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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Accommodation

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Asylum Seekers
26 additional asylum seekers unable to be accommodated by State
A total of 81 international protection applicants could not be housed this week.
# Homelessness
New asylum accommodation might not be ready for five weeks, as charities prepare for influx
The news comes amid reports of people being forced into sleeping on the streets upon entering Ireland.
Last month
January 2023
# Ukraine
Modular houses to come on stream as Cabinet briefed on refugee accommodation crisis
Many hotels currently under contract with the Department of Integration will revert to tourist trade in March and April.
# Accommodation
150 Ukrainian refugees to be housed in Croke Park until next week
The women and children will be sleeping on camp beds and in sleeping bags in the stadium’s corporate boxes.
Last year
2022
THE MORNING LEAD
Councils refusing homeless accommodation to Travellers using criteria 'with no basis in law'
A report by
Michelle Hennessy
Housing Minister told councils in 2020 that ‘local connection’ rule must not be a barrier to an emergency bed.
Housing Minister told councils in 2020 that 'local connection' rule must not be a barrier to an emergency bed
Investigation by Noteworthy and The Journal finds this is one of the many legal barriers for Travellers when it comes to housing
Expert: "This is... a test which has no existence in the law whatsoever"
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are Travellers so overrepresented in prison?
Blind Justice: How prison is leaving Travellers isolated and traumatised
# Accommodation
First contract to deliver modular homes for Ukrainians due in January 2023
Government has warned that refugees could end up sleeping on the streets due to the accommodation shortage.
# Accommodation
'Failure to plan' by Government to meet refugee housing needs, says Sinn Féin senator
The government plans to introduce ‘refusal policy’ for Ukrainian refugees in hotels who are offered other accommodation.
# Case Study
Ukrainian accommodation: Regions readying for increase of refugees as winter hits
The Journal takes a look at how the southeast region has been managing arrivals.
# Refugees
Govt to introduce 'refusal policy' for Ukrainian refugees in hotels offered other accommodation
Hotel contracts will be changed to bed-only accommodation for Ukrainians.
# War in Ukraine
Ukrainians fleeing to Ireland and other countries amid 'increasing power cuts and harsh winter'
An Irish charity has been sourcing generators in stricken cities, with over 1,100 towns losing electricity last week.
# refugee crisis
Ukrainian ambassador says lack of accommodation is 'unacceptable'
43 Ukrainian men have been told that there is no accommodation available.
# Ukraine War
Increase to €400 payment for housing Ukrainians 'on the table' as leaders set to meet Monday
33 Ukrainian refugees were unable to be accommodated last night, with some returning to the airport.
# INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION
Ukrainian women and children moved from Kerry to Mayo at short notice
The group of Ukrainians, which include dozens of school-going children, received less than 48 hours’ notice they are to be bussed to Westport
# Carlow
Investigation following overcrowding claims at restaurant converted into refugee accommodation
The department said it was awaiting further information from the owner of the accommodation.
# unanswered prayers
Hostel beds cost hundreds as accommodation prices spike during Garth Brooks gigs
Not going down ’til the Sun comes up might be the only affordable option when Garth comes to town.
# Refugees
Gormanston tent camp for refugees to open on Monday due to accommodation shortage
The Government said more than 160 people fleeing Ukraine have been transferred out of the Old Terminal building in Dublin Airport today.
# Ukraine
Eight sites identified for modular homes to house Ukrainian refugees
Student accommodation will no longer be available for refugees at the end of the summer.
# ukrainian refugees
Government to investigate Ukrainian concerns over accommodation centres
Leo Varadkar said the issues raised by refugees will be looked into.
# Ukraine
Justice Minister says 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees arriving despite accommodation challenges
Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman earlier said “grouped” accommodation will be a “more substantial part” of housing refugees.
# Fraud
Garda warning about accommodation fraud as victims lose up to €5,000 to scammers
Gardaí have said 50% of victims are aged under 25 and students are often the main targets for criminals.
# Ukraine
Citywest to be used as 'overflow' processing centre for refugees if needed
30,000 refugees are expected to arrive in Ireland by the end of April.
# Accommodation
Government to use emergency planning powers to provide for people fleeing Ukraine
it is estimated that 600 Ukrainians arrived into Ireland in the past week.
All time
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a levy on housing units that lie vacant for over six months?
There is no such levy on vacant housing in Ireland at the moment.
# Accommodation
'Not at the moment': Universities don't plan to refund fees for this or the next academic year
NUI Galway is offering students a reduced rent rate next year due to the ‘hybrid’ way universities are expected to operate.
# Helping out
Chelsea provide free accommodation for NHS staff at Stamford Bridge hotel
The Premier League club have offered medical professionals rooms to stay in as they fight the coronavirus pandemic.
# co living
Appeal lodged against plans for 97-unit shared co-living accommodation in Rathmines
Blondie Issuer DAC last month secured planning permission for the 97 unit in Rathmines.
# Accommodation
Airbnb signs 'landmark' €453m deal with the Olympics
IOC President Thomas Bach says the partnership will bring the Games into ‘the digital age’.
# Housing Crisis
Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go'
Depaul has pointed out that single people remain the biggest cohort and are likely to remain homeless for longer periods.
# demand v supply
The average nationwide rent is now €1,391 per month - a record high
In some areas, the average cost of rent is *much* higher than the average mortgage.
# Analysis
FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?
Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.
# Housing
Irish property prices show slowest increase in six years
The latest figures from June show Irish property price growth is slowing.
# High Court
Travellers must leave unofficial halting site in Co Tipperary by next Tuesday, court rules
Tipperary County Council’s proceedings were brought against eight people.
# crisis
Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit
The amount of money the State pays in Hap will also increase if Brexit results in further rent hikes in the capital.
# Complaints
Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour
New documents reveal complaints by staff in emergency accommodation to the homeless providers in Dublin.
# Renting
'Exercise particular caution': Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam
This time of year sees a spike in rental scams, housing and tenant advocacy charity Threshold has said.
# CAO 2018
Open thread: What did you REALLY need to bring with you to college?
And what do you really wish you had remembered to pack?
# housing issues
'Damp, mould, swarms of flies and rodent infestation': Galway travellers on state of their accommodation
The issues are detailed in a new report published by the Galway Traveller Movement today.
# Housing Crisis
People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing'
A report found the housing crisis is ‘contributing to bottlenecks’ in the asylum system.
# Housing Crisis
Over half of available rental properties in Dublin aimed at tourists for short-term stays
The Dublin rental market is set to dip below 1,000 units, for the first time since 2001 by the end of this year.
# Student Accommodation
A proposed new law aims to prevent 27% student rent hikes
The Residential Tenancies (student rents, rights and protections) Bill 2018 was introduced in the Dáil yesterday.