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#Housing

# housing - Today’s News

'Everyone's been saying to me don't give it back... I kept saying it's only a house at the end of the day'

Ann Uzell recently gave up her old home for a smaller apartment.

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# housing - Yesterday’s News

Airbnb criticised for its 'adverse effect' on the rental market in Dublin

There are more than 5,300 places available to rent on Airbnb in Dublin city alone.

'This is about bringing a new energy': The Housing Minister was out-and-about for the first time today

Eoghan Murphy was the opening of a new 70-bed social housing building in Chapelizod.

# housing - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Building failures in Ireland: 'There isn't even a helpline you can call'

A Green Party motion on building standards will be debated in the Dáil tomorrow.

20 people living in Dublin city building to leave the property over fire safety concerns

A family and about a dozen students have been living in the building.

Frenzied demand for Help to Buy scheme before it's scrapped 'could push up prices'

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy says the scheme is under review, with reports it could be wound up in the next Budget.

# housing - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister

Eoghan Murphy said that the possibility the help-to-buy scheme had had the opposite effect to that intended is “a concern”.

# housing - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Taking rundown Dublin buildings and turning them into homes

A homelessness charity sees vacant or derelict sites as a way of alleviating the homelessness crisis.

# housing - Friday 16 June, 2017

Landlords are calling for an end to 'illegal rent control'

The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) has called for landlords to be treated more fairly.

Red tape and stigma are barriers to homeless seeking mental health services

Many get turned away if they have substance abuse difficulties – or even because they just don’t have an address.

London tower block fire must serve as a 'wake up call' to Ireland

Following on from the fire, concerns have been raised about a number of issues around Ireland’s fire safety regulations.

# housing - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Rents are up across the country, but down in Dublin

The average cost of renting in the country across all properties is now €987.

# housing - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'I fought to get clean and to get where I am today': New apartments in Dublin give hope to homeless people

St Agatha’s Court consists of 11 social housing apartments located in Dublin’s north inner city.

Can Simon Coveney meet his own deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels?

It is unlikely that the July deadline for getting families out of hotels will be met.

# housing - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

There are only three Irish counties where the average house price is under €100,000

The CSO’s property price index shows that house prices have risen sharply in the past year.

'It could take 40 years to provide enough homes for people on Dublin's housing list'

Think tank Tasc says that the government’s plan to provide enough homes is simply “not working”.

# housing - Sunday 4 June, 2017

'It's about tenants supporting each other': Support group aims to help renters fight for their rights

The DTA is a grassroots, peer-advocacy and tenant support group based around Dublin 7.

Will a €226 million fund make housing more affordable?

It’s not really clear.

# housing - Friday 2 June, 2017

€9 million to be made available this year for Traveller housing

The accommodation includes group housing and halting sites for Traveller families.

# housing - Thursday 1 June, 2017

One in four adults are living in an unsuitable home but can't afford to move

Some are planning to extend or convert their home for more space.

# housing - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’

“It’s totally out of control now – it’s an absolute crisis.” The Founder of Focus Ireland says the situation is getting worse.

# housing - Monday 29 May, 2017

The government is giving almost €60 million towards home improvements for older people

The Housing Adaptation Grant scheme provides aid for older people and people with disabilities.

# housing - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Five acres of Dublin school grounds to be sold by religious order

“It feels like the school’s being stripped back,” one parent said.

12 homeless families with over 30 children told to present to Garda stations as there were no beds for them

There were no beds available for the families on Tuesday night.

# housing - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Plan to use former Bargaintown warehouse for homeless families slammed

“It’s not a solution long or short-term.”

# housing - Saturday 20 May, 2017

The builders behind a flagship Celtic Tiger development say it's back on track

Despite the fanfare Adamstown has been something of a stop-start development.

# housing - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Dublin is one of the 10 most expensive cities worldwide in which to build

A new study found building costs are higher in the Irish capital than in Paris or Madrid.

Millionaire tells young people to stop eating avocado toast if they want to afford a house

Tim Gurner said there was ‘no question’ that young people were spending too much on lifestyle purchases.

Locked out: Most people on rent benefits still can't afford to rent

Only two properties in 11 locations were available to rent for a single person on State rent benefits.

# housing - Friday 12 May, 2017

Relief for locals after woodland site taken off government housing land map

Coillte says it has no plans for the site at Clarinbridge.

A €3.8 million co-operative housing scheme built on former ghost estate opens in Galway today

Families moving into the scheme are drawn from the Galway City Council housing list.

# housing - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Should compulsory purchase orders be used for vacant properties?

Fianna Fail thinks they should.

# housing - Saturday 6 May, 2017

This government is a year old but what has it actually achieved?

In the first of this two part series, we look at health and housing.

The government will propose making builders a registered trade

Experts told a housing committee that developers were effectively “self-regulating”.

# housing - Monday 1 May, 2017

Pictures: Thousands turn out in Dublin for May Day protest calling for action on housing crisis

The march has been held to call on the government to address the ongoing homeless crisis.

# housing - Friday 28 April, 2017

Poll: Would you be willing to pay a year's rent upfront for a discount? Bargain Hunter This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be willing to pay a year's rent upfront for a discount?

A Dublin landlord is offering a reduced rate if you agree to a year’s rent and pay upfront.

# housing - Thursday 27 April, 2017

These four plots of land will be used to build thousands of social and affordable homes

Simon Coveney denied that the plan represents a “sell-off” of state land.

# housing - Thursday 20 April, 2017

This graph shows how housing supply has flatlined this decade - compared to population growth

A new report looks at housing in Census 2016.

Real estate agent ordered to pay €3,000 after telling single mother apartment was for couples

The real estate agent had told the woman the landlords were looking for a couple.

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