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#Social Housing

# social-housing - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years

A new report argues that investment should be made into local authority housing as opposed to privately owned homes.

# social-housing - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

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.

# social-housing - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'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.

# social-housing - Friday 19 May, 2017

More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing

The deal was made between the city council, Department of Housing and the developers.

# social-housing - Monday 10 April, 2017

'Do we invest money into private pockets, or into public housing, that we own?'

It is entirely feasible to establish a State company that can borrow off balance sheet, writes Éilis Ryan.

# social-housing - Friday 31 March, 2017

No houses have been built with €400 million from Bord Gáis sale

The government said that no “provision and/or financing of social housing on an off-balance sheet basis could be identified”.

# social-housing - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Report finds people living in social housing change accents and falsify addresses to avoid stigma

A new report assesses the scale and impact of stigma on social housing in Ireland.

# social-housing - Thursday 2 March, 2017

There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation

The Simon Communities want vacant properties to be used to boost social housing supply.

# social-housing - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

FactCheck: How many new social housing units did the government provide last year?

In the second instalment of our two-part series, FactCheck referees an on-air dispute between Damien English and Eoin Ó Broin.

# social-housing - Sunday 26 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built?

Part One of FactCheck’s two-part series on high-profile disputes over social housing, this week.

# social-housing - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?

Richard Bruton made the claim, and a FactCheck reader asked us to step in, so we did.

# social-housing - Friday 10 February, 2017

Council-built house that was vacant for 10 years goes up for sale (for €200,000 less than it cost to build)

The house is up for sale with an asking price of €400,000.

# social-housing - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

What is Nama doing to help Cork's housing crisis?

We look at how Nama does (and doesn’t) provide social housing in Cork.

# social-housing - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Nama offered a council 507 social housing units in Dublin - so why did it only take 65?

A Nama spokesperson says that the units “were sold following a sales process conducted by a receiver on an open market basis”.

# social-housing - Monday 30 January, 2017

Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?

The ‘bad bank’ has identified almost 7,000 properties that are potentially suitable for social housing, with demand being confirmed for over 2,700.

'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it'

Three people who recently moved into a former Nama-owned property explain what having their own home means to them.

# social-housing - Monday 16 January, 2017

Unite says there is no parallel between its plan to build apartments and Apollo House

Activists called the union’s involvement in Apollo House a “publicity stunt”.

# social-housing - Monday 19 December, 2016

Man sets fire to digger with driver inside at Dublin building site

A local councillor said he hoped this would not stop the progress of building 72 social housing units.

# social-housing - Friday 16 December, 2016

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'

The group Home Sweet Home took over the building late on Thursday night to house the homeless

Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey among group that took over abandoned building for homeless

The group said the occupation was to give homeless people a bed for Christmas.

# social-housing - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns

There has been a 100% increase in the number of people registered as homeless in Co Louth in the last two years.

# social-housing - Monday 28 November, 2016

'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point

More and more families are presenting as homeless in Galway, where no social housing has been built since 2009.

# social-housing - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'

Cutting VAT on new homes would have been a better approach, one economist has said.

# social-housing - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses

Councils are buying up derelict houses for social housing under government housing action plan.

# social-housing - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Column: The people of O'Devaney Gardens deserve better than the prejudice they have faced

I grew up in O’Devaney Gardens and it was a great place to live – it would be sad to see it fall into a private developer’s hands, writes Rose Fleming

Woman at risk of being made homeless brings court action against Dublin City Council

Her legal team argues it is wrong of the council not to give her credit for the eight years spent on the local authority housing list.

# social-housing - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

A motion requiring all new units in O'Devaney Gardens to be public housing has been overturned

In the new deal, only 30% of the 1,353 units will be social housing.

# social-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.

# social-housing - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Eight towns and cities chosen for €100m social housing plan of 450 homes

Further announcements will be made later this year.

# social-housing - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Rebuilding Ireland: The long-anticipated housing plan is out - here's what's in it

The Taoiseach and ministers are announcing the long-anticipated housing plan today.

# social-housing - Thursday 14 July, 2016

This week's vital property news: New figures show Ireland's large number of vacant social housing units Property News This post contains images

This week's vital property news: New figures show Ireland's large number of vacant social housing units

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# social-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.

# social-housing - Friday 1 July, 2016

FactCheck: Do EU rules prevent us from spending money to build more social housing?

FactCheck looks in depth at an AAA-PBP claim with big implications.

# social-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.”

# social-housing - Monday 23 May, 2016

Should the government buy houses back from vulture funds? The public is split

The master of the High Court said it could work as one of the solutions to the housing crisis.

# social-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.

# social-housing - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

County council tells court it has no suitable housing for family of seven

Longford County Council has asked for a High Court injunction to force the Doyle family to leave a house they occupied without permission.

# social-housing - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Open thread: Rent rises, housing lists, homelessness - what's the number one issue for you?

NAMA, the mortgage crisis and rents – it’s all up for discussion at the housing and homeless committee.

# social-housing - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in

Figures obtained by RTÉ show properties in some parts of the country lie empty for over a year in between tenants.

# social-housing - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Beaumont residents are objecting to a new social housing development in their area

The Thornwood development was bought by Túath Housing last month.

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