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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Sunday 18 August, 2019

'It had fantastic resonance': A year after taking over Dublin's vacant buildings, Take Back the City disbands

The coalition of housing groups occupied buildings and offices in the capital last year.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites

Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government

Howlin gave a lukewarm verdict on the recent local elections, so what next?

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Planning board says co-living development will have to include kitchens in bedrooms

An Bord Pleanála has said the complex will, with some changes, “provide an acceptable form of residential amenity for future occupants”.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

'Building upward has a knock-on effect': Could a high-rise skyline make Dublin more liveable?

And could it happen in the next 10 years? Hear more on episode two of Ireland 2029.

Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour

The report also said there were increased costs in energy in the last 12 months.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

19 new rent pressure zones come into effect as national rent average increases yet again

Pressure zones are designated areas where rents cannot be increased by more than 4% per annum.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws Exclusive

Data scraped from site shows widespread use of ‘domestic’ units as short-term lets.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner

The scheme allows people who are in mortgage arrears to remain in their homes and pay rent to an approved housing body.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'

A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules

Councils are already struggling to crack down on many unauthorised short-term lets after fielding hundreds of complaints from locals.

# housing-crisis - Monday 10 June, 2019

Opinion: Co-living will push up the price of land and make it unviable to build residential homes

Co-living is exciting alright – for property developers, writes housing policy analyst, Mel Reynolds.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 8 June, 2019

'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat Cramped This post contains videos

'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat

Students from NCAD are using their creative skills to tackle social issues at a summer showcase.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Taoiseach: Co-living an option - 'it's not going to replace traditional houses and apartments'

Leo Varadkar and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy faced opposition on their co-living stance in the Dáil today.

Plans for 'co-living' apartment blocks in Dublin are in opposition to the 'cohousing' model popular in Europe

Cohousing arrangements are a co-operative movement that helps to create affordable housing, writes Tom O’Donnell.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Don't judge co-living on one planning application, says minister as proposals dubbed '21st century bedsits'

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said co-living is an ‘exciting’ choice for young workers.

# housing-crisis - Monday 20 May, 2019

Development of 88 apartments at former Phoenix Park racecourse gets green light

An Bord Pleanala granted permission for the development after an appeal.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 18 May, 2019

'Government policy is failing': Thousands gather in Dublin to protest against housing crisis

Figures show that more than 10,000 people are currently registered as homeless in Ireland.

# housing-crisis - Friday 17 May, 2019

Bedsits of the future or part of the solution?: Minister says co-living flats are just another option for people

Plans to build a block of 208 studio dwellings which would see dozens of people sharing one kitchen have been criticised.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 16 May, 2019

The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years

Over €118 million was spent on homeless emergency accommodation last year.

# housing-crisis - 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.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.

# housing-crisis - Friday 26 April, 2019

Brazilian student: Coming to Dublin was a dream come true but sharing a house with 14 others was a nightmare

‘We are delighted to come and spend our savings on courses and accommodation but we need help to get set up. None of us wants to sleep on the streets,’ writes Ana Marta Gonçalves.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed

The planning permission will see that close to 900 social and affordable homes will be built on the site.

Opinion: 'As I attempt to buy my first home, disheartened isn't even the word'

In Berlin, a proposed referendum seeks to ban the largest landlord company and expropriate the homes for social housing – but the average rent in Dublin is twice that of Berlin, writes Ciaran Connolly.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the figure as ‘extraordinarily high’.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Landlords who evict tenants because they want to sell or renovate a property could face tough sanctions

The Government proposals aim to increase the rights of tenants in the rental market.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021

RPZ laws were first introduced in December 2016 to address spiraling rents.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 28 March, 2019

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Opinion: 'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one'

I am 57 years old, born and reared in Dublin. I started working when I was 15 but now I’m facing eviction from yet another rented property, writes Janette Byrne.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Opinion: There is a good reason why nobody plays golf in Manhattan

Cities with a large population and expensive housing do not have golf courses near their centre, due to the self-evident inefficiency of that land use, writes Paddy Smyth.

Spiralling costs, scarce materials and penalties: How Brexit could impact the housing crisis

Increased costs and problems securing staff could hinder the industry’s response.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme

Micheál Martin accused the government of letting down people on low incomes down.

# housing-crisis - 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.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic

Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'If I apply for a house in Dublin today - I will be waiting 19 years': 17,745 on Dublin housing list

The combined total of people either looking for a house or looking to move stands at 27,762.

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