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#help to buy

# help-to-buy - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Almost 10,000 Help-to-Buy claims processed since scheme began... but it could face the axe next year

The government has consistently faced criticism that the scheme has actually helped to increase house prices.

# help-to-buy - Thursday 22 March, 2018

TD says Revenue is fining homeowners who were approved for Help-to-Buy scheme 'in error'

Michael Moynihan said people are being asked to pay more than €100,000 to Revenue.

# help-to-buy - Friday 29 December, 2017

Help-to-buy scheme has cost more than originally anticipated

Originally the scheme was estimated to cost the Exchequer €50m.

# help-to-buy - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Over 500 home-buyers have got the maximum €20,000 Help-to-Buy relief

Around €62 million has been paid to developers under the scheme.

# help-to-buy - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Poll: Should the Help to Buy scheme be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Help to Buy scheme be scrapped?

Under the scheme, first-time home buyers are able to apply for a grant of up to €20,000.

'This is for builders not working-class people' - The letters sent to Coveney after Help-To-Buy announcement

Then Housing Minister Coveney received a number of letters about the scheme.

# help-to-buy - Friday 14 July, 2017

'We need the Help to Buy scheme. It boosts supply and helps first-time buyers purchase new homes'

The scheme is under review before the benefits of the scheme have had the time to come to fruition, writes Tom Parlon.

# help-to-buy - Monday 3 July, 2017

House prices in Dublin rise by €32,000 in six months

The Help-to-Buy scheme appears to have contributed to house price inflation, according to a new report.

# help-to-buy - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Outside Dublin, house prices in Galway are rising at the fastest rate of any Irish city

The survey from Sherry Fitzgerald suggests that early indicators suggest a “positive impact of the help to buy scheme”.

# help-to-buy - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Frenzied demand for Help to Buy scheme before it's scrapped 'could push up prices'

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy says the scheme is under review, with reports it could be wound up in the next Budget.

# help-to-buy - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Help-to-buy scheme is 'of course' pushing up house prices - Central Bank

The Central Bank governor said that the market could correct itself in the long term.

# help-to-buy - Friday 10 February, 2017

House price growth 'unexpectedly slowed' in Dublin in December

Experts say new schemes to help buyers are likely to push prices up again.

# help-to-buy - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Most people who used the Help to Buy scheme to get a house didn't really need it

The scheme aims to allow first-time buyers to purchase homes with only a 10% deposit.

# help-to-buy - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Could shared ownership help to solve some of Ireland's housing problems?

The scheme was previously phased out because of a “very significant easing of affordability”.