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Dublin: 12 °C Friday 28 October, 2016


# 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.

# housing - Monday 17 October, 2016

These 'flat to rent' ads show a sobering side to the hunt for housing SVP

These 'flat to rent' ads show a sobering side to the hunt for housing

They’re part of a new campaign to raise awareness about the work SVP does, and the need for social housing.

# housing - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Coveney says including second-hand homes in first-time buyers scheme would drive up prices

The housing minister says first-time buyers are ‘locked out’ of the market.

Government's first-time buyers plan has added up to €45,000 to price of some houses

In one Wicklow development, the price of a house rose by between €17,500 and €45,000 following the Government’s new first-time buyers scheme.

Online searches for new homes surge after Budget announcement

Interest in new homes was greatest in the Dublin area, along with the Dublin commuter counties, said one property website.

# housing - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

WATCH: Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone answer your questions about Budget 2017 asked your questions about housing and children live on Facebook this evening.

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'

Cutting VAT on new homes would have been a better approach, one economist has said.

# housing - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses

Councils are buying up derelict houses for social housing under government housing action plan.

People on rent supplement can't afford to rent 80% of properties

It found that there were 518 properties to rent over the snapshot period in ten locations.

# housing - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Over 10,000 people waiting over 10 years for a home in the capital

New figures obtained by expose the real state of the housing crisis.

# housing - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night

The number of rough sleepers in the capital has reached a record high.

# housing - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Poll: Do you think high-rise buildings would be a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think high-rise buildings would be a good idea?

Rents in Dublin city are 5.2% higher than their previous peak in early 2008, and when compared to their lowest rates in 2010, have grown by 51.3%.

With a housing crisis and fierce competition for investment, it's time to consider high-rises

Ibec’s Aidan Sweeney argues that lowering our building heights will make it harder for us to increase our housing supply.

Not just Dublin: Cork city sees the biggest rise in average rent prices

Dublin and Cork city saw significant rises in rental prices, while counties in the north/northwest offer the most affordable prices.

# housing - Friday 19 August, 2016

Major housing development beside Dublin park scaled back amid objections

Locals argue the land is not zoned for housing.

# housing - Thursday 18 August, 2016

People asked to rent spare rooms to students as accommodation crisis continues

Tens of thousands of students are looking for accommodation, with the new academic year just around the corner.

# housing - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Here are 10 things the Government promised to do in its first 100 days. How are they getting on?

The Programme for Government was published back in May, promising to make society fairer – has it delivered?

# housing - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

It's a nightmare to find students digs, so the government is hiring someone to help

An allocation of €49,000 has been given for a new student accommodation officer.

# housing - Saturday 30 July, 2016

PHOTOS: O'Devaney Gardens before its last flats are demolished Social Housing This post contains images

PHOTOS: O'Devaney Gardens before its last flats are demolished

When finished, the development will house around 480 new homes.

# housing - Sunday 24 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is it cheaper for the State to build houses directly than to use the private sector?

FactCheck examines a big claim on one of the major issues of the day.

# housing - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# housing - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

New scheme to help first-time buyers on the way - and it will be back-dated

A new help-to-buy scheme due to be announced on Budget Day will be backdated to today.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# housing - Friday 15 July, 2016

Figures used to tackle housing crisis were five years out of date

In May, the Housing Agency told the Dáil there were 230,000 vacant houses in Ireland – it’s actually 198,000.

# housing - Monday 11 July, 2016

'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units

Local authority figures released to Fianna Fáil show that, as of April, there were 372 vacant housing units in Dublin City alone.

# housing - Sunday 10 July, 2016

There were just 11 mortgages approved on a government loan scheme in 5 years

Fianna Fáil has called for an overhaul of the Home Choice Loan (HCL) Scheme.

# housing - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

'We woke up in a tent last Christmas, now we have a home'

Simon Coveney opened new housing units for people who were homeless in Dublin today.

# housing - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control

Bray town councillor Pat Vance told his colleagues in 2013: “I’ll keep on saying it, time and time again, something needs to be done.”

# housing - Friday 17 June, 2016

This is what the government is being told to do to solve the housing crisis

The Housing and Homelessness Committee’s report is being launched today.

# housing - Monday 13 June, 2016

Landlords could face NCT-style checks to bring rental properties up to standard

Housing charity Threshold said some tenants are now “afraid” to complain about sub-standard accommodation.

# housing - Monday 6 June, 2016

# housing - Sunday 5 June, 2016

John Halligan: 'If I could bring in legislation to goddamn jail landlords, I would jail the bastards'

The new minister for state for training and skills has strong views on what should be done to stop rising rents that are forcing people into homelessness.

Students will face accommodation nightmare again this September

Student unions across the country are wondering how they will house students when the new term begins.

# housing - Friday 3 June, 2016

Dublin City Council says fulltime Airbnb rentals need planning permission

The council recently ruled an apartment in Temple Bar was not exempt from the requirement to get planning permission because of the change of use.

# housing - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Poll: Should Irish cities become high-rise? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish cities become high-rise?

Plans have been approved to increase the height limit of apartments in Dublin.

# housing - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Family ordered to leave vacant council house they moved into without permission

The family moved into the house some weeks ago and changed the locks.

'I have a fire in my belly': Homeless mother speaks of being accepted to Trinity College

Erica Fleming and her daughter Emily have been homeless for 331 days.

# housing - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

FactCheck: Did Michael Noonan tell "bare-faced lies" in the Dáil?’s FactCheck steps in to break up a fight between the Minister for Finance and the Opposition.

# housing - Monday 23 May, 2016

There are 230,000 empty houses around the country

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

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