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#Social Housing

# social-housing - Monday 18 June, 2018

'An unnecessary distraction': Murphy criticises Sinn Féin over 'potentially reckless behaviour'

Sinn Féin had been floating the possibility of tabling the motion of no confidence in Murphy over the past few weeks.

# social-housing - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless'

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has accused the government of “massaging the figures”.

# social-housing - Thursday 19 April, 2018

'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today

The pair had a heated debate over the government’s housing record.

Over three-quarters of all social housing delivery this year is set to come from the private sector

Social Housing Delivery Targets for Local Authorities commit to providing an additional 50,000 social housing homes by the end of 2021.

# social-housing - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'Intense discussions' underway to deliver 900 affordable homes on Poolbeg site

A public hearing on the plan is due this month.

# social-housing - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists

The council said it is doing so in order to encourage families to seek housing in the private rented sector.

# social-housing - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.

# social-housing - Saturday 3 February, 2018

A co-op housing group wants to build projects in south Dublin and border counties

It also hopes to source land for social rental accommodation in the midlands and west.

# social-housing - Monday 15 January, 2018

The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year

The Housing Minister said that accurate figures around new builds would be available later this year.

# social-housing - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Kilkenny council tells social housing tenants they have to pay for home repairs

A list sent to tenants includes draught-proofing of doors and windows and maintenance of external walls and gates.

# social-housing - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland

A review of the income eligibility limits for social housing supports has commenced.

# social-housing - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

# social-housing - Sunday 29 October, 2017

'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men'

Having worked in housing, homelessness and social work for 45 years, Justin O’Brien reflects on personal challenges, successes and milestones.

# social-housing - Monday 23 October, 2017

Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found that the state was in breach of the European Social Charter.

# social-housing - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year

The housing budget was increased to €1.9 billion for 2018 but will result in only 31 new builds more than those we already knew about.

# social-housing - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'I wasn't alive for six years, then I started living again': How new homes made a huge difference to the elderly

A new development recently won the top prize at the Irish Council for Social Housing’s 8th Biennial Community Housing Awards.

# social-housing - Monday 25 September, 2017

Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council

Sinn Féin raised concerns about the lack of integration between social and private housing, however.

# social-housing - Saturday 16 September, 2017

'How does a crisis turn into a tragedy?': The lessons Ireland can learn about UK's social housing

A new documentary being shown in the IFI on the UK’s housing crisis may point the way for steps to take in an Irish context, say experts.

# social-housing - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin

It would consist of 200 social houses and apartments and 340 affordable homes.

# social-housing - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?

We break down the argument over waiting list figures – and what the government says it will do to clear them (or not).

FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted that “social house building has quadrupled since 2015″.

# social-housing - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?

In short, yes – but many were sold off at a discount to their tenants and so passed from the public housing stock.

# social-housing - Monday 4 September, 2017

'Will they think we're scum?': Homeless school student opens up about living in a hotel

A family spoke to RTE’s Morning Ireland about being homeless.

# social-housing - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing

The family of seven are living in a caravan without basic facilities such as running water.

# social-housing - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent

The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.

# 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.

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