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#Housing

# housing - Today’s News

Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'

St Vincent De Paul has called for more support from the government to retrofit homes.

Fianna Fáil to back Sinn Féin's rent freeze bill

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.

Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin

An Bord Pleanála approved the South Dublin County Council development.

# housing - Sunday 8 December, 2019

FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?

Eoghan Murphy says Rebuilding Ireland has delivered 64,000 places to live – but how many are new builds?

# housing - Friday 6 December, 2019

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

# housing - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help

“The Rent Pressure Zones are not working,” housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said.

Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt

One economist warned that this increased activity will put pressure on the infrastructural needs in these areas.

Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017

That’s according to the charity’s annual report being launched today.

# housing - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time

There were 117 more people homeless in October than there was in September.

Dublin ranks worst in affordability of housing for expats worldwide

27% are expats living in Ireland are satisfied with the general cost of living, compared with the global average of 47%.

Fine Gael looks to independent TDs to survive tonight's vote of no confidence in Murphy

The government numbers are tight ahead of tonight’s motion of no confidence in the housing minister.

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent

That’s according to new research from Daft.ie.

# housing - Monday 2 December, 2019

Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy

A motion of confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is being heard in the Dáil tomorrow night.

# housing - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Asylum seekers to move into Leitrim apartments after 'constructive' meeting between Minister and locals

Ballinamore Community Group had held protests over the plans in recent months.

# housing - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Families spend average of six months in homeless hubs, says housing charity

Families spend average of six months in homeless hubs, says housing charity

A new report from Respond found that only 8% of families supported by the charity received social housing in 2018.

# housing - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Plans to redevelop property at centre of controversial 'Take Back the City' eviction into new home

Activists were controversially evicted from the property in September last year.

Plans for 500 build-to-rent apartments at Liam Cosgrave's former home

An archaeological discovery of “medium-high” significance was made at the Knocklyon site earlier this year.

# housing - Monday 18 November, 2019

O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues

Bartra has been contracted to build 768 houses and apartments on the site.

# housing - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar

Varadkar was in Cork today ahead of the by-election in the city at the end of the month.

# housing - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil.

# housing - Monday 11 November, 2019

UK company outlines plans for new hotel and co-living development in Dublin's Liberties

The proposed development would see 69 new co-living units situated in Dublin 8.

# housing - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Government-backed finance agency approves funding for development of over 500 new homes

Home Building Finance Ireland announced it has approved over €100m in funding since the start of the year.

# housing - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Plans lodged for state's first integrated housing scheme for older people at St Michael's Estate

The housing will be the first of more than 500 new units built at the Inchicore estate.

# housing - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month

10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.

Developer set to offer up 'cost-rental' housing at O'Devaney site in bid to break planning deadlock Exclusive

The plans could pave the way for councillors to agree to a new housing development on the site

# housing - Monday 28 October, 2019

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas

“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”

# housing - Friday 25 October, 2019

Seven-storey co-living development in Rathmines appealed after council rejects planning permission

Dublin City Council said the proposals would provide a “poor standard of residential accommodation”.

# housing - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Plans for more than 650 apartments to be built beside St Anne's Park in Dublin

Plans for more than 650 apartments to be built beside St Anne's Park in Dublin

The developer’s inital plan for the area was rejected last year after opposition from local residents.

Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street'

A photo posted on online in recent days shows a boy eating his dinner from a piece of cardboard on the street.

# housing - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

High Court judge makes orders for residents to vacate three Dublin properties described as 'firetraps'

Dublin City Council inspections had revealed that the three properties are in very poor repair.

Landlords afraid of property market because of 'difficult' tenants, incoming RTB chairman claims

Tom Dunne appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee this morning.

# housing - Monday 14 October, 2019

Timmy Hourihane murder 'reveals danger faced by homeless people on the streets'

Timothy Hourihane had been assaulted and had sustained serious injuries to his head and body.

# housing - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Irish house prices stabilise as househunters show 'nervousness' ahead of Brexit

New CSO figures for August show that property price growth is continuing to slow.

# housing - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns

The government announced it would support the delivery of over 11,000 new social homes next year.

# housing - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents

Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.

# housing - Monday 7 October, 2019

Decision on development of O'Devaney Gardens site postponed by Dublin City Council

Proposals to construct 800 housing units were set to be voted on by Dublin City councillors this evening.

# housing - Sunday 6 October, 2019

'I support building houses': Fine Gael TD stands over concerns about 366 new homes in his constituency

Bernard Durkan was among 61 people to make an observation about the new scheme.

# housing - Thursday 3 October, 2019

One-third of Irish adults know someone who has recently experienced housing exclusion

That’s according to a new survey published by the Simon Communities of Ireland today.

# housing - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction

The couple and their three children became homeless after the eviction.

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