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#Housing

# housing - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Poll: Do you think high-rise buildings would be a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think high-rise buildings would be a good idea?

Rents in Dublin city are 5.2% higher than their previous peak in early 2008, and when compared to their lowest rates in 2010, have grown by 51.3%.

With a housing crisis and fierce competition for investment, it's time to consider high-rises

Ibec’s Aidan Sweeney argues that lowering our building heights will make it harder for us to increase our housing supply.

Not just Dublin: Cork city sees the biggest rise in average rent prices

Dublin and Cork city saw significant rises in rental prices, while counties in the north/northwest offer the most affordable prices.

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# housing - Friday 19 August, 2016

Major housing development beside Dublin park scaled back amid objections

Locals argue the land is not zoned for housing.

# housing - Thursday 18 August, 2016

People asked to rent spare rooms to students as accommodation crisis continues

Tens of thousands of students are looking for accommodation, with the new academic year just around the corner.

# housing - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Here are 10 things the Government promised to do in its first 100 days. How are they getting on?

The Programme for Government was published back in May, promising to make society fairer – has it delivered?

# housing - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

It's a nightmare to find students digs, so the government is hiring someone to help

An allocation of €49,000 has been given for a new student accommodation officer.

# housing - Saturday 30 July, 2016

PHOTOS: O'Devaney Gardens before its last flats are demolished Social Housing This post contains images

PHOTOS: O'Devaney Gardens before its last flats are demolished

When finished, the development will house around 480 new homes.

# housing - Sunday 24 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is it cheaper for the State to build houses directly than to use the private sector?

FactCheck examines a big claim on one of the major issues of the day.

# housing - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# housing - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

New scheme to help first-time buyers on the way - and it will be back-dated

A new help-to-buy scheme due to be announced on Budget Day will be backdated to today.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# housing - Friday 15 July, 2016

Figures used to tackle housing crisis were five years out of date

In May, the Housing Agency told the Dáil there were 230,000 vacant houses in Ireland – it’s actually 198,000.

# housing - Monday 11 July, 2016

'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units

Local authority figures released to Fianna Fáil show that, as of April, there were 372 vacant housing units in Dublin City alone.

# housing - Sunday 10 July, 2016

There were just 11 mortgages approved on a government loan scheme in 5 years

Fianna Fáil has called for an overhaul of the Home Choice Loan (HCL) Scheme.

# 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?

TheJournal.ie’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.

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