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Dublin: 17 °C Friday 28 August, 2015


# housing - Today’s News

Sinn Féin accused of “cowardice” over the building of social houses

South Dublin County Council has proposed to build 48 homes on Letts Field in the Neilstown area.

# housing - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

House prices went up again last month and they’re not stopping

But the rate of property price increases is slowing.

# housing - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Alan Kelly thinks Fr McVerry says ‘nothing positive’. But the campaigner’s never met him

The minister tasked with solving the homeless crisis and the high-profile activist don’t appear to have any working relationship.

# housing - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Council says it’s not demolishing housing estate to facilitate private development

Residents are angry that the council is pushing forward with a plan like this in the middle of a housing crisis.

# housing - Saturday 8 August, 2015

‘One father told his little boys they were on holiday’

There has been a significant increase in the number of homeless families in Ireland.

# housing - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Dublin is ‘completely unprepared’ for another boom, apparently…

The government has hit back at Fianna Fáil’s criticism over ‘lack of investment’.

# housing - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Six young homeless people are moving into these formerly dilapidated flats

The building in Dublin city was transformed by the Peter McVerry Trust.

# housing - Saturday 11 July, 2015

‘A frenzy of panic’: Advice for students looking for accommodation The Summer Search This post contains videos

‘A frenzy of panic’: Advice for students looking for accommodation

The USI has called on people to take in lodgers as a lack of suitable housing remains an issue.

# housing - Friday 10 July, 2015

A vacant hostel has been reclaimed by housing activists

Dublin City Council says the building is “not fit for purpose”.

# housing - Monday 6 July, 2015

Have a noisy neighbour who wrecks your head? Here’s what you can do about it

Most of us have had one at some stage.

# housing - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Former ghost estate turned into homes for people on housing list

The development in Dublin 13 was officially opened today.

# housing - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Homelessness in Ireland has become normal, but talking about it hasn’t

More and more people are becoming homeless in Ireland – and that includes children.

# housing - Monday 8 June, 2015

Student accommodation is an absolute disaster in this country – when will government respond?

On-campus accommodation is snapped up a lightning speed, leaving vulnerable young people at the mercy of the inhospitable private market.

# housing - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Almost 85% of Dublin flats fail to meet basic standard in inspection

It has also been found that half of all accommodation inspected is not of an adequate size.

# housing - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

There’s a brand new plan to make former ghost town Cherrywood look more like New York

Almost 3,800 new houses and apartments are to be built.

# housing - Monday 25 May, 2015

Moyross Priest slams “scandalous” demolition of houses in Limerick

Fr Tony O’Riordan said that work on new builds is welcome but “painfully slow”.

# housing - Monday 18 May, 2015

Council plans to build houses on recreational area – and some locals are not happy

Lett’s Field is a green area – but not an official playground – in Clondalkin.

# housing - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Open Thread: What makes a place feel like home?

Is it security? People? Privacy?

# housing - Friday 1 May, 2015

Why can’t government ministers go cold turkey on home ownership?

The country, along with potential house buyers, is being held to ransom.

# housing - Thursday 30 April, 2015

This ‘French Chateau’ is in Clonakilty… and it’s a beaut

Henry Ford’s family once were tenant farmers here.

# housing - Saturday 25 April, 2015

‘People who restrict the freedom of movement of others are fascists’

Micheál Martin has some strong words for protesters.

# housing - Monday 13 April, 2015

A €4.7 million plan to turn these flats into accommodation for homeless people will not go ahead

Councillors told Dublin City CEO Owen Keegan not to press on with the plan this evening.

There aren’t enough houses to solve the housing crisis – and not many are being planned

Planning applications are sluggish this year.

From The Daily Edge Spoof ad perfectly sums up the Dublin housing market Rent Asunder

Spoof ad perfectly sums up the Dublin housing market

“Let the games commence”

# housing - Sunday 12 April, 2015

A plea to my generation: as property prices rise again, proceed with caution

It is now that millennials’ supposed thirst for life experiences over amassing assets is going to be tested.

# housing - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Pay thy neighbour’s mortgage? No thanks

If county councils pay the difference between what people owe on their mortgages and what they can afford to pay the taxpayer foots the bill, writes Aaron McKenna.

# housing - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Imagine how terrifying it is for a child to become homeless

Too many families are facing homelessness. Why are we allowing this to continue?

# housing - Monday 23 March, 2015

Mother and three children forced to take damp two-bed flat with sewage issues

The family took the flat to avoid emergency accommodation.

# housing - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Government spin ‘now seeping into the civil service’

Reports today reveal Department officials said housing figures had been spun.

# housing - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

The future of Ireland is urban – but can our politicians accept this?

We need to face up to what’s gone wrong with spatial policy in this country.

# housing - Thursday 12 March, 2015

From tower blocks to BER ratings… the housing landscape has changed a lot in sixty years

Here we take a look back on what building trends have shaped the modern era.

# housing - Sunday 8 March, 2015

From Business ETC ‘Rent certainty’ might be coming, but could landlords get hikes in first? Housing Crisis

‘Rent certainty’ might be coming, but could landlords get hikes in first?

One housing charity is worried that they might.

# housing - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From Business ETC Landlords say rent control is not the answer – bring back bedsits instead Housing Crisis

Landlords say rent control is not the answer – bring back bedsits instead

The Government needs to to encourage supply, not restrict it according to landlords.

# housing - Monday 2 March, 2015

From Business ETC Up. Up. Down… Housing construction surged, then slowed to a trickle late last year Getting Boomier

Up. Up. Down… Housing construction surged, then slowed to a trickle late last year

We’re in for a “turbulent” year in the home construction sector in 2015, it’s being predicted.

# housing - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Labour is LOVING Alan Kelly and he has a plan to tackle high rents (but it’s not rent control)

The conference debated environment, housing and, of course, water this morning.

How will the new mortgage rules impact first-time buyers?

It’s tough out there. How tough?

What’s the real story behind this famous statue?

Ever wondered about those white statues?

# housing - Monday 23 February, 2015

The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo

“In its last year in office, how will the Government respond to these children?”

What would Albert Einstein say about Ireland’s housing crisis?

We are, once again, beset by the destructive dichotomy of the two-horse race that is renting or owning.

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