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#Affordable Housing

# affordable-housing - Sunday 12 July, 2020

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister

In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme

Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.

# affordable-housing - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study

The ESRI warns that the challenges facing the construction industry may impact supply.

# affordable-housing - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'People can’t wait any longer': Increase in young Irish people living with parents among highest in Europe

The share of young adults aged 25-29 living with their parents in Ireland has increased from 36.0% in 2007 to 47.2% in 2017.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin

An Bord Pleanála approved the South Dublin County Council development.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Dublin ranks worst in affordability of housing for expats worldwide

27% are expats living in Ireland are satisfied with the general cost of living, compared with the global average of 47%.

# affordable-housing - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar

Varadkar was in Cork today ahead of the by-election in the city at the end of the month.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Protesters confront councillors after vote on O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment

Developer Bartra Capital has been contracted to build 768 housing units on the site.

# affordable-housing - Friday 27 September, 2019

Public asked to 'express interest' in 500 affordable homes planned for south Dublin

South County Dublin Council aims to build up to 4,500 homes across south Dublin over the coming years.

# affordable-housing - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?

A commitment not to sell off valuable sites has been welcomed – but it will be years before housing is actually built.

# affordable-housing - Monday 13 May, 2019

Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme

The scheme was approved at the council’s final monthly meeting this evening.

# affordable-housing - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here

The event will hear from a number of groups who are working to regularise the model here as well as experts on how to manage the financial and legal issues.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates

The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.

# affordable-housing - Monday 8 October, 2018

1,000 home development gets the green light in south county Dublin

294 of the new homes at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin will be for social housing.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'

Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien writes about why affordable housing is key to this year’s Budget and a priority for his party.

# affordable-housing - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others

The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities.

# affordable-housing - Friday 14 September, 2018

Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing

Questions hang over the completion of social and affordable housing projects.

# affordable-housing - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

FF affordable housing plan aims to give €50k subsidy to help first-time buyers purchase a home

The plan is core to the party’s demands in this year’s Budget negotiations.

# affordable-housing - Thursday 16 August, 2018

New Zealand passes law banning sales of homes to most foreigners

The law comes after the Prime Minister vowed to make housing more affordable before her election last year.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis

A new national agency and a nationwide Rent Pressure Zone are on the party’s agenda.

# affordable-housing - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Affordable housing costing €200,000 per unit sounds good, but there have been problems with it in the past

While affordable housing schemes may sound like a positive was forward, but there were a number of issues with previous schemes that may need to be addressed.

# affordable-housing - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar has been criticised for calling houses starting at €315,000 'affordable'

Leo Varadkar was unable to give a definition of what constituted affordable housing when questioned recently in the Dáil.

# affordable-housing - Monday 23 October, 2017

Cork has received €12.4 million to help build over 800 new houses. Here's where they're going to be

The money was allocated to Cork County Council by the Department of Housing.

# affordable-housing - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home

Varadkar said young people who are renting or living with their parents can’t get on the property ladder.

# affordable-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.

# affordable-housing - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Across the US, more and more cities are passing laws to criminalise being homeless

A new report singled out cities Hawaii, Texas and Washington for their approach to homelessness.

# affordable-housing - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

From rooming with two sisters to a brand new home with her partner for Christmas

Lisa O’Brien and her partner got the keys to their new home yesterday thanks to a housing charity.

# affordable-housing - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Here's what affordable housing looks like in the Netherlands...

It’s far from gingko-covered apartments we were reared.

# affordable-housing - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Affordable housing scheme scrapped after plunge in property prices

Housing Minister Willie Penrose said official encouragement of home ownership had contributed to the economic crash.