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#Housing

# housing - Today’s News

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.

# housing - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

# housing - Monday 9 February, 2015

From Business ETC It’s taken a long time, but the construction industry is doing ok (especially on commercial projects) Building

It’s taken a long time, but the construction industry is doing ok (especially on commercial projects)

The rate of growth in commercial activity remained sharp, despite easing for the third month running.

# housing - Friday 6 February, 2015

From Business ETC TSB customers may be about to get a nice windfall after lender withdraws court bid Mortgages

TSB customers may be about to get a nice windfall after lender withdraws court bid

Thousands of customers could be affected, following PTSB’s decision to drop a Supreme Court appeal against complaints by mortgage-holders.

House prices have increased sharply, but “are still around fair value” (apparently)

That’s according to a new report from Goodbody.

# housing - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Opinion: Rural homelessness remains a hidden problem in Ireland

Rural homelessness tends to be more ‘hidden’ than urban homelessness – with Dublin being the only area where an official rough sleeper count takes place.

# housing - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Opinion: Opposition to mortgage caps is worryingly shortsighted – have we learned nothing?

Irish house prices are increasing at a rate 30 times the eurozone average. If you think this seems like a bubble, it’s because it certainly looks like one.

# housing - Thursday 15 January, 2015

5 properties to view in… Dublin City South Viewing Advised This post contains images

5 properties to view in… Dublin City South

Here are the 5 best properties in the south of Dublin City you can view this weekend.

# housing - Monday 12 January, 2015

Boland’s Mill redevelopment hasn’t started yet but people are already criticising it

Councillors today said the housing provision in the plan is not sufficient.

# housing - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

The IMF is a fan of the Central Bank’s mortgage rules

But it says that reform of the rental market is needed.

# housing - Monday 5 January, 2015

From Business ETC What’s the best credit rating score and how do you find out yours? Lending

What’s the best credit rating score and how do you find out yours?

These are some of the most common questions house buyers ask.

# housing - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Rent supplement payments have fallen by more than €150 million since 2010

This was distributed among 71,800 recipients.

# housing - Friday 2 January, 2015

Nama’s scorecard for 2014 is in, so how did they do?

They’re ahead of schedule, but how much have they made?

# housing - Monday 29 December, 2014

One Coalition party isn’t keen on letting bedsits back onto the market

Tánaiste Joan Burton had previously suggested the ban could be examined.

# housing - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

From Business ETC Property prices in Dublin actually FELL last month Boom Boom Boom

Property prices in Dublin actually FELL last month

But they are still way higher than at this time last year.

# housing - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

French company donates €100,000 to house homeless people in Dublin

Two charities today have called in the government to overhaul the rental system to keep people in their homes.

# housing - Friday 12 December, 2014

From Business ETC ‘Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers’ Bills Bills Bills

‘Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers’

Most people also expect to pay more on essential items over the next six months.

# housing - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge This is what €700 a month will get you in Phibsborough… and it’s bleak Steep
From Business ETC House prices in Ireland are rising faster than anywhere else in the world Up Up And Away

House prices in Ireland are rising faster than anywhere else in the world

Believe it or not, they’re still 39% below their peak in 2007.

# housing - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Alan Kelly cancelled a meeting with councillors about homelessness because of water charges

The Environment Minister had been due to meet with a cross-party group of Dublin city councillors last Wednesday.

Enda Kenny’s visit to a gay bar shows how far the country has come

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

There was a very moving vigil for the homeless outside Leinster House last night Jonathan Corrie This post contains videos

There was a very moving vigil for the homeless outside Leinster House last night

The silent vigil followed the discovery of the body of a homeless man just yards from Leinster House on Monday.

# housing - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Alan Kelly will hold an emergency summit after homeless man found dead near Leinster House

The body of a man who had been sleeping rough was discovered in a doorway on Molesworth Street yesterday morning.

# housing - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here’s a breakdown of how many people get rent supplement – county by county

The number of recipients has dropped by 15,000 since 2012.

# housing - Monday 24 November, 2014

From Business ETC “I would never buy a property again,” says Government’s top housing adviser. “I rent” Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent

“I would never buy a property again,” says Government’s top housing adviser. “I rent”

Conor Skehan says Irish people must stop thinking of renting as ‘dead money’.

Dublin City Council accepts developer money instead of social housing

Just three Dublin developments in the last year included social housing.

# housing - Sunday 23 November, 2014

A homeless family will be housed in this shipping container in time for Christmas

The shipping container refurbishment will take place at the end of the month in the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

# housing - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Opinion: Rent controls ARE a viable option in calming Ireland’s housing crisis

Some commentators who dismiss rent controls as being counter-productive are actually talking about rent freezes – an entirely different scheme.

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