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# housing - Today’s News


# housing - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

FactCheck: How many social housing units were actually built last year?’s GE16 FactCheck examines some confusing and contradictory claims about social housing.

# housing - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Fine Gael are using ghost estates on their posters, but little has been done to stop it happening again

Who was to blame for these eyesores, asks Frank Armstrong, part of the Nama to Nature campaign.

# housing - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Here’s a look inside New York City’s first ‘micro apartment’

This is the first modular prefab constructed building in New York City.

# housing - Monday 28 December, 2015

Are your local roads in a state? You’re not alone

A national survey finds that 44% of regional roads in Ireland have extensive surface defects, while 31% of local roads have structural issues.

# housing - Friday 25 December, 2015

I’m normal, I always pay bills and I’ve no weird habits, but I still can’t find a room to rent

I’ve queued up with over 30 people to get into view a house. Then you have to pitch yourself, X-Factor style, as to why they should pick you.

# housing - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Young buyers unhappy homes they paid deposits on were sold for social housing

The buyers of the 14 houses found out the estate had been sold on after reading it in the local newspaper.

# housing - Monday 14 December, 2015

Nama is more likely to fatten the vulture funds than provide affordable housing for young couples

The Irish taxpayer is actually losing billions from the sale of massively discounted assets and is losing the potential to use these assets to provide social and affordable housing.

# housing - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

From rooming with two sisters to a brand new home with her partner for Christmas

Lisa O’Brien and her partner got the keys to their new home yesterday thanks to a housing charity.

# housing - Friday 4 December, 2015

This is Sinn Féin’s radical plan to solve the housing crisis

Rents linked to inflation and the abolition of the property tax are on the party’s agenda.

# housing - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Nama is putting €1.9 billion into building in Dublin’s Docklands

And €5.6 billion into building loads of houses.

Given up on owning your own home? Most people have

Three in ten tenants also fear losing their houses.

# housing - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Here’s what €9 million will get you in the 4th most expensive place to live in the world

This exclusive pad has an indoor pool, and a hidden seating area on the roof.

# housing - Monday 16 November, 2015

It looks like just 200 council houses will be built in the whole of 2015

Alan Kelly said that “ten times” more social houses than the 20 built so far this year will be completed by the end of 2015.

# housing - Thursday 12 November, 2015

FactCheck: Have only 20 council houses been built this year?

The Anti-Austerity Alliance has cited Department of Environment figures which make for shocking reading. But what’s the truth?

# housing - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

‘I hope it works’: Two-year rent freeze to tackle housing crisis

The government has announced a new package of measures it hopes will tackle the long-running housing crisis.

# housing - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Alan ‘Jose Mourinho’ Kelly’s big idea to solve the rent crisis is dead

Labour admits it’s unlikely that rent certainty will form part of the government’s plans.

# housing - Monday 2 November, 2015

Alan Kelly’s big idea to solve the rental crisis could be dead in the water

It comes as a new poll finds strong support for the minister’s rent certainty proposal.

# housing - Saturday 31 October, 2015

‘I’ve lived in a house with mould, damp and sewage, until I said, no more’

Debbie Mulhall has lived in Dublin 8 all her life and says she accepted her living conditions until she was told she had rights.

# housing - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Alan Kelly goes all third person and lashes ‘anonymous cowards’

The Environment Minister has been the subject of much criticism in recent days.

# housing - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

# housing - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Are prefab villages really the future of housing? Opinion This post contains a poll

Are prefab villages really the future of housing?

Innovative solutions are required to solve the housing and homelessness crisis, not “off the shelf” solutions, writes Mary Hughes.

# housing - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Ruth Coppinger and her supporters have ended their occupation of a show-home

An injunction action was taken by developer Hansfield Investments.

# housing - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Homeless families occupy show house in west Dublin

The protest began at 3pm this afternoon and is being led by Ruth Coppinger TD.

# housing - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Living on pot noodles and cereal: ‘It’s hard living out of bags in one hotel room with your children’

Families on the streets, living in hotel rooms and living on next to nothing – this is happening every day in this country and it needs to end, writes Rory Hearne.

# housing - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

From Business ETC Nama project set to create almost 1,000 student beds in the heart of Dublin Housing Crisis

Nama project set to create almost 1,000 student beds in the heart of Dublin

The development in Dublin’s Docklands will be the largest off-campus facility in the country.

# housing - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Can 500 prefabs like this solve Dublin’s homeless crisis?

The government has announced that 500 modular housing units are to be built in the capital with 150 delivered within four months.

# housing - Monday 28 September, 2015

How many empty council houses are there in your county?

There are 2,600 countrywide.

# housing - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Patient facing eviction says he’s going on hunger strike to “shame” the government

Brian Nason says he can’t find somewhere to live because he’s on rent allowance.

# housing - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Ireland is the cheapest country in Europe for holiday rentals right now

A one week stay for four adults will set you back on average €484 if you are booking for the high season.

# housing - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Poll: Would you support the building of prefab homes for the homeless in your area? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support the building of prefab homes for the homeless in your area?

It’s a new plan being considered by a number of councils in Dublin.

# housing - Friday 11 September, 2015

Fine Gael TD: Housing Dublin homeless in rural areas will increase criminality

“Some of the people cause hardship and social disruption to existing communities here in the Midlands,” James Bannon said.

# housing - Monday 7 September, 2015

The housing crisis may be much worse than we thought

Figures released by Fianna Fáil show the social housing waiting list stands at 130,000 and not the 89,000 the government claims.

# housing - Friday 28 August, 2015

Sinn Féin accused of “cowardice” over the building of social houses

South Dublin County Council has proposed to build 48 homes on Letts Field in the Neilstown area.

# housing - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

House prices went up again last month and they’re not stopping

But the rate of property price increases is slowing.

# housing - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Alan Kelly thinks Fr McVerry says ‘nothing positive’. But the campaigner’s never met him

The minister tasked with solving the homeless crisis and the high-profile activist don’t appear to have any working relationship.

# housing - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Council says it’s not demolishing housing estate to facilitate private development

Residents are angry that the council is pushing forward with a plan like this in the middle of a housing crisis.

# housing - Saturday 8 August, 2015

‘One father told his little boys they were on holiday’

There has been a significant increase in the number of homeless families in Ireland.

# housing - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Dublin is ‘completely unprepared’ for another boom, apparently…

The government has hit back at Fianna Fáil’s criticism over ‘lack of investment’.

# housing - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Six young homeless people are moving into these formerly dilapidated flats

The building in Dublin city was transformed by the Peter McVerry Trust.

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