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#Housing

# 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.

# housing - Monday 16 January, 2017

Unite says there is no parallel between its plan to build apartments and Apollo House

Activists called the union’s involvement in Apollo House a “publicity stunt”.

Spanish inspiration? Anti-eviction movement heats up with bill to end loopholes used to evict tenants

AAA-PBP is kicking off the first day of the Dáil session tomorrow with its Anti-Eviction Bill.

# housing - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Your crash course in... How German-style housing co-ops could end 'generation rent'

The ownership model has been put forward as an affordable solution for housing.

# housing - Friday 13 January, 2017

Termination notices sent to Limerick apartment residents to be withdrawn

People living in The Strand apartments had been facing eviction.

# housing - Monday 9 January, 2017

Rent crisis: TheJournal.ie to ask Minister Simon Coveney YOUR rent questions on Facebook

We’ll be live from Facebook headquarters at 6pm on Wednesday so get your questions on rent in now.

# housing - Friday 6 January, 2017

Nama has identified nearly 7,000 homes for social housing - but only 2,748 have been taken

That is according to the agency’s annual report, published yesterday.

# housing - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

More than 120 people have already applied for the first-time buyer scheme which kicked in today

First-time buyers can apply for a tax rebate of up to €20,000 from today

# housing - Monday 26 December, 2016

'This is an absolute joke of a Dáil': Alan Kelly on sexism, his poisoned chalice and Labour's future

Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.

# housing - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'We're preparing to give residents the best Christmas they've had in years'

Home Sweet Home organisers believe the occupation of Apollo House in Dublin could be replicated elsewhere in the country.

Cap on Dublin and Cork rent increases in place from today

The 4% cap will apply for a three-year period.

# housing - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Eight Apollo House residents might avail of long-term accommodation elsewhere

If they decide to move on, their beds will be re-opened for other rough sleepers to use.

# housing - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

7,000 people will spend Christmas Day 'trapped in emergency accommodation'

The Simon communities of Ireland say they supported 8,300 people last year.

# housing - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Green Party thinks taxing vacant sites could help tackle housing shortage

The proposal aims to “incentivise development and discourage land speculation”.

Traveller family launches legal action for Clare County Council to give them accommodation

They say they have been homeless since their previous accommodation was burnt down in 2015.

# housing - Monday 19 December, 2016

Residents living in fire risk Dublin apartments to vote on deal

A proposal has been tabled that commits funding totalling €3.1 million.

# housing - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Cracking the Whip: Regina Doherty talks disloyalty, Trump, and why she and Mary Lou no longer speak

Fine Gael’s Chief Whip has had a big year. In a wide-ranging interview she tells us of her punishing schedule, spats with Sinn Féin, and why Christmas time always means home.

# housing - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Doctors, plumbers and Mattress Mick have got behind the group occupying Apollo House

“It just shows that if government doesn’t do something, people will.”

# housing - Friday 16 December, 2016

The price of property across the country continues to go one way

The price of houses in the South East has gone up almost 10% in the last three months, alone.

# housing - Thursday 15 December, 2016

'New politics my arse' - Gerry Adams is not happy with the rent strategy row

Talks broke up without agreement late last night.

# housing - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork

The government has launched its plan to tackle rising rents.

"We're very worried" - Resident feels he's being forced out of home by 28% rent increase

Residents of Cruise Park in Tyrrelstown feel they are not being treated fairly by their landlord.

The biggest concern among renters? Not being able to afford upcoming rent increases

Threshold is calling for an NCT-style accreditation to ensure rental housing meets an acceptable standard.

# housing - Friday 9 December, 2016

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'A chance to come off the streets': Two new homeless hostels open in Dublin

The Peter McVerry Trust will run a 70-bed unit on Ellis Quay, while Depaul Ireland will operate a 75-bed hostel on Little Britain Street.

More jobs, less crime: Limerick's regeneration is working

A plan was undertaken in 2014 to improve the city socially and economically.

# housing - Friday 2 December, 2016

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland

The European Commission and ECB say “recent price and rent increases have drawn attention to persistent housing supply bottlenecks”.

# housing - Thursday 1 December, 2016

The vow to end homelessness by Christmas? Not going to happen

Jonathan Corrie died two years ago today and homelessness in Ireland is worse than ever.

The cost of renting a house in Dublin has fallen for the first time in three years

The average nationwide cost of renting a property now stands at €973 per month.

# housing - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns

There has been a 100% increase in the number of people registered as homeless in Co Louth in the last two years.

Out of reach: 'Young people now have nowhere to rent in the city that they work in'

The government is set to oppose Sinn Féin’s bill on rent certainty.

# housing - Monday 28 November, 2016

'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point

More and more families are presenting as homeless in Galway, where no social housing has been built since 2009.

# housing - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'My son said to me we'll need to put up a Christmas tree this year... please God we'll have a house first'

Family homelessness has shocked Ireland – we visit the South West to find children living in hotels and B&Bs.

# housing - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Opinion: The current housing crisis is not an accident

It is the new landlords who are influencing housing policy, not the needs of the thousands of people facing spiraling rents and evictions, writes Rory Hearne.

# housing - Thursday 10 November, 2016

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There are over 130 new office buildings being planned for Dublin

The buildings, if completed, will total over 12 million square feet and be enough space to accommodate over 100,000 employees.

Government wants to see hundreds of houses built on these vacant sites in Dublin

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney says he is putting attractive packages in place to ensure builders start constructing affordable homes.

# housing - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

10,000 vacant homes plus a tax incentive could solve two huge problems in Ireland

“This list is one where people could live, or have lived.”

# housing - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Lease out a room through Airbnb? New guidelines could be on the way

Simon Coveney has said local authorities and property owners don’t always know where they stand.

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