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# Housing

This week
12th May 2024 - 18th May 2024
Rent Pressure Zone caps extended until December 2025
Building commencements on new homes hit approximately 18,000 in April alone, Cabinet to hear
Last week
5th May 2024 - 18th May 2024
Dermot Bannon denies payment for featuring Government grants on Room To Improve
Government blasted on housing as almost one in two say they've postponed buying a home
This month
May 2024
Households in Ireland are bigger than those in other European countries on average
Last month
April 2024
Homelessness: 13,866 people in emergency accommodation last month
Eviction notice sent to young couple in Waterford by text message was invalid, RTB rules
Four in 10 people getting support via First Home Scheme are single, minister says
Amnesty International hits out at Ireland's 'failing' housing system in human rights report
Here's what people's housing situation tells us about how they will vote
Fine Gael’s popularity lies with homeowners, while 50% of those in council rented accommodation back Sinn Féin.
Cabinet to sign off on one-year lease extension for Citywest accommodation centre
Harris and RSA commit to returning average wait time for driving tests to 10 weeks
Only 38 houses available to rent through HAP scheme in March
Nearly 40k houses will be built this year, says O'Brien playing down Harris’ target to build 50k
New EU energy efficiency law could see government incentivise thousands more homes to renovate
Median asking price for homes now €340k as property prices rising at fastest pace in 18 months
Opinion: State board members are paid so why aren't charity organisation board members?
Fiona Cormican
Poll: Are you a renter?
Ireland’s true class divide: Home-owners hold 97% of wealth. Renters? Just 3%
Lower tax for €50k earners and 50k homes built each year: Simon Harris makes promises at FG Ard Fheis
March 2024
Government missed last year's social and affordable housing targets by 2,680 homes
Homelessness: Record 4,170 children in emergency accommodation last month
9,671 adults and 4,170 children were in emergency accommodation in February.
The number of homes available to buy in Ireland is now at its lowest level in 17 years
Bacik tells Labour conference Varadkar resignation 'ultimate' vote of no confidence in Government
Debunked: Chart used to criticise Dublin actually shows ranking for homelessness services
Failure to address housing issues could push inflation upwards, warns Central Bank
‘Limited’ opportunity for Nama to build more affordable homes, says McGrath
Increasing housing targets to 50,000 per year not achievable this year or next, says Taoiseach
Leo Varadkar said a 50,000 housing target would be achievable in the longer term.
February 2024
'You’re all sound, noise and fury with no substance': Martin and Doherty clash over housing
House prices are now higher than the peak of the Celtic Tiger boom in 2007
Garda reserve rules to be updated ahead of campaign launch to recruit 1,000 new hires
Questions raised over decision to house asylum seekers at major Drogheda hotel
Plans to extend child benefit to over-18s still in education brought forward to May
Homes at Sandyford ‘Mint’ site could be decade away despite land transfer approval
The Central Bank said it would take seven years for it to vacate the site off the M50.
FactCheck: The government is not offering tens of thousands to coax Indians to Irish islands
Financial analyst: House affordability should be the government's focus, not just house prices
Mark Coan
January 2024
‘Stricter’ environmental and building regulations placed on new homes in Ireland than in the UK
Scheme for mortgage interest relief for some homeowners opens today
Varadkar says it’s ‘not the worst thing’ that Ryanair is buying up homes for staff
13,318 people in emergency accommodation in December, a 13.5% increase on previous year