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#Housing

# housing - Today’s News

The cost of a three-bed house in Dublin city has gone up by €17,000 in three months

Nationally, the average cost of a three-bed semi-detached home has risen by 3.1% to €221,843 since June.

# housing - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'This is for builders not working-class people' - The letters sent to Coveney after Help-To-Buy announcement

Then Housing Minister Coveney received a number of letters about the scheme.

# housing - Friday 22 September, 2017

The plan for Dublin's newest suburb has been launched

The launch of the planning scheme kicks off six weeks of public consultation.

# housing - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Dáil defeats Bill that would make housing a constitutional right

Dun Laoghaire TD Richard Boyd Barrett has called the government “shameful” for not supporting the Bill.

Those on city housing lists could be given the option to move to rural Ireland

The Housing Department is currently working on the new repopulation scheme.

# housing - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

People letting homes on Airbnb may need licence under new proposals

Concerns have been raised about the effect home-sharing is having on the rental market.

'It's alarming': Outrage over decision to remove housing units from Limerick development plans

One homeless charity said it is turning away adults on a nightly basis and accommodation in the city centre is badly needed.

# housing - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them

The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.

# housing - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Gardaí investigating petrol bomb attack at prison officer's home

No one was injured in the incident and emergency services managed to extinguish the blaze.

166 vacant buildings held by HSE as government plans to penalise those who own empty homes

The Department of Housing says it doesn’t hold information on properties owned by other government bodies.

# housing - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Nama could be given more powers to become a housing developer for the State

Leo Varadkar said Nama could ‘step in where the private sector has failed’.

Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin

It would consist of 200 social houses and apartments and 340 affordable homes.

# housing - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Government to crack down on landlords who retain deposits from renters

A cap on deposits of one month’s rent is also due to be announced.

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP

Richard Boyd Barrett said the government needs to declare Ireland’s housing crisis an emergency.

President Higgins says homeless people are deprived of freedom and a sense of belonging

Michael D Higgins has shared his thoughts on the impact of homelessness.

One month out from the Budget, what can we expect?

One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.

# housing - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?

In short, yes – but many were sold off at a discount to their tenants and so passed from the public housing stock.

# housing - Friday 8 September, 2017

Varadkar says we don't always hear the 'full stories' when it comes to homelessness

The Taoiseach was asked how he feels when hears personal stories about homelessness today.

The housing summit has ended - here's what the minister has announced Inter-agency Group This post contains videos

The housing summit has ended - here's what the minister has announced

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy was meeting with the heads of the 31 local authorities.

Vacant houses: Varadkar says that council staff are casting doubt on official CSO stats

Questioned over whether a vacant housing tax would be introduced, Varadkar said that it was being considered.

'I used to have to wash myself in a bookies every morning because there would be needles all over the hostel'

Merchant’s Quay Ireland is launching its annual review for 2016 today.

# housing - Thursday 7 September, 2017

The number of homeless families in Ireland has increased by almost 300 in the past year

Over 8,000 people were recorded as homeless last month.

Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators

The Social Democrats party has said land hoarding is happening on a widespread basis and speculators “need to be taken on”.

# housing - Monday 4 September, 2017

'Will they think we're scum?': Homeless school student opens up about living in a hotel

A family spoke to RTE’s Morning Ireland about being homeless.

# housing - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'

He made the comment while discussing the problems contributing to Ireland’s worsening housing crisis.

New Irish company matches lonely older people with students and professionals looking for somewhere to live

The Irish company aims to pair up people with different needs in order to solve their issues.

# housing - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'People shouldn’t be dying on the streets': Call for action after another homeless person dies

“It has been a heartbreaking week for anyone involved in the fight against homelessness,” the ICHH said.

# housing - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing

The family of seven are living in a caravan without basic facilities such as running water.

Almost a quarter of renters now pay more than €1,300 a month for accommodation

The Residential Tenancies Board publishes its annual report for 2016 today.

# housing - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Restoring social welfare and an empty home tax: Peter McVerry Trust's plan to fix the housing crisis

Today, the Peter McVerry Trust will announce the details of its pre-Budget submission.

# housing - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'It would make you wonder has anything changed?': Over a century later, Ireland still can't shake its eviction past

The rent uncertainty of today is not only widespread – but goes deep through the ages of Irish history.

# housing - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Landlords are evicting tenants and doing up their properties as a 'back door' around rent limits

Housing charity Threshold launched its pre-Budget submission today.

# housing - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'

Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.

The number of rental properties in Ireland is at its lowest in recorded history

The latest Daft.ie quarterly rental report makes for grim reading for renters around the country.

# housing - Monday 21 August, 2017

Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord

They were awarded compensation ranging from €13,300 to €15,000.

# housing - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent

The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.

'Grossly unfair': Landlords are not happy about new plans to penalise vacant property owners

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced this week that penalties may be introduced for owners of vacant properties.

# housing - Monday 14 August, 2017

High Court throws out case of homeless mother who was sleeping in a tent outside council building

The woman had argued the council had failed to provide her with emergency housing, but the local authority said it doesn’t have the necessary resources.

New plans would see people in nursing homes given incentives to rent out their home

Campaign groups have warned the government that “vacant housing stock alone” will not solve the housing crisis.

'Penalties are coming': Minister puts householders with vacant second home on notice

The government laid out its plans for vacant houses after a week of strong criticism over homeless numbers.

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