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# housing - Today’s News


# housing - Yesterday’s News

There are 230,000 empty houses around the country

“Here’s an enormous stock of houses that already exist.”

# housing - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Families one step closer to paying less on their mortgages

A bill passed tonight could result in 300,000 families seeing their mortgage repayments fall.

Developers need more than €330,000 to build a single house in Dublin - here's why

The median asking price for three-bed homes in Dublin stands at €285,000 – and stocks are at record lows.

# housing - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

This bill might reduce your mortgage rate and be the government's first defeat

The new bill, if passed, will see the Central Bank get new powers to cap mortgage interest rates.

# housing - Monday 16 May, 2016

Ireland 'failing' to provide safeguards to Travellers facing eviction

A Council of Europe committee also found Ireland is not providing Travellers with adequate accommodation.

# housing - Friday 13 May, 2016

Housing crisis is "inhumane" says concerned Moyross priest

He spoke about having dealt with parishioners who were feeling suicidal while dealing with housing issues.

# housing - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Here's what the government plans to do about housing and mental health

They’re two major crises. Here’s how they’ll be tackled.

Enda Kenny tells new ministers to pay their water charges

Independent TDs Finian McGrath and John Halligan have both said they have not paid their Irish Water bill.

# housing - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Rents across the country at 2008 levels as housing supply hits an all-time low

Rents rose by 16% in Cork since last year.

# housing - Monday 9 May, 2016

Here are eight headaches the new government is going to have to deal with straight away

There isn’t going to be much time for resting on laurels in Leinster House anytime soon.

Homeless men end occupation of council building in Bray

They had been protesting in the building since Thursday.

# housing - Friday 6 May, 2016

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

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

# housing - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Talks with independents end for the night - without any agreement

They will meet again tomorrow morning.

# housing - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Still no government and the capital's rough sleeper numbers are up again

On one night last month there were 171 people without a bed that night.

# housing - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Alan Kelly: 'I wasn't allowed be as ambitious as I wanted to be'

The minister said a new housing minister would need more powers.

# housing - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

New beds for homeless mothers and children should be open 'in a matter of weeks'

The centre closed in December due to lack of funding.

# housing - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

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

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

# housing - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

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

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

# housing - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

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

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

# housing - Friday 15 April, 2016

Alan Kelly admits over-budget Ballymun homes 'by no means went to plan'

The cost of each house could reach over €240k.

# housing - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

600 children became homeless in Dublin so far this year

Focus Ireland has said at least three families are becoming newly homeless every day.

# housing - Thursday 7 April, 2016

'It's not fair to tell people waking up in emergency accommodation they have to wait'

Sinn Féin said while the two political parties are figuring out who will govern, crises in housing and health continue.

Homeless family sue council over allocation of housing

The family say there is no basis in law for refusing them priority status.

# housing - Monday 4 April, 2016

House prices are rising all across the country - and will keep going up

Dublin is actually lagging the rest of the country.

# housing - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts: the human cost of the housing crisis

National suicide prevention charity Console says an increasing number of people with housing difficulties are seeking help to deal with mental health issues.

# housing - Thursday 24 March, 2016

New homes for over 100 families on Dublin housing waiting list

The properties in Finglas and Beaumont will be handed over for occupation in the coming months.

# housing - Sunday 20 March, 2016

These are the five things Focus Ireland says will help end homelessness

One in every three people who are homeless is a child.

# housing - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Tyrrelstown residents want immediate protection from vulture fund

Ruth Coppinger has called for the government to intervene.

“Everything should be free” brigade rowing in on housing isn’t helping

We need to make it easier for developers to make a fair margin on affordable homes, writes Aaron McKenna.

# housing - Friday 18 March, 2016

Credit unions got no official government response to their €5 billion housing offer

The Irish League of Credit Unions is proposing to put up €5 billion to fund social housing.

# housing - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Sinn Féin doesn’t fancy government, but thinks the other two should ‘end the sham’

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to do a deal, according to Gerry Adams.

# housing - Thursday 10 March, 2016

House buyers being pushed out of Dublin could affect commute times in a big way

The difference between prices in urban and rural areas has reached boom-time levels, according to a new study.

# housing - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Older people moving to smaller houses might help housing crisis

Age Action says an ESRI report “seems to ignore the lack of choice faced by many older people”.

# housing - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Traveller family split up as evicted halting site residents struggle to find accommodation

Families evicted from a Dundalk halting site earlier this year continue to live in a nearby car park as they look for emergency accommodation.

# housing - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Families due to be evicted today are now staging an occupation

The families were due to be evicted today.

# housing - Friday 26 February, 2016

13 families are fighting eviction from emergency accommodation in Dublin today

The families have been living in emergency accommodation on Mountjoy Street in north Dublin.

# housing - Monday 22 February, 2016

Home repossessions have gone through the roof in Ireland in the last year

Repossessions of residential properties in Ireland for the first nine months of 2015 were up a whopping 80% from all of 2014 put together.

# housing - Saturday 20 February, 2016

“I’m going to do much better than people think” – the first-timer running in one of the toughest constituencies

Ian Noel Smyth is a first-time candidate for the Green Party in the political minefield that is Dublin Central. His Dáil run is very much against the odds – not that you’d know from talking to him.

# housing - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Brother Kevin: ‘Where are the 70,000 emigrants the government are luring back going to live?’

Crowley has been running the Capuchin Day Centre since 1969 – he says there are more people at risk of dying on the streets now.

# housing - Monday 15 February, 2016

These homeless ‘shelter pods’ popped up overnight in Dublin

A group of “friends and concerned citizens” constructed the boxes to highlight the homeless crisis ahead of the election.

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