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2022
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State is now the biggest actor in housing, says Taoiseach
Micheál Martin blasted the number of objections by politicians to new developments in their areas.
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# factcheck
FactCheck: Could the government actually bend EU spending rules to build more homes?
The Housing Minister suggested it could be a runner – but is Ireland actually allowed to do this?
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Johnny Ronan to build 'new suburb' on old bottle factory site in Poolbeg
Nearly 1,000 social and affordable homes will be included in the development.
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10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears
The number of mortgages behind on payments has dropped since the depths of the recession.
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A major housing development in Sandyford has been handed a 'mystifying' knock-back
Ires Reit was denied permission to build more than 450 apartments in south Dublin.
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Watch: The problems facing students who are looking for accommodation right now
UCD’s Student Union President Katie Ascough and our own reporter Cormac Fitzgerald discuss what students are facing.
# Denied
A major Kildare housing project from one of Ireland's largest developers has hit a snag
The Bennett brothers have been refused planning permission for 183 homes in Newbridge.
# sean reilly
One of Ireland's biggest builders has been cleared for a controversial north Dublin project
Sean Reilly has approval for 150 houses and a retail development in the small town of Lusk.
# student gaffs
8 things you could buy for the cost of rent in the new student accommodation in Dublin
That’s a lot of instant noodles.
Voices
Opinion: The current housing crisis is not an accident
It is the new landlords who are influencing housing policy, not the needs of the thousands of people facing spiraling rents and evictions, writes Rory Hearne.
# Change generation
The psychology of house sharing: how to get on with the people you're living with
Can’t we all just get along? Former Olympic team psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick helps us understand why housemates fight.
# gaffs
Nama to build 80 new homes a week over next five years
Most of these will be houses and there will be a focus on starter homes.
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House prices are marching upwards again
Property got a bit cheaper at the start of the year – but that’s changing now.
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Mortgage rates drop: First Permanent TSB, now BoI ring in the changes
But only new customers will reap the full rewards.
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Think your home (or your neighbour's) could be Home of the Year?
If so, a new RTÉ show is looking for you.
# cutting your cloth
Take 4: Homes for every budget around Ireland
Here is our pick of properties from €250,000… up to €1 million.
# through the keyhole
One of the most extraordinary (and decadent) houses in the US is on sale for $85 million...
Let’s have a nose around.
# Donegal
"One woman was told her house was not safe to live in - but she has nowhere else to go"
People living in Donegal have noticed cracks in their homes – and they’re getting progressively worse.
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For the kids: How do schools impact on property prices?
Here, TheJournal.ie give you an education on what school proximity does for the housing market.
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Can you guess where Ireland's most popular property is?
Here are three market stats you should look at if you’re thinking of stepping onto the property ladder.
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The week in the property market in 3 graphics
The statistical breakdown you should look at if you’re thinking of stepping onto the property ladder.
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This week in the property market in 4 graphs
The statistical breakdown you should look at if you’re thinking of stepping onto the property ladder.
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House prices in the Irish market are still undervalued, says ESRI
The research finds that there is no sign of a ‘bubble’ in the domestic market.
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College students warned they may have to stay in hostels in accommodation scramble
“If a crisis is to be averted, it needs to be averted now”.
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Asking prices up nationally for first time since peak of property boom
While the property market in the rest of the country is now on the move, there is still a huge gap between Dublin prices and those outside the capital.
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The 7 cheapest houses for sale in Ireland right now
Including a former garda station!
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We need a plan for Ireland's houses, says Peter McVerry charity
Rising rents, high property prices, homelessness, and social housing waiting lists have combined to cause problems for many people looking for a place to live.
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The average asking price for a house in Ireland is now €177,000
Two new reports into the property market have found that house prices across Ireland are rising.
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Today is the deadline for registering to pay property tax online
Any homeowners who haven’t yet let Revenue know how they plan to pay the Local Property Tax has until the end of today to fill in the online form.
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Going, going... gone. Charles Haughey's former home sells for €5.5 million
Abbeville, the Georgian mansion belonging to the former Taoiseach, had been on the market for 18 months after the company that owned it went into receivership.
# Your Say
Poll: What do you think about house prices rising?
Houses prices in Dublin and some other parts of the country are rising at the fastest rate since 2007 – but is this good or bad?
# Property Porn
Photos: Canadian island for sale for €55 million (including golf course, naturally)
Let’s have a gawk around.
# gaffs
Average rent hits €825 per month as Dublin prices rise significantly
It’s bad news for students going back to college in the coming weeks with prices rising by up to 7 per cent compared to this time last year.
# Your Say
Poll: What do you think about house prices rising?
Asking prices for homes in parts of Dublin have risen by up to 12 per cent over the past year – but is this a good thing?
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Again? House prices in parts of Dublin jump by 12%
Two separate reports into house prices have found prices are still dropping around the country – except in Dublin.
# Property Porn
Photos: Here’s what a €95 million apartment in New York looks like
The penthouse apartment at the Pierre Hotel is on the market – and if it sells, it will set a new record for a New York City gaff.
# Property Porn
Photos: Here's an €11 million island up for sale in Bermuda
Because hey, who wouldn’t want to own their own island?
# Property Tax
Over 7,000 complete local property tax returns
Most homeowners have submitted their returns electronically as over 714,000 letters have now been issued by the Revenue Commissioners.
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579 people pay the property tax in its first week
Figures released by the Revenue also show there were more than 600,000 hits on its new website to calculate property tax.