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# housing - Yesterday’s News


# 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.”

# housing - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Families one step closer to paying less on their mortgages

A bill passed tonight could result in 300,000 families seeing their mortgage repayments fall.

Developers need more than €330,000 to build a single house in Dublin - here's why

The median asking price for three-bed homes in Dublin stands at €285,000 – and stocks are at record lows.

# housing - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

This bill might reduce your mortgage rate and be the government's first defeat

The new bill, if passed, will see the Central Bank get new powers to cap mortgage interest rates.

# housing - Monday 16 May, 2016

Ireland 'failing' to provide safeguards to Travellers facing eviction

A Council of Europe committee also found Ireland is not providing Travellers with adequate accommodation.

# housing - Friday 13 May, 2016

Housing crisis is "inhumane" says concerned Moyross priest

He spoke about having dealt with parishioners who were feeling suicidal while dealing with housing issues.

# housing - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Here's what the government plans to do about housing and mental health

They’re two major crises. Here’s how they’ll be tackled.

Enda Kenny tells new ministers to pay their water charges

Independent TDs Finian McGrath and John Halligan have both said they have not paid their Irish Water bill.

# housing - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Rents across the country at 2008 levels as housing supply hits an all-time low

Rents rose by 16% in Cork since last year.

# housing - Monday 9 May, 2016

Here are eight headaches the new government is going to have to deal with straight away

There isn’t going to be much time for resting on laurels in Leinster House anytime soon.

Homeless men end occupation of council building in Bray

They had been protesting in the building since Thursday.

# housing - Friday 6 May, 2016

Only 75 local authority houses were built in 2015 - the worst year on record

Last November, Alan Kelly vowed there would 200 council houses built by the end of the year.

# housing - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Talks with independents end for the night - without any agreement

They will meet again tomorrow morning.

# housing - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Still no government and the capital's rough sleeper numbers are up again

On one night last month there were 171 people without a bed that night.

# housing - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Alan Kelly: 'I wasn't allowed be as ambitious as I wanted to be'

The minister said a new housing minister would need more powers.

# housing - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

New beds for homeless mothers and children should be open 'in a matter of weeks'

The centre closed in December due to lack of funding.

# housing - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

County council tells court it has no suitable housing for family of seven

Longford County Council has asked for a High Court injunction to force the Doyle family to leave a house they occupied without permission.

# housing - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Open thread: Rent rises, housing lists, homelessness - what's the number one issue for you?

NAMA, the mortgage crisis and rents – it’s all up for discussion at the housing and homeless committee.

# housing - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in

Figures obtained by RTÉ show properties in some parts of the country lie empty for over a year in between tenants.

# housing - Friday 15 April, 2016

Alan Kelly admits over-budget Ballymun homes 'by no means went to plan'

The cost of each house could reach over €240k.

# housing - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

600 children became homeless in Dublin so far this year

Focus Ireland has said at least three families are becoming newly homeless every day.

# housing - Thursday 7 April, 2016

'It's not fair to tell people waking up in emergency accommodation they have to wait'

Sinn Féin said while the two political parties are figuring out who will govern, crises in housing and health continue.

Homeless family sue council over allocation of housing

The family say there is no basis in law for refusing them priority status.

# housing - Monday 4 April, 2016

House prices are rising all across the country - and will keep going up

Dublin is actually lagging the rest of the country.

# housing - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts: the human cost of the housing crisis

National suicide prevention charity Console says an increasing number of people with housing difficulties are seeking help to deal with mental health issues.

# housing - Thursday 24 March, 2016

New homes for over 100 families on Dublin housing waiting list

The properties in Finglas and Beaumont will be handed over for occupation in the coming months.

# housing - Sunday 20 March, 2016

These are the five things Focus Ireland says will help end homelessness

One in every three people who are homeless is a child.

# housing - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Tyrrelstown residents want immediate protection from vulture fund

Ruth Coppinger has called for the government to intervene.

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