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# rent-supplement - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

‘The government needs to act now’: Demand for homeless service up 25%

Focus Ireland helped 10,000 people last year who were on the streets or at risk of becoming homeless.

# rent-supplement - Sunday 6 July, 2014

What counties have the highest number of people on rent allowance?

Outside of Dublin, Wexford has the highest concentration.

# rent-supplement - Monday 16 June, 2014

Rent allowance banned in Ballymun to “attain a good social mix”

The Department of Social Protection says the ban doesn’t affect those already in receipt of the payment.

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

From Business ETC In cases where work pays less than the dole … 7 out of 10 people choose work Signing Off

In cases where work pays less than the dole … 7 out of 10 people choose work

Think tank the ESRI has found that for those who, on a “snapshot” basis, would be “better off on the dole” tend to choose employment instead.

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Homeless family to stage protest outside Joan Burton’s office today

Minister Burton told the family to ‘think anew about your family’s many needs’ and how they can be met within the housing market as it exists at the moment.

# rent-supplement - Friday 10 January, 2014

Landlord who refused to register tenancy hit with €3,000 fine

Tomas Ronan, from Kilcock, had refused to recognise the authority of the Private Residential Tenancies Board.

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

New limits for rent supplement to kick in later this month

Joan Burton is changing the maximum rent limits for rent supplement, which will raise some limits but reduce many others.

# rent-supplement - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Cuts to rent supplement ‘forcing people to become homeless’

Focus Ireland says successive cuts to rent supplement limits are forcing people into such debt that they’re becoming homeless.

# rent-supplement - Friday 21 September, 2012

Column: With so many empty houses, why are people still homeless?

Almost 4,000 people are homeless in Ireland. Joyce Loughnan of Focus Ireland outlines what we need to do.

# rent-supplement - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Call for inquiry after €32m in state rental deposits goes missing

A Dublin TD is calling the situation a ‘scandal’.

# rent-supplement - Friday 27 July, 2012

Column: Dark, damp room or the street – this is the choice faced by many

Cuts to rent supplement are forcing people to make impossible choices, writes Bob Jordan of Threshold.

# rent-supplement - Friday 18 May, 2012

Column: Extreme poverty is right in front of us – and what are we doing?

One in five children go to bed hungry, yet State safety nets are actually being taken away, writes Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.

# rent-supplement - Monday 16 January, 2012

Cuts to rent supplement will lead to evictions, say property owners

The Irish Property Owners’ Association says planned cuts to rent supplement could also put mortgages into default.

# rent-supplement - Monday 5 December, 2011

Column: Landlords who don’t accept rent allowance are lazy – and classist

There’s an unpleasant undercurrent in Ireland that distrusts people on state assistance, writes Lisa McInerney. But it’s short-sighted, unfair and snobbish.

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Column: Rent supplement is supporting squalor – and keeping prices high

Through rent supplement the Government pays for an enormous amount of housing, writes Ronan Lyons. So why isn’t it using that to our advantage?

# rent-supplement - Monday 29 August, 2011

From Business ETC One in 14 mortgages in 90 days’ arrears Mortgages

One in 14 mortgages in 90 days’ arrears

Pressure grows for a general debt amnesty as new Central Bank figures show 7.2 per cent of mortgages to be in arrears.

From Business ETC Claims for mortgage supplement now five times higher than in 2007 Mortgages

Claims for mortgage supplement now five times higher than in 2007

The number of people receiving the Mortgage Interest Supplement is almost 2.5 times higher now than it was in 2008.