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# housing - Yesterday’s News

Poll: Would you be willing to pay a year's rent upfront for a discount? Bargain Hunter This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be willing to pay a year's rent upfront for a discount?

A Dublin landlord is offering a reduced rate if you agree to a year’s rent and pay upfront.

# housing - Thursday 27 April, 2017

These four plots of land will be used to build thousands of social and affordable homes

Simon Coveney denied that the plan represents a “sell-off” of state land.

# housing - Thursday 20 April, 2017

This graph shows how housing supply has flatlined this decade - compared to population growth

A new report looks at housing in Census 2016.

Real estate agent ordered to pay €3,000 after telling single mother apartment was for couples

The real estate agent had told the woman the landlords were looking for a couple.

# housing - Monday 17 April, 2017

'You had to walk through a pub to get to your room, the smell of drink and drugs was disgusting'

Each day this week, will highlight the cases of people affected by homelessness.

# housing - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Fewer people are downsizing homes as 'adult children are taking longer to fly the nest'

The average price gap between people down-selling and buying back into the market is €345,129.

# housing - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

There are 70,000 people looking to buy houses - but not enough houses to buy

Which will surprise nobody who is looking to buy a house.

# housing - Sunday 9 April, 2017

'Stugentrification': People are concerned about the thousands of student apartments being built in Dublin city

There is a boom of purpose-built student accommodation in Dublin city centre.

# housing - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'Blaming' help-to-buy for property prices is just lazy

The numbers don’t stack up on claims that the scheme is a primary influence on an entire market, writes Karl Deeter.

One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics

Births, deaths and everything in between: Here’s what you need to know about Census 2016.

# housing - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Ghost estates are disappearing, but what's actually happening with them?

2016 alone saw the resolution of 248 developments.

# housing - Friday 31 March, 2017

No houses have been built with €400 million from Bord Gáis sale

The government said that no “provision and/or financing of social housing on an off-balance sheet basis could be identified”.

# housing - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge 11 reasons being a millennial is the absolute WORST Millenials

11 reasons being a millennial is the absolute WORST

Who even wants affordable healthcare and housing anyway?

Column: '"A Right To A Home" should be put to referendum'

Constitutional change is required to underpin key economic and social rights if Ireland is to get to grips with the significant crisis, writes Mary Murphy.

# housing - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Bridge to Poolbeg among 34 infrastructure projects worth €226 million given green light

Funding was announced today for projects across the country.

# housing - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'It could have fallen into the street': How a derelict building in Dublin's Blackpitts was transformed

It’s now going to be part of a site that offers student accommodation.

# housing - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'The correction': Should the government forgive some of Ireland's mortgage debt?

'The correction': Should the government forgive some of Ireland's mortgage debt?

Iceland forgave a portion of mortgage holders’ debts in 2014.

Dublin needs to build up: maybe we should speak to this skyscraper wizard

Zhang can build a skyscraper in three weeks – a few of those might liven up our cityscape, writes Jonathan McCrea.

# housing - Sunday 12 March, 2017

TD claims hotels are asking families to leave as Patrick's Day demand surges

There are 138 families who have spent more than 18 months in emergency accommodation.

# housing - Thursday 2 March, 2017

There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation

The Simon Communities want vacant properties to be used to boost social housing supply.

# housing - Sunday 26 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built?

Part One of FactCheck’s two-part series on high-profile disputes over social housing, this week.

# housing - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?

Richard Bruton made the claim, and a FactCheck reader asked us to step in, so we did.

# housing - Monday 20 February, 2017

The number of homeless people in Ireland has reached a record high

The number of homeless families and children both declined this month.

# housing - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Landlords will have to provide an oven, fridge and microwave under new rules

Simon Coveney said the regulations “aim to ensure that properties tenants are renting are safe, efficient, durable and comfortable”.

A four-star Galway hotel is set to be converted into student accommodation

The Westwood Hotel in Newcastle has been sold – but it will stay open until next year.

# housing - Friday 10 February, 2017

Council-built house that was vacant for 10 years goes up for sale (for €200,000 less than it cost to build)

The house is up for sale with an asking price of €400,000.

# housing - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Financial madness or 'a shot in the arm'? Changes to mortgage-to-rent scheme

18,380 social housing supports were provided to people in 2016, according to a progress report on the government’s housing plan.

# housing - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

FactCheck: Is Richard Bruton right to say housing starts are on the rise?

The Education Minister made the claim during Leaders Questions last week – our readers asked for it to be tested.

# housing - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Nama offered a council 507 social housing units in Dublin - so why did it only take 65?

A Nama spokesperson says that the units “were sold following a sales process conducted by a receiver on an open market basis”.

# housing - Monday 30 January, 2017

Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?

The ‘bad bank’ has identified almost 7,000 properties that are potentially suitable for social housing, with demand being confirmed for over 2,700.

'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it'

Three people who recently moved into a former Nama-owned property explain what having their own home means to them.

# housing - Thursday 26 January, 2017

These are the 23 towns where rent caps will be extended to from midnight

Galway City will join Dublin and Cork city as a ‘rent pressure zone’.

Airbnb hosts in Dublin made €52 million last year

A new report shows that the typical Airbnb host made €4,900.

Over 80% of rents are too expensive for people on housing benefits

The snapshot from the Simon Community finds private rented supply down 44% since May 2015.

# housing - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Demolition of Apollo House put on hold

Objections about plans for the site have been made to An Bord Pleanála.

# housing - Monday 23 January, 2017

'Resurrecting Ireland's villages': The new plan to get people to return home to rural Ireland

The government’s Action Plan on Rural Development is being launched today in Longford.

# housing - Friday 20 January, 2017

Landlords rapped on the knuckles for threatening new charges after rent caps

The Irish Property Owners Association has been given a dressing down by the competition watchdog.

# housing - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Everyone was equal, we left our egos at the door: Why I volunteered at Apollo House

Hazel Larkin tells her personal experience of what supporting residents meant to them – and to her.

# housing - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Unite hits out at RTÉ coverage, says building was offered for homeless accommodation

Focus Ireland rejected the building as it was unsuitable and because “the offer was for three years or less”.

Thousands taken off social housing list for not replying to questionnaire

Councillors say people who changed address may not have received the letters.

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