Advertisement
  TheJournal.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 21 November, 2017

#Housing

# housing - Yesterday’s News

'Perhaps that wasn't the question': Taoiseach may have misunderstood homelessness question

In the past week the government claimed that the context of a question on homelessness was left out – it wasn’t.

# housing - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Over 70% of people don't think the Irish government is fighting homelessness

There were over 8,000 people staying in emergency accommodation in September.

# housing - Friday 17 November, 2017

€15 million loan allows Tuath purchase up to 190 vacant homes to rent to families all over Ireland

The purchases will be spread around the country, taking in every county and district in Ireland.

# housing - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach

Solidarity TDs have launched a Bill that aims to prevent the installation of anti-homeless devices.

'Apologise or resign': Fury over council official's comments about 'bad behaviour' of Ireland's homeless

The head of Dublin’s homeless executive later said she could “probably have used better language”, but has not issued an apology.

# housing - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards?

The Taoiseach and Housing Minister have both made the claim in recent weeks.

Department denies 'cooking the books' on vacant council housing

The Department rejected Eoin O’Broin’s contention.

# housing - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Plans to build new homes in Ireland's poorest area criticised as having 'no logic'

Limerick City Council have announced plans to build 12 homes in St Mary’s Park.

# housing - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Affordable housing costing €200,000 per unit sounds good, but there have been problems with it in the past

While affordable housing schemes may sound like a positive was forward, but there were a number of issues with previous schemes that may need to be addressed.

Renter told she'd be sharing a room with another female, after she paid deposit the 'landlord' said she'd be sharing with him

Licensee renters have very few of the same rights given to other tenants.

# housing - Friday 10 November, 2017

'I don't see why not': Jail time could be the penalty for substandard accommodation

“We’re talking about criminals who are abusing people’s human rights,” the Housing Minister said earlier today.

Leo Varadkar has been criticised for calling houses starting at €315,000 'affordable'

Leo Varadkar was unable to give a definition of what constituted affordable housing when questioned recently in the Dáil.

# housing - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

"You get up in the morning and the first thing you say to yourself is 'where am I going to sleep tonight'?"

Paul and Roy Kelly spent three months homeless living in a tent before being helped by the Peter McVerry Trust.

# housing - Thursday 2 November, 2017

16 people in a single bedroom, 64 people renting a house: Documentary shows state of Ireland's rental 'nightmares'

A new investigation shows widespread breaches in terms of health and safety standards across the private rental sector.

# housing - Sunday 29 October, 2017

'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men'

Having worked in housing, homelessness and social work for 45 years, Justin O’Brien reflects on personal challenges, successes and milestones.

# housing - Friday 27 October, 2017

Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin called Murphy’s bullishness “spin”.

# housing - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Councils to clamp down on Airbnb use due to potential 'negative impact' on rental sector

A letter sent to local authorities states owners should not be allowed to rent their properties for more than five nights in a row.

Public housing campaign launched that will take 'water charges-style' approach

The Campaign for Public Housing wants a new system of universally accessible public housing.

Dublin's housing sprawl outside the M50 will be 'a huge issue' in the future

The largest numbers of sales in the capital so far this year have been in new projects on the outskirts.

# housing - Monday 23 October, 2017

Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found that the state was in breach of the European Social Charter.

# housing - Thursday 19 October, 2017

The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes

Dr Sam Tsemberis is the pioneer of housing first – which takes rough sleepers of the streets and gives them homes.

# housing - Friday 13 October, 2017

Not superstitious? You're in luck - it's over €4,000 cheaper to live at door number 13

The value of homes at number 13 are typically €4,335 cheaper than the average Irish property.

# housing - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year

The housing budget was increased to €1.9 billion for 2018 but will result in only 31 new builds more than those we already knew about.

# housing - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'I wasn't alive for six years, then I started living again': How new homes made a huge difference to the elderly

A new development recently won the top prize at the Irish Council for Social Housing’s 8th Biennial Community Housing Awards.

Two days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.

# housing - Friday 6 October, 2017

Poll: Should homes listed on Airbnb be registered with local councils? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should homes listed on Airbnb be registered with local councils?

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy previously said a new licensing system may be needed to “properly regulate” the home-sharing market.

# housing - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Calls for homes on AirBnB to be registered with local councils

The Housing Committee recommended that short term lettings of more than 90 days annually should require change-of-use planning permission.

# housing - Monday 2 October, 2017

A construction tracker claims the actual number of houses being built is fewer than officials claim

Goodbody says that it’s about a third of official figures.

# housing - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

A new scheme will allow mortgage holders in long-term arrears to stay in their homes

Under the scheme, a mortgage holder will surrender their property and rent it back.

Safety concerns raised as construction vehicle topples over beside school grounds

Part of the land owned by Our Lady’s Grove in Dublin was sold to developers.

# housing - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'The impact of this is untold': Health funding for homelessness has dropped since 2008

Dublin Simon Community said that health funding for homelessness has dropped by 10% since 2008.

# housing - Monday 25 September, 2017

The cost of a three-bed house in Dublin city has gone up by €17,000 in three months

Nationally, the average cost of a three-bed semi-detached home has risen by 3.1% to €221,843 since June.

# housing - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'This is for builders not working-class people' - The letters sent to Coveney after Help-To-Buy announcement

Then Housing Minister Coveney received a number of letters about the scheme.

# housing - Friday 22 September, 2017

The plan for Dublin's newest suburb has been launched

The launch of the planning scheme kicks off six weeks of public consultation.

# housing - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Dáil defeats Bill that would make housing a constitutional right

Dun Laoghaire TD Richard Boyd Barrett has called the government “shameful” for not supporting the Bill.

Those on city housing lists could be given the option to move to rural Ireland

The Housing Department is currently working on the new repopulation scheme.

# housing - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

People letting homes on Airbnb may need licence under new proposals

Concerns have been raised about the effect home-sharing is having on the rental market.

'It's alarming': Outrage over decision to remove housing units from Limerick development plans

One homeless charity said it is turning away adults on a nightly basis and accommodation in the city centre is badly needed.

# housing - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them

The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.

# housing - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Gardaí investigating petrol bomb attack at prison officer's home

No one was injured in the incident and emergency services managed to extinguish the blaze.

1 2 3 4 5

Trending Tags