properties for social housing

Mar 16th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,849 Views 98 Comments

A further €66.9 million has already been spent this year on another leasing initiative that involving private rental property.

'Time to put flesh on the bones of your policies': Heated exchanges in homeless debate
# Tempers Frayed
# Tempers Frayed

'Time to put flesh on the bones of your policies': Heated exchanges in homeless debate

Mar 12th 2014, 12:35 PM 5,237 Views 18 Comments

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said it is the government’s “firm ambition” to eliminate longterm homelessness and rough sleeping by 2016. Opposition TDs were having none of it.

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador

Mar 12th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,037 Views 1 Comment

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

Association uses new funding approach to redevelop homes for older people
# FOLD IReland
# FOLD IReland

Association uses new funding approach to redevelop homes for older people

Feb 26th 2014, 10:35 PM 10,573 Views 5 Comments

FOLD Ireland used private funds to redevelop a housing project in north Dublin after ownership was transferred from Dublin City Council.

Homeless family to stage protest outside Joan Burton’s office today
# Rent Supplement
# Rent Supplement

Homeless family to stage protest outside Joan Burton’s office today

Feb 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,348 Views 136 Comments

Minister Burton told the family to ‘think anew about your family’s many needs’ and how they can be met within the housing market as it exists at the moment.

Column: Why are we still in denial about Ireland's housing crisis?
# Crash And Burn
# Crash And Burn

Column: Why are we still in denial about Ireland's housing crisis?

Feb 19th 2014, 1:06 PM 225 Views 84 Comments

Our boom-time housing policy has transformed the need for housing as a social necessity into an asset of speculation for financial institutions, writes Cillian Doyle.

Woman sleeping in TD’s office accommodated after a Facebook appeal
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Woman sleeping in TD’s office accommodated after a Facebook appeal

Feb 12th 2014, 10:15 PM 32,078 Views 83 Comments

Joan Collins said enough is not being done to improve the social housing situation stating that it is at crisis level.

Dublin council blames tenants for drop in rent collection
# Arrears
# Arrears

Dublin council blames tenants for drop in rent collection

Jan 23rd 2014, 6:30 AM 10,029 Views 46 Comments

Dublin City Council now has arrears of over €20 million as a result of residents not paying rent, and says there is a “culture of under-declaration of income”.

Column: Let's look at the full story around social housing in Ireland...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Let's look at the full story around social housing in Ireland...

Dec 21st 2013, 7:00 PM 273 Views 37 Comments

There is real and personal housing need in Ireland, which affects individuals and families opportunities to develop their lives and contribution to society, writes Dr Padraic Kenna.

100 jobs to be created at social housing development in old Waterford seminary
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

100 jobs to be created at social housing development in old Waterford seminary

Dec 20th 2013, 9:30 PM 7,139 Views 17 Comments

The apartments for older people will be built in a 19th-century building which used to be a seminary.

Social housing waiting list falls to almost 90,000 households
# Housing Stock
# Housing Stock

Social housing waiting list falls to almost 90,000 households

Dec 18th 2013, 11:07 AM 5,979 Views 46 Comments

Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan said it emphasised the need for “momentum behind the delivery of social housing”.

Gilmore: Vacant social housing stock is a problem, but we're fixing it
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore: Vacant social housing stock is a problem, but we're fixing it

Nov 8th 2013, 7:05 AM 7,251 Views 72 Comments

During Leaders’ Questions yesterday he outlined measures to be introduced by government to address the problem.

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing

Oct 13th 2013, 3:25 PM 4,457 Views 57 Comments

Focus Ireland said the number of families becoming homeless every month in Dublin has recently doubled from 8 to 16 families every month.

Concern about NAMA handing over properties it can't sell for social housing
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Concern about NAMA handing over properties it can't sell for social housing

Sep 19th 2013, 2:44 PM 9,751 Views 84 Comments

Focus Ireland has said that there is a feeling that NAMA tries to sell off property and if they can’t, it is then proposed as social housing, though many of the agency’s properties are not suitable.

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'
# Austerity
# Austerity

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'

Sep 11th 2013, 1:11 PM 4,981 Views 46 Comments

Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay says that policy makers seem to ‘regard children as being the cause for the mess we’re in’.