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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Yesterday’s News

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month

16 hours ago 9,296 Views 10 Comments

Homeless campaigners have called for plans that address the particular challenges facing lone parents.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants
# Housing
# Housing

Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants

Thu 4:53 PM 9,761 Views 26 Comments

The company came to an agreement with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on foot of a 2016 complaint.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

Tue 10:39 PM 32,310 Views 38 Comments

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien visited the site this week.

# housing-crisis - Friday 16 July, 2021

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
# Obligatory Housing
# Obligatory Housing

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 26,987 Views 38 Comments

Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?

Jul 15th 2021, 5:11 PM 17,063 Views 15 Comments

Housing looms large in the Government’s budgetary thinking at the moment.

115 homes in Kildare development at centre of controversy now won't be sold to cuckoo fund
# Maynooth
# Maynooth

115 homes in Kildare development at centre of controversy now won't be sold to cuckoo fund

Jul 15th 2021, 12:06 PM 31,409 Views 17 Comments

There was outrage when it emerged owner occupiers would be locked out of buying homes in the Maynooth estate.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement

Jul 14th 2021, 1:40 PM 15,672 Views 44 Comments

A row between government ministers took place over the housing spend in the statement this week.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Watch: Politicians discuss solutions to Ireland's housing crisis
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Watch: Politicians discuss solutions to Ireland's housing crisis

Jul 7th 2021, 3:49 PM 6,442 Views 11 Comments

Representatives from every major party joined us to discuss real solutions and answer your questions.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 PM 18,045 Views 0 Comments

Building social housing means building homes, writes Dean Van Nguyen.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Solutions to the housing crisis: Join us for a panel discussion with all major political parties
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Solutions to the housing crisis: Join us for a panel discussion with all major political parties

Updated Jul 1st 2021, 10:20 AM 10,446 Views 29 Comments

The panel will be hosted by senior reporter Michelle Hennessy and kicks off at 12.30pm.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Number of mortgage approvals continues to grow as almost 4,700 signed off last month
# Housing
# Housing

Number of mortgage approvals continues to grow as almost 4,700 signed off last month

Jun 29th 2021, 6:10 AM 8,153 Views 11 Comments

This represents a significant increase on the 1,879 mortgage approvals issued in May 2020, the BPFI said.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'

Jun 24th 2021, 3:08 PM 16,854 Views 54 Comments

The rules restrict the amount someone can borrow to 3.5 times their income, though there are exemptions.

# housing-crisis - Monday 21 June, 2021

Proportion of new homes bought by institutions increased six-fold in 10 years
# Social Justice Ireland
# Social Justice Ireland

Proportion of new homes bought by institutions increased six-fold in 10 years

Jun 21st 2021, 7:37 AM 13,914 Views 20 Comments

The average price of homes bought by institutions also increased dramatically from 2016 to 2019, from €229,627 to €304,811.

# housing-crisis - Friday 18 June, 2021

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

Jun 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,691 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.

# housing-crisis - Monday 14 June, 2021

Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April

Jun 14th 2021, 4:07 PM 9,523 Views 13 Comments

There were 5,806 individuals in emergency accommodation in Dublin last month.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'

Jun 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 34,613 Views 0 Comments

“Our political class have forgotten that housing is a right and not simply an opportunity to redistribute money upwards to the wealthy,” writes Mark O’Halloran.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Ireland's housing crisis: The problems, the solutions and the human cost
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Ireland's housing crisis: The problems, the solutions and the human cost

Jun 8th 2021, 12:10 AM 26,263 Views 68 Comments

The next part of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at the core issues at the heart of Ireland’s housing crisis.

# housing-crisis - Friday 21 May, 2021

3,000 local authority homes to be refurbished and re-let under plans by Housing Minister
# Refurbishment
# Refurbishment

3,000 local authority homes to be refurbished and re-let under plans by Housing Minister

May 21st 2021, 12:47 PM 25,973 Views 63 Comments

All 31 councils have applied to take part in the scheme, with the total cost to the Department of Housing set at approximately €44.7 million.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

'A human error': Sinn Féin motion on affordable housing passed by Dáil after junior Minister doesn't call vote
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'A human error': Sinn Féin motion on affordable housing passed by Dáil after junior Minister doesn't call vote

May 19th 2021, 2:47 PM 56,954 Views 63 Comments

The housing crisis has been top of the political agenda for over two weeks now, following outrage over cuckoo funds.

Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'

May 19th 2021, 11:40 AM 47,019 Views 51 Comments

The housing analyst responds to last night’s announcement by Government on investment funds and property.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Up to 50% of future housing estates to be set aside for owner-occupiers, Ministers announce
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Up to 50% of future housing estates to be set aside for owner-occupiers, Ministers announce

May 18th 2021, 7:41 PM 28,660 Views 111 Comments
  • The new measures will also see the purchase of more than 10 residential houses facing an increased stamp duty of 10%.
  • The higher stamp duty rate does not apply to the bulk buying of apartments by investment funds
  • Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe outlined the proposals at a press briefing this evening.

# housing-crisis - Friday 14 May, 2021

Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'
# Housing Ireland
# Housing Ireland

Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'

Updated May 14th 2021, 11:19 AM 22,309 Views 62 Comments

Dr Lorcan Sirr and Orla Hegarty say that to understand the current housing crisis, you must first learn of the history of housing provision in Ireland.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months

Updated May 12th 2021, 1:36 PM 22,907 Views 64 Comments
  • The CSO says prices have risen 3.7% nationally over 12 months
  • Blackrock 'most expensive' Eircode with €615,000 median price
  • Taoiseach says government has pledged "unprecedented funding" for residential construction

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures

May 11th 2021, 8:10 PM 11,383 Views 27 Comments

It could be a “number of weeks” before new measures are announced, say sources.

Poll: Do you think this government can fix Ireland's housing problems?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think this government can fix Ireland's housing problems?

May 11th 2021, 9:48 AM 57,532 Views 189 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said he is “confident” the government will “make real strides” with housing.

# housing-crisis - Monday 10 May, 2021

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds

May 10th 2021, 6:05 PM 46,809 Views 56 Comments

In a follow-up to his housing article last week, Dr Hearne says Government is merely keen for the investment fund issue to drop from the headlines.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The message to Irish politicians this week was 'It's housing, stupid'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Larry Donnelly: The message to Irish politicians this week was 'It's housing, stupid'

May 9th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,247 Views 23 Comments

Our columnist takes a look at a return to Irish politics as we knew it this week, with housing again front and centre.

# housing-crisis - Friday 7 May, 2021

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing

May 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,605 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Ó Broin says these people should be included in the government’s homelessness figures.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Govt accused of frustrating 'hopes and dreams' of families as it commits to action on global funds buying housing estates
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Govt accused of frustrating 'hopes and dreams' of families as it commits to action on global funds buying housing estates

May 6th 2021, 1:05 PM 18,765 Views 49 Comments

The Housing Minister has said that proposals could be tabled as early as next week.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements

Apr 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 33,698 Views 31 Comments

Outside Dublin, house prices were up by 4.3% and apartment prices up by 9.6%.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

House prices jumped by an average of €20,000 in the last 12 months as supply fell significantly
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

House prices jumped by an average of €20,000 in the last 12 months as supply fell significantly

Mar 31st 2021, 12:10 AM 70,143 Views 43 Comments

In Dublin, prices rose by 6.9% in the year to March 2021, but the largest increases were seen in the counties surrounding Dublin and in the other cities.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Phased return of construction from 12 April criticised as 'economic and societal own goal'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Phased return of construction from 12 April criticised as 'economic and societal own goal'

Mar 30th 2021, 9:06 PM 38,787 Views 15 Comments

The Taoiseach said that the resumption of house builds from 12 April includes home refurbishments.

# housing-crisis - Friday 26 March, 2021

Slight decrease of 75 in February homelessness figures
# Homeless
# Homeless

Slight decrease of 75 in February homelessness figures

Mar 26th 2021, 4:03 PM 6,614 Views 11 Comments

February stats show that there are 8,238 people in emergency accommodation.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list

Mar 9th 2021, 5:35 PM 13,668 Views 25 Comments

Last year the State delivered just over 5,000 new build social homes.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban
# Housing
# Housing

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,602 Views 50 Comments

An eviction ban for those in arrears has been in place across the country since late October,

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister

Jan 27th 2021, 5:08 PM 24,577 Views 55 Comments

The lockdown will mean housing targets could be off by between 6,500 and 7,000 new homes,

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits

Jan 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,189 Views 13 Comments

Homeless numbers are down but Simon Communities says the full impact of the pandemic will only be seen when restrictions are lifted permanently.

# housing-crisis - Monday 18 January, 2021

Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors

Jan 18th 2021, 9:47 AM 21,383 Views 27 Comments

Surveyors predict a 4% rise in house prices in Ireland in 2021.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults

Dec 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 12,690 Views 8 Comments

There were 4,495 adults without child dependents classified as homeless nationally in October.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies

Dec 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,993 Views 17 Comments

The shutdown of the industry slowed progress this year but it is unlikely further lockdowns would stop construction.

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