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Dublin: 12 °C Monday 22 December, 2014

#Housing

# housing - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

French company donates €100,000 to house homeless people in Dublin

Two charities today have called in the government to overhaul the rental system to keep people in their homes.

# housing - Friday 12 December, 2014

From Business ETC ‘Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers’ Bills Bills Bills

‘Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers’

Most people also expect to pay more on essential items over the next six months.

# housing - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge This is what €700 a month will get you in Phibsborough… and it’s bleak Steep
From Business ETC House prices in Ireland are rising faster than anywhere else in the world Up Up And Away

House prices in Ireland are rising faster than anywhere else in the world

Believe it or not, they’re still 39% below their peak in 2007.

# housing - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Alan Kelly cancelled a meeting with councillors about homelessness because of water charges

The Environment Minister had been due to meet with a cross-party group of Dublin city councillors last Wednesday.

Enda Kenny’s visit to a gay bar shows how far the country has come

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

There was a very moving vigil for the homeless outside Leinster House last night Jonathan Corrie This post contains videos

There was a very moving vigil for the homeless outside Leinster House last night

The silent vigil followed the discovery of the body of a homeless man just yards from Leinster House on Monday.

# housing - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Alan Kelly will hold an emergency summit after homeless man found dead near Leinster House

The body of a man who had been sleeping rough was discovered in a doorway on Molesworth Street yesterday morning.

# housing - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here’s a breakdown of how many people get rent supplement – county by county

The number of recipients has dropped by 15,000 since 2012.

# housing - Monday 24 November, 2014

From Business ETC “I would never buy a property again,” says Government’s top housing adviser. “I rent” Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent

“I would never buy a property again,” says Government’s top housing adviser. “I rent”

Conor Skehan says Irish people must stop thinking of renting as ‘dead money’.

Dublin City Council accepts developer money instead of social housing

Just three Dublin developments in the last year included social housing.

# housing - Sunday 23 November, 2014

A homeless family will be housed in this shipping container in time for Christmas

The shipping container refurbishment will take place at the end of the month in the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

# housing - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Opinion: Rent controls ARE a viable option in calming Ireland’s housing crisis

Some commentators who dismiss rent controls as being counter-productive are actually talking about rent freezes – an entirely different scheme.

# housing - Monday 17 November, 2014

Rent in Dublin is up by 16.6%, but what about other areas?

In the capital, rents are now almost 30% above their lowest point in 2012 and less than 10% below their 2007 peaks.

# housing - Thursday 13 November, 2014

The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week Shovel Ready This post contains images

The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# housing - Monday 10 November, 2014

From Business ETC Why we won’t need to knock down as many ghost estates as we thought… One Year On

Why we won’t need to knock down as many ghost estates as we thought…

40 of the country’s worst ghost estates were targeted for destruction this time last year, but a rising economic tide means that number is coming down…

# housing - Thursday 6 November, 2014

What else could I get for… the €475k pricetag on this Dublin grass-roofed bungalow

We take a look at what €475,000 could get you around the country.

# housing - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Ghost estates: The diggers arrive to tear down another ‘relic of the boom’

Another ghost is being banished, in Co Roscommon…

# housing - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Hot Property: Sea views to live for at St Leonard’s

Tea for one on the breakfast deck please.

State of the Nation: What effect will Maíria Cahill’s claims have on Sinn Féin?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# housing - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Enda Kenny vows to crack down on cowboy developers

“Nobody wants to go back to the bad old days of the construction and property boom.”

# housing - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Michael Noonan: No, the Budget wasn’t ‘a series of smart-alecky tricks’

The Finance Minister denied that the Government should have been more cautious in Budget 2015.

Four years, 10,000 units: Here’s how the Government plans to boost social housing

Brendan Howlin’s announced €2.2 billion in spending… Here’s how the money will be used.

Pressure is on to get building, but those in construction need to learn new skills

The Irish Green Building Council says Ireland is going through a “revolution in standards and regulation”.

Little relief for renters as Rent Supplement and rent cap omitted from Budget

There was dismay by many groups that the there was nothing to combat spiralling rents.

# housing - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years

There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years

Brendan Howlin says it will deliver 6,700 units.

# housing - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Opinion: A lack of vision has failed people at all levels of our housing system

There are now 90,000 households on social housing waiting lists in Ireland, thanks to an over-reliance on schemes that are cut as soon as the economy falters.

# housing - Monday 6 October, 2014

Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week

#1: Some of the most eloquent voices in this crisis are those of homeless people themselves.

From Business ETC Number of properties on the market ‘at lowest level’ since 2007 Rising Prices

Number of properties on the market ‘at lowest level’ since 2007

A new report puts the average national asking price at €195,000.

# housing - Friday 3 October, 2014

Builders are not happy with the government’s new social housing plan

But a housing charity thinks it’s not so bad.

# housing - Thursday 2 October, 2014

New social housing plan would force developers to ‘use it or lose it’

And fine them for leaving property vacant.

‘Emergency accommodation is just that – for emergencies, not long term’

The Simon Community says ideas such as using prefabs to house homeless people is worrying.

# housing - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

What causes people to become homeless in Ireland?

How well do we understand the reasons?

# housing - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Homeless offenders: ‘Yes, there are bad choices – but a lot have been victimised’

David Williamson is a probation officer in Dublin. He told us about his work with homeless offenders.

# housing - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Opinion: How do we bring the issue of social housing from ‘political priority’ to concrete action?

We need an increased supply of new social housing whose future is not as heavily dependent on private market interests.

# housing - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

New figures showing surge in house prices welcomed by the Government

It is hoped that the increased demand will bring further resurgence to the construction industry.

# housing - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

‘If children are being left without a home, what are any of us doing here?’

TDs have been debating a Sinn Féín-proposed motion on homelessness.

Why is President Higgins speaking out so often on the issue of homelessness?

President Higgins has made public statements on the issue at several events in recent weeks…

# housing - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 of the most bizarre Irish rentals spotted online Movin' On Down

7 of the most bizarre Irish rentals spotted online

We’ll stay where we are, but thanks.

From Business ETC Dublin needs 35,000 new homes by 2018 — surveyors Brick By Brick

Dublin needs 35,000 new homes by 2018 — surveyors

The surveyors group is calling for swift action to address a housing shortfall, particularly in the central Dublin City Council area.

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