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Dublin: 13 °C Monday 21 April, 2014

Housing

# housing - Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC Thinking of buying? Here’s 11 of the cheapest homes on the market right now €75000 Or Less This post contains images

Thinking of buying? Here’s 11 of the cheapest homes on the market right now

Asking prices are up around 3.5 per cent on this time last year, and the lack of supply’s been pushing up prices in Dublin. But what’s on offer for less than €75,000?

# housing - Friday 18 April, 2014

952 vacant houses are to be renovated into family homes

15 million was allocated for the scheme.

# housing - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

How banks are helping SMEs and why the GAA signed a deal with SKY Sports

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

80,000 new homes are needed but TDs will hear today who needs them and where

A national housing plan is vital argues one social housing group.

# housing - Friday 11 April, 2014

The most economically depressed town in Ireland is…

The results are in…Teagasc has ranked every town in Ireland.

# housing - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Dublin city has 300 vacant sites despite needing over 37,000 housing units

Will Dublin City Council be liable for the undeveloped site levy? They’re not sure.

# housing - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Column: Feeling like an exile in your own country? It’s normal after travelling …

Within the space of a year, it seems to me that the country has changed utterly. This may be due to a case of reverse culture shock, writes Niamh Ní Shúilleabháin.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s finally the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as we start the day.

# housing - Friday 4 April, 2014

Airbnb to double its workforce in Dublin – and Bono is delighted

The company will create 100 new jobs at its European HQ.

Ireland needs a lot of houses says report

79,660 houses, to be exact.

# housing - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

42 prosecutions over substandard housing in Dublin city

Dublin City Council has a team of inspectors visiting rented accommodation on the North Circular Road.

# housing - Thursday 27 March, 2014

‘Political bulls**t’ won’t solve housing crisis: Property expert says government needs to act

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said that tenants have “absolutely no recourse” if their landlord becomes insolvent.

# housing - Friday 21 March, 2014

From Business ETC Do you know how much you paid for your house? Total Recall This post contains a poll

Do you know how much you paid for your house?

New research from the Central Bank shows that Irish people don’t remember how much they paid for their house.

# housing - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From Business ETC Average rent for a Dublin apartment is €1,070 – outside capital it’s €630 Still Climbing

Average rent for a Dublin apartment is €1,070 – outside capital it’s €630

Despite the continued growth in Dublin rents, they are still 15.5 per cent lower than their boom peak.

# housing - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

‘Time to put flesh on the bones of your policies’: Heated exchanges in homeless debate

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said it is the government’s “firm ambition” to eliminate longterm homelessness and rough sleeping by 2016. Opposition TDs were having none of it.

# housing - Thursday 6 March, 2014

“Social responsibility” reminder for Electric Ireland after street lights blackout

Two more Kildare estates have received letters saying their electricity could be switched off.

# housing - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

“We’re in limbo”: Kilcock residents face sixth night without street lights

Negotiations are said to be ongoing between Kildare County Council and ESB Networks on the issue.

# housing - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Column: On this day in the year 2020 – the Irish housing crisis

From an imagined post-2020 perspective, barrister and co-founder of New Beginning Vincent P Martin, considers how our current housing crisis might play out in the near future.

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Government policy on housing is a massive muddle Column

Damien Kiberd: Government policy on housing is a massive muddle

When the economy collapsed the banks got top priority. Building workers and people who need social housing were far down the pecking order. Now they’re telling us a miracle is on the way…

# housing - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Association uses new funding approach to redevelop homes for older people FOLD IReland This post contains images

Association uses new funding approach to redevelop homes for older people

FOLD Ireland used private funds to redevelop a housing project in north Dublin after ownership was transferred from Dublin City Council.

Column: The housing market is a mess, so we must decide – will we be charitable or fair?

Incumbent property owners receive special privileges in Ireland – meaning some mortgagors will walk out of this crisis with the same assets they walked into it with, despite not paying for them, writes Karl Deeter.

Explainer: The scheme that will fix pyrite victim’s crumbling homes

Applications open today for the €10 million scheme that allows remedial work to be carried out on qualifying homes.

Homeless family to stage protest outside Joan Burton’s office today

Minister Burton told the family to ‘think anew about your family’s many needs’ and how they can be met within the housing market as it exists at the moment.

# housing - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Column: It’s time to demand the right to a home be included in our Constitution

This weekend the Constitutional Convention will consider the issue of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Peter McVerry Trust believes this is the perfect opportunity for the right to a home to be included in the Constitution.

# housing - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Column: Why are we still in denial about Ireland’s housing crisis?

Our boom-time housing policy has transformed the need for housing as a social necessity into an asset of speculation for financial institutions, writes Cillian Doyle.

# housing - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Charity finishes 35 ghost homes, ending seven-year wait for families

The Athy estate has been finished following an initiative between NAMA and Clúid.

Open thread: How has Ireland’s housing crisis affected you?

Yesterday, four women shared their stories of facing eviction and living with homelessness. We want to hear yours.

# housing - Monday 17 February, 2014

Ireland’s housing crisis: Four women’s stories of facing eviction and homelessness

Their stories have been highlighted in a video released by a People Before Profit candidate in Meath.

# housing - Friday 14 February, 2014

TD calls public meeting that opposes social housing that he voted for

Derek Keating was a county councillor when the social housing was agreed upon, but says that he didn’t understand the implications of the plan before he was a TD.

# housing - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

€20m fund to assist distressed local authority mortgage holders

The new fund will move people onto the mortgage to rent scheme for those who have unsustainable mortgages.

# housing - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Location, location, location: Houseboat moorings costs between €1,250 to €3,500

Yearly mooring charges are set to change as living on a houseboat becomes popular, but some midlands politicians aren’t happy.

# housing - Friday 31 January, 2014

Column: The private rented sector is heating up dramatically – yet fails to meet basic needs

Rent are rising but our pay packets aren’t. Why? Because our housing strategy is based almost exclusively on debt-fuelled private home ownership, writes Mick Byrne.

# housing - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Charity found homes for 51 homeless children last year

In a report published today, Threshold said last year was their busiest year ever recorded.

# housing - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Landmark Montrose Hotel to be converted to ‘high-spec’ student housing

The relaunched ‘Montrose Student Residence’ — just across the N11 from UCD — will open its doors in September.

# housing - Monday 13 January, 2014

From Business ETC Home-building at fastest rate in nine years as industry ‘turns corner’ Construction

Home-building at fastest rate in nine years as industry ‘turns corner’

A survey by Ulster Bank found rising activity has prompted firms to expand their staffing levels.

# housing - Thursday 9 January, 2014

‘Lay off older people’: Elderly grant cuts slammed as ‘sneaky’ and ‘mind-boggling’

However Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said she believes changes will allow for people to stay in their homes.

# housing - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Housing applications and commencements fell nationally in 2013

In Dublin, however, commencements rose by eleven per cent as demand for housing in the capital bounces back.

# housing - Monday 6 January, 2014

From Business ETC Rise in Dublin house prices masks fall in every other part of the country Property

Rise in Dublin house prices masks fall in every other part of the country

The 2013 house price report from property website Daft.ie shows more evidence of Ireland’s two-tier housing market.

# housing - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Calls for rent controls are blatantly stupid

Proposing a simplistic solution to arbitrarily attempt to solve one facet of Ireland’s housing problem is just bad policymaking, writes Aaron McKenna.

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