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# tgip-housing
The Good Information Podcast: Ireland's housing crisis - will it ever end?
The housing crisis is perhaps the most severe problem facing Ireland today. Is there any end in sight?
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Will the housing crisis improve? Or are we doomed to a cycle of repeated mistakes?
For the past few weeks, The Good Information Project has been looking at the issue of housing in Ireland.
Voices
Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.
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Gentrification: the view from Dublin’s inner city
Hosts of the Talking Bollox Podcast, Calvin O’Brien and Terence Power, say Dublin’s inner-city communities are being left behind.
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The cost of building materials is on the rise - what does that mean for Ireland's housing crisis?
The price of materials used in construction has risen by 5% in the year to June.
# Glossary
From Affordable Housing to Vulture Funds: An A-Z(ish) of Ireland's housing crisis
As part of The Good Information Project we’ve demystified some of the commonly-used terms about housing in Ireland.
# Explainer
Explainer: Ireland got its first cost-rental homes today - but how exactly do they work?
“They’re secure, people can lay down their roots here,” said Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien.
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Watch: Politicians discuss solutions to Ireland's housing crisis
Representatives from every major party joined us to discuss real solutions and answer your questions.
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Ireland's planning system to go digital within 18 months
“It is hoped that planning authorities will have the ability to accept planning applications online by end 2022.”
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Should Ireland's planning system take some of the blame for the housing crisis?
A European Commission report shows a 96% correlation between the number of planning permission grants and the number of homes completed two years later.
CJ McKinney examines whether the country's planning laws need reform.
A European Commission report shows a 96% correlation between the number of planning permission grants and the number of homes completed two years later.
But, there's a different outcome for so-called strategic housing developments.
People split on mortgage lending rules but strongly opposed to limits on inheritance from parents
What is an 'affordable home'? Most people put the price at between €200,000 and €299,000
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Mica and pyrite scandals - could it still happen today?
Experts have said new legislation is needed to ensure building supplies are checked by independent parties.
Voices
Opinion: Why are home make-over tv shows so popular in Ireland?
Property programmes thrive in societies where home ownership is the most valued and celebrated housing ideology, writes Emmett Scanlon.
Voices
Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism
Building social housing means building homes, writes Dean Van Nguyen.
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Solutions to the housing crisis: Join us for a panel discussion with all major political parties
The panel will be hosted by senior reporter Michelle Hennessy and kicks off at 12.30pm.
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Five big ideas to help solve Ireland's housing crisis (including 'tenure blind' homes and community-led developments)
We asked five experts for their best idea.
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Dáil to discuss making homes at Poolbeg site 'genuinely affordable'
Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said Nama should transfer its stake in the site to the council.
# derelict
What is - and isn't - being done about Ireland's 180,000 vacant and derelict buildings
“It cannot make sense for the economy and it cannot make sense for the people who live here.”
# bank of mum and dad
People split on mortgage lending rules but strongly opposed to limits on inheritance from parents
An overwhelming majority do not favour limits on the money people can receive from parents.
# Ireland Thinks Poll
What is an 'affordable home'? Most people put the price at between €200,000 and €299,000
In an Ireland Thinks/The Good Information Poll, the Irish public mostly disagreed with the government scheme’s assessment of ‘affordable’.
In an Ireland Thinks/Good Information Project poll, the Irish public mostly disagree with the government's assessment of 'affordable'.
Overall, 50% of the public suggested that a price between €200,000 and €299,000 was 'affordable'.
About 3% of respondents believed a property priced at over €600,000 was affordable.
'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
A constitutional right to housing has expressive value but would it force government to act?
# ireland thinks
69% of people believe past governments are to blame for the current housing crises
Meanwhile, the Ireland Thinks/The Good Information Project poll shows majority support for a right to housing to be enshrined in the constitution.
'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
A constitutional right to housing has expressive value but would it force government to act?
Voices
Opinion: Anyone who thinks couch-surfing in your 50s is fun should try it for a week
People in creative industries have had a difficult time during the pandemic. Actor Jessica Freed was evicted and is worried for her future.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Could the government actually bend EU spending rules to build more homes?
The Housing Minister suggested it could be a runner – but is Ireland actually allowed to do this?
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'It's a dumping ground': Minister set to meet council over future of Oscar Traynor lands
Councillors have accused the Housing Department of stalling tactics over new proposals.
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Watch: How can we solve the housing crisis?
Our expert panel offered big ideas to solve the housing crisis and answered your questions about landlords, construction and rent.
THE MORNING LEAD
'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald
Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements for Travellers and migrants.
The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
"It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.
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Join us tonight for a panel discussion on solutions to the housing crisis
The panel will be hosted by reporter Cónal Thomas and kicks off at 7pm.
# CSO
House prices continue to rise with 4.5% annual increase in April - CSO
As demand in the housing market continues to grow prices rose in Dublin by 3.5% and by 5.4% outside of Dublin.
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'Business as usual' as 1,100 households given eviction notices since August
Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin O’Broin said the gradual increase in termination notices since January is “worrying”.
Voices
Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'
“Our political class have forgotten that housing is a right and not simply an opportunity to redistribute money upwards to the wealthy,” writes Mark O’Halloran.
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Open Thread: We want to hear your rental stories
We want to hear about your experience of renting and understand what policies and solutions people renting in Ireland would like to see implemented.
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'It's not suitable housing for anyone, anywhere': Green light for another co-living development in Dublin despite ban
A series of co-living developments have been given the go-ahead in Dublin in recent months.
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Poll: Which political party do you trust most to deliver on housing?
As the country emerges from the pandemic, housing is once again the core issue facing the electorate.
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'It's not affordable if they cost €600,000': questions over house prices at 'new suburb' in Poolbeg
The 37-acre Poolbeg site in Ringsend is one of the last large-scale pieces of development land left in Dublin city.
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Open Newsroom Event: Time to talk about the housing crisis
Watch our live Open Newsroom event discussing the housing crisis and how we can start to find solutions.
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A constitutional right to housing has expressive value but would it force government to act?
More than six out of 10 Irish people believe the right to housing should be enshrined in the Constitution.
On Friday Fianna Fáil senators brought forward a private members’ motion to amend the constitution "to ensure that every citizen has the right to housing."
More than six out of 10 Irish people believe the right to housing should be enshrined in the Constitution.
But is it a replacement for aggressive legislative action?
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Ireland's housing crisis: The problems, the solutions and the human cost
The next part of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at the core issues at the heart of Ireland’s housing crisis.