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# housing - Yesterday’s News

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# housing - Yesterday’s News

Calls for deposit protection laws as some landlords looking for three months rent up front

Some landlords are now asking for two months rent as a deposit as well as payment for the first month.

# housing - Monday 24 July, 2017

'We need to reward people who will chuck the idea of having two cars and a garden outside their front door'

John Moran, the former Secretary General at the Department of Finance, has criticised one-off housing in rural Ireland.

Cockroaches, mould and chronic drug abuse in front of children - life in homeless accommodation

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

# housing - Friday 21 July, 2017

'We're planning for the here-and-now, but we must future-proof our housing system too'

We need to plan for the next 10 to 20 years to make sure we get it right, writes John O’Connor.

# housing - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'It could take 180 years to clear the Dublin city housing list'

Council housing is allocated based on need, age, income and right to live in Ireland on a long-term basis.

# housing - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

There are almost 4,000 'property millionaires' in Ireland

South County Dublin is the most expensive property market in the country, with an average property value of almost €550,000.

# housing - Monday 17 July, 2017

Dublin homeowners are being asked to rent out their spare rooms to students

Dublin is in the midst of a serious housing crisis, with demand for properties far outstripping supply.

# housing - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Government has 'no plans' to abolish stamp duty for tenants paying over €2,500 a month in rent

The Social Democrats has criticised the Government over the stamp duty limits.

# housing - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Social welfare issues made up almost half of queries to Citizens Information last year Cis

Social welfare issues made up almost half of queries to Citizens Information last year

The impenetrability of Irish systems cause daily anguish to people, according to Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.

# housing - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Irish Human Rights Commission worried new hubs could 'normalise' family homelessness

IHREC released a detailed report outlining its concerns about the new family hub model of homeless accommodation.

# housing - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Only one Irish county has an average house price under €100,000

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

# housing - Monday 10 July, 2017

'A crisis of unprecedented scale': How will the Government end family homelessness?

The State has struggled to cope with growing numbers of homeless children and families.

# housing - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'No place to breathe, no place to think': Family living in emergency accommodation for over 2 years

Tarina Knight has been homeless with her partner David and daughter Amy (17) since April 2015.

# housing - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Young midlands woman 'would not be dead' if local drug treatment was available

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health was told today there is an urgent need for the link between ill health and homelessness to be recognised.

Housing minister publishes emergency legislation to close planning permission 'blunder'

An issue had arisen whereby planning permission granted for large-scale housing developments during the recession could run out, forcing workers to down tools.

A tenants' group will protest outside the country's biggest private landlord today

Members of the Dublin Tenants’ Association will today picket outside the offices of Ires Reit.

# housing - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Poll: Should bedsits be part of the response to the housing crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should bedsits be part of the response to the housing crisis?

The Housing Minister has refused to rule out the return of bedsits.

'The sense of relief is immense': Homes of 30 vulnerable men saved in Greystones

The men, recovering from alcohol or drug addictions, had been facing homelessness.

# housing - Monday 3 July, 2017

House prices in Dublin rise by €32,000 in six months

The Help-to-Buy scheme appears to have contributed to house price inflation, according to a new report.

# housing - Sunday 2 July, 2017

An Irish photographer spent a year taking photos of ghost estates

“It’s a good snapshot of where we were.”

'I'm at the end of my rope': Mother with severely disabled child desperately trying to find somewhere to live

Tracy McGinnis has said it is impossible to find a place to live with the Housing Assistance Payment.

# housing - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Home Sweet Home donations to be given to groups tackling homelessness

About €129,000 was unspent after the occupation of Apollo House in Dublin ended.

Paying over €2,500 a month rent in a house share? Then you should be paying stamp duty

Stamp duty is the fee payable on the instruments used to transfer property.

'Housing payment is trapping homeless families in emergency accommodation'

Barry Cowen says the payment is “trapping” people in homelessness.

# housing - Friday 30 June, 2017

'Enough is enough': There are over 2,800 children homeless in Ireland

There were 1,312 families with 2,777 children homeless staying in emergency accommodation in May.

# housing - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Outside Dublin, house prices in Galway are rising at the fastest rate of any Irish city

The survey from Sherry Fitzgerald suggests that early indicators suggest a “positive impact of the help to buy scheme”.

Airbnb in the hot seat as it tells TDs the service is not making the housing crisis worse

Representatives from Airbnb addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Housing earlier today.

# housing - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.

# housing - Saturday 24 June, 2017

A changing promise: The Government said it would get families in hotels out of homelessness, but now it's putting them into hubs

A July deadline for getting families out of commercial hotels will not be met.

New Bill seeks to limit Airbnb rentals to six weeks per year

Senator Kevin Humphrey says short term rental platforms should have to register their properties.

# housing - Friday 23 June, 2017

The number of planning permissions granted has shot up by 50%

The number of apartment permissions represents a 60% jump on last year, while houses are up 48%.

# housing - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Minister admits the July deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels will not be met

The Housing Minister made the announcement today.

'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.

# housing - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

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.

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