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# housing - Today’s News

Enda Kenny hopes deal with independents can be signed off tonight or tomorrow morning

Yesterday, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil signed off on a deal.

# housing - Yesterday’s News

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.

“Everything should be free” brigade rowing in on housing isn’t helping

We need to make it easier for developers to make a fair margin on affordable homes, writes Aaron McKenna.

# housing - Friday 18 March, 2016

Credit unions got no official government response to their €5 billion housing offer

The Irish League of Credit Unions is proposing to put up €5 billion to fund social housing.

# housing - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Sinn Féin doesn’t fancy government, but thinks the other two should ‘end the sham’

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to do a deal, according to Gerry Adams.

# housing - Thursday 10 March, 2016

House buyers being pushed out of Dublin could affect commute times in a big way

The difference between prices in urban and rural areas has reached boom-time levels, according to a new study.

# housing - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Older people moving to smaller houses might help housing crisis

Age Action says an ESRI report “seems to ignore the lack of choice faced by many older people”.

# housing - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Traveller family split up as evicted halting site residents struggle to find accommodation

Families evicted from a Dundalk halting site earlier this year continue to live in a nearby car park as they look for emergency accommodation.

# housing - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Families due to be evicted today are now staging an occupation

The families were due to be evicted today.

# housing - Friday 26 February, 2016

13 families are fighting eviction from emergency accommodation in Dublin today

The families have been living in emergency accommodation on Mountjoy Street in north Dublin.

# housing - Monday 22 February, 2016

Home repossessions have gone through the roof in Ireland in the last year

Repossessions of residential properties in Ireland for the first nine months of 2015 were up a whopping 80% from all of 2014 put together.

# housing - Saturday 20 February, 2016

“I’m going to do much better than people think” – the first-timer running in one of the toughest constituencies

Ian Noel Smyth is a first-time candidate for the Green Party in the political minefield that is Dublin Central. His Dáil run is very much against the odds – not that you’d know from talking to him.

# housing - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Brother Kevin: ‘Where are the 70,000 emigrants the government are luring back going to live?’

Crowley has been running the Capuchin Day Centre since 1969 – he says there are more people at risk of dying on the streets now.

# housing - Monday 15 February, 2016

These homeless ‘shelter pods’ popped up overnight in Dublin

A group of “friends and concerned citizens” constructed the boxes to highlight the homeless crisis ahead of the election.

# housing - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

FactCheck: How many social housing units were actually built last year?’s GE16 FactCheck examines some confusing and contradictory claims about social housing.

# housing - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Fine Gael are using ghost estates on their posters, but little has been done to stop it happening again

Who was to blame for these eyesores, asks Frank Armstrong, part of the Nama to Nature campaign.

# housing - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Here’s a look inside New York City’s first ‘micro apartment’

This is the first modular prefab constructed building in New York City.

# housing - Monday 28 December, 2015

Are your local roads in a state? You’re not alone

A national survey finds that 44% of regional roads in Ireland have extensive surface defects, while 31% of local roads have structural issues.

# housing - Friday 25 December, 2015

I’m normal, I always pay bills and I’ve no weird habits, but I still can’t find a room to rent

I’ve queued up with over 30 people to get into view a house. Then you have to pitch yourself, X-Factor style, as to why they should pick you.

# housing - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Young buyers unhappy homes they paid deposits on were sold for social housing

The buyers of the 14 houses found out the estate had been sold on after reading it in the local newspaper.

# housing - Monday 14 December, 2015

Nama is more likely to fatten the vulture funds than provide affordable housing for young couples

The Irish taxpayer is actually losing billions from the sale of massively discounted assets and is losing the potential to use these assets to provide social and affordable housing.

# housing - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

From rooming with two sisters to a brand new home with her partner for Christmas

Lisa O’Brien and her partner got the keys to their new home yesterday thanks to a housing charity.

# housing - Friday 4 December, 2015

This is Sinn Féin’s radical plan to solve the housing crisis

Rents linked to inflation and the abolition of the property tax are on the party’s agenda.

# housing - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Nama is putting €1.9 billion into building in Dublin’s Docklands

And €5.6 billion into building loads of houses.

Given up on owning your own home? Most people have

Three in ten tenants also fear losing their houses.

# housing - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Here’s what €9 million will get you in the 4th most expensive place to live in the world

This exclusive pad has an indoor pool, and a hidden seating area on the roof.

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