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# housing - Friday 26 November, 2021

Nearly 9,000 in emergency accommodation in October as 'worrying' upwards trend continues
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Nearly 9,000 in emergency accommodation in October as 'worrying' upwards trend continues

Fri 3:13 PM 11,416 Views 15 Comments

2,500 children were living in emergency accommodation last month.

# housing - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Too many three-bed homes and not enough one-beds is one of Ireland’s big housing problems - Varadkar
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Too many three-bed homes and not enough one-beds is one of Ireland’s big housing problems - Varadkar

Thu 8:25 PM 27,410 Views 57 Comments

Social Democrat TD Holly Cairns accused the government of overseeing a cost-of-living crisis in Ireland.

# housing - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Criticism of Council vote in favour of approving Oscar Traynor development in north Dublin
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Criticism of Council vote in favour of approving Oscar Traynor development in north Dublin

Nov 23rd 2021, 4:08 PM 18,746 Views 14 Comments

The 850-home development was rejected by councillors before, but has been approved after the proportion of social homes increased.

# housing - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

New bill will cap rent increases at 2% in Rent Pressure Zones and bring in unlimited-term tenancies
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New bill will cap rent increases at 2% in Rent Pressure Zones and bring in unlimited-term tenancies

Nov 16th 2021, 3:25 PM 18,342 Views 30 Comments

The new legislation also proposes to provide enhanced tenancy protection by making a ‘Part 4’ tenancy one of unlimited duration.

# housing - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Not-for-profit housing association seeing 'huge difficulty' in delivering affordable apartments
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Not-for-profit housing association seeing 'huge difficulty' in delivering affordable apartments

Nov 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 15,390 Views 3 Comments

Circle VHA will add an additional 1,500 homes to its portfolio and its CEO has said it could do more.

# housing - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

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Developer of 1,600 units open to leasing to DCC despite council's 'alarm' at build-to-rent scheme

Nov 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 18,874 Views 31 Comments

There has been much local opposition to a scheme in Drumcondra, which was approved this week.

Housing minister has had no discussions about cuckoo fund trade shows, says Dept
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Housing minister has had no discussions about cuckoo fund trade shows, says Dept

Nov 10th 2021, 3:27 PM 9,805 Views 13 Comments

The Department of Finance has said the Housing for All plan states that it will engage with institutional investors, including through trade show events.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
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Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

Nov 10th 2021, 8:01 AM 27,536 Views 81 Comments

A new Daft.ie report shows rental homes available in Ireland have hit an ‘all-time low’.

# housing - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Taoiseach won't confirm whether government is planning events to lure cuckoo funds to Ireland
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Taoiseach won't confirm whether government is planning events to lure cuckoo funds to Ireland

Nov 9th 2021, 5:08 PM 33,545 Views 47 Comments

It was reported at the weekend that two ministers may attend housing ‘roadshows’.

# housing - Friday 5 November, 2021

There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes
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# Student Options

There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes

Nov 5th 2021, 1:02 PM 14,262 Views 30 Comments

The new enhanced CAO website now includes Further Education and Apprenticeship options.

# housing - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Housing minister set to bring rent cap legislation to Cabinet
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Housing minister set to bring rent cap legislation to Cabinet

Nov 2nd 2021, 3:33 PM 10,520 Views 16 Comments

Darragh O’Brien said that the proposed legislation will be brought to a meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday.

# housing - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'
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Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'

Oct 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,263 Views 2 Comments

We have to change the way we think about housing for disabled people, writes James Cawley.

# housing - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November
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Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November

Oct 21st 2021, 5:25 PM 13,091 Views 22 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said inflation is now running at over 4.3%.

# housing - Saturday 16 October, 2021

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?
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From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?

Oct 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 51,232 Views 32 Comments

Protesters and politicians called on the council chief to resign this week.

# housing - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union
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Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union

Oct 13th 2021, 5:30 PM 20,842 Views 21 Comments

Owen Keegan came under heavy fire after saying that students’ unions should become developers to fix the accommodation crisis.

# housing - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

New zoned land tax branded a 'total joke' by opposition TDs
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New zoned land tax branded a 'total joke' by opposition TDs

Oct 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 17,158 Views 8 Comments

The tax was announced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe this afternoon and will replace the vacant sites levy.

# housing - Sunday 10 October, 2021

'Unofficial money lenders' targeting people in queues at soup runs
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'Unofficial money lenders' targeting people in queues at soup runs

Oct 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,485 Views 0 Comments
  • Concerns have been raised about so-called “unofficial money lenders” targeting people as they queue in soup runs
  • A number of people who work or volunteer in the homelessness sector have warned about the "worrying trend"
  • People borrow small amounts of cash but are charged around 40% in interest, Órla Ryan reports

# housing - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Almost 40,000 people sign petition demanding government takes more action against vulture funds
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Almost 40,000 people sign petition demanding government takes more action against vulture funds

Oct 5th 2021, 4:58 PM 16,976 Views 27 Comments

The petition includes demands such as the scrapping of investor tax breaks.

# housing - Monday 4 October, 2021

Taoiseach says NDP 'delivery is key' as Eamon Ryan says all road projects mightn't be completed
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Taoiseach says NDP 'delivery is key' as Eamon Ryan says all road projects mightn't be completed

Oct 4th 2021, 11:01 AM 19,907 Views 69 Comments

This plan is expected to commit €35 billion in spending on transport up to 2030.

# housing - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal
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# Soup Runs

Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal

Sep 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,033 Views 0 Comments
  • Brendan Kenny says there is "currently no vetting on many people who are actually interacting directly with homeless people"
  • Volunteers say hundreds of people could go without food if certain services are shut down, Órla Ryan reports
  • "We don't want to be a charity or a business. We're volunteers, we just want to feed the people who need us and go home"

# housing - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Planning permission approved for Howth apartments despite residents' objections
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# An Bord Pleanála

Planning permission approved for Howth apartments despite residents' objections

Sep 29th 2021, 9:30 PM 34,384 Views 34 Comments

Locals were concerned that Howth is being overdeveloped.

Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready
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Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready

Sep 29th 2021, 2:15 PM 42,608 Views 90 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said it was “scandalous” that such a low number will be delivered in 2021.

# housing - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Government approves ‘comprehensive’ review into Ireland’s planning laws
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Government approves ‘comprehensive’ review into Ireland’s planning laws

Sep 28th 2021, 10:41 PM 18,505 Views 33 Comments

The Taoiseach said the legislation needs ‘a complete overhaul’ to deliver on the targets set out in the Housing For All strategy.

# housing - Monday 27 September, 2021

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’
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O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’

Sep 27th 2021, 5:30 PM 18,512 Views 38 Comments

Housing experts criticised the focus on supply issues rather than affordability.

Poll: Has the Covid-19 pandemic made you more open to relocating?
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Poll: Has the Covid-19 pandemic made you more open to relocating?

Sep 27th 2021, 9:33 AM 19,255 Views 20 Comments

House prices are rising outside the main Irish cities.

# housing - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
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# No Homes To Rent

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters

Sep 25th 2021, 11:45 AM 58,787 Views 0 Comments

The housing expert says the broken rental market in Ireland is down to years of failed political policy.

# housing - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'
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Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 6:35 PM 86,882 Views 112 Comments

The Taoiseach defended the government’s policy of linking rent increases to inflation.

# housing - Monday 20 September, 2021

Housing Finance Agency approved €1 billion in loans to approved housing bodies last year
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Housing Finance Agency approved €1 billion in loans to approved housing bodies last year

Sep 20th 2021, 1:55 PM 8,133 Views 3 Comments

Individual loans ranged from €17,000 to €43 million.

# housing - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Housing Minister says Government has no short-term solution to lack of student accommodation
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# Darragh O'Brien

Housing Minister says Government has no short-term solution to lack of student accommodation

Sep 16th 2021, 6:49 PM 19,909 Views 59 Comments

O’Brien said this was “an immediate and very serious issue”, but he explained there was no short-term solution.

Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste From TheJournal.ie

Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste

Sep 16th 2021, 5:30 PM 14,578 Views 13 Comments

Varadkar said the Department of Housing has also received requests from local authorities in Sligo, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary to engage in the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme.

# housing - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation
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Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation

Sep 15th 2021, 4:24 PM 15,460 Views 29 Comments

The Taoiseach said a “close eye” will be kept on colleges and what they charge in for rent.

# housing - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
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Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families

Sep 14th 2021, 7:36 AM 13,901 Views 9 Comments

Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.

# housing - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Housing crisis on film: 'What if a woman could rebuild herself - and her own house with her own hands?'
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# Herself

Housing crisis on film: 'What if a woman could rebuild herself - and her own house with her own hands?'

Sep 11th 2021, 9:30 AM 29,117 Views 16 Comments

We speak to the film Herself’s director, Phyllida Lloyd about how it was inspired by the Irish housing crisis.

# housing - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Council expresses 'serious reservations' on Merrion Square 'build to rent' scheme
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Council expresses 'serious reservations' on Merrion Square 'build to rent' scheme

Sep 7th 2021, 6:22 PM 22,239 Views 12 Comments

The six storey scheme includes 19 build to rent apartments.

Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year
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Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year

Sep 7th 2021, 5:45 PM 17,609 Views 19 Comments

Depaul Ireland launched its 2020 annual report today.

Applications open for the State's first purpose-built cost rental homes
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Applications open for the State's first purpose-built cost rental homes

Sep 7th 2021, 10:45 AM 24,899 Views 30 Comments

Properties are aimed at people who are above the threshold for social housing but are unable to afford a home of their own.

# housing - Saturday 4 September, 2021

From energy ratings to shorter commutes: What the new housing plan means for climate action
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# Sustainable Homes

From energy ratings to shorter commutes: What the new housing plan means for climate action

Sep 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 10,334 Views 20 Comments

High-density housing, energy efficiency, and retrofitting are the key measures for the environment in the major new plan.

# housing - Friday 3 September, 2021

Sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick included in 'largest ever transfer of State land'
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Sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick included in 'largest ever transfer of State land'

Sep 3rd 2021, 11:16 AM 33,993 Views 17 Comments

The Land Development Agency will take ownership of State land capable of delivering 10,000 to 15,000 additional homes.

# housing - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Housing for All: The measures aimed at helping single people get on the property ladder
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Housing for All: The measures aimed at helping single people get on the property ladder

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 13,102 Views 13 Comments

Single applicants for local authority loans will be able to earn up to €65,000 in certain areas.

Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan
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Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 5:38 PM 30,608 Views 112 Comments
  • A new housing plan launched today allocates €4 billion annual investment in housing.
  • It sets out how the government intends to shape Ireland's housing landscape over the next ten years.
  • The plan says it aims to "eradicate" homelessness by 2030.
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