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#Housing

# housing - Today’s News

'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today

The pair had a heated debate over the government’s housing record.

Over three-quarters of all social housing delivery this year is set to come from the private sector

Social Housing Delivery Targets for Local Authorities commit to providing an additional 50,000 social housing homes by the end of 2021.

'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy on Tuesday got Cabinet approval for the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

# housing - Yesterday’s News

Former Jacob's owner Michael Carey nominated to replace Conor Skehan as chair of the Housing Agency

Murphy has nominated Michael Carey, the former chair of Bord Bia who has extensive experience overseeing state bodies.

# housing - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Landlords who raise rents by more than the allowed limit will face criminal charges under planned new laws

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today secured Cabinet approval to publish the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

# housing - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Ireland’s mooted Airbnb ‘licensing’ scheme would only be rolled out in Dublin

If the government goes down the route of a licensing scheme, it would not mean a roll out of blanket rules across the country.

# housing - Friday 6 April, 2018

'It's devastating': Permission granted for major 536 unit housing development beside Dublin park

'It's devastating': Permission granted for major 536 unit housing development beside Dublin park

Local politicians have argued that the land is not zoned for housing.

Kildare councillor pleads guilty to fraudulently lodging €200,000 into his account from a housing agency

“This is a serious breach of trust and confidence,” the sitting judge said yesterday.

# housing - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

There are signs housing supply is starting to pick up in Dublin - but it's stagnant elsewhere

Prices are – you guessed it – still creeping up, but there are signs the rate is starting to slow.

# housing - Sunday 1 April, 2018

The average house price in Dublin is €145,000 more than five years ago

House prices continue to rise and the number of properties on the market continues to fall, the latest Daft.ie house price report has found.

# housing - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Students living in €249-a-week accommodation offered partial refunds due to months of construction work

A number of students have complained about loud construction work ongoing since October.

# housing - Friday 30 March, 2018

Hotel was paid up to €5m to accommodate homeless people last year

New figures show that another hotel received between €2 million and €3 million.

# housing - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Taoiseach declares homeless and housing crisis a national emergency

Leo Varadkar said the latest homeless figures are “disturbing”.

'It was filthy, absolutely filthy': Homeless family 'bitten by bed bugs' in hotel room

Sandra* currently lives with her two sons (ages eight and 11) in a hotel in Dublin.

# housing - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'

Alone Ireland today launched a campaign called ‘How will you pay the rent when you retire?’

# housing - Thursday 22 March, 2018

TD says Revenue is fining homeowners who were approved for Help-to-Buy scheme 'in error'

Michael Moynihan said people are being asked to pay more than €100,000 to Revenue.

# housing - Monday 19 March, 2018

Post-mortem due on homeless man found dead in Cork city doorway

The man was known to homeless charities.

# housing - Thursday 15 March, 2018

'It's a gagging order': Department tells councillors not to discuss private planning applications

'It's a gagging order': Department tells councillors not to discuss private planning applications

Councillors have said the direction from the Department of Housing is an attempt to undermine local democracy.

# housing - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Ronan is five years old and has to share a bed with his mother in his grandparents' house

Hidden homelessness is a growing problem in Ireland.

# housing - Friday 9 March, 2018

'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation

Local authorities last year had an underspend of 45% when it came to Traveller-specific accommodation.

# housing - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Number of ghost estates has 'decreased by 91% since 2010'

Meanwhile, a new app is set to let members of the public report vacant buildings.

# housing - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'As temperatures drop, there's a fear for life' - Volunteer group operates day and night ahead of icy weather

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive has said that over 165 extra beds have been made available because of the weather warning.

'It's a moral shame': Another 188 children have become homeless since the start of the year

There were 1,517 families with 3,267 children staying in emergency accommodation in January.

# housing - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Additional emergency beds opened up to accommodate homeless during cold snap

There are calls for accommodation to be kept open during the day so homeless individuals are not out in the cold all day.

# housing - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Seattle's housing crisis is making it look to taller and denser homes

The city’s average house price is above €700,000.

# housing - Friday 16 February, 2018

Empty lots in cities to be snapped up to help achieve 35,000 new builds a year

Ministers launched the Project Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework today in Sligo.

# housing - Thursday 15 February, 2018

FactFind: Is it cheaper to have a mortgage than rent in Ireland?

We’ve all heard it in the pub, but is it actually true?

# housing - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

'Deeply troubling': Dublin rent €380 higher a month than at Celtic Tiger peak

The lowest average rents were in Leitrim, at €542; and Donegal, at €599, a Daft.ie Rent Report found.

# housing - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Dozens of developers are fighting to keep their lands off the vacant sites list

The measure was set up to stop land hoarding and free up sites for housing.

# housing - Monday 5 February, 2018

Explainer: What is the National Planning Framework 2040?

Plans for how Ireland will be developed over the next two decades are already under fire.

The firm behind Ireland's largest homeless family hub was previously paid millions to run a Direct Provision centre

The Townhouse on Gardiner Street is the largest family hub in the country.

# housing - Saturday 3 February, 2018

A co-op housing group wants to build projects in south Dublin and border counties

It also hopes to source land for social rental accommodation in the midlands and west.

# housing - Friday 2 February, 2018

Surge in demand for houses which qualify for government-backed mortgages

The Government announced the new scheme as part of its Rebuilding Ireland initiative.

# housing - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Conor Skehan criticised for claiming disabled homeless boy's family turned down suitable accommodation

Skehan appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee yesterday afternoon.

# housing - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'I'm careful with my words': Conor Skehan stands by his 'gaming the system' comments

The chair of Ireland’s Housing Agency is one of the government’s top advisors.

Saving for a house? Sometimes a person can't move back home, borrow from parents or travel

Moving abroad is expected but Ireland should make life affordable and attractive for young people, writes Niamh Baker.

# housing - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Government provided just 20% of its planned target of rapid-build houses by the end of last year

The government’s 2017 Rebuilding Ireland progress report was released this week.

'They know the gun is to the head': Vexatious objectors are delaying the construction of new homes

The head of the Construction Federation of Ireland said developers are paying objectors up to €10,000 to make their objections go away.

# housing - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Leo: 'I didn't actually get help from my parents - I got a 100% mortgage' Exclusive

Varadkar had said that “lots of us” received help in raising deposits.

Those who bought houses with major defects 'should get a redress scheme'

The scheme would focus on homes built between 2002 and 2008 in particular.

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